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tetsu inoue
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Cognizant
just listening to ambiant otaku again today, great album. apparently he's been missing for the last few years. i hope he's ok.
plord
Ambient Otaku is an all-timer. I had no idea he had gone missing, I share your concerns!
magneticweb
one of the best ever
nostalghia
where is tetsu inoue

Inland is my favorite, but all of his music is excellent.
duck1887
Ambiant Otaku is certainly great, but my fave is World Receiver. Seven unbelievable tracks. I too hope he is okay sad banana
GGW
I really like World Receiver as well. I did not realize that he had not been heard from. Pete N passed away rather suddenly as well. Fax Records was really leading for a while there.
scozbor
love all his work.

pict.soul is also amazing (Tetsu Inoue and Carl Stone)
BLX
Ambient otaku was the album that got me listening to ambient electronica. What kit was he using back then...Any ideas
GGW
I remember reading that he was into the Roland JD800 for a while:

http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/jd800.php

... as well as looping cassette recordings.
taylor12k
i was friends with and worked with tetsu and spent time in his studio in NY....(no, i don't know where he is now)

yes, a JD800 was a huge part of those records as well as an Akai S3200 (or maybe 1000? i forgot, pretty sure 3200 tho).. thought i remember some sort of matrix 6 or matrix 1000, but not sur....his mixer was a Soundcraft Ghost (with a better/modified power supply) and everything recorded to a panasonic SV3700 DAT machine. struggling to remember anything else, though... MS20 perhaps... 101 or 106.. 606 i'm almost positive....

might have to dig up some pictures.

BLX wrote:
Ambient otaku was the album that got me listening to ambient electronica. What kit was he using back then...Any ideas
Panason
Wow, nice to see this here. He was my favourite ambient artist for many years. A genius.

His collabs with Atom Heart are also very much worth it if you can find them.

I discovered Matt Hillier (Ishq) more recently and moved on... A more organic, less loop-based sound.

taylor12k wrote:

might have to dig up some pictures.


Yes please!
wintchil
taylor12k wrote:

might have to dig up some pictures.


That would be great, not a lot of pics out there of Tetsu!
gruebleengourd
Yolo and Inland are stunning.
BLX
[quote="taylor12k"]i was friends with and worked with tetsu and spent time in his studio in NY....(no, i don't know where he is now)

yes, a JD800 was a huge part of those records as well as an Akai S3200 (or maybe 1000? i forgot, pretty sure 3200 tho).. thought i remember some sort of matrix 6 or matrix 1000, but not sur....his mixer was a Soundcraft Ghost (with a better/modified power supply) and everything recorded to a panasonic SV3700 DAT machine. struggling to remember anything else, though... MS20 perhaps... 101 or 106.. 606 i'm almost positive....


Thats just incredible. If you ever want to share any stories from that era im all ears.

Whats even more remarkable is the kit list. I would have put money onhim using modular, not entirely based on the sound palate but the writing of ambient otaku in particular just seemed to me to have to be written ina non linear experimental way. J


Thanks for this and please share anythig you feel like from this era. What were you working on with him?
gruebleengourd
BLX wrote:


Whats even more remarkable is the kit list. I would have put money onhim using modular, not entirely based on the sound palate but the writing of ambient otaku in particular just seemed to me to have to be written ina non linear experimental way. J


I can't comment on Inoue's actual approach to production. But I would disagree that it is mostly non linear. Maybe Ambient otaku is the exception, as to my ears, much of his work unfolds linearly without much repetition. A lot of his work feels like it was played live (synth stuff) or programmed (computer/sample) and then arranged in audio, not so much sequenced.
Maybe linear/non linear isn't really the right descriptors. Looping and wandering / flowing may be better?
Dr. Sketch-n-Etch
I don't know about Tetsu Inoue, but I just had some of Uncle Tetsu's Japanese cheesecake, and it was awesome!
Lennywat
agree with a comment below SlayerBadger!
taylor12k
tetsu didn't have any modular in his studio in new york and everything was MIDI back then (ie: no "DAW"). i can't remember what sequencer he used though on his Mac.

of course, when he went to work with Pete Namlook who knows what they used. Pete had a huge collection of gear and i'm sure a Doepfer system was part of it.

tetsu and i did a single album together on my label, its was called "active/freeze" and *was* in the early DAW era. i have not made the album available digitally because of my inability to pay tetsu anything for sales/royalties (due to the lack of knowledge of his whereabouts).

we'd also hang out a bit with his wife ingrid in their NY apartment and eat japanese curry.

BLX wrote:
Whats even more remarkable is the kit list. I would have put money onhim using modular, not entirely based on the sound palate but the writing of ambient otaku in particular just seemed to me to have to be written ina non linear experimental way. J


Thanks for this and please share anythig you feel like from this era. What were you working on with him?
Wracked with Guilt
taylor12k wrote:

of course, when he went to work with Pete Namlook who knows what they used. Pete had a huge collection of gear and i'm sure a Doepfer system was part of it.


I recall Pete saying that the drones on the 2350 Broadway series were just the 2 of them wiggling the EMS Synthi which he brought over with him as hand luggage. My favourite of their collaborations though was always 62 Eulengasse, possibly my all-time favourite FAX release closely followed by Testu’s Organic Cloud. Never would have guessed in a million years that he was a JD800 user.
materialobject
for anyone interested in the JD 800, check out this video of some of it's presets..

Namlook fans should recognise a few.. some of which have been used across a bunch of early 90s electronica.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiSmi-84aCg
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