No Camera

Diving (Version)

Posted in You & me by ION on 21/02/2010

Unreleased version of “Diving” featuring Marianna Zafireli on vocals_

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Notebook, age 10

Posted in You & me by ION on 30/11/2009

The girl with no head (for Beatrize)

Posted in You & me by ION on 12/07/2009

Vermilion sands (FU_remix)

Posted in You & me by ION on 10/07/2009

Turbulence (video)

Posted in You & me by ION on 29/06/2009

Music: Ion
Video: Beatrize

Toujours (video)

Posted in You & me by ION on 24/06/2009

Music: Ion
Video: Beatrize

Greetings from the beach (video)

Posted in You & me by ION on 22/06/2009

Music: Ion
Video: Beatrize

Deconstructing you & me

Posted in You & me by ION on 05/05/2009

Climb down the 12th knob from the north.
You will find your pieces and gears in my cold fusion.
The icon here is 7 tracks, all lead to a chasm,
To the crystal forest, close to a subsurface channel_

*a thought,
during the rehearsal of the live set planned for Klik Records 6th Anniversary party


Posted in You & me by ION on 11/03/2009

Sharam (Deep Dish) – Beautiful!!! 10/10


Ian Pooley – Very good album. My favorites are “Angel” and “Even in sad days”. 8/10

Jeff Samuel (Trapez / Pokerflat / Germany) – This is a really beautiful album. I am rarely impressed by “electronica” these days but these tracks are very well produced and quite lovely. Thanks for this. 8/10

Nick Warren (GU / Hope / UK) – Wonderful album 10/10

Infusion (Thrive Records / Australia) – Oh my goodness! What a superb release! Took me sometime to get through it to provide adequate feedback. Music made from the heart. So many special moments on here, it’s hard to pick a favourite though I do have to mention the hypnotic swell of “The Girl With No Head”- just sublime! And “Pi” is a great tune too. The whole 2nd half of the album enters and wonderful realm of hypnotic textures and non-obtrusive rhythms to such a wonderful effect and compliments the 1st half beautifully and avoids falling into dance album cliches. I’ll be listening to this album a lot and I don’t actually listen to that many electronic/dance albums. Excellent work. 9/10

Valentino Kanzyani (Jesus Loved You) – Nice melodic album, I like it… There is not so much tracks to play but a lot of them to enjoy at home… Good work… 8/10

Markantonio – Nice album full support. 8/10

Deepchild (Get Physical / Dieb Audio / Australia) – Very lovely, emotive stuff. Reminds me a little of early Dub Taylor / Luomo experiments, deep and dubby. Albums like this are too scarce. Great home listening. Album is a little bit long for me, but all up is pretty special stuff. Well done. 7/10

Elmar Schubert (Add2Basket / Save Room / Berlin) – Feel-good chilled out music with a strong balearic feel to it. Hard to pick a favourite, but I guess I’ll pick “Turbulence” with its “Basic Channel meets Ibiza” vibe. 8/10

Terry Francis (Fabric) – Great package, lovely music. Very nice. 9/10

Christopher Colak (Dinamo 103.8 FM Istanbul) – “Toujours” is a classy track and “Pi” is a really good track. This LP shows how beautiful and big Greek Electronica is. Greek producers are active as never before. And they are doing it very good. As Ion in mind. 7/10

Nacho Marco (Plastic City / Freerange / Loudeast) – Nice work ! Liking a lot “Toujours”, “Electric Poem l” and “Stay with me in dreams forever”. 9/10

Stel (Dieb Audio / Mood Music / Jesus Loved You) – Big fan of ION’s work and this is no exception… Awesome label and awesome productions!!! 10/10

One of Them (Moodgadget / Fade) – Really nice! 8/10

Eelke Kleijn (Global Underground) – Lovely album! I really need to take some time to listen to this in full. Tracks that stand out for my DJ set right now are “Turbulence”, “Vermillion Sands (RU Remix)” 8/10

