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Sound Space Excursions - About the Ambient Music of the German sound project Inade
by Marcus Stiglegger
Inade portrait in e|i-Magazine #5 Fall 2005
by David Cotner
Inade: Masters Of The Unknown, The Sonically Obscure… Spectrum-Magazine (September 2000)
by JC Smith
Colliding Dimensions Tour-Report
by Jason Mantis
Inade Interview Black-Magazin Herbst 2001 (German)
with H.Meyer

Inade: Masters Of The Unknown, The Sonically Obscure… Spectrum-Magazine (September 2000)

by JC Smith

When listening to Inade, one is captivated by the fact that, in the realm of all that is sonically dark and explorative, Inade go to places that even the most vivid dark sonicscape practitioners have yet to traverse. The edge of the universe is but a starting point, the perimeters of unknown dimensions, but launching pads, for the dense, ultra-panoramic creations of Inade's sonic cartographers. Since 1991, they have reveled in the creation of music that is limitless, bound to nothing, not even the fathomless reservoir of imagination that overflows from the minds of its creators. As explained by Inade: "The main focus is to transform ideas, concepts or legends which are congruent with our own thoughts and interests. Inade is like an echosounder into unseen / unheard plains and abstract spheres where the anonymous becomes alive. We want to place traces into inter-dimensional spheres from where the listener gets a sonic silhouette, a puzzle of innumerable pieces. The development of the music was probably half calculated and half have elements of chance played a role. During the first years we have changed our equipment quite often and mostly we worked with very limited sources. That is why the final results were more or less depending from what the sound sources gave. Later the conditions became much better and we were able to control and influence the process in the way we wanted." 2000 sees the band shifting into creative overdrive as a plethora of re-issues and new materiel peers over the horizon. "At the moment we are in the process of recording the new full length album. Although it is quite difficult to describe one's own recordings with words, we can say at this point that the new material becomes more intensive and physical. The Crackling Of The Anonymous will be our most complex single work, and we hope that we can finish it during the Autumn of 2001. We are going to release this CD on our Loki label." Also on the forefront: "The Colliding Dimensions Live LP, with material from the shows we had in the States, the UK, and recently in Prague. Other plans are to reissue the Burning Flesh MC onto a limited CD edition through Loki. That tape was released in 1993 and we are just remastering it and we will add also 30 minutes of unreleased material." How did the shows in the states go? Any highlights… or lowlights? "Before we traveled to the States we have been warned that the conditions to play live Overseas are pretty bad. Maybe we had luck but we cannot agree with that. The whole tour and all the shows went very well and we were absolutely satisfied with it. Jason Mantis [Malignant] and many others did great jobs to organize the events and we felt very welcome there. Beside a mono P.A. in Toronto and some tiring and long driving, there were no real lowlights during the tour." Also just out or forthcoming: the re-issue of 1996's Aldebaran CD, probably the definitive Inade experience (so far), shattering one's meager perceptions of what to expect from dark sonicscape music, a roiling confluence of space and time, dream and dimension, myth and mystery, all channeled through a textural skin of human, alien and insectile design (then again, 1999's V.I.T.R.I.O.L. 7" showed the band expanding on previous sonic notions, an awe-inspiring tour de force that is nothing less than phenomenal!); and the just released Quartered Void 7", one of the innumerable puzzle pieces, the link between Aldebaran, The Flood Of The White Light 10", and the V.I.T.R.I.O.L. 7". As they continue to meld the seemingly known (though each of our perceptions of 'the known' may differ greatly, as constructed by each of our personal psychological and sociological inhibitions) with the seemingly unknown (though each of our perceptions of 'the unknown' may be hampered by denial, by the fear of allowing 'the unknown' any substantial foothold in each of our singular realities), the work of Inade is, ultimately, designed to open doorways into the possible, in which the dark and the light, the past and the future (as well as the 'roiling confluence' of aural impressions gleaned from Aldebaran's vast sonic portfolio), embrace. Because Inade is the key. It's up to the daring listener to unlock the door. The sonic possibilities are infinite…

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