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MUSIC, AMBIENCE AND SOUND ART => Other Ambient (and related) Music => Topic started by: drone on on August 02, 2013, 10:17:47 PM

Title: Where is Tetsu Inoue?
Post by: drone on on August 02, 2013, 10:17:47 PM
Listening to some classic Fax albums tonight, I decided to do some research to find out the latest.  All I found was a blog by Phonaut asking the same thing, about a year ago.  He was concerned he's either dead or just being a recluse, as all his emails went unanswered and cards/letters never got a reply.  He was running tetsus website the last several years.  The man is a ghost.  Anyone know anything???
Title: Re: Where is Tetsu Inoue?
Post by: Antdude on August 04, 2013, 06:27:05 PM
Kind of curious, myself. The last new album Tetsu put out was 'Inland' on the Fax label, back in 2007.  I know of nothing since then.

Dave at Ear Rational has been hard at work on his tribute album to Pete Namlook http://carpesonum.tumblr.com/namlooktribute (http://carpesonum.tumblr.com/namlooktribute) The track list from Fax artists had no submission from Tetsu Inoue.
Title: Re: Where is Tetsu Inoue?
Post by: drone on on August 05, 2013, 12:06:35 AM
Antdude,

Thank you so much for mention of this Namlook tribute!  Had no idea this was coming out.  4 CD's of unreleased music by Fax artists--the tracklist looks incredible (some tracks that were intended for future Fax releases, like Spyra, Anthony Rother, etc.)--plus 4 MORE cd's of music by fans.  I would have been happy to have 4 discs of Fax artists; not sure about 4 discs of unknowns.  The set will sell for $85(!!) available late September.  Could've cut that price in half with maybe 4 CD's mentioned above plus one by fans.  I think 8 is a bit excessive, but we shall see...Speaking of Fax, I noticed the Fax website was finally sold.  I kept checking it every so often for maybe some information about Peter's death and/or statements by his family, but it never happened.  The website finally down is really kind of a cold hard slice of reality that this really was the end of Fax records.   :(

Regarding Tetsu, seems nobody cared (except you and me).  Maybe that's why he's in hiding or whatever.   ;D
Title: Re: Where is Tetsu Inoue?
Post by: ffcal on August 05, 2013, 10:19:40 AM
Regarding Tetsu, seems nobody cared (except you and me).  Maybe that's why he's in hiding or whatever.   ;D

This was raised on the Hyperreal ambient list a few months ago.  I don't there was much info there, either.

Forrest
Title: Re: Where is Tetsu Inoue?
Post by: jkn on August 24, 2013, 05:00:15 AM
Noah / Phonaut has been Tetsu's webmaster for years and years - and he posted this a year ago or so wondering the same thing.

http://phonaut.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/where-is-tetsu-inoue/ (http://phonaut.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/where-is-tetsu-inoue/)
Title: Re: Where is Tetsu Inoue?
Post by: drone on on August 24, 2013, 09:03:28 PM
Yes, that's exactly what I said in my original post starting this topic, only I did not provide the link to that blog.  Thank you for doing so.  ;)
Title: Re: Where is Tetsu Inoue?
Post by: DeepR on September 26, 2013, 12:49:20 PM
This is sad.

Inland is glorious. Great ambient music.

Btw, for the Namlook compilation you'd also expect something from Schulze...
Title: Re: Where is Tetsu Inoue?
Post by: Celer on October 03, 2013, 08:56:07 PM
Maybe he just didn't want to be involved in the music business anymore? Or, he has more important things going on than music. I think those things are more likely than death.