Album Review: Madre, Protegnos by Ion

Album Name: Madre, Protegnos
Artist: Ion
Year/Label: 2006 / Equilibrium Music

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Ion is the new project by Duncan Patterson who has been with Anathema and Antimatter. It’s a collection of celestial-voiced music, a number of female singers including Emily Saaen help out.

The title song is somber and features a spoken vocal. It means mother, protect us.

“O Efeito do Verao” has a lovely lead vocal set to a gentle folk backing. A male voice offers a nice counterpoint as the drama unfolds.

“Anathema Marantha” is s slightly folk tinged track driven by the sound of a drum and a spoken lead. Not sure what the words mean but they sound dramatic.

“Goodbye Johnny dear” sounds austere yet achingly lovely.

This album offers a rare beauty and I cannot recommend it enough.

Posted on December 18, 2006

Track Listing
1. Madre, Protegneos
2. Efeito Do Verao
3. Learphole
4. Anathema Maranatha
5. Believe
6. Ultreia
7. Goodbye Johnny Dear
8. Fe Esperanza Amor
9. Beyond The Morning

[Ion Official Site]

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