Zenith (6) ‎– Zenith

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Fax +49-69/450464 ‎– PS 08/48
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Tracklist

1 Sacred Mirror 14:58
2 Electro Dreams 11:38
3 Plexus Solaris 18:46
4 Aura 19:15

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ZENITH
NEW YORK 1994

Limitation: 1,000 copies.
CD label mistakenly lists all tracks as being written only by Tetsu Inoue. The jewelcase insert artwork credits both artists properly.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 6269

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AW 061 Zenith (6) Zenith(CD, Album, RE) Ambient World AW 061 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PSY 121 Zenith (6) Zenith(CD, Album, RE) Psychonavigation Records PSY 121 Ireland 2016 Sell This Version

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streamdreama

streamdreama

September 5, 2016
edited 8 months ago
Tetsu's Ambient releases are really something magical, deeply calming and otherworldly,
every sound no matter how short or quietly mixed plays an important part of the immersive experience.

The subtle use of electronic rhythm on Zentih never distracts or becomes a focal point.
Anyone interested in checking out the works of Tetsu Inoue, this is a great place to start.

Sadly his whereabouts have been unknown for some time now and he has not released anything since "Inland" on Fax.

Avoid the 2016 re-issue, as its poor artwork/packaging and the fact it has been released it seems without Tetsu's knowledge is a great injustice to his "Ambient legacy.
djnovals

djnovals

February 29, 2016

"Aura" its pretty darky start and in 6:26 just amazing drift in the air. Full relax
mergendy

mergendy

September 22, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
One of the unheralded Fax classics in my humble opinion, and representing some of Tetsu Inoue's very best work, is Zenith, a 1994 collaboration with Carlos Vivanco, who, rather strangely if you ask me, has no other Fax releases to his name...

Made up of four fairly lenghty tracks, this minor masterpiece begins with Sacred Mirror, a wonderfully created piece of atmospheric ambience, floating, haunting and melodic. Electro Dreams is really the business, hypnotic, soothing, with a deceptive amount happening just under the surface. I also like the fact that it's one of those tunes where the start of the bar can be in two places, if you know what I mean.

Plexus Solaris is more relaxed, a slow developer, but none the less enjoyable for that. It's definitely time to sit back and relax in the latter half of the disc, as further evidenced by the closer, Aura, which is still more "environmental" music, a nice piece of deep chill to take us to the end of our journey.

Excellent stuff. 9/10.
kruisspin

kruisspin

November 26, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
great album to move on,and a must have for any dance and shake instructor!
a big big applaus and thanks for those artists that made this!
eidoom

eidoom

October 6, 2004
edited over 12 years ago

Far and away my favourite fax release of all time. I know it sounds cliched but this really is a 'journey' if there ever was an album fit for that description. Conjours up images of ancient civilisations, the lost music from a thousand years ago, made without electronic gadgetry as if the various tribes and races of the world collectively conceived this music almost telepathically. The rise of the morning sun portrayed through cascading waves of celestial synths, the pained crys of a million slaves, the gentle rhythmic motions of nature itself - the animals, the ocean and the wind. Switch of the lights and reach that inner place where time stands still and all your troubles just dissapear. Essential!