Icarus is the misadventure of electronic surgeons Ollie Bown and Sam Britton, following the fiddly twisted rhythm along a scratchy line; noise from black 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, interleaved within the sounds of the marketplace. With a bit of luck this should reconfigure musical industriality into a dadaist work of precision chaos, but a freak occurrence could equally spell disaster for us all. Hailed by fellow London-based IDM superstars Four Tet and Manitoba as some of the most important electronic music being made today, Six Soviet Misfits, their fourth proper album, is their most fully realized yet.
released April 22, 2003
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