|EQM025 | ÍON (IE) – “Immaculada” Digipak CD 2010
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Four years past since “Madre, Protégenos”, Duncan Patterson returns, leading the entity known as Íon. On “Immaculada”, the lone travelling musician has again collected instrumental and vocal souvenirs from his numerous destinations to illustrate the memoirs of his quest.
“Immaculada” was written in a period I was travelling back and forth between Ireland and Greece. The album documents personal experiences of that time, set to introspective and reflective ballads.
Hypnotic and alluring, the album balances both the freshness of Irish landscapes and the warmth of Mediterranean sunbathed seashores, as its haunting Celtic vibe thrives and builds upon tribal rhythmic patterns. Much like its predecessor, the straightforward and minimalistic overall tone of the album is misleading, as its layered complexity and resonant harmonies reveal themselves at each listen, one mystery at a time, and one step closer to the end of this spiritual quest.
Íon has gathered around it an enormous amount of talent, both in the many musicians that have taken part in “Immaculada” and in the group of singers that bring words to life, this time lead by the Irish Lisa Cuthbert. Her heartfelt performances are occasionally accompanied by her sister Aoife Cuthbert, with Mark Kelson (of The Eternal) and gothic/alternative muse Vic Anselmo, providing additional outstanding contributions to the album, among other voices from Argentina, Mexico, Romania or Brazil.
Mostly recorded in the Portuguese countryside and in Dublin city, the intricate instrumental backbone is mainly constructed out of traditional instruments. With the mandolin family taking center stage, the tracks have been arranged to incorporate ethnic instrumentation (flutes, uillean pipes) which contrast with the sparse orchestration supplied by cello, violin, acoustic guitars, keyboard pads and piano, supported by the earthbound pulse of the percussion.
“Immaculada” is a collection of slow motion mysterious ballads, balancing light and shade, salvation and loss, beautifully crafted by gifted artists scattered over the world. Available next May 2010 in deluxe Digipak CD on Equilibrium Music.
|EQM031 | RAJNA (FR) – “Offering” Digipak CD / 12″ LP + CD set, 2010
Digipak CD » 14.00EUR [ click to buy now with PayPal – shipping included worldwide ]
With this new opus, “Offering”, their 9th album and their first release for Equilibrium Music, Rajna continue their musical and cultural quest, crossing the Mediterranean and taking us over the Aegean islands, the Cyclades, Crete and Greece, towards Turkey, where Orient and Occident blend as one.
Available in Digipak CD and 12” vinyl LP special hand-numbered limited edition (150 copies).
Deleyaman on tour | www.deleyaman.com:
28-May-2010, Paris, France – Parc Montsouris
Ashram @ WGT 2010 | www.ashramusic.com:
22-May-2010, Leipzig, Germany – Kuppelhalle – Volkspalast
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|AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY
Evolution (New Year Rite) CDr in DVDCase 2009, Quartier23 :: 8.00Eur
Memetik Etchings CDr in DVDCase 2009 :: 9.00Eur
Kthonik Korridors Digipak CD 2010, ATF Produktions :: 11.00Eur
APOPTOSE – Bannwald :: 13.00Eur
ATARAXIA – Llyr :: 14.00Eur
BAISHUI – Yu Lai :: 13.00Eur
BLOOD AXIS – Born Again :: 14.00Eur
CAPRICE – Kywitt! Kywitt! :: 13.00Eur
CIRCUS JOY – Laetitia :: 12.00Eur
COLLECTION D’ARNELL-ANDREA – Cirses des Champs – reissue :: 14.00Eur
DEAD MAN’S HILL / KENJI SIRATORI – s/t :: 13.00Eur
DER ARBEITER – Holzwege :: 12.00Eur
GOL DOLAN – The Traces of Mist :: 13.00Eur
HOYLAND – Dance of the Twilight Stars :: 9.00Eur
IGNIS VRBIS MITHRAE – Sacrae Romanae Origines :: 13.00Eur
IN MEDITARIUM – The Great Limbo :: 13.00Eur
IN MY ROSARY – 15 :: 13.00Eur
IN THE NURSERY
ÍON – Immaculada :: 13.00Eur
IRIS TRAUMANN – Avoid Life :: 9.00Eur
K. MEIZTER (BEYOND SENSORY EXPERIENCE) – Travelling Light :: 19.00Eur
KAZERIA / IGNIIS – Summoning the Elder Ones :: 11.00Eur
KENTIN JIVEK – Eight New Prophecies :: 12.00Eur
KRISTUS KUT – Kiss of the Black Queen :: 9.00Eur
LARK BLAMES – The Reins of Life :: 12.00Eur
LUX INTERNA – [a lantern carried in blood and skin] :: 13.00Eur
MANIFESTO – Black Swan :: 5.00Eur
NATURAL FAITH PROJECT – Erinnerung (Re-release) :: 9.00Eur
NEGURA BUNGET – Maiestrit :: 13.50Eur
REVUE NOIR – Anthology Archive :: 10.00Eur
STEVE ROACH / BYRON METCALF / MARK SEELIG – Nada Terma :: 12.50Eur
TAMERLAN – Gemini – Worlds Of Eternal Creation :: 10.00Eur
THE VISION BLEAK
TRAMA AFONA – Trama afonA :: 13.00Eur
TZII – Magickal Urgent Sevices Inner Chaos :: 9.00Eur
UNTO ASHES – The Blood of My Lady :: 12.00Eur
VARIOUS ARTISTS // COMPILATIONS
VENEFICA – Selenium Surface :: 9.00Eur
VIGINTI TRES SAECULA – Dance of the Twilight Stars :: 10.00Eur
COMING SOON – PRE-ORDER NOW:
ALLERSEELEN – Rauhe Schale Digipak CD 2010, Aorta
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Écailles De Lune – Classic Edition (black vinyl) 12″ Gatefold LP 2010, Prophecy Productions :: 18.00Eur
Écailles De Lune – 12″ Picture LP 2010, Prophecy Productions :: 21.00Eur
HOROLOGIUM – Der Volksmund Sagt :: 9.00Eur
LES DISCRETS – Septembre et ses Dernières Pensées :: 18.00Eur
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DERNIÈRE VOLONTÉ – Immortal 12″ LP 2010, HauRuck!
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Art Nouveau T-Shirt 2010, Prophecy Productions :: 16.00Eur
Écailles de Lune T-Shirt 2010, Prophecy Productions :: 16.00Eur
Lune Bleue T-Shirt 2010, Prophecy Productions :: 16.00Eur
Night Echoes T-Shirt 2010, Prophecy Productions :: 16.00Eur