Live at Icarus

by BOW

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Cassette version offers a BONUS B side Track - Live at Icarus (Part II) + Art box and signed photo.
    Bow’s live session is the first one of a new series of limited Icarus Tapes, with artwork and pictures of the session by Jeroen De Wandel. Over the years, more than 60 Icarus Live Sessions have been recorded, and the library is still growing. After several vinyl releases, the label has now decided to release some of the best live sessions (initially recorded for radio broadcasting) on tape.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Live at Icarus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 100 

      €8 EUR or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Icarus Records proudly presents ICARUS ​TAPES #1: BOW, Icarus Live Session #59​, a live performance
recorded for ​the ​Icarus Radio Show.
One afternoon in March, a Ghent studio at the edge of an arm of the Scheldt river, the 5 musicians of BOW settle down and get ready. After a glance and a deep breath, the 5 fellows leap into the void. BOW takes the gamble for this recorded radio session to improvise its music entirely. With five years of shared musical experience under their belts, the musicians know each other well and understand how to compose in real time. A contrapuntal cell is improvised, a texture sculpted, unexpected sounds arise, the musicians exult and focus on keeping the tension alive without ever breaking it. Immobile, they travel. Experienced, they know what they play. Improvising, they discover, along with the listeners, what they will play. Icarus Live Session # 59 by BOW is a true allegory of the string: tightened to its proper tension to both sound correctly and respond subtly to the attacks of the Bow.


released November 29, 2019

BOW is an ensemble made up of the musicians Margaret Hermant (Echo Collective) and Benoit Leseure on Violin, Jean-François Durdu on Viola, Marine Horbaczweski on Cello and Cyrille de Haes (Otto Lindholm) on Double Bass

TAPES #1: BOW, Icarus Live Session #59 is ​released on Digital and Limited Cassette Edition (100ex), the cassette version offers a BONUS B side Track.
Recorded and Mixed at Urgent Fm studio by Chaitanya Bhagwat. Mastered by Dead Cow Studio - David Goetheyn.
Artwork by Jeroen De Wandel.


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