Dataworx – Some really nice tunes, liked “Toujours” alot! 7/10

Benjamin Kruse (Save Room / Germany) – Nice album! I really feel the love which is in all that tracks. “Pi” and “Toujours” are my favs. Will hear that album, while going through the city or to calm down. It makes me look forward to spring ;) 7/10

Parham (Unfosuked / Sweden) – Very beautiful music. All tracks are Fantastic. 9/10

Erwin Kelemen (Freies Radio Freudenstadt / Germany) – What for a great chillout release!!!!!!!! I like all but my favourite is “Toujours”. 10/10

Gomez (Werd / San Fransisco) – Amazing album, verrrrry innovative and forward thinking. 10/10

Stefan (Progressive World) – Wow!!! Great great album! Will definately listen to it in full tonight! Never heard of this artist but it’s really great music here! Maybe I’ll review it on our site. 8/10

DJ Remy (Armada) – Great album!!! 9/10

Chris Walsh – It was hard to select a fav out of this album. but if i had to choose just one it would be “Greetings From The Beach”. I love the whole album. There are some really cool tunes here thanks for this one. 9/10

Mike Callander (Haul Music / Australia) – “Toujours” is beautiful! And overall a really sweet long player. 8/10

Special thanks and deep respect to Press And Play Pr Agency_

You & me / Official press release

Posted in You & me by ION on 23/02/2009

Klik CD 52

Klik Records presents: 
ION “You & Me”

A love story in reverse ¬

Following his “No Camera” release, Giannis Papaioannou is back with his new project. The ideal soundtrack of a love story that seems to reappear with the same intensity as that of the first time.

“You & Me” begins exactly where Giannis Papaioannou’s previous project has left us. And if “No Camera” (KLIK Records, 2005) was described by national and international Press as «that kind of deep electronica no one expected to be born in Greece», then “You & Me” can only be referred to as the perfect sequel of a vision without frontiers. 

Giannis Papaioannou took the first steps of his lonesome endeavour back in the mid 80’s, already being an electronica pioneer at a time when electro music was still misidentified with disco and few were the ones bold enough to “listen” to it –let alone create it. At first with his reel to reel recorder, his analogue synthesizers and Brian Eno solely by his side, and then in full accord with anything significant that took place in the respective scenes of Berlin and Detroit. Always, though, under that unique conviction of a musician who is certain of the fact that there’s but one and single music and the only thing changing is the means creating it.

ION’s electronica is the sort of music one may hear (and see!) when closing their eyes while being amidst the noisy downtown centre of a metropolis; the sound of a never-ending summer; a grand sound-and-vision spectacle having no need of cinemascope views or clearly distinguishable musical instruments in order to be released as a whole different movie at the private theatre of those who can still dream on. What ION’s each new project expects from you is the inalienable human right of not having to explain.

Three years ago, “No Camera”, the most ambitious project in ION’s year-long journey, proved the latter in the best way, by releasing a whole world through the inherent universe of a connoisseur and constantly restless musician; a world created to denounce all sorts of compromise in what we all call today “electronica”. Thus managing to travel all the way from London to Tokyo and from Berlin to every well-informed music magazine on the planet and to be enthusiastically applauded as a return to timeless sound, proudly standing right next to the best moments of the European scene.

Moreover, “You & Me” lifts the “Greek electronica” case up to levels that can only be described as soon as one experiences the 14 tracks determining its own centre and circumference. With this recording in a seaside analogue studio, aided digitally by a Mac computer and the natural sounds of instruments and vocals, Giannis Papaioannou has constructed a timeless love story in reverse, setting off from the 18th century romanticism to reach the very essence of contemporary isolation. And without any trace of attitude, yet exceeding in soul testimony, he succeeds in turning into sound that sentiment of that first time: when you look somebody in the eyes and you realise –even if it’s only for a second– that you are not alone.