MUSIC

The new Leverton Fox album ‘The Human Arm‘ is now available!

"The title of Leverton Fox’s new album may be obliquely suggestive of something chimeric – or even cyborgian – but in fact this is a successful, near seamless, merging of the forms … There is a real sense on The Human Arm that the participants are leaving any individual ego behind to become completely absorbed into a monstrous collective. As a result, it makes for an out of this world sonic experience." The Liminal

"Tim Giles’ fleeting polyrhythms folded into shimmering sci-fi electronica conjure the idea of Elvin Jones jamming with Tangerine Dream." Jazzwise

"The Human Arm is a dark, esoteric mash-up of free jazz, glitchy beats and power electronics-style overdriven bass drones." The Skinny

"… the album will appeal to those who’ve found enjoyment in the free-jazz space exploration of Sun Ra or the psychedelic live performances of Kluster." The Sound Of Confusion

Cafe OTO with Shoeb Ahmad and Flights Of Helios

You can also catch Leverton Fox live supporting Shoeb Ahmad with Flights Of Helios at Cafe OTO this Suturday.

The new Icarus album ‘Fake Fish Distribution‘ is now available to purchase via their microsite: http://www.icarus.nu/FFD/

Icarus will also be playing a final London show in support of Matthew Bourne at Cafe OTO on February 15th – details here: http://www.eatyourownears.com/events/matthew-bourne/

Finally, we head off to STEIM for a week to put the finishing touches on some new performance tools we’ve been developing for our performance at Sonic Acts in Amsterdam on the 25th February.

Many thanks to everyone who has come out to the shows so far and to everyone who has put us on … Enjoy!

The new Icarus studio album; ‘Fake Fish Distribution’, will be released on Not Applicable on January 30th 6th February 2012 (N.B change of date!). It is their first full studio album since 2005’s ‘I Tweet the Birdy Electric‘ and was composed using parametric techniques, embedded into Ableton Live using the Max for Live add-on, allowing them to mutate the record so that each version that you download will be different from everyone else’s. More on this can be found via their dedicated FFD page and on the STEIM project blog.

It’s been an epic project, with a lot of help from some very helpful people, but it will be something a bit special. A short tour in Europe in January and February is being put together to promote the record. Dates coming shortly … for news on pre-ordering, gigs and more, follow Icarus on Twitter @birdy_electric or sign up to the Not-Applicable mailing list in the sidebar or here (we promise this is ultra-low traffic). In the mean time, here’s a sample of FFD version 500:

Fake Fish Distribution – version 500 sampler by Icarus…