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3 stars IKARUS were Germany's pioneers of progressive jazz-rock fusion whose one album IKARUS is treasured amongst music fans world wide. Thanks to the folks at Second Battle you and I can now enjoy this classic album. This band blend the heavy musical molasses of KING CRIMSON with the organ led rock fusion sounds of fellow German bands VIRUS and OUT OF FOCUS... and toss in just a pinch of SOFT MACHINE. The album consists of four long tracks with emphasis on guitar and organ interplay, but the use of flute, saxophone and clarinet adds more color to their compositions. Third track "The Raven" opens up with a very much pro ZAPPA'esque introduction before retiring into the land of organ-space rock. Band was comprised of Jochen Petersen (guitar, sax, flute, clarinet, vocals), Wulf Dichter Struntz (organ, piano), Manfred Schulz (guitar, vocals), Wolfgang Kracht (bass, vocals), Lorenz Kohler (vocals) and Bernd Schroder (drums, percussion). Complete with mellotron, space excursions and long tracks this album will certainly please your ears.

loserboy | 3/5 |


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