CD: Loki Foundation 41 [2006]

Ghost Sector
Samadhi State Part One
Samadhi State Part Two
Legion Of God
Uninhabited Red
Samadhi State Part Three
Samadhi State Part Four

Having just finished genuflecting at the musical altar that was Fjernlys's release "Ascending Triads & Luminous Arcs" [read review here] I now have to do it all again. My back and knees are killing me. Inade return and praise be. Sing the adulations on high. They've earned them. Twilight of the Gods. Well they are a duo. A shorter introduction than normal for me. I was intending going into more religious subtext, the epiphany & divine rights etc, but could be on choppy waters so decided to cut that out. Some things are best left alone.

"Samadhi State" is the 5th official CD release that Knut Enderlein and René Lehmann as Inade has put out. I first experienced, as many of you probably did, their musical vision on the Cold Spring "Aldebaran" debut recording. Since then I've been hooked. Like a fish. Each release since then, "Burning Flesh", "The Crackling Of The Anonymous" and "Colliding Dimensions" has reinforced my beliefs that this group are in a different class altogether. Pity I missed out on the vinyl, cassette and limited CDR releases though. Gold dust they are.

"Samadhi State" is a Japanese edition of collected studio works from 2001-2002, which were then remixed, re-constructed and re-edited in 2005 and finally available over here. As with all Inade releases there is a deep conceptual aspect to this work. Where thoughts and expression are given free reign to explore the unexplored. "Samadhi State" is illuminating the space of reality and the luminous arcs of dreams. Samadhi is an over-conscious experience that lies beyond waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. The fourth dimension, where the infinite eternity prevails. Thus the concept of the release is quickly explained. The music spread over the 8 tracks could be classified as cosmic ambient. There is a feeling of the great unknown prevalent throughout. The crushingly fluid dark ambient sounds flow, sweeping and seeping, through the empty void in an never ending journey. Voices, choral included, are intermingled with the grandiose sonics to create a highly charged atmosphere. They keep things almost minimalstic in approach, allowing the, slightly, unnerving tensions to play tricks with the mind. Question everything. Nothing is what it first seems. In many respects "Samadhi State" is a puzzle. The impossible to complete Rubiks cube of music. Twist it this way and that and you‚ll still never fathom out the mysteries it holds. It shows a different facade with every play.

When writing about an Inade release it's hard not to get over excited. The exuberance must be curbed for fear of the words being reduced to a worthless pile of nothingness. The formidable music they create needs, nay demands, to be experienced first hand. Then, and only then, will you comprehend the ecstatic reaction this inspiring music creates. This convert must go and pay homage once more. It's the least I can do by way of thanks.


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