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Icarus are a band from London, England, who specialise in a kind of electronic drum and bass with elements of experimental jazz and rich instrumentation. Formed in 1993 by Ollie Bown and Sam Britton, the band's music has been described by Kieran Hebden as "really beautiful and also quite kind of evil". Hebden included an Icarus track, "Benevolent Incubator", on his Late Night Tales compilation, and Icarus also provided a remix of the Four Tet track "My Angel Rocks Back and Forth".

Icarus founded the independent label Not Applicable in 2002.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Sylt Remixes

    Sylt Remixes 2009

    Reviewed by Chris Power
    This feels more like a collection of brand new music than reinterpretations.
  2. Review of I Tweet The Birdy Electric

    I Tweet The Birdy Electric 2004

    Reviewed by Colin Buttimer
    At times frenetic, at times mournful, but fascinatingly detailed and frequently a lot...
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