• thirdsystem about 1 year ago

    Just listening to Organic Cloud here and thinking about Tetsu and his music.

    His music, solo and with Pete, form a massive part of my listening life. Supreme talent and utterly beautiful music.

    I just wish we could hear something about him, even just that he is okay. I have to say I fear the worst but there is always hope. No music since Inland , 9 years :( I am going to play it next , for me, one of the most beautiful ambient albums of all time.

    Wherever you are Tetsu I hope you are at peace and always know your music has moved and improved many lives.
  • jessfranco2 about 1 year ago

    the master....does not come any better than tetsu imo
  • WildDragon. about 1 year ago

    Too many rumors about his disappearance :( some said he quit the music industry, others said he went to help in his family's restaurant in Japan. I heard he went on a retreat, etc... Who to believe. I know that he had no obligation to tell the fans about his doings but he's a part of our lives in a way through his art, he touched our souls.

    I listened to Yolo lately and organic cloud, just amazing. He is a master of ambient.
  • player about 1 year ago

    player edited about 1 year ago
    There have been rumours/mentions that Tetsu Inoue might have died in Japan's tsunami. I hate to think that's true or even think about it. I'll continue to keep in hope that all rumours are just rumours while keeping a positive scenario about his disappearance and for his well being.
  • mickchillage about 1 year ago

    mickchillage edited about 1 year ago
    Been listening to his stuff a lot lately, revisiting some of his more experimental side as well
    like Fragment Dots and Field Tracker. I ordered Yolo as I never picked it up, Nice complete
    his discography.
  • Jandruss about 1 year ago

    I feel sorry all that things happened,the Namlook´s death and Inoue´s dissapear....I would like to keep having news about new albums or new projects...but nothing at all.
  • gandolfito63 about 1 year ago

    Who knows anyway anything about Inoue?!
    I mean,before he vanished and as a human being.Are there any interviews,anything at all?
    Namlook knew him well for sure but as far as I can remember,he never told anything on the personal side.
    More artists know him well too,as he collaborated with a good bunch of musicians but again,I never found any info about his life,his thoughs,the way he created his music,his hobbies,anything at all.I only know his music.Really a secretive guy.Well after all he's a japanese.What do I know about japanese mentality? Actually almost nothing at all first hand.Such a popullated and cosmopolitan country and I have never known more or less in deep somebody from there.
    What I find extremely surprising is that nobody knows nothing,he just vanished.Something which isn't easy at all in our society,now fully comunicated throu Internet.I mean,if somebody for example dies,somebody else knows it and the info spreads.If somebody doesn't want to be found,again somebody knows it and again that info spreads (even if his wish not to be found is honoured!).
    But in this case,simply nobody knows nothing.It somehow gives me the creeps.How on Earth is such a thing possible?
  • gandolfito63 about 1 year ago

    Certain is,after about 3 decades and a half listening to many kinds of music and almost all genres of electronic music,Tetsu Inoue is in my top-5 musicians ever.So sad not knowing what happened to the real person who created such brilliant music and not knowing almost anything at all about him before he vanished.
  • Azol about 1 year ago

    Phonaut has a comment thread going here
    https://phonaut.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/where-is-tetsu-inoue/
    There are several bits and pieces of information, but alas, no news.
  • WildDragon. about 1 year ago

    He might have gone off the radar to never be found. Maybe he needed to step away indefinitely which I respect. It saddens us all but if this is truly what happened then I hope he found happiness as much as he brought happiness to us and more.
  • Jandruss about 1 year ago

    This is the only interview i found...http://www.spiderbytes.com/ambientrance/intinoue.htm
  • thirdsystem 3 months ago

    Just checked phonauts Tetsu blog there........

    Someone posted a while back alleging he may be in Spain allowing his wife to earn for a bit ? Sounds unlikely. There is also a question on Reddit which I have discovered......

    https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/5o90o8/where_is_legendary_ambient_musician_tetsu_inoue/

    Speculation on there that it was an assumed name ? Find that very hard to believe.

    Still no news though it seems :(
  • player 3 months ago

    Any news on Tetsu Inoue ?
  • Kracker 3 months ago

    Kracker edited 3 months ago
    Yeah we're in the 'post-truth' era so everybody's now saying he didn't even exist or it's all a conspiracy. Great. Reddit is a useless bunch of twats. Kinda hard for Namlook, Jonah Sharp, Uwe Schmidt, Bill Laswell and all his other collaborators to keep that a secret for no good reason whatsoever.

    Last time, we speculated he was a victim of the 2011 Tsunami. Was there any sign of him after 2007?
  • jomoquin 3 months ago

    Apparently Andrew Deutsch, a longtime collaborator with Tetsu, got an email from Tetsu.

    "Tetsu is probably in Spain. Letting his wife earn for a while – last email I got was a chuckle inside joke from Spain."
  • Kracker 3 months ago

    but when was that email?
  • jomoquin 3 months ago

    I'm not sure. It probably wouldn't be too difficult to contact Andrew Deutsch directly and see if he has heard from Tetsu lately.
  • gandolfito63 3 months ago

    Rumorology is a very widespread sport in my country (Spain) but of course there won't be ever rumours here about Inoue because no one knows him or his music.
    Rumours are just that,rumours.They aren't any info so they are of no significance or value.
    Probably there has been not a single week in the last 20 years in my life without listening at least 1 or 2 of Inoue's releases,alone or in collaboration with Namlook and other artists. I know actually nothing about the human being but he is part of my life and that is what matters for me.Wherever he may be,I wish him the best.He is a master of Beauty.
  • Jazzual 3 months ago

    Nice post Gandolfito. The fact is that if Tetsu wanted people to know where he is he could reveal that in no time. Best just to enjoy the music and let things be...
  • thirdsystem 3 months ago

    gandolfito63

    Probably there has been not a single week in the last 20 years in my life without listening at least 1 or 2 of Inoue's releases,alone or in collaboration with Namlook and other artists. I know actually nothing about the human being but he is part of my life and that is what matters for me.Wherever he may be,I wish him the best.He is a master of Beauty.


    Very nice thoughts. Only been ten years for me but totally agree and feel the same way. Massive part of my life Tetsu and Pete's music , always will be.

    Still hope to hear news of the ambient legend that is Tetsu Inoue and live in hope of some more music from the maestro.
  • mattsalcido 3 months ago

    thirdsystem

    Speculation on there that it was an assumed name ? Find that very hard to believe.


    Tetsu Inoue is a real person. I met him a couple of times at Mills College in Oakland back in '99/'00. I'm sad to hear he has gone missing, I had no idea.
  • slntwtchr 2 months ago

    Yea - he's definitely real. I work with Bill Laswell and he was in studio with him a number of times. But he hadn't been in contact with him for a while before Inoue "disappeared"

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