Ikarus

Live Act Jazz Jazzrock Experimental Minimal Groove
Ikarus - Jazz Jazzrock Experimental Minimal Groove Live Act in Zürich

Ikarus Short Info

ECHO is the first album by IKARUS, the band surrounding 25-year old composer and drummer
Ramón Oliveras. Together with Stefanie Suhner (Vocals), Andreas Lareida (Vocals), Lucca Fries
(Piano) and Mo Meyer (Bass) Oliveras realizes his elaborate compositions with skilful consistency.
The band, which considers itself a musical organism, involves the wordless vocals as additional
instruments and tone colours. Asked about his musical influences, Oliveras responds: "Bartók meets
James Blake, Arvo Pärt meets Eivind Aarset. We call our sound Contemporary Evocative Music."
The result is music that is settled between silence and storm and gains its momentum and energy
from nimble minimal-grooves, psychedelic soundscapes and jazz-related interlocking rhythms. Both rugged riffs and delicately interwoven melodies are part of ECHO's musical dramaturgies - the songs frequently oscillate between these opposing elements: as organic transformations or sudden rifts.
IKARUS aspire to create sensuous post-genre Music, which despite the above-mentioned influences remains first and foremost self-referential. It strives to excite the listeners’ sense of fantastical hearing and lure them into a state of mind where surreal dreams and ghosts are evoked.

ECHO is the first album by IKARUS, the band surrounding 25-year old composer and drummer
Ramón Oliveras. Together with Stefanie Suhner (Vocals), Andreas Lareida (Vocals), Lucca Fries
(Piano) and Mo Meyer (Bass) Oliveras realizes his elaborate compositions with skilful consistency.
The band, which considers itself a musical organism, involves the wordless vocals as additional
instruments and tone colours. Asked about his musical influences, Oliveras responds: "Bartók meets
James Blake, Arvo Pärt meets Eivind Aarset. We call our sound Contemporary Evocative Music."
The result is music that is settled between silence and storm and gains its m...

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Past Gigs Ikarus

  • 11 | 2015 Murs de son, La-chaux-de-fonds
  • 10 | 2015 Exil, Zürich
  • 10 | 2015 Perform Now!-Festival, Winterthur
  • 10 | 2015 Kunstfabrik Schlot, Berlin
  • 05 | 2015 Treibhaus, Luzern
  • 05 | 2015 Bejazz, Bern
  • 04 | 2015 Kulturbrauerei, Kriens
  • 04 | 2015 Jazz in a Nutshell, Winterthur
  • 04 | 2015 La Parfumerie, Geneva
  • 04 | 2015 Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Zurich
  • 04 | 2015 Moods, Zurich Album Release
  • 04 | 2015 Kulturpunkt, Flawil
  • 04 | 2015 Cafe Tabori, Leipzig
  • 04 | 2015 the early bird, Innsbruck
  • 04 | 2015 Bandfabrik, Wuppertal
  • 04 | 2015 Lady Bar, Basel
  • 03 | 2015 Villa Sträuli, Winterthur IOIC
  • 03 | 2015 Philosophie, Dielsdorf IOIC
  • 02 | 2015 Landesmuseum, Zurich IOIC
  • 12 | 2014 Walcheturm, Zürich Marathon der Künste
  • 09 | 2014 Exil, Zurich Morpheus Label Night
  • 05 | 2014 Moods, Zürich
  • 04 | 2014 Kleinkunstbörse, Thun
  • 04 | 2014 Moods, Zurich ZKB-Jazzpreis 2014
  • 04 | 2014 Mehrspuhr, Zürich
  • 02 | 2014 Exil, Zurich EP-Release
  • 02 | 2014 Sinnbild, Ladenburg Philleicht Jazz
  • 02 | 2014 Mahogany Hall, Bern
  • 02 | 2014 Kiste, Stuttgart
  • 02 | 2014 Literatur Cafe, Biel
  • 04 | 2013 Kind of Jazz, Luzern
  • 03 | 2013 Kunstzeughaus, Rapperswil
  • 03 | 2013 Cabaret Voltair, Zurich
  • 02 | 2013 Mehrspur, Zurich
  • 02 | 2013 Kellerbühne Grünfels, Rappeswil
  • 02 | 2013 Jenseits im Viadukt, Zürich
  • 02 | 2013 Ono, Bern
  • 02 | 2013 Bärechäller, Aarburg
  • 02 | 2013 Literatur Cafe, Biel

Discography Ikarus

  • 2015 Echo Album | Ronin Rhythm Records
  • 2014 Through birds, through fire, but not through glass EP | Morpheus-Records

Media

  • Sound Sanctuary
  • Sound Ligulin
  • Sound Hotaru
  • Sound SubZero
  • Sound City of glass
  • Sound Sakura
  • Video IKARUS - Sanctuary live @ E...
  • Video IKARUS - Loss of Fire, live...
  • Video IKARUS - Revilio, live @ EC...

Origin

  • Zürich CH

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Lucca Fries Piano
  • Moritz Meyer Double-Bass
  • Ramón Oliveras Drums, Comp.
  • Stefanie Suhner Voice
  • Andreas Lareida Voice

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