As always when looking at a new one from Locus Sound, we are expecting a combination of innovation and nostalgia, a theme they have running deep through their catalogue. They welcome Roy Bar for a wonderful six track journey, kicking off with the wavy synthesizer intricacies and choppy drumlines of title track 'Icarus', before we dive into the spacey breakbeat action of 'Hemlock Riddim' and slower-paced halftime rhythms of 'Pineapple Kush', featuring a memorable vocal from Axel Holy'. Next, 'IFYB' provides us with some moogy garage flavour, with the pleasing percussive layers and moody vibe of 'Growler' coming closely after. Finally, the techy D&B manoeuvres of 'You Touched My Mind' combine choppy vocal inputs with sharpened drum licks for a very interesting finale indeed.
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