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Icarus Mixtape #29: Find Hope In Darkness (19/03/17)

Find Hope In Darkness is the project around the Belgian drone/noise free-impro musician Glenn Dick.
He is also a member of drone duo Klankdal. He gets inspired by images, words and sounds. Where he is well known for his drone work, with albums on Wool-E and Consouling, he nowadays focuses ons guitar improvisations.

Icarus Mixtape#28: Gareth Davis (19/02/17)

All the tracks are versions of the Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart show tune "My Funny Valentine" from 1937. This song has long been recognised as a Jazz Standard, and what interested me was how it could be looked at not only as a something 'jazzy' but also in different directions. The mix includes a version my Miles Davis, and also Keith Jarrett, but also there is Elvis Costello, Miranda Sex Garden, Gareth Davis & Machinefabriek and Nils Frahm, so it's interesting to see how many different approaches can be applied to the same original material.

Gareth Davis is a bass clarinet player and composer. He performed and recorded classical concerti, newly written works by composers such as Bernhard Lang, Peter Ablinger, Toshio Hosokawa and Jonathan Harvey and collaborated with the vocal group Neue Vocalsolisten and the JACK string quartet, with improvising musicians Frances-Marie Uitti and Elliott Sharp, bands such as Oiseaux-Tempête and Farewell Poetry and electronic artists Scanner, Machinefabriek and Merzbow.

Icarus Live Session #47: Bear Bones, Lay Low

Bear Bones, Lay Low is the power drone project of Brussels-based Venezuelan Ernesto Gonzalez. He builds an energetic wall of sound with guitar fuzz, vocals, tapes and a bunch of effects. Releases on KRAAK, Rush Hour, Oaken Palace etc.

Rabih Beaini (Morphine Records):
"Played Lightning Eyelids from his latest album in the middle of a set, and the whole place came down!!"


Best of 2016

Jeroen (Icarus Radio & Records)

in no particular order

Psychic Temple - Plays Music For Airports
Les Halles - Sentient
Jan Jelinek & Masayoshi Fujita - Schaum
Paul Jebanasam - Continuum
Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch
Peder Mannerfelt - Controlling Body
David Bowie - Blackstar
Yves Tumor - Serpent Music
Otto Lindholm - Otto Lindholm
Leverton Fox - Velcro Bird
Grischa Lichtenberger - Spielraum/Allgegenwart/Strahlung
Splashgirl - Hibernation
Kevin Verwijmeren - Those Glorious Heights
Yves De Mey - Drawn With Shadow Pens
El Perro Del Mar - KoKoro
Machinefabriek & Gareth Davis - Shroud Lines
Mats Eilertsen - Rubicon
Chris Abrahams - Fluid To The Influence
Splashgirl - Hibernation
Ital Tek – Hollowed
Wadada Leo Smith - America’s National Parks
Agnes Obel - Citizen Of Glass
Joanna Brouk - Hearing Music
Kiki Hitomi - Karma No Kusari

Find Hope In Darkness

1. Swans - The Glowing Man
2. Natural Snow Buildings - Aldebaran
3. Anne-James Chaton/ Andy Moor/ Thurston Moore - Heretics
4. Touché Amoré - Stage Four
5. Xiu Xiu - Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks
6. Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke & Oren Ambarchi - Wonder If You Noticed "I'm Sorry" Is Such a Lovely Sound It Keeps Things From Getting Worse
7. Masami Akita & Eiko Ishibashi - Kouen Kyoudai
8. Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner
9. Kassel Jaeger / Stephan Mathieu / Akira Rabelais - Zauberberg
10. Frederik Leroux & Heleen Van Haegenborgh - Kaaistraat 27

Uva Ursi (Krysztoff Dorion)

1. Genevieve Lacey - Pleasure Garden
2. Arvo Pärt - Da Pacem
3. Basil Kirchin - Quantum
4. Itsutsu no Akai Fusen - Flight part II
5. Rocks & Waves - Song Circle
6. Freddie Hubbard & Ilhan Mimaroglu - sing me a song of singmy
7. Leszek Jankowski - Institute Benjamenta, or this dream people call human life
8. Julia Wolfe - Anthracite Field
9. Asmus Tietchens - Litia
10. Lektion III - Den Sorte Skole
11. Daniel Smith - In my arms, many flowers
12. Kelan Phil Cohran and legacy - African skies
13. Luc Ferrari - Accousmatrix
14. Selda - Turkulerimiz 1

Inne Eysermans (Amatorski)

