With the recent news of Duncan Patterson leaving ANTIMATTER still fresh (story), Portugal-based label, Equilibrium Music, has announced that they have signed his new project, ÍON. Although primarily a solo project, a number of guest musicians are involved in this new venture by the Ireland-based musician, which hereby explores a more acoustic and organic side to his composition.
“Íon” is the Gaelic word for “pure,” and the music and lyrics reflect that purity. With folk, classical, ambient and celtic influences, Patterson regresses deep into his roots including a version of Irish emigrant classic, “Goodbye Johnny Dear,” which was penned by his great-grandfather, Johnny Patterson in the 1800’s.
The debut album, Madre, Protégenos, will be released later this year.