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Myth and Impermanence

by Inch-time

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Dr. Beaf
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Dr. Beaf The first track was the draw-card to this album that spatially pulls you in with the infectious beat and that heavy 2 note bass-line. The rest of the album then gets broken down to some very special moments that never see the rhythmical style of the first track, yet I think that makes the album all so much more interesting. Favorite track: Time Of The Fire.
Thibaut Devigne
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Thibaut Devigne A very interesting ambient album that flirts with post-rock and techno dub in a monolake style. Evocative, moody, very good again.
Ethan Diamond
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Ethan Diamond Alternate Get Carter theme? www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kMhcf8eyiA Favorite track: Time Of The Fire.
Andrew Jervis
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Andrew Jervis Deeper than deep instrumental tracks to get completely lost in. Electronic and organic, vivid and dreamy - this is ultimate headphone music. Favorite track: Time Of The Fire.
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The Sun Myth 05:13
Woods 03:28
Stapedius 03:37
Night Falls 04:43
Home 03:14
Impermanence 01:06
Decay 08:24


Following closely in the wake of 2011s critically lauded ‘The Floating World’, Inch-time, the brainchild of Australian-born-London-living producer Stefan Panczak, returns with ‘Myth & Impermanence’, his second release on his own Mystery Plays imprint.

Recorded over a 10 month period in an East London basement studio, ‘Myth & Impermanence’ flawlessly melds raw and real jazz instrumentation with glittering electronica, delivering an accomplished 11-song set of exceptional sonic tailoring.

The pristine, lake-clear textures and exquisite musical subtleness synonymous with Inch-time releases are all present, but what once shimmered now bubbles and spikes, live instrumentation adding mountain ranges to the musical landscape. The result is a collection that somehow manages to take in both darkness and light, a wall of calm, edged with ominous foreboding.

“It is a concept album of sorts.” Panczak says “Starting with ‘Time of the Fire’ we journey from the city to the country, from light to darkness. By the end of this first song we have left the temporal world and we are ready to explore the shadow world of myths and dreams.”

For the creation of this nocturnal suite Panczak felt a change of both creative tack and personnel was required in the studio.

“I felt limited just using software and the occasional guitar or keyboard to create my music. When you use a sample or a midi instrument you lose all the nuances and subtleties of a real instrument; every time it plays it is exactly the same. The brain picks up on that and it soon becomes repetitive.”

This need for musical realism and sonic exploration opened the door to Alex Bonney (trumpet), Olie Brice (bass) and Karl Penney (drums), three of the UKs finest Jazz players.

Collaborating with live musicians placed Panczak in the rare position of both musical director and collector of sounds, both planned and unexpected.

“I had them play over the existing tracks, writing some melodies and motifs for them but also having them freely improvise. I took all these recordings and used them as samples, either as intended in the original recordings or re-appropriating them into other songs to create new and unexpected re-contextualisations.”


released November 5, 2012

Written and produced by Stefan Panczak
Inch-time: Guitar, keyboards, vibes, percussion, electronics
Alex Bonney: Trumpet (2,4,5,10)
Olie Brice: Bass (1,2,4,5)
Karl Penney: Drums (1,2,5,8,9)
Toby Winton-Brown: Rhodes (3)
Recorded at Cellar Studios, Shoreditch, April 2011 - February 2012
Pre-Master by Benge
Mastered by Taylor Deupree
Design by When Studio

Copyright 2012


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