Raime released their critically acclaimed debut album 'Quarter Turns a Living Line' on their own label, Blackest Ever Black (which was also Bleep's Label of the year 2012).
Techno, postpunk, bass music, doom metal or industrial all get elegantly incorporated into Raime's dark and cinematic sound, effectively backed up live visuals. A must see/experience for fans of Demdike Stare, The Haxan Cloak or Autechre!
Ecila (Sveta Shljachova) moved from Russia to Belgium about 15 years ago. Together with her partner Nikita Chudjakov she's been involved in various musical projects since then, as founders of STREFF (breakcore), Elements Of Sci-Fi (electronica-idm), or as part of the Kosmozo crew. Last year she released the album 'Stories' under her Alice In Kosmoland moniker.
May 24th will see the release of Ecila's first full album 'The Sofa Managements', the second signing for Icarus Records/Vynilla Vinyl. The Sofa Managements reminisces both dubby electronica as well as ambient and gets a limited release of 200 vinyl copies. Copies will be available before and after this Icarus Night.
Tickets: Democrazy & Vynilla.
Icarus Live Sessions
26/05: Icarus Live Session #24: Urpf Lanze
New album announced
Ecila-The Sofa Managements
Ecila will release her debut album on Icarus Records/Vynilla Vinyl on May 24th at Icarus Night, Studio Skoop, Gent.
Originating from Belarus, Ecila (Sveta Shljachova) has been residing for many years in Belgium. Involved for the last 15 year in different musical projects with life-long partner Nikita Chudjakov,, they founded the breakcore-oriented STREFF and Elements Of Sci-fi amongst others. Last year saw the release of 'Stories', under her alias Alice in Kosmoland. Ecila will be presenting her debutalbum 'The Sofa Managements' at the forthcoming Icarus Night with Raime (24th of May) in Ghent's arthouse cinema Studio Skoop. The album includes both crackling electronica as a vast ambient atmosphere.
Ecila took an angelic quote by Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides to summarize the album's inspiration :
"...This leads Aristotle in turn to the demonstrated fact that God, glory and majesty to Him, does not do things by direct contact. God burns things by means of fire; fire is moved by the motion of the sphere; the sphere is moved by means of a disembodied intellect, these intellects being the 'angels which are near to Him', through whose mediation the spheres [planets] move... thus totally disembodied minds exist which emanate from God and are the intermediaries between God and all the bodies [objects] here in this world. " Guide for the Perplexed II:4.
The Sofa Managements is produced by Sveta Shlachova (Ecila) and mastered by Nikita Chudjakov. It is released on a limited numbered edition of 200 copies (clear vinyl) including downloadcode.
Echo Beatty-Dirty Beaches
Echo Beatty released a 7" with two new songs on it (Dirty Beaches/Ravel Ravel-i002).
Limited to 200, with for RSD exclusive 100 coloured vinyls.
In collaboration with Vynilla Vinyl, Screen Printing by Smeraldina-Rima.
Release date: 20/04/2013
Echo Beatty-Tidal Motions
Icarus Records released it's first record, in collaboration with Vynilla Vinyl on January 28th 2013. We'll bring you
the debut album of Echo Beatty, called Tidal Motions. Because of the huge success (sold out one week after the release) there is now a second pressing available in the shops. (26/2)
'Great debut album' Mauro Pawlowski (dEUS)
'Annelies has a voice like Beth Gibbons' (RifRaf)
'Belgium's next big thing' (Radio Scorpio)
'Stunning clip' (Select, Studio Brussel)
'****' (De Morgen)
Hailing from Antwerp, Echo Beatty are multi-instrumentalist Jochem Baelus and singer Annelies Van Dinter. It is
February 2011, and Echo Beatty is the first-ever band to record an Icarus.fm livesession for Ghent-based radio
station Urgent.fm. Consciously and continuously exploring their own musical limits, they use a wide array of
homemade instruments, ranging from knitting needles and haircombs to musicboxes, to create their unpredictable and subtle trademark sound. Fragile yet sometimes aggressive. Light in some places, dark in others.
Following the release of their first EP 'Tiny Organs Of Trust', and a small tour playing venues in Germany, The
Netherlands and the Czech Republic, they temporarely move to Montreal in the spring of 2011 to work on new
songs. There they join forces with producer Jeff Mc Murrich, known for prior collaborations with artists as Sandro
Perri, Owen Pallett and Tindersticks.
Mc Murrich succesfully manages to capture Echo Beatty's characteristical sound, that can be described as electric
folk drenched in a subtle 'Twin Peaks'' atmosphere. 'Tidal Motions' is Echo Beatty's very first full album. The
mastering is done by James Plotkin, who previously worked with the likes of Sunn O))), Khanate, Earth and Isis.
Listen now to single 'Tidal Motions'!
Icarus Album Of The Month.
This month's album is the album Adhere by Gabriel Saloman
Gabriel Saloman (ex-Yellow Swans) has made quite a statement with his new solo record, Adhere. It's a dense and sprawling piece of work that is constantly evolving as it creeps toward the blackened horizon. Just when you think you have it figured out, Saloman morphs into a new thread and digs into a new rabbit hole. It's really quite something and is proving to be my favorite piece of post-Yellow Swans ephemera yet.
