Ionia

by Lycia

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CoughCool Holy Hell! This is why I love bandcamp... I have the ability to connect with so many different acts that I wouldn't otherwise. Lycia is a prime example. Never heard of them before, but I shan't forget them now. This album is 30 years young and it sounds absolutely amazing. You won't find anything else like this amazing piece of goth/darkwave art. Thank you for rereleasing it for our pleasure. Favorite track: November.
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rikm It would be impossible to count the number of times I've listened to this album, the number of hours that I've lost myself in it's epic grandeur, and the opportunity to finally have a copy on vinyl is pretty much a dream come true.

Without question an essential release from one of the greatest acts in the Darkwave genre...
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mattford85 I fell in love to this song. Favorite track: Fate.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Double LP in gatefold cover, two vinyl colors options:
    Transparent red with black and white splatters (250 ex)
    Galaxy red/black (250 ex)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ionia via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Ionia 05:10
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November 02:06
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Fate 05:50
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Desert 04:54
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Renewal 03:18
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This Moment 05:55
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Monsoon I 03:30
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Monsoon II 04:00
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Granada 05:56
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US pioneers Lycia have been a landmark for the whole darkwave and gothic scene since their inception in 1988. They have been responsible for setting the highest standards in the scene with albums like A Day In The Stark Corner (1993), Cold (1996) and many others. And here we are, in early 2021, announcing with the greatest pride the reaching of an agreement with the band from Tempe concerning a reissue of their first studio album, the unique Ionia, celebrating its thirtieth birthday in 2021.

Originally released on September 3rd 1991 on Projekt Records, Ionia has been out of print for almost a quarter of a century, until a CD re-release appeared in 2017. And yet, such an important album had never been pressed on wax. Until today. Lycia‘s debut album will be released for the first time on double vinyl in two different colored versions, on April 23rd.

Lycia signature sound is built on eerie whispers and melancholic synths, with an incredible taste for decadent and gloomy atmospheres. An unmistakable mix, this, which made Mike VanPortfleet’s band one of a kind and a milestone for all who followed.
Recorded from February to June 1991 on 4 track cassette, Ionia will come to wax in a completely remastered version, specifically thought for this 2LP edition.

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released March 2, 2021

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