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Posted in Mixtapes by ION on 05/12/2015

An ambient mixtape with some great releases from 2015.

ION – Black Noise (official video)

Posted in Digital Releases, ION Discography, Video by ION on 30/11/2015

ION – Black Noise
Taken from the album “MAΥΡΗ ΣΥΧΝΟΤΗΤΑ”
Music & video by Giannis Papaioannou
ionmusik, 2015

Purchase on Bandcamp: https://ionmusik.bandcamp.com/album/-

ION – Fjord (official video)

Posted in Digital Releases, ION Discography, Video by ION on 29/11/2015

ION – Fjord
Taken from the album “MAΥΡΗ ΣΥΧΝΟΤΗΤΑ”
Music & video by Giannis Papaioannou
Electric guitar by Tassos Nikogiannis
Stock film footage filmed in Lysefjord, Norway
ionmusik, 2015

Purchase on Bandcamp: https://ionmusik.bandcamp.com/album/-

ION – Andel (official video)

Posted in ION Discography, Video by ION on 26/11/2015

ION – Mask
Taken from the album “MAΥΡΗ ΣΥΧΝΟΤΗΤΑ”
Music by Giannis Papaioannou
Theremin by May Roosevelt
Video by John Karabelas
ionmusik, 2015

Purchase on Bandcamp: https://ionmusik.bandcamp.com/album/-

ION – Mask (official video)

Posted in ION Discography, Video by ION on 25/11/2015

ION – Andel
Taken from the album “MAΥΡΗ ΣΥΧΝΟΤΗΤΑ”
Music by Giannis Papaioannou
Video by Angelica Vrettou
ionmusik, 2015

Purchase on Bandcamp: https://ionmusik.bandcamp.com/album/-

ION – Fjord / remixed, new digital EP.

Posted in Digital Releases, ION Discography by ION on 23/11/2015

Fjord / remixed” EP is out via Bandcamp.

Following the release of “MAYΡΗ ΣΥΧΝΟΤΗΤΑ” a series of digital EP’s will be featuring guest remixes on specific tracks from ION’s latest album. First one to get released is “Fjord” with remixes from French producer Christoph Kardek, Savvas Karabinos of Acropod fame and the newly formed project of The Angel People.

[…] “ION is the solo project of Greek musician and sound artist, Giannis Papaioannou, the lead member of electronic post-punk group Mechanimal. When leaving behind the heavy industrial pop of the group, Giannis moves towards an unpredictable ambient / drone sound. On new album ΜΑΥΡΗ ΣΥΧΝΟΤΗΤΑ (roughly translated as Black Frequency or Silent Noise) ION creates lush sounds and movements lovingly constructed via layered samplers and synthesizers that create often hypnotic pieces of clinical sounding movie-scapes.
With second track Fjord, for instance, the simple beginnings build and build to make a fabulous drive-easy concoction of pulsing resonances and gentle bass tones. Giannis is careful not to lose the album in a sea of nothingness as the often misunderstood form of drone is dismissed and instead he opts for semi-ambience and synth wisps…”
Paul Scott-Bates / Louder Than War, 8.5/10

 

Lazy Sunday funerals

Posted in Mixtapes, Reality by ION on 21/07/2015

ΙΟΝ – ΜΑΥΡΗ ΣΥΧΝΟΤΗΤΑ (2015) / new album out today!

Posted in Digital Releases, ION Discography by ION on 07/05/2015

“MAΥΡΗ ΣΥΧΝΟΤΗΤΑ” is released today!

Balancing between atmospheric dub drones and ambient soundscapes, field recordings (on various locations all over Greece) and post-rock guitars this is first ION album in five years. Following the release of “Elfish Tapes” (2010) this album continues as an exploration in silent harmonies born in abandoned Greek landscapes. Featuring 13 compositions for electronics, tapes and guitars “MAYΡΗ ΣΥΧΝΟΤΗΤΑ” is a full length adventure into sonic isolationism that gets its Greek name from the black noise frequency, also known as “silent noise”.

Guest musicians include Tassos Nikogiannis, Ilias Katelanos, Kostas Matiatos & Spiros Faros on guitars and May Roosevelt on theremin.

The mastering of the album was done in Rethymnon, Crete by Nikos Fragomanolakis.

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The album is now available for streaming or purchasing on Bandcamp
Further collectible physical releases plus iTunes / Amazon distribution will follow.
Thank you!

© & ℗ ionmusik.com 2015

 

Floating in memories

Posted in Mixtapes, Reality by ION on 05/08/2014

View finder

Posted in Mixtapes, Reality by ION on 05/05/2014