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Radio show

Our radioshow celebrates its 10th birthday this year! Expect new mixtapes and live sessions and maybe some nice surprises!
As a first surprise, we are very pleased to announce a new Live Session in December with Ben Bertrand.
We already had a new mixtape by 9T Antiope, Daniel O' Sullivan, and a new mixtape is confirmed by Andrea Belfi, Kate Carr, more tbc soon!
So tune in Sunday, Urgent.fm 105.3FM, 21h!

Icarus Night

We are currently working on a new Icarus Night... fix already 8/3/18! More info soon!

Call for demos

We are looking for experimental/electronica artists who want to release their album on vinyl. Do you think your music would be suitable for our label? Please send us a copy to Bromeliastraat 13, 9040 Gent, Belgium or send it digitally to jeroen(at)icarus(dot)fm.

Icarus Live Session

9/12 we record a new live session with Ben Bertrand. Expect it to be broadcasted one of the following weeks.

Ben Bertrand is a Brussels-based bass clarinetist who evolved in the Belgian contemporary/classical scene. He imagined a device that enables him to transform thenatural sound of his instrument into electronic ones, allowing him to create loops and orchestrations for solo performance. For his first EP, Era/Area (Off Records, February
2017), he arranged a collection of themes drawn from a wide range of places and ages– from a pygmy song to an ancient crusaders' melody dedicated to the lost Jerusalem passing by a Gavin Bryars's piece – merging them into a subtle, fascinating and hypnotic musical object.

 

 

Sylvain Chauveau played on 15/10/2017 our #48th Live Session.
He has made solo records on labels such as FatCat, Type, Les Disques du Soleil et de l'Acier, and Brocoli: very minimal compositions for acoustic instruments, electronics and vocals. His music has been played in John Peel’s show on the BBC and reviewed in The Wire, Pitchfork, Mojo, Les Inrocks, Libération, The Washington Post and many others. He co-runs with Florent Garnier the label I Will Play This Song Once Again Records where musicians have to re-record their songs for each buyer: www.iwillplaythissongonceagainrecords.co.
He has composed a piece titled You Will Leave No Mark on the Winter Snow whose duration is seven years, with extremely long silences inside. One can listen to the streaming here: www.7yearsofsilence.com.

Sylvain Chauveau is also a founding member of the ensemble 0 (with Joël Merah and Stéphane Garin). He was born in 1971 in Bayonne (France) and lives in Brussels, Belgium. Listen Here


Mixtapes

 

We are very happy to receive an excellent, wicked mixtape by Daniel O' Sullivan. Listen here!

Whether solo or in his varied collaborative projects, O’Sullivan’s work is remarkable in the way it infuses familiar everyday experience with traces of the uncanny, the secret and the magickal. VELD, his latest album, distils these tangled realities into a wonderfully rich and complex record — one of O’Sullivan’s most immediate and moving pop albums to date, yet one that's strikingly dense and allusive, alive with enticing sonic diversions, hypnotic mantras and eerie biomechanical rhythms.
Daniel O Sullivan is an English multi-instrumentalist and composer fromManchester, best known for playing in experimental art-rock bands Grumbling Fur, Guapo, Miasma & the Carousel of Headless Horses, Ulver, Sunn O))), Æthenor, Laniakea, Miracle and Mothlite. He also released solo work under his own name, his latest album was Veld, an album with luminous pop incantations, electroacoustic music and shimmering drones.


 

After several mixtapes with Gareth Davis, Inne Eysermans, Anus Nocturnum, Christine Ott... we proudly present you an exclusive mixtape by 9T Antiope. Listen here!

9T Antiope is an experimental duo (musicians Nima Aghiani and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo)band from Iran, based in Paris. The band formed in 2014 alongside the "Migrain Sq.” trio band, which also includes "Pouya Pour-Amin” and has existed since 2002.
Working since 2014 with this band, they released several albums including Syzygys and Isthmus (2017).
The main focus of the band is on experimental music, using layers of acoustic instruments, electronics and combining them with vocals and lyrics, in order to narrate tiny bits or huge landscapes of the chaotic worlds they vision, along with their inhabitants.


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.

The new album features the three Dictaphone core members Oliver Doerell (electronics, bass, guitar), Roger Döring (saxophone, clarinet) and Alex Stolze (violins) and has been composed and produced over the course of three years. While the vibraphone and the more easily distinguishable guitar among other things gave a certain presence to the tracks on the previous album "Poems from a rooftop", "APR 70" leaves the listener with a much more muffled impression. It feels as if each of the uncountable layers of which the intricate arrangements are made has just the right amount of contrast to be visible, but there are only very few moments where one of the elements noticeably dominates the others. The cool jazz bits, analogue flourishes, hypnotic rhythms and refined electronics feed a dark serpent-like creature meandering in ever-changing morphologies through shapeless landscapes. "APR 70" is the perfect cocoon for the hazy days and the serene nights. A new incarnation, maybe even definition, of purity.

Dictaphone never make music for the sake of it, they always want to create something which was missing before. And they did.

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This Week's Edition.

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Tune in next Sunday night at 21:00 at Urgent FM, 105.3 or next Tuesday night at 00h at Youfm, or listen live to the webradio, for a new episode of Icarus.

Video Of The Week.

Boiler room with Yves De Mey

 

 

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