IKO - '83 & EXTRA STUDIO WORKS Vinyl 2xLP

IKO - '83 & EXTRA STUDIO WORKS Vinyl 2xLP

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After a first reissue, which seduced music lovers nearly 40 years after the group’s disbanding, LeBackstore and On The Roof are rereleasing the works of IKO in double vinyl format. ’83 & Extra Studio Works includes the entirety of the ’83 album, plus four tracks recorded after its original release. These additional pieces reveal an outfit that pushes its own limits, gaining in intensity while straying from the abrasive sound of the early days. The keen desire to experiment that has always been present in the trios artistic approach is definitely there. One only has to listen to “Surrender to the Dream” to take the full measure of the creativity that inhabited Dax, Zao and U-Gen. With an improved overall sound thanks to high-level mastering, IKO’s music is given new life again, this time by Quebec-based enthusiasts. Born a decade too early, IKO is held today in high regard by many connoisseurs and electronic music junkies. This reissue is a well-de-served rehabilitation for one of the most relevant groups of Montreal music history. A group worth discovering, if you haven’t already.