Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Duncan Patterson was once in the band Anathema, a hard-hitting metal band. Ion is a far calmer proposition; Patterson and various singers are making ethereal music with many roots. This is their second album after a strong debut.
The title song sees Veronica Neumann and Gina Rios adding siren voices to a dreamy tune. It’s all very suggestive and almost too lovely.
Adoration sees Vic Anselmo and Aoife Cuthbert singing to a folksy tune with a strong melancholy undertone.
Invida has a dreamy tone that Patterson uses well in his playing. It’s one of the many strong moments on this album.
The Silent Stars is another inspiring moment, where the lead vocal is strong yet sweet and the playing superb.
It’s another brilliant album by Ion.
04. Damhsa Na Gceithre Ghaoth
06. Cetatea Cisnadioara
07. The Silent Stars
08. Return To Spirit