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The duo are currently working on new material for no immortal records. Stay tuned for more details.

Icarus is the mis-adventure of Ollie Bown and Sam Britton, following the fiddly twisted rhythm along a sratchy line; noise from white boxes through which only certain pieces of data may pass. This in turn feeds through boards and wires to become processed as musical, by default.

In short, an effect similar to dropping ink into water is experienced aurally as a series of ineffable blips are interleaved within the sounds of the marketplace. With a bit of luck this should reconfigure the whole music industry into a kind of dadaist piece of precision chaos, but a freak occurrence could equally spell disaster for us all. All Icarus can do is try to mediate the event; this is the true fate of the modern musician, sending his/her sound bouncing along wires until somewhere, at some unknown point, they crash headlong into context. It's like tapes and cars.

It's like the junk equation. It's like the effect of indifference to sound, which is less than the difference in sound from infront or behind. The dissolution of noise makes way for deconstructed, fragmented melody, a flux of almost atonal harmony stoked by a poly-rythmic pulse. The rate of growth of data is the marker for an indiffernce to sound. Overwhelming are the demands on musicians: As yet more vibrations fall victim to the staccato bitwise we say "leave noises to run amok".- there are few who can make sense of this thing electronica.....

"In the twenty first century, music and language will become homogenous in sound where, ethnical tongues will remain the same."

Ornette Coleman

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