Icarus / Six Soviet Misfits
Album: Six Soviet Misfits   Collection:General
Artist:Icarus   Added:May 2003
Label:Temporary Residence Ltd.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-06-23 Pull Date: 2003-08-25 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Aug 17 Jul 27 Jul 13
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 15, 2003: Approximation Society
Deutche Oper
3. Jul 06, 2003: Ghost and the machine
Nine Fresian
2. Jul 23, 2003: press and release
4. Jun 08, 2003: Ghost and the machine

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-06-04
This album consists of subdued music built up from samples. It's cool for background noise when you don?t have full attention to devote to it. If you try to concentrate on this, some of it may prove a bit tedious, I fear. The tracks do exhibit some dynamics as they go, so it's not a total autopilot experience, but don't expect to be "caught up in the thrill of it" - it's not that sort of album.

1. Turns into a bit of a percussion workout
2. Various flavors of percussion drive the movements of this track
3. String quartet reluctantly and dolefully pulling away
4. More playing around with quasi-random percussion samples
5. Like being inside a clock workshop - lots of individual rhythms but no overall theme; builds up to a nasty noise by the end, though

1. Random crunches, thuds, whirs, and squeaks
2. Mildly rhythmic and musical, but in a small way only
3. Shimmery melodics swapped in here and there
4. Deliberately dirty, banging-on-PVC-pipes effect is good, randomized melody is weak
5. Light touch on the sax gives this a fluttery air that?s quite pleasant
6. Pointless progression

Track Listing
1. UL-6   6. Elephant Kiosk
2. Borichaen Pintack   7. Nine Fresian
3. Deutche Oper   8. Dolphin Lylic
4. Benevolent Incubator   9. Kipperkun Scratch
5. Despair   10. Xot Zioks
  11. Skate Glug