Tim Hecker - Love Streams
Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch
Elysia Crampton - Elysia Crampton Presents: Demon City
Hiele - 'Ritmische Bezinning' + 'Saints'
Mica Levi & Oliver Coates - Remain Calm
Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree
Fatima Al Qadiri - Brute
Eli Keszler - Last Signs of Speed
Hantrax - Ticker Tape Parade
PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Sunergy
Yves De Mey - Drawn with Shadow Pens
Klara Lewis - Too
Peder Mannerfelt - Controlling Body
Sissel Wincent - Illusion of Randomness
Rashad Becker - Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. II
Tortoise - The Catastrophist

Kara-Lis Coverdale - Sirens
JLin - Dark Energy
Aisha Devi - Of Matter and Spirit

Radio Atlas (curated audiodocs and sound art made understandable by inventive subtitles)
The New Yorker: Fiction
WQXR Q2 Radio (oa LPR Live, from New York & Meet the Composer)
The Lake Radio (DK)
Avant-Garde All the Time (UbuWeb selectie)
The Heart (met Kaitlin Prest, Radiotopia)
Yves' irregularly updated playlist on Spotify (Yves De Mey)
Valckenaers & Vanhoudt + Late Night Shift + Late Night Lab (Klara)
Icarus.fm (Urgent.fm)
Sterrenplaten (Radio Scorpio)
Gonzo Circus mixcloud
NTS Radio
Falling Tree Productions (BBC)
Berlin Community Radio
Listening Nights (curated by Katharina Smets, In The Dark)

Kreng (Miasmah)

Dans Dans - Sand
Swans - The Glowing Man
Triple Sun - City Lies In Ruin
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Not Waving - Animals
Mark Korven - The Witch - OST
David Bowie - Backstar
Ben Lovett - Synchronicity - OST

Michiel (Weerklank, Icarus Live)

David Bowie - Blackstar
Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch
Eli Keszler - Last Signs Of Speed
Kane Ikin - Modern Pressure
Valerio Tricoli - Clonic Earth
Peder Mannerfelt - Controlling Body
Alessandro Cortini - Forse 3
Sarah Davachi - Vergers
Johann Johannsson, Theatre of Voices, Hildur Gudnadottir and Robert A.A. Lowe - Arrival OST
Jan Jelinek & Masayoshi Fujita - Schaum

Tom (Icarus Bèta)

Swans - The Glowing Man
Preoccupations - Preoccupations
David Bowie - Blackstar
Mikael Seifu - Zelalem
Circuit Des Yeux - Jackie Lynn
Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree
PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolotion Project
Melanie De Biasio - Blackened Cities

Icarus joins forces with Gonzo Circus. Discover our new partner here.

Call for demo's

Send us a demo by mail at jeroen@icarus.fm or to our address (F Lousbergskaai 112-9000 Gent-Belgium). Please motivate your music with some background information, just asking if we want to release your record isn't good enough. We do not release stoner rock, hardrock, punk, metal, funk, r&b etc. All drone, ambient, electonics, dark techno, contemporary classical, lofi, folk with an edge are more than welcome.


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Release i007: Otto Lindholm (BE)

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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Icarus Radio

Our radioshow grows with an hour. We will broadcast one extra hour on Urgent.fm, so now you can listen every Sunday from 21 till 23h via streaming or near Ghent at 105.4 FM!
This season we will have some guest musicians who 'll make us mixtapes every two months. Coming up in the next few months: Kevin Verwijmeren.

We celebrated our 300th episode with a mix of our favourite tracks.

Icarus #300: 22-11-15 by Icarus Records on Mixcloud

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Icarus Album Of The Month.

This month's album is the album Velcro Bird by Leverton Fox.


Leverton Fox was formed in 2007 when trumpeter/electronicist Alex Bonney, drummer/electronicist Tim Giles and guitarist/electronicist Matt Groom came together. That trio released Country Dances (Gravid Hands, 2009) but by the release of The Human Arm (Not Applicable, 2012) Groom had been replaced by Sam Britton on electronics. The line-up has remained stable ever since, through the release of Smart Casual (Not Applicable, 2013) and now this fourth album, with the only complication being Britton's use of pseudonyms. Here he is credited as Isambard Khroustaliov, whose birth name is given as Helmut Zeit. Odd as that is, there can be no doubt that it is Britton playing electronics here.

Although Bonney and Giles both have considerable experience of jazz and improv and are members of London's Loop Collective, on Velcro Bird all three players are featured on electronics and at times the resulting soundscape is exclusively electronic. So, rather than owing a debt to jazz, this music is far more in the tradition of Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire and other BBC Radiophonic Workshop pioneers of electronic music. That is particularly true of the two brief matching tracks, "Annika" and "Rice," which open and close the album like bookends.



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