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Icarus Records (w/Vynilla Vinyl)

Release i007: Otto Lindholm (BE) - Buy

Official release date: 27/05/16.
Limited release, edition of 220-black vinyl only.

Mastered by Fred Alstadt
Artwork by Jeroen De Wandel for Bless You
Screen Print by Marijke Loozen

Double bass player and electronic producer Otto Lindholm comes to light with his project and debut LP simply called ‘Otto Lindholm’, set for release on Icarus Records | Vynilla Vinyl in May 2016.
In the mood of bands and projects as Mohammad (PAN) or James Ginzburg & Yair Elazar Glotman’ Nimbes for Subtext, Otto Lindholm debut LP proposes an intense and noir three track LP, comprised by stand-alone experiments coming from a unique producing process elaborated by the artist where each track was played and recorded in one shot. The double bass dialogues in the dark with blinking analogue machines creating beatless but dynamic music, fully habited by plate-shifting bass drones.
The debut-album by Otto Lindholm is released on a limited vinyl edition by Vynilla Vinyl/Icarus Records, mastered by Frederic Alstadt. Photographer Jeroen De Wandel designed the record sleeve, resulting in a beautiful silkscreen by Marijke Loozen.


« At once dangerous and stunningly beautiful » (FACT magazine)
« An absolutly incredible piece of music » (Mary Anne Hobbs / BBC)
« An incredible odyssey. A great year for classical deconstruction/detonation/disintegration with records by Roly Porter, Paul Jebanasam and Otto Lindholm » (The Bug)
« Stunning » (Rob Booth / Electronic Explorations)
« WOW » (Throwing Snow)

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Release i006: Kevin Verwijmeren (NL) - Those Glorious Heights - Buy

First 50 orders get an exclusive riso-print fold out: sold out
Coloured vinyl: 20€: sold out
Black vinyl: 18€
Click here to order LP 'Those Glorious Heights' (incl DL)!
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Kevin Verwijmeren Pic by Jeroen De WandelKevin Verwijmeren is a 23 year old science student, living in Delft, Holland.

Since 2013, he creates musical patterns and melodies, which he combines into contemplative landscapes of sound.

Inspired by the sound and emotion of Loscil, Tim Hecker and Pan American, Verwijmeren constructs a musical cocoon to imagine a vision of a different world. Through his dark but beautiful soundscapes, he tries to break daily routine and accept the dark side of life.
His debut album ‘Those Glorious Heights’ will be released on (date) in a limited edition on Icarus Records/Vynilla Vinyl, with artwork by Jan Van Der Kleijn. The album was mastered by Stephan Mathieu (Schwebung Mastering).

 

 

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His first production ‘Never Ending Tape’ was released in 2013 on the online label Future Sequence. With this release he got noticed within the ambient scene and was asked to contribute the label’s compilation cd ‘An Introduction To Soft records’. Verwijmeren’s first full album ‘It’s The Colour Of A Cloud Covered Sky’ was released in 2014 by Soft Corridor Records and got a lot of positive feedback.
This album also triggered the attention of American movie director Maazin Kamal who asked Kevin to write a score for his short movie ‘The Wolf And The Wayfarer’.
in 2015, Kevin played several successful live shows in Iceland while composing his new album ‘Those Glorious Heights’, which will be releaesed by Vynilla Vinyl/Icarus Records in 2016.

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Releaseshow: 26/02/2016, S.M.A.K., Jan Hoetplein 1, Ghent . Review

 

 

 

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Last - Those Glorious Heights from Kiara Bracka on Vimeo.

Review:
De Mening****
Enola
Stationary Travels
Music Won't Save You
The Attic
Hearfeel

 

Release i005: Sofar-Sofar i005 Buy

Front WastelandFour years after their debut Circus, Ghent (Belgium) based band Sofar (previous name Little Elmo) release a new album Sofar. The band worked hard on their own sound and their new name expresses this evolution.

Sofar refers to 'The Sofar Channel’, a layer in the abyss where sound moves in a special way. Soundwaves move slower but reach out much further. They play atmospheric and melancholic Indie music, pop noir balancing between light and dark, wandering between dream and action.

