Ikto is an French band, jazz, and blues enthusiasts. With their debut release, ‘Le Voyage (Acte I), they blend the classical with contemporary. Juxtaposing vivid lines of piano with deep basses, synths, and theatrical vocals, they form a beautiful sonic delta. Each line is a flutter away from the next formation. And in that sense, it is a voyage through so many frames of melancholy – Feverish, resigned, dramatic, silent, and visceral. And the way they showcase them all is extraordinary. There is no other composition like this.

Ikto infuses classical into contemporary free fall and vice versa. Unafraid to experiment and push the contours of sonic design, they reach only for emotion. Hypnotic and haunting, the composition presents like ribbons of music, effortlessly manipulated and orchestrated by the group’s stellar insights and imagination.

‘Le Voyage’ like its name suggests, is a forming story. It is not guided by predetermined rules, but flows as it goes. Unforced and elaborate, you can’t pin it down, only understand it, or perhaps, flow with it. Listen Now!

The track is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music!

You can listen to ‘Le Voyage (Acte I) by Ikto here –