Through birds, through fire, but not through glass

by ikarus

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IKARUS - Fanciful sound meets fantastic imagery

Film music without a film
On the EP Through birds, through fire, but not through glass, named after Yves Tanguys painting , IKARUS weave a tapestry of dreams and reality. The songs create surreal landscapes and go beyond the boundaries of the ordinary. “The songs make you dream and create original images in your mind’s eye. They are like film music without a film”, explains Ramón Oliveras, the band leader. On stage, Daniel Eaton’s light design and Antonio Ruperez’ fashion form a congenial world of fanciful sound and fantastic imagery.

Bartôk meets James Blake
The band consists of drums, bass, piano, and two singers (male and female), who occupy the centre stage: the magic melodies of Stefanie Suhner combine with the vocal variety of Andreas Lareida. Together with the rhythm section they perform wild improvisations as well as minimalistic grooves; from storm to silence. The five musicians make use of jazz tunes and pop forms to create a colourful contemporary mix. Thus their music forms something new, beyond all the existing genres – fashionable and original. Bartôk meets James Blake; Arvo Pärt fuses with Eivind Aarset.

Stefanie Suhner - Voc
Andreas Lareida – Voc
Lucca Fries – Piano
Mo Meyer – Bass
Ramón Oliveras – Schlagzeug

All songs by Ramón Oliveras
Soundengineering, Mix and Mastering by Lars Dölle Recorded 2013 at la Fonderie Studio
Artwork by Julia Kunde and Noah Punkt


released January 1, 2014



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