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LyciaIonia

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Projekt – PRO32
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CD, Album
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Tracklist

1Ionia5:09
2A Brief Glimpse4:39
3November2:06
4Fate5:49
5Desert4:55
6Renewal3:16
7This Moment5:55
8Monsoon I (Anticipation)
SamplerWill Welch
3:30
9Monsoon II (Aftermath)4:00
10Granada5:56
11The Realization6:09
12Distant Eastern Glare6:49
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Recorded February 25 through June 29, 1991 on 4-track at Gauss (Tempe/Mesa, AZ.).
Mixed to DAT, July 4/5 in The Lush Garden (Los Angeles, CA.).

(C) 1991 Lycia. (P) 1991 Projekt.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: DISC MFG., INC. (A) W.O.# 20623-1 PRO-32
  • SPARS CODE: ADD

Other Versions (5 of 13)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Ionia (Cassette, Album)ProjektPRO 32US1991
Ionia (Cassette, Single Sided, Promo)ProjektPRO 32US1991
New Submission
Ionia (CD, Album, Repress)ProjektPRO32US1993
New Submission
Ionia (12×File, MP3, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 320 kbps)Not On Label (Lycia Self-released)noneUS2017
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Ionia (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered)ProjektPROJEKT 32US2017

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Dimitri_Ostrovitch's profile picture
Dimitri_Ostrovitch
Edited 11 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.