Lycia - Ionia
Review: 5 - "A masterpiece of literature" by , written on May 4, 20020
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Lycia - Ionia

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    US pioneers Lycia are real dark wave and gothic heroes. Ionia was their first ever studio album and to mark its 30th anniversary it gets a full reissue here, and it sounds as good as it ever did. It was an album that kick started a scene but despite that was out of print until 2011 when a CD version was put out. The tracks are dense, with layers of gauzy guitar textures, fuzzy feedback and sleazy noise obscuring the tortured vocals. Some tracks explore a more ethereal vibe like 'Fate' while moments of pure intensity like 'This Moment' are real highlights.

    Gatefold Splattered Vinyl 2LP

    Side 1
    1. "Ionia" (5:11)
    2. "A Brief Glimpse" (4:35)
    3. "November" (1:55)
    Side 2
    1. "Fate" (5:42)
    2. "Desert" (4:53)
    3. "Renewal" (3:07)
    Side 3
    1. "This Moment" (5:55)
    2. "Monsoon I (Anticipation)" (3:29)
    3. "Monsoon II (Aftermath)" (3:50)
    Side 4
    1. "Granada" (5:44)
    2. "The Realization" (5:56)
    3. "Distant Eastern Glare" (6:51)

    US pioneers Lycia are real dark wave and gothic heroes. Ionia was their first ever studio album and to mark its 30th anniversary it gets a full reissue here, and it sounds as good as it ever did. It was an album that kick started a scene but despite that was out of print until 2011 when a CD version was put out. The tracks are dense, with layers of gauzy guitar textures, fuzzy feedback and sleazy noise obscuring the tortured vocals. Some tracks explore a more ethereal vibe like 'Fate' while moments of pure intensity like 'This Moment' are real highlights.

    Gatefold Splattered Vinyl 2LP

    Side 1
    1. "Ionia" (5:11)
    2. "A Brief Glimpse" (4:35)
    3. "November" (1:55)
    Side 2
    1. "Fate" (5:42)
    2. "Desert" (4:53)
    3. "Renewal" (3:07)
    Side 3
    1. "This Moment" (5:55)
    2. "Monsoon I (Anticipation)" (3:29)
    3. "Monsoon II (Aftermath)" (3:50)
    Side 4
    1. "Granada" (5:44)
    2. "The Realization" (5:56)
    3. "Distant Eastern Glare" (6:51)