release date: 20-10-2017
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Coming in 4-panel Digipak! Limited edition of 500
An ABSOLUTE Projekt CLASSIC, back in print for the first time in a decade, digitally remastered by Martin Bowes (Attrition). Released in 1991, Ionia was Lycia's debut on Projekt. With its brilliant blending of intense cascading guitar, droning synths and deep, whispered vocals, the release quickly found a home with fans of independent, underground goth as well as spacey ambient music. On this influential and much- admired album, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike VanPortfleet speaks to a melan- choly that?s intentionally left open-ended. Darkly beautiful, flooded with a sense of loss, isolation and mystery, Ionia is devastating yet hopeful. Breathtaking and bewitching, the striking atmospherics and yearning lyrics create an achingly entrancing panorama of bittersweet longing. An album EVERY fan of Lebanon Hanover, She Past Away, Ash Code, Winter Severity Index etc. should listen to. This is the sound, that inspired generations of musicians!.
TRACKS: 01. Ionia, 02. A Brief Glimpse, 03. November, 04. Fate, 05. Desert, 06. Renewal, 07. This Moment, 08. Monsoon I (Anticipation), 09. Monsoon II (Aftermath), 10. Granada, 11. The Realization, 12. Distant Eastern Glare