**ECHO is the first album by IKARUS, the band surrounding 25-year old composer and drummer Ramón Oliveras. Together with Stefanie Suhner (Vocals), Andreas Lareida (Vocals), Lucca Fries (Piano) and Mo Meyer (Bass) Oliveras realizes his elaborate compositions with skilful consistency. The band, which considers itself a musical organism, involves the wordless vocals as additional instruments and tone colours. Asked about his musical influences, Oliveras responds: Bartók meets James Blake, Arvo Pärt meets Eivind Aarset. We call our sound Contemporary Evocative Music....
- Through birds, through fire, but not through glass by Eyal Hareuveni
„Angelic, hypnotizing voices with a big hit out of nowhere.“ Allaboutjazz.com (USA)
„Ikarus transforms diversity into an astonishingly coherent overall picture and a consistent dramaturgy.“ Der Bund (CH)
„The Cd release show by Ikarus pulled us into other spheres. Listen and watch this band live urgently!“ Westnetz.ch (CH)
„A fascinating total work of art. Enthralling from the first second till the end.“ Ron Orp (CH)
„Highest level of pleasure. A thrilling adventure for the eye and the ear.“ music-on-net.ch (CH)
Self-contained, Thrilling, Courageous...