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3.71 | 51 ratings

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4 stars IONA are an English band who play a certain atmospheric - ambient - space styled Celtic art rock. In many ways IONA combine the vocal and symphonic clouds of ENYA with the musicianship and themes of Mike OLDFIELD. IONA use a vast array of traditional Celtic instrumentation including the Harp, Big Bass Drum, Shakers, Ribbon Crasher Bells, Chimes, Tin Whistles, Flute, Low Whistles, Uilleann pipes, and Whitby Shell Chimes. The end result is quite amazing and layered on with E-Bow, electric and acoustic guitar and the unmistakable vocals of Joanne Hogg, creates some simply mesmerizing musical moments. Robert Fripp (KING CRIMSON) appears on several tracks adding his guitar wizardry and of course 'Frippertronics'. Overall this is a great album and although you may find it filed under Christian rock, Scandinavian rock, or perhaps even "easy listening", ignore the classification and pick it up...
loserboy | 4/5 |


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