Selene

by ikjoyce

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Scott "A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases. It will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing...." (Keats, "Endymion")

Yes, this album does all that - from the dark mysteries of songs 2 & 4 to the hypnotic tones of tracks 5 & 6.

"...yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits...." Favorite track: Selene.
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Odile A. O. Strik / Evening of Light If you liked Ikjoyce’s work on Ex Abyssō I (eveningoflight.bandcamp.com/album/ex-abyss-i), you’ll love Selene, this year’s album on Naviar Records.

Meditative ambient synth, darker and lighter moments, and continued lunar themes. Always a plus for me. Favorite track: Moonlight And Clear Skies.
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about

There’s something deeper in the music made at night.

Freedom and solitude. Insecurities become stronger, as if carried by the dim moonlight. Yet this is the time when can express ourselves freely, while silence and solitude force us to look within rather than without.

Recorded over the last few years, Selene is a collection of 6 nocturnal compositions by ikjoyce. The album’s title comes from the Greek goddess of the moon, who fell in love with the eternally sleeping Endymion. Selene is a sonic analysis of all things nocturnal: the boundaries of the sleep cycle, sleep deprivation and paralysis, the moon, and the impact that night has on the way we feel and create. The result is an intimate, haunting concept album which studies the mysterious realm of our own personality.

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released May 29, 2018

Written, produced and performed by Ian Joyce
soundcloud.com/ikjoyce
Mastered by SoLow
Design and cover art by Ewa Goral

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