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Tracklist

Ionia5:09
A Brief Glimpse4:39
November2:06
Fate5:49
Desert4:55
Renewal3:16
This Moment5:55
Monsoon I (Anticipation)3:30
Monsoon II (Aftermath)4:00
Granada5:56
The Realization6:09
Distant Eastern Glare6:49

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    Cover of Ionia, 1991-09-03, CDIonia
    CD, Album
    Projekt – PRO32US1991US1991
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Ionia, 1991, CassetteIonia
    Cassette, Album
    Projekt – PRO 32US1991US1991
    Cover of Ionia, 1991, CassetteIonia
    Cassette, Single Sided, Promo
    Projekt – PRO 32US1991US1991
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Ionia, 1993, CDIonia
    CD, Album, Repress
    Projekt – PRO32US1993US1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Ionia, 2017-06-02, FileIonia
    12×File, MP3, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 320 kbps
    Not On Label (Lycia Self-released) – noneUS2017US2017
    New Submission
    Cover of Ionia, 2017-09-04, CDIonia
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
    Projekt – PROJEKT 32US2017US2017
    New Submission
    Cover of Ionia, 2017-09-04, FileIonia
    12×File, MP3, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 320 kbps
    Projekt – PRO00032US2017US2017
    New Submission
    Cover of Ionia, 2017-06-02, FileIonia
    12×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Not On Label (Lycia Self-released) – noneUS2017US2017
    New Submission
    Cover of Ionia, 2021-04-23, VinylIonia
    2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Black With Red Shades, Translucent
    Avantgarde Music – AV414LPItaly2021Italy2021
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Ionia, 2021-04-23, VinylIonia
    2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Red With White / Black Splatters
    Avantgarde Music – AV414LPItaly2021Italy2021
    New Submission
    Cover of Ionia, 2021-08-23, VinylIonia
    2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Grey/Black Marble
    Avantgarde Music – AV414LPItaly2021Italy2021
    New Submission
    Cover of Ionia, 2021-08-23, VinylIonia
    2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Red in Clear vinyl
    Avantgarde Music – AV414LPItaly2021Italy2021
    New Submission
    Cover of Ionia, 2021-03-02, FileIonia
    12×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Avantgarde Music – noneItaly2021Italy2021
    New Submission
    Cover of Ionia, , CDIonia
    CD, Album, Repress
    Projekt – PROJEKT 32, Projekt – PRO32USUS
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Ionia, , CDIonia
    CD, Album, Repress
    Projekt – PRO 32USUS
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Ionia, , CDIonia
    CD, Album, Repress
    Projekt – PRO 32USUS
    New Submission
    Cover of Ionia, , CDIonia
    CD, Album, Repress, DADR
    Projekt – PROJEKT 32, Projekt – PRO32USUS
    New Submission
    Cover of Ionia, , CDIonia
    CD, Album, Repress
    Projekt – PRO32USUS
    New Submission

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    • doctorg's avatar
      doctorg
      A classic gothic darkwave album on vinyl at last. Thick, heavy cardboard stock and good printing quality. Polylined paper inners so the vinyl arrived unscratched. Stunning heavy weight translucent red wax with black and white streaks to match the cover. Pretty quiet vinyl, especially given that it's composed of three different colour formulations. The recording sounds well: dark background, decent depth and atmosphere (quite spooky and eerie). The bass could be stronger, but that's just this album. For me, Lycia took the Sisters of Mercy sound in a darkwave direction and almost forms a continuation of one of the best bands ever. So in all I find this a quality issue; recommended if you are ever in the mood for gloom.
      • apocalyptech's avatar
        apocalyptech
        The record sounds fantastic! This album was one of my first introductions to Projekt in the 90s; it's great to have it on LP after all these years.

        One thing to note is that the red/black color mix seems to potentially vary quite a bit -- I'd actually thought I might've gotten shipped a wrong edition at first because my first LP in the set is practically indistinguishable from a standard all-black record, but holding it up to the light does reveal a few really dark red translucent areas. The second LP I got is a bit more noticeable, though still a *lot* darker overall than the other photos I've seen (both here and on Projekt's site). Just FYI! It still sounds lovely, regardless.
        • tauceti's avatar
          tauceti
          Is it just me or is this a horrible remaster job? It's like they just turned up the volume and forgot to enhance the bass which is what the recording needed. Sounds very bright and harsh to my ears.
          • Dimitri_Ostrovitch's avatar
            Edited 14 years ago
            This album is about human weakness and regrets. In the first track, a man see his will dragged down by a thing called Ionia.
            Even if Ionia is personified (MvP is talking about her face and her grin) it doesn't suit the general mood of the album to think she is a woman. It rather reminds me a lot of Oscar wilde "I can resist everything except temptation", that Ionia must be a symbol of temptation. I'm really fond of Portfleet's vision of music and art, you can't find a single track of that man that isn't serious as hell. Poetic without being naive, depressed without being angry (which is extremely rare and almost makes his music unique), that album has all arguments of a masterpiece, despite of having been roughly produced (related to his equipment at that time). The second track without the vocals could have been on a silent hill soundtrack, and songs like "november, monsoon II" fit very well the mood of the music from "legacy of kain blood omen".
            I strongly recommend this album for all the openminded music lovers out there, it's just a pity the work of that guy (moreover who has had to deal with diabetes all his career long) isn't more known. He is definitely to put among too many good artists who haven't really the popularity they deserve.

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