You & Me

KL 052CD KL 052CD

Following his Klik Records No Camera album in 2005, Giannis Papaioannou aka ION is back with his new album You & Me. This album begins exactly where Papaioannou's previous project left things. And if No Camera was described by national and international press as "that kind of deep electronica no one expected to be born in Greece," then You & Me can only be referred to as the perfect sequel to a vision without frontiers. Giannis Papaioannou took the first steps of his lonesome endeavor back in the mid-'80s, already an electronica pioneer at a time when electro music was still misidentified with disco and few were the ones bold enough to listen to it, let alone create it. Papaioannou started off solely with his reel-to-reel recorder, his analog synthesizers and Brian Eno by his side, and soon enough, his sound became in full accord with anything significant that took place in the respective scenes of Berlin and Detroit. ION's electronica is the sort of music you may hear (and see!) when you close your eyes while being amidst the noisy downtown center of a metropolis; it's also the sound of a never-ending summer -- a grand sound-and-vision spectacle having no need for cinemascopic views or clearly distinguishable musical instruments in order to be released as an entirely different type of movie in the private theater of your own mind. ION's music has no trace of attitude, and his music excels most at soulful sentiments and soulful sounds.