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.
Icarus Best of 2012
1. Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos-Icon Give Thank
2. Toulouse Low Trax-Jeidem Fall
3. LAND-Night Within
4. Raime-Quarter Passes Over A Living Line
5. Burnt Friedman-Bokoboko
6. Dictaphone-Poems From A Rooftop
7. Carter Tutti Void-Transverse
8. Hildur Gudnadottir-Leyfdu Ljosinu
9. Swans-The Seer
10.LA Vampires with Maria Minerva-The Integration
Jeroen's Best Of
Raime - Quarter Passes Over A Living Line
Hildur Gudnadottir - Leyfdu Ljosinu
Dictaphone - Poems From A Rooftop
Flying Horseman - Twist
LAND - Night Within
Burnt Friedman - Bokoboko
LA Vampires with Maria Minerva- The Integration
Swans - The Seer
Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Fetch
Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos - Icon Give Thank
Eric Thielemans - EARR plays a Snare Is A Bell
Laurel Halo - Quarantine
Dr.John - Locked Down
Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe
Carter Tutti Void - Transverse
Liesa Van der Aa - Troops
Dans Dans - Dans Dans
Majeure - Solar Maximum
Toulouse Low Trax - Jeidem Fall
Christoph Berg - Paraphrases
Andy Stott-Luxury Problems
Oren Ambarchi/Robin Fox-Connected
Neneh Cherry & The Thing-The Cherry Thing
Michiel's Best of
Bernard Parmegiani - L'oeil Ecoute / Dedans-Dehors (RE-GRM/Editions Mego)
Richard Skelton - Verse Of Birds (Corbel Stone Press)
Raime - Quarter Passes Over A Living Line (Blackest Ever Black)
Atom ™ - Winterreise (Raster-Noton)
Demdike Stare - Elemental (Modern Love)
Hildur Gudnadottir - Leyfdu Ljosinu (Touch)
Thomas Köner - Novaya Zemlya (Touch)
Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang - Face Of The Earth (Ideologic Organ)
Ike Yard - Ike Yard (Desire)
Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (4AD)
Mark Fell - Sentielle Objectif Actualité (Editions Mego)
Ben Vida - Esstends-Esstends-Esstends (PAN)
Peter Van Hoesen - Perceiver (Time To Express)
Burnt Friedman - Bokoboko (Nonplace)
Pye Corner Audio - Black Mill Tapes Volume 1 & 2 (Type)
Dictaphone - Poems From A Rooftop (Sonic Pieces)
Eliane Radigue - Feedback Works (Alga Marghen)
Flying Horseman - Twist (Unday)
Jon Mueller - Death Blues (Self-released)
Kreng - Works For Abattoir Fermé (Miasmah)
LAND - Night Within (Important)
Lee Gamble - Diversions 1994-1996 (PAN)
Mika Vainio - Syväys EP (Sahko)
Sendai - Geotope (Time To Express)
Porter Ricks - Biokinetics (Type)
Stian Westerhus - The Matriarch And The Wrong Kind Of Flowers (Rune Grammofon)
Stephan Mathieu & Sylvain Chauveau - Palimpsest (Schwebung)
Various Artists - Touch : 30 Years And Counting (Touch)
Bert's best of
POPPY ACKROYD - escapement
ADVANCE BASE - a shut-in's paryer
ANOICE - drops
JESSICA BAILIFF - at the down turned ...
BEAK - invada
CHRISTOPH BERG - paraphrases
BLACK TO COMM - music for the film earth
HEINRICH DRESSEL - sighing melodies thru the graves
DVA - botanicula soundtrack
THE EYE OF TIME - the eye of time
DYLAN ETTINGER - lifetime of romance
FIS - the commons ofwel duckdive ep
GLACIS - 22.16.04
PHILIPP GLASS - rework
GROUP RHODA - out of time out of touch
GUDRUN GUT - wildlife
IVVVO - all shades of white
JESSE RUINS - dream analysis
KANE IKIN - sublunar
ANZREIJ KORZYNSKI - secret enigma
KYOKA - ish
LA VAMPIRES with MARIA MINERVA - the integration
MADTEO - noi no
MALA - in cuba
MOHN - mohn
MOHNA - the idea of it
MUSHY - breathless
NATHAN FAKE - stream days
CHRISTIAN NAUJOKS - true life / in flames
NOCOW - gather strength
RAIME - quarter turns over a living line
RUTH ft MUSHY - far from paradise
SAMANTHA GLASS - mysteries from the palomyno skyliner
SENDAI - geotope (BE)
SHED - the traveller
ADRIAN SHERWOOD - survival & resistance
ANDY STOTT - luxury problems
TARA KING TH - uncolored past part I and II
TOULOUSE LOW TRAX - jeidem fall
VATICAN SHADOW - ornamented walls
VESSEL - order of noise
XIU - S/T
X-TG - desertshore / the final report
Every Sunday night at Urgent FM 105.3 (Gent) or Tuesday night at 106.9 You FM (Mons).
Room 40 Compilation
On March 31st 2011, Room40 officially ends its tenth anniversary and to wrap things up they are celebrating with a free 40 track sampler created by friends and family. It's a summary of music and sound that has occupied their ears...past, present and future.
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