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Ikarus: Echo

Read "Echo" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Music has the extraordinary power to alter time and space for its duration, as well as being used to arouse emotions. The terms “abstract" and “concrete" are often used to describe particular music in a way that is widely understood, and yet the actual definitions remain elusive.

Echo, from the band Ikarus, contains music ...

Ikarus: Through birds, through fire, but not through glass

Read "Ikarus: Through birds, through fire, but not through glass" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Film music without a film is the theme for the Swiss quintet calling themselves Ikarus. Their debut EP is entitled Through birds, through fire, but not through glass, named after Yves Tanguy's painting. In Tanguy's surreal otherworldly landscape, with an ultra- realistic depiction of the unreal by employing a deliberate, precise method of painting, the painter ...