'Sofar combines the soft, dark moment of daydreaming with introverted, recalcitrant guitars. You hear the low key threat of The National with a romantic touch of Belle & Sebastian' (Isbells)

"Superb arranged songs with an own face (The Antler King)

 

David Decraene: voice, keys
Bram Gringhuis: voice, guitar
Pieter-Jan Van Den Berge: voice, guitar
Koen Degand: drums, percussion
Hans Debucquoy: bass

Release 21/10/2015
Icarus Records/Vynilla Vinyl
Distribution: NEWS

**** review on Cutting Edge


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Release i004:Stray Dogs-Wasteland i004 - Buy

Front WastelandStray Dogs aka Koenraad Ecker (cello, guitar, electronics) and Frederik Meulyzer (percussion, electronics)
have been on an exciting musical journey ever since their debut album 'Intangible States' (2010).
Balancing between electronica, dub and experimental music, they've constructed their own sound
universe, in which attention for detail and texture is combined with a physical intensity that you not only
need to hear but feel as well. Stray Dogs take you along on a menacing post-apocalyptic trip through a
disintegrating no man's land.

'Wasteland' was recorded in a desacralised church in Antwerp (Belgium), making it more strippeddown,
industrial and ritualistic than 'Intangible States'. The acoustics of this space were exploited to a maximum, after which all elements were merged in the recording studio.

Percussion, cello, guitars and analogue hardware lead to a sonic result situated at the crossroads of
ritual drums, dubby reverberating echoes and disintegrating orchestras.
'Wasteland' will be released on a limited edition of 250 vinyl copies (100 silver-colored). Later on in
2013 other work by members of Stray Dogs (also involved in Lumisokea) will be released on the Digitalis,
Opal Tapes and Eat Concrete labels.

Release 14/09/2013
Icarus Records/Vynilla Vinyl
Distribution: NEWS

Played on The Wire Radioshow, Klara Late Night, Sterrenplaten,...
5 star reviews in Gonzo, Rif Raf, Enola, Kwadratuur.

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Release i003: Ecila-The Sofa Managements i003 - Buy

EcilaOriginating from Belarus, Ecila (Sveta Shljachova) has been residing for many years in Belgium. Involved for the last 15 year in different musical projects with life-long partner Nikita Chudjakov,, they founded the breakcore-oriented STREFF and Elements Of Sci-fi amongst others. Last year saw the release of 'Stories', under her alias Alice in Kosmoland. Ecila will be presenting her debutalbum 'The Sofa Managements' at the forthcoming Icarus Night with Raime (24th of May) in Ghent's arthouse cinema Studio Skoop. The album includes both crackling electronica as a vast ambient atmosphere.

Ecila took an angelic quote by Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides to summarize the album's inspiration :

"...This leads Aristotle in turn to the demonstrated fact that God, glory and majesty to Him, does not do things by direct contact. God burns things by means of fire; fire is moved by the motion of the sphere; the sphere is moved by means of a disembodied intellect, these intellects being the 'angels which are near to Him', through whose mediation the spheres [planets] move... thus totally disembodied minds exist which emanate from God and are the intermediaries between God and all the bodies [objects] here in this world. " Guide for the Perplexed II:4.

The Sofa Managements is produced by Sveta Shlachova (Ecila) and mastered by Nikita Chudjakov. It is released on a limited numbered edition of 200 copies (clear vinyl) including downloadcode.

Release date: 24/05/2013
Icarus Records/Vynilla Vinyl
Distribution: NEWS

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Reviews

Enola

Enola Review- 7/10

Liefhebbers van de meer experimentele elektronica hebben aan The Sofa Managements dan ook een knappe en vooral coherente kluif die doet uitkijken naar meer. En benieuwd hoe dat vertaald wordt naar de livecontext.

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Release i002: Echo Beatty-Dirty Beaches 7", i002 sold out

Echo BeattyEcho Beatty will release a 7" with two new songs on it (Dirty Beaches/Ravel Ravel-i002).
Limited to 200, with for RSD exclusive 100 coloured vinyls.
In collaboration with Vynilla Vinyl, Screen Printing by Smeraldina-Rima.
Release date: 20/04/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Release i001:Echo Beatty-Tidal Motions i001 - Buy

Release date: 28/01/2013
in collaboration with Vynilla Vinyl

Buy it now on iTunes.
Buy the vinyl on Bandcamp.


