Duncan Patterson's career traces back to the early 90's, when he began
his musical incursions as a member of Anathema
, a group that
would pioneer and remain as forerunners of the unique Doom Metal
genre throughout that decade.
Patterson would later also become involved with Antimatter
a project which would find him developing his age-old talent for
emotional and atmospheric song-writing into new formats, and which
he quit in late 2004 as the early sketches of what would later grow
One can arguably class Íon
as Patterson's most personal
creation to date - a creation which he has fathered on his own,
and one through which he taps deeper into his spiritual identity
and heritage. This musical entity which Patterson has named after
the Gaelic word for 'pure' - a word which accurately pins down the
project's mindset - seems to illude strict categorization, and even
the apparently all-encompassing definition of World Music falls
short in defining the ethereal moods that "Madre, Protégenos"
's debut album, comes to reveal.