An Invitation To Disappear

Have a first listen to snippets from Inland & Julian Charrière’s debut album “An Invitation To Disappear” which will come out on A-TON at the end of September.

Based on his soundtrack for a video installation by conceptual artist Julian Charrière, Davenport has recast the material and field recordings into 8 tracks of rhythmically intricate electronics and spectral, ambient techno, inspired by Charrière’s striking, 76-minute tracking shot through an Indonesian palm plantation toward a totemic soundsystem on full blast.

Both the album and original soundtrack were created in response to the 200th anniversary of the eruption of the Tambora volcano in 1815, which plunged the world into darkness and a caused a series of extreme weather conditions, forcing global communities forced to adapt to sudden radical changes in temperature and weather.

An Invitation To Disappear offers a contemporary parallel, leading viewers – and listeners – down a seemingly endless direct path through bio-commercial monoculture where ancient jungle once flourished. This is reflected sonically in eight perspectives on the lush, synthetic jungle, made of myriad buzzing fauna and colossal bassweight: speeds vary widely; rhythms dissolve from straight to broken, synth tempos operate by their own internal clocks (and logic). The LP also features a special edition 12-page booklet with images by Charrière.

In collaboration with Berlinische Galerie, Berghain will host a special screening