LP / Democratic Dance Beat Records 2011
Iko was a minimal/synth/wave outfit from Canada. The most notable
release by the band is their LP simply titled '83, which was released on
a small Canadian disco label called Manhattan-Formula. Not much is
known about the group due to little information in their record sleeves
and little to no traces of information about the label they released on.
Anyway, this is one of the most unknown yet amazing creations in the
entire history of minimal wave and electronic music. Lots of simplistic
lyrics, abstract and experimental sounds, and at the time, extremely
groundbreaking techniques on the synthesizer. Iko is what today's
electro artists replicate - Adult being the best example. Their sound is
hardly new or unique some 20 years later. A true 'cult' of this genre.
Try this album for a trip down electro lane!