New review of 'Ion' by Stephen Fruitman / sonomu.nethttp://sonomu.net/text/~igneous-flame-io/
A sprawling ambient concerto for synthesizer stretching well over two hours. Igneous Flame´s Pete Kelly has composed a rarefied rhapsody to the earth, the stars and all the little particles that unite them.
Ion fairly breathes and sparkles. A true ambient tour-de-force that, although built from electricity (nothing but synthesizers), feels as organic as the trees and their chlorophyll. It travels through the darkness rather than illuminate it, casting light on celestial bodies toward which the artist gravitates, orbits and and inspects before pressing leisurely onward. This is the sound you hear when you look in awe at those remarkable digital photographs the earth´s telescopes and satellites take of impossibly far away clouds of galaxies.
With its titles mainly refering to the physics of our natural word – ”Photonic Motion”, ”Holophony”, ”Cobalt Droplet”, ”Earth Metal”, ”Unipolar”- the breathtaking starlit beauty of Ion reconfirms the fact that there is no heaven without earth.http://www.luminasounds.com/
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 18:02, 28 Sep 2011