Press Quotes:

'Great debut album' Mauro Pawlowski (dEUS)
'Annelies has a voice like Beth Gibbons' (RifRaf)
'Belgium's next big thing' (Radio Scorpio)
'Stunning clip' (Select, Studio Brussel)
'****' (De Morgen)

Hailing from Antwerp, Echo Beatty are multi-instrumentalist Jochem Baelus and singer Annelies Van Dinter. It is
February 2011, and Echo Beatty is the first-ever band to record an Icarus.fm livesession for Ghent-based radio
station Urgent.fm. Consciously and continuously exploring their own musical limits, they use a wide array of
homemade instruments, ranging from knitting needles and haircombs to musicboxes, to create their unpredictable and subtle trademark sound. Fragile yet sometimes aggressive. Light in some places, dark in others.
Following the release of their first EP 'Tiny Organs Of Trust', and a small tour playing venues in Germany, The
Netherlands and the Czech Republic, they temporarely move to Montreal in the spring of 2011 to work on new
songs. There they join forces with producer Jeff Mc Murrich, known for prior collaborations with artists as Sandro
Perri, Owen Pallett and Tindersticks.
Mc Murrich succesfully manages to capture Echo Beatty's characteristical sound, that can be described as electric
folk drenched in a subtle 'Twin Peaks'' atmosphere. 'Tidal Motions' is Echo Beatty's very first full album. The
mastering is done by James Plotkin, who previously worked with the likes of Sunn O))), Khanate, Earth and Isis.

 

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Reviews

Enola

Enola-Review Album 8/10

"Het begin van het Vlaamse rockjaar zou, dat wisten we al langer, gedomineerd worden door o.m. The Germans en Reiziger, die met nieuw werk op de proppen komen. Kan wel zijn, maar dan moeten ze wel het gezelschap dulden van Echo Beatty, een duo dat spookachtige folk combineert met filmische ongedurigheid en een resem attributen uit moeders keukenkast, die samen voor een verrassend inventief en coherent album zorgen."Read More

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Indiestyle

Indiestyle

"Live zet Echo Beatty een erg betoverende en boeiende set neer. We waren dus erg benieuwd naar hoe dit Antwerpse duo het zorgvuldig loopjesmaken en geluiden uit onorthodoxe objecten kloppen in een debuutplaat zou gieten. Zet je koptelefoon alvast op, want de eerste release van het Gentse Icarus Records is er eentje waar aandachtig naar geluisterd moet worden."...
"Deze twee maken muziek waarbij hun donkere geluid ongetwijfeld sterker wordt met beeld. We zouden het bijna als Lynchiaans durven omschrijven, zonder Twin Peaks-fans daarbij voor de borst te stoten. 'Montana', met z'n open road feel, roept bijvoorbeeld een soundtracky gevoel op. We kijken al uit naar de dag dat ze gevraagd worden om een film beter te maken. Ongetwijfeld een knap debuut." Read More

RifRaf

Rif Raf, jan 2013

"De eerste release op het gloednieuwe Gentse Icarus Records is (in samenwerking met het al even Gentse Vynilla Records) meteen een heel verzorgd werkstuk. (...)
Annelies (introvert en dan weer krachtig) doet soms wat denken aan Beth Gibbons (sterk!) en de door soundscapes van Jochem en sfeerrijke lichtpunten vergezelde songs (gemastered door James Plotkin, zie ook Sunn O))), Earth, Isis) getuigen zowel van donkere zachtheid en grootse dreiging. Of hoe contrasten dynamiek en samenhang kunnen genereren. Knap. (bvm) "

Enola

Enola, Review Concert

"Hoe duidelijker het wordt dat er in Echo Beatty niet alleen een eclectisch folkduo, maar ook een avant-garde project schuilt, zo gepaster lijkt het dat de eerste van twee albumvoorstellingen plaatsvond in het wat aparte Salle Jeanne dat, verweven in een meubelwinkel en voorzien van een achterzaaltje, zowel een onderkomen leek te bieden aan een familiereünie als aan trendy jong volk dat ook eens wat anders wil. Voor een mooie opkomst speelde Echo Beatty een concert dat voortdurend heen en weer laveerde tussen experiment en toegankelijkheid." Read More

 

Humo

Humo, ***1/2

"Er vallen stippellijntjes te trekken tussen 'Tidal Motions' & Portishead's' 'Dummy', of Opals cultklassieker 'Happy Nightmare Baby uit 1987, tijdloze platen van eigenzinnige bands die-net als Annelies Van Dinter en Jochem Baelus- zo slim waren om hun tracks vol popsplinters te stoppen, zodat de plaat ook bij daglicht moeiteloos overeind blijft."

 

Humo

De Morgen, ****

"Hier verkeren liedjes net zo lief in de kringen van Portishead (de titeltrack) als in die van Pj Harvey (Guests)"

 

 

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RELEASE CONCERTS

14/02-Kultuurkaffee-Brussels

15/02-Trix-Antwerp


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