Ikarus - Ikarus vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 15-LHC 157
Wolf Dieter Strunz (organ, piano), Jochen Petersen (guitars, alto/tenor saxes, flute, clarinet, vocals), Manfred Schulz (guitar, vocals), Wolfgang Kracht (bass, vocals), Lorenz Kohler (vocals), Bernd Schroder (drums, percussion).

One and done German underground rock band from early 1971, with some jazz/rock band overtones & wonderful electric saxes that will make you smile if you love David Jackson in early VDGG, especially when the Hammond organ kicks in!

It was originally released on the guitarist's Plus label, so obviously originals of this are really rare. It was reissued 20 years ago, but has been unavailable for at least the last 15 years or so, and it makes a welcome reappearance here.

"Ikarus played a very varied sound with complex arrangements and melancholic melodies inspired by early King Crimson (Dag Erik Asbjornsen) and Van der Graaf Generator (Alan Freeman) or reminding to German colleages Thirsty Moon and Os Mundi. The original album contains only 4 tracks (from 6 to 15 minutes) but plays over 40 minutes a rather uniquely spacious and dynamic sound, full of surprises. Their lyrics scrutinized the behaviour of mankind with a particular focus on our darker minds.

This comes with a comprehensive band history by Ikarus' bass player Wolfgang Kracht and a lot of unseen and rare photos from the band archive of drummer Bernd Schroder. Remastered from the master tape. A Krautrock classic!"
  • LabelLong Hair
  • UPC4035177001570
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