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Ikarus

www.ikarus.band

ABOUT CHRONOSOME The hybrid musical organism known as IKARUS returns with a prismatic cipher of a new long-player, entitled Chronosome. The title is a play on two ideas that informed this sophomore meditation on sound: chromosome (organized package of DNA) and Chronos (the personification of time). Ramón Oliveras – the drummer, composer and bandleader – was adamant about his voracious appetite for influences from day one, citing Bartôk, Meshuggah, Flying Lotus and Craig Taborn as catalysts for songwriting, all in a single breath. Baring this in mind, this record is an exploration of the idea of evolution, because evolution requires only two things: time and the exposure to strong environmental influences – DNA is only a document of the changes that the form incurs.

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„Ikarus sound complex, daring, gentle and energetic at the same time, yet remain accessible.” Zürcher Oberländer (concert review, portrait) - February 2016

“The emotional bleakness is achieved by an object lesson in 'less is more'. Evocative, indeed!“ The Progressive Aspect UK (review) - February 2016

“Insanely catchy“ Prog Magazine UK (review) - November 2015

„A truly great example of contemporary jazz” Arcinfo (Portrait) - November 2015

„Minimalistic elements condense and pile up to an eruptive crescendo. This set packed a punch!“ Culture Vulture (concert review) - October 2015

„With these ingredients, Ikarus create a masterpiece.” music-on-net DE (review) - October 2015

Album of the week at Jazz am Sunntig Radio RaBe/LoRa - Septembre 2015

“Shows off so much emotion in such an organic line of movement, that it’s hard to believe” D4AM (Review) - Juni 2015

„Room filling minimal-music“ Kultur-Tipp (CD-Highlight) - Mai 2015

„Echoing appearance“ 5/5 Punkten Jazz’n’More (Portrait) - Mai 2015

„You should remember this band

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