Iona FortuneOptimo Music
Tao Of I with bonus Optimo Music Sampler CD
Released: 8th December 2017
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Iona Fortune's debut on Optimo Music breathes into life, an alien lifeforce, yet somehow comforting, with atmospheric tones and percussive bell sounds. The first of eight LPs interpreting the I Ching, Tao Of I seems to tap into a current strand in the electronic music scene - fourth world exploration, ambient drift, taiko drumming and far eastern influences - while still managing to forge something utterly unique. One of the many things that makes this album a success is the singular vision behind it. Each track flows into the other with a consistency that is remarkable. Long-waved analogue bass provides multiple platforms for digital percussion to dance upon, with stark shards of synth shimmering in the distance. It's an album that perhaps criticises "orientalism," with a seamless blowing apart of western ideas of far eastern musics. It does this chiefly by throwing multiple ideas at the canvas that all serve Fortune's vision... a stark landscape, dimly lit, but brave in its uncompromising nature.