No Camera

Goethe.rmx

Posted in Archive by ION on 19/09/2011

Somewhere in the midst of a summer recording fever with Mech▲nimal, I found some time to contribute to this project which I found to be of great interest. Firstly, thanks to Goethe Institut in Athens, I was invited to participate in an international remix project which included one original track and nine different producers from Canada, Brazil, Australia, Russia, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and of course Greece. The main idea was based in a recording of Goethe’s poem “Koenig in Thule” by Emil Klotzsch. Last week the presentation of the nine remixes, including mine as ION, took place through SoundCloud.

Here’s the ION remix

The interview and the photos for Goethe Institut’s project site were done by Nikos Chrysikakis.

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Follow the links for further information and audio pleasures

Goethe Institut

Goethe.rmx on SoundCloud

Πυρκαγιά

Posted in Archive by ION on 14/06/2011

As contributed to M.Hulot’s conceptual blog

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Summerize Me EP (Lovezone Records)

Posted in Archive by ION on 18/01/2011

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Following the elaborate ambient adventure of last year’s Elfish Tapes album, Ion’s return with Summerize Me EP finds the Athens based Giannis Papaioannou not only returning to beats and soundscapes once again, but also starting the new year with his collaboration with French label Lovezone Records. The three original tracks of Summerize Me EP lead deeper into the rhythmical and repetitive textures of Ion. With this release -mixed and produced, as he usually does, by blending analog and digital sound sources- Ion provides three new tracks originally conceived, noted, sketched and recorded in three different summer places.

~ Starting with Summerize Me, featuring a looped classical piano persist into a bottomless ambient background, Ion builds his electronic music as a combination of sounds that seem to happily blend into each other.

~ Phantomize Me brings the sense of a fascinating summer night experience made on calmer tones with stark moods, while rhythm as a subtle bed leads into a nocturnal adventurous journey.

~ Quantize Me, filled with whoosing chords and cleaner synth stabs, and based on stronger rhythm, is not exactly a dancefloor track, but as Ion often describes his beats, this is a perfect soundtrack for sofa-dancing.

The Summerize Me EP comes to a whole with four remixes of Summerize Me by fellow producers. Nikosf., Ilias Katelanos, Christoph Kardek and Sunset Blvd. bring their own identities into Ion’s sounds, completing this release with four versions absolutely suitable for any kind of body & soul stimulation!

Summerize me Ep was released by Lovezone Records on January 17, 2011.
It is available for digital download from all digital stores.
Release/catalogue number: LZR016

iTunes

Beatport

JunoDownload

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Posted in Archive by ION on 14/12/2010

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Summerize Me Ep will be released on January 2011 through Lovezone Records.
It will include three original mixes plus remixes from Ilias Katelanos, Nikosf., Sunset Blvd and Christoph Kardek.
More details soon_

System busy

Posted in Archive by ION on 10/12/2010

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What had happened in minor fragments of a live show

Posted in Archive by ION on 04/10/2010

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Ion live, presenting the second installment of “Elfish Tapes” at About Gallery, 30/09/10_
Live photos by Dionyssis Matiatios_
About photo by me_

Ion & Awkward Family Photos live at About Gallery, 30/09/2010

Posted in Archive by ION on 29/09/2010

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An evening dedicated to electroacoustic music.
The Awkward Family Photos will improvise acousmatic music using laptops as well as analog devices, associating sounds with animated graphics for the production of an audiovisual fiction.
Then Ion will select excerpts from his latest album “Elfish Tapes”, all put in a 60 minute sequence and fill up the space with his ambient soundscapes as from a mystery dream.
The cartel Ion & Awkward Family photos will provide many surprises_

Ζωντανή ηχογράφηση στο Synch Festival, Λαύριο, Ιούλιος 2005

Posted in Archive by ION on 13/09/2010

Live at Synch

Ηχογραφημένο ζωντανά στο Synch στο Λαύριο, τον Ιούλη του 2005, το νέο EP του ION είναι κάτι παραπάνω από μια απλή live εκτέλεση τριών κομματιών από το άλμπουμ του “No Camera” (πριν καν αυτό κυκλοφορήσει). Τα “Time Flies Like A Ghost”, “My Heart Is A Motor” και το “May Nothing But Laughter” ακούγονται εδώ σαν αυτόνομα tracks – παραλλαγμένα σε μορφή και διάρκεια – χτίζοντας ένα νέο θαυμαστό σύμπαν αυθεντικής deep electronica. ~ Μανώλης Κρανάκης

Το ΙΟΝ – Live At Synch EP είναι η πρώτη κυκλοφορία που ανοίγει τη σειρά “No Camera Archive Series” και διατίθεται σε δωρεάν digital downloading από το Bandcamp.

Elfish Tapes live, Knot Arts, 290510

Posted in Archive by ION on 02/06/2010

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Nickey X, the tour-manager

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May Roosevelt, after the gig

All photos by Kiki Papadopoulou

Ion guest mix for WeekenderMix on Danceradio

Posted in Archive by ION on 03/05/2010