Australian darkwave act Ikon compiles early years on ‘The Complete Recordings 1992-1996’, out via Cleopatra Records

Australian Darkwave Act Ikon Compiles Early Years on 'the Complete Recordings 1992-1996', out Via Cleopatra Records
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Out now is “The Complete Recordings 1992-1996” by Australian darkwave / goth act Ikon.

The release turns out to be a four-CD anthology, cataloging their beginnings as a young band, after emerging from the ashes of previous project, Death In The Dark. The set includes their first EP, “The Echoes of Silence”, recorded at Melbourne’s Studio 52 in June 1993, followed by two full-length albums, “In The Shadow of the Angel” (1994) and “Flowers for the Gathering” (1996).

Added as a bonus, and this is a real gem, is “Rarities”, a gathering of rare gems, which includes a variety of mixes, alternate versions, and re-records.

Frontman Chris McCarter and bassist Dino Molinaro began writing songs together as high school students in 1988 already creating an own sound infused with elements of Joy Division, early New Order, and a touch of Death In June.

Here’s what that 4th disc includes:

  1. Condemnation (7″ Re-Record)
  2. Under The Watchful Eye (Version 2)
  3. So Far Away (1994 Re-Record)
  4. Still Remains (Version 1)
  5. Still Remains (Version 2)
  6. Somewhere Else (In Passing)
  7. Sleepless (Draconian Mix)
  8. In Trust I Return (Acoustic Version)
  9. Somewhere Else (Acoustic Version)
  10. Inbetween (Version 3)
  11. Your Obsession
  12. Solitude
  13. We Walk Alone
  14. Visions
  15. The Awakening
  16. Behind Closed Doors
  17. A Hollow Man
  18. The Disappeared
  19. The Final Experience

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