In the early 1990s, Dark Ambient sounds could already be heard emerging from Aue in the Erzgebirge (the "Ore Mountains" region of Saxony), specifically on two audio cassettes by the duo Inade: "Schwerttau" ("Sword Dew", 1992) and "Burning Flesh/Seelenhain" ("Grove of Souls" 1993) were still testing the limits of the sound equipment at their disposal, and searching amidst the stylistic territories of Post-Industrial and Ambient Musics.
The first vinyl release came in the form of a 7" that was part of the legendary Drone-Series. "The Axxiarm Plains" (1994) is dedicated to the Russian Futurist Vladimir Vladimirowich Majakowski (1893-1930), who declared the need for an "Art in Movement": "Movement! We do not need a mausoleum for art, where dead works can be viewed, but rather living factories of the human spirit." This quote from his work Movement and Construction is included in the 7" insert. Consequently, this three-part miniature is totally dedicated to invoking energy through sound.
Violet Light Vortex
The first milestone work of Inade is the CD "Aldebaran", released in England in 1996 and named after that dying sun that radiates its violet light on many an evening. For some, Aldebaran is synonimous with the esoteric "Black Sun" the 'divine light of knowledge'. It is not necessary to delve into such notions in order to perceive this constellation as a symbol of a deeply spiritual source of energy, somewhat comparable to the "creative vortex" of the English Vorticists (Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, etc.).
Kinetic Structures & Titanic Sculptures
With "The Crackling of the Anonymous" Knut Enderlein and René Lehmann continued the cosmic concept of "Aldebaran". The title describes the symbol of a bright shining unexpected impact, followed by a calm vibration, as a kind of disharmonic phenomena whose repolarisation is effected through divine signs or even through anonymous factors… This idea directly refers to the sound space which is conjured up by the music: an aural journey, guiding the listener into a transcendent cosmic state of agitation full of kinetic structures, bizarre shapes and titanic sculptures. Even though it was conceived as a sequel to "Aldebaran", "Crackling…" has turned out to be decisively more complex and multi-layered.
As already indicated, the philosophical aspects of their worldview or Weltanschauung, play an important role in Inade's work. So far, two compilations dedicated to the occult underground in early 20th century Germany have appeared in the series "Germania Occulta" which is produced in collaboration with Turbund Sturmwerk and also features other musically and conceptually kindred musicians. "Saturn Gnosis" dealt with the concepts of Gregor A. Gregorius and "Peryt Shou" with the ideas of the "spiritual seeker and teacher" of the same name. And on their numerous contributions to other compilations, the musicians from Leipzig have dedicated themselves to further developing their concept. "The Quiet Room" an exerpt from a larger unreleased work that can be found on "…in the Crystal Cage" (2004), uses Jim Morrison's words to remind us of something which we had long forgotten: "We're trying for something that's already found us…"
Space Itself Breathes
The live sound of the sound artists can be heard on an evolutionary 4cd/4lp boxset guiding the listener to the deeper meaning of their live concept - "Colliding Dimensions live 1995-2002". At the intersection between dreams and ears wide open cognizance, between the known reality and the spiderweb cluster of dimensions dissecting it, reside the premier purveyors of dark ambience, Inade. But it's more than simple dark ambience that they traffic in, for their dreams are vast and unrestricted, and their imaginative, ears wide open approach to sound manipulation is audacious and unparalleled. It's as much weird ambient as it is dark ambient; strange, perplexing sounds in which origin must be questioned. Arcane musings from the cosmic wasteland collide with insectiod utterances culled from ancient alien terrain; deep audio ripples pulsing across dark matter plains collide with the ephemeral flotsam of German occult murmurings. Pterodactyl's squeal in atavistic joy, space itself breathes--inhalations like crackling Cthulhuian dread, exhalations etched on the machinery whine of Forever--and the ever shifting cartography of the infinite is sonically translated along the ridge of collision, where Inade dare to explore. What remains is incomparable: the audio mythology they have nurtured, and the legacy that is Colliding Dimensions.
Since May 2005 Inade are performing Audio Mythology leading to the next decade of deeply spiritual energy…
In early 2006 Inade decided to release a CD with collected recordings from 2001-2002 that has been remixed and re-edited in 2005. "Samadhi State" is illuminating the space of reality and the luminous arcs of dreams. Samadhi is a over-conscious experience that lies beyond waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. The realisation made in Samadhi is numinous realisation. A perfect condition in vigil, a condition of absolute consciousness. It is the final goal of everything and the highest form of self-possession, in the sense of collecting all the faculties of the constitution towards reaching union or quasi-union, long or short in time as the case may be, with the divine-spiritual… Life in the spirit is not fading. If the restrictions of the empirical being are exceeded, the universal life is intensified. The life becomes cosmical and even hypercosmical. The Samadhi State is neither guards nor dreams it is the fourth dimension, where the infinite eternity prevails."
Dagda Mor / Inade - Schwerttau (2xCass + Box, Ltd, Num) Loki Foundation LOKI 01 1991 Inade / Diés / Dagda Mor - Promotiontape (Cass, Promo) Loki Foundation, Nature & Art none 1993 Burning Flesh (Cass, Ltd, 3rd//2nd) Loki Foundation LOKI 06 1993 Burning Flesh / Seelenhain (2xCass + Box, Ltd) Loki Foundation LOKI 06 1993 Burning Flesh (CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Loki Foundation LOKI 24 2000 Burning Flesh (CD, Album, RE, RM) Loki Foundation LOKI 24 2007 Burning Flesh (13xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Loki Foundation LOKI 24 2014 Schwerttau (Cass, Ltd) Loki Foundation LOKI 04 1993 The Axxiarm Plains (7", Ltd, Num, Cle) Drone Records DR-12 1995 The Axxiarm Plains (7", EP, Ltd, RP, Cle) Drone Records DR-12 1998 The Flood Of White Light (10", Ltd) Malignant Records VIRUS LP02 1996 Aldebaran (CD, Album, Ltd) Cold Spring csr13cd 1996 Aldebaran (CD, Album, RE, Ltd) Cold Spring CSR13CD 2001 Aldebaran (CD, Album, RP) Cold Spring csr13cd 2007 Aldebaran (CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova 8 - 514 Unknown Inade (2xCass) Not On Label (Inade Self-released) none 1997 V.I.T.R.I.O.L. (7", Ltd) Loki Foundation LOKI 20 1999 Colliding Dimensions Tour 1999 (CDr, Comp, Ltd) Loki Foundation none 1999 Quartered Void (7", Ltd, Pic) Membrum Debile Propaganda MDP 6000-32 2000 The Crackling Of The Anonymous (CD, Album) / (2xLP, Album, Ltd) Loki Foundation LOKI 29 2001 The Crackling Of The Anonymous (10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Loki Foundation LOKI 29 2014 Turbund Sturmwerk / Inade - Peryt Shou (LP + Box, Ltd) Loki Foundation LOKI 30 2003 Colliding Dimensions (Four Live Seasons 1995-2002) (4xLP//4xCD + Box) Loki Foundation loki 38 2005 Colliding Dimensions Fourth Season (7xFile, MP3, RE, 320) Loki Foundation none 2014 Colliding Dimensions Third Season (7xFile, MP3, RE, 320) Loki Foundation none 2014 Colliding Dimensions Second Season (7xFile, MP3, RE, 320) Loki Foundation none 2014 Colliding Dimensions First Season (8xFile, MP3, RE, 320) Loki Foundation none 2014 Samadhi State (CD, Album) Loki Foundation loki 41 2006 Samadhi State (CD, Album, RE) Loki Foundation LOKI 41 2008 Samadhi State (8xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Loki Foundation LOKI 41 2014 Anenzephalia / Inade / Operation Cleansweep - Anenzephalia / Inade / Operation Cleansweep (CD, Album) Teito Sound Company TEITO-006 2006 Spring Equinox Tokyo 2006 (CDr, Ltd) Not On Label (Inade Self-released) none 2006 Circular & Inade - Deep Space Illumination (LP, Ltd) Skogholt nummer 02 2008 The Incarnation Of The Solar Architects (CD, Album, Dig) // (CD, Album + CD, Ltd + DVD-V, Ltd + Box, Ltd, Num, ) Loki Foundation LOKI 50, LOKI 50 SE CD, LOKI 50 SE DVD 2009 The Incarnation Of The Solar Architects (2xLP, Album, Ltd) Loki Foundation LOKI 50 2010 The Incarnation Of The Solar Architects (CD, Album, RP) Loki Foundation LOKI 50 2012 The Incarnation Of The Solar Architects (10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Loki Foundation LOKI 50 2014 Antimimon Pneumatos (CD, Album + Box, Ltd, Num) Loki Foundation LOKI 53 2011 Antimimon Pneumatos (10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Loki Foundation LOKI 53 2014 Audio Mythology One (LP, Comp + CD, Comp + Ltd) // (CD, Comp) // (8xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Loki Foundation LOKI 57 2014 Audio Mythology Two (8xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) // (CD, Comp) // (LP, Comp + CD, Comp + Ltd) Loki Foundation LOKI 60 2014 Reimbodiment (CDr, B/card) Loki Foundation DA.CARD.01 2014 Delineation. Metamorphosis. Permanence (7xFile, MP3, 320) Loki Foundation none 2014
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Inade – Burning Flesh (2000) (re-ed. 1993)
Label: Loki Foundation – LOKI 24 Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue Country: Germany Released: 2000 Genre: Electronic Style: Dark Ambient, Industrial
1 Overture Bells 5:31 2 Shattered Bones 6:21 3 The Coming Of The Black Legions 3:11 4 Final Prayer 3:21 5 Outcry 3:15 6 Storm Of Fire 7:41 7 Burning Flesh 3:58 8 Through The Gates Of Death 6:42 9 Genius Loci Pt. I 6:39 10 Genius Loci Pt. II 6:29 11 Genius Loci Pt. III 6:30 12 Genius Loci Pt. IV 5:13 13 Tat Twam Asi 7:02
Companies, etc. Pressed By – Panteon Manufactured By – Van de Steeg Licensed From – AGI, USA
Notes Tracks 1-8 previously released as Burning Flesh MC (1993). Tracks 9-12 are previously unreleased tracks from 1994-1998. Track 13 is taken from The Book Ov Shadowz V.A. LP (1997).
Edition of 500 copies. Released in a standard Digipak.
Label: Cold Spring – csr13cd Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition Country: UK Released: 02 Sep 1996 Genre: Electronic Style: Dark Ambient, Industrial
1 Signals From 68 Dimensions 11:21 2 Signals From 68 Dimensions 7:01 3 The Conquest Of Being Separated 10:54 4 The Conquest Of Being Separated 4:49 5 The Crushing Of Earthly Foundations 9:09 6 The Crushing Of Earthly Foundations 5:46 7 The End Of The Beginning 7:45 8 The End Of The Beginning 6:01
Companies, etc. Recorded At – Light Channel Mastered At – Country Masters Pressed By – PDO, UK Record Company – Cold Spring Records
Credits Design [Non-terrestrial Design] – Room 237 Mastered By – Denis Blackham Performer – Knut Enderlein, René Lehmann
Notes All material sculptured at Light Channel.
Inade Loki Recordings 1995/96
First pressing of 1,000 copies, housed in a digipak.
The tracklisting as formatted on the cover art can lead to a misunderstanding of the track names. This album contains four titles, each divided and indexed into two unnumbered parts.
Label: Loki Foundation – LOKI 29 Format: CD, Album Country: Germany Released: 05 Jan 2001 Genre: Electronic Style: Dark Ambient, Experimental
I Eternity's Crevice 6:55 II Disconnecting States 6:46 III Chapel Perilious 7:03 IV Caldera 6:54 V To Those... 3:22 VI Titan In Shivering Sand 6:42 VII Quartered Conclusion 6:40 VIII Reiteration Of Void 6:37 IX Breath Like Ground Glass 6:17 X The Engine Of Space 7:34
Companies, etc. Recorded At – Light Channel Mastered At – Secretlab Manufactured By – Panteon GS Berlin – 06051AB1 Manufactured By – Van de Steeg Licensed From – AGI, USA
Credits Arranged By [Sculptured By] – Inade Mastered By [Uncredited] – Andreas Wahnmann
Notes All material sculptured at Light Channel Inade Loki Recordings 1997-2001
Released in a 6-panel Digipak. DIGIPAK® Manufactured by Van de Steeg, Holland, under license from AGI, USA.
Tracklist A1 Intro A2 Virescit Volnere Virtus A3 The Engine Of Inferno A4 The Collision Of Conscience A5 Daahr A6 A Lefthanded Sign B1 Alternation Part I-IV
Notes Comes in a slipcase.
Total running time Side A: 40:00 Total running time Side B: 33:10
Side A: Recorded live at Maschinenfest, Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen / Germany, 11. October 2014. Side B: All material is based on loops taken from the Maschinenfest live recording. Sculpturing and editing during two sessions at Light Channel January 14th and 16th, 2016.
"Alternation Part I-IV" - Side B has never been released before and is exclusive to this release.
Thanks to: Thomas & Grit & the whole Maschinenfest crew, Mario Passarotto, Der Electrolurch, Raubbau, Stefan Alt
Edition of 120 copies. This tape includes an mp3-download-code.
Label: Loki Foundation – LOKI 66 Format: 10 × File, FLAC, Album, Reissue Country: Germany Released: Apr 2017 Genre: Electronic Style: Dark Ambient
Tracklist 1 Signals From 68 Dimensions, Pt. 1 11:16 2 Signals From 68 Dimensions, Pt. 2 6:54 3 The Conquest Of Being Separated, Pt. 1 10:07 4 The Conquest Of Being Separated, Pt. 2 8:25 5 The Crushing Of Earthly Foundations, Pt. 1 10:14 6 The Crushing Of Earthly Foundations, Pt. 2 4:33 7 The Crushing Of Earthly Foundations, Pt. 3 3:13 8 The End Of The Beginning, Pt. 1 7:44 9 The End Of The Beginning, Pt. 2 4:36 10 The End Of The Beginning, Pt. 3 4:40