IKARUS is a contemporary / groove / jazz quintet consisting of Ramón Oliveras (composition, drums), Anna
Hirsch (vocals), Andreas Lareida (vocals), Lucca Fries (piano) and Mo Meyer (upright bass). Their singular sound
is based on continuously permutating polyrhythms, fluctuating grooves, organic improvisations and an
enchanting blend of male and female vocals. The compositions continue to evolve thanks to the nature of their
live shows, and tend to reappear in new versions on their full-length records. They cite influences as far-ranging
as Morton Feldman, Meshuggah, The Knife, Craig Taborn, Steve Reich and traditional west African rhythms. To
date, IKARUS released a total of three LPs (counting MOSAISMIC) on Nik Bärtsch’s boutique label Ronin Rhythm
Records and also toured Europe and Japan extensively.