Former Anathema member Duncan Patterson presents his Ion project - and perhaps his most personal creation to date.
Though fairly minimalist in its overall approach, the album's true wealth stems from its various layered soundscapes and the introspective ambiance that they recreate.
These provide the lighter toned and dreamier elements of the album with an ominous and melancholic shade - a sense of being haunted by memories and nostalgia.
Having Irish mysticism and an exotic Mediterranean backdrop as its essential cornerstones, the project has slowly evolved into an international venture, stretching over continents and oceans.
"Madre, Protégenos" collects a rich array of influences that come to shape into a unique multi-textured body of work, based around smooth acoustic instrumentation ( where acoustic guitar and various percussions take a leading role, alongside occasional harp, flute or viola arrangements ), discreet keyboard elements, and remarkable Femal singers from Italy, Greece & Mexico…
Spiritual beauty !
01. Madre, Protégenos
02. O Efeito do Verão
04. Anathema Maranatha
07. Goodbye Johnny Dear
08. Fé, Esperanza, Amor
09. Beyond the Morning
Old Europa Cafe AVS