Icarus UK & EU Tour April / May 2011

Icarus , Quip & DJ Missaw

Wednesday 20th April @ 7pm

In 2011, after a long hiatus, UK electronicistas Icarus set out in search of their first complete studio album in over 5 years (since The Leaf Label‘s “I Tweet the Birdy Electric“), only to emerge for a short tour throughout April and May. Icarus issue forth their barrage of sculpted hyperrythms and microtonal flutter in select locations throughout the UK and Europe.

Recent work By Icarus

Inch-Time – Of Times Past (Icarus Wow and Flutter Mix)
Caribou – Bowls (Icarus Remix)
Eclectic Method feat. Chuck D – Outta Sight (Icarus Remix)
Icarus Live @ The Empress, Melbourne, March 2010
Icarus/Badun – Flensburg EP (promo excerpts)
Icarus’ “Not Applicable Recordings” Showcase DJ set online @ The Liminal

So far this year, Icarus have produced a flurry of remixes for the artists Inch-TimeCaribou and Eclectic Method featuring Chuck D. Imminently forthcoming is their collaborative limited-edition vinyl EP with Danish electronica duo Badun, with whom Icarus‘ musical affinity is clearly audible.

Icarus‘ major project, the forthcoming album, Fake Fish Distribution, due towards the end of the year, is a peculiar undertaking, taking the form of a 1,000 limited-edition digital release in which each version is different from the last, each track interpolating through vast variations in structure and content as the versions are downloaded, to form a huge tapestry of variation from a single body of music. The album is being created new techniques using the software Max for Live, developed by Icarus during a residency at STEIM in the Netherlands.

“Bown and Britton are craftsmen when it comes to building condensed and intricate sound formations, and while it is difficult to isolate the various sections of a piece, they collate them with precision.” – The Milk Factory

“Picking up Kamikaze for a buck in the clearance bin of Amoeba Records back in 2001 was one of the best decisions i’ve ever made!” – Last FM commenter

Tour Dates

15/04/11  Brighton at Volks
16/04/11  Bristol at Cube Cinema with Vaetxh & missaw
20/04/11  Leeds at Enjoy Art Space with Quip & missaw
21/04/11  Leicester at The Arts Organisation with Myoptik & missaw
04/05/11  Geneva at Cave12
07/05/11  Istanbul at Bigli University
08/05/11  Hamburg at Golden Pudel
27/05/11  Copenhagen at Byens Lys with Badun

Press Page


Icarus Elsewhere

Web – http://www.icarus.nu
RSS – feed://www.icarus.nu/wp/feed/
Myspace – http://www.myspace.com/icaruselectronic
Facebook – http://www.facebook.combrages/Icarus/132324596558
Last.FM – http://www.last.fm/music/Icarus
SoundCloud – http://soundcloud.com/icaruselectronic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/birdy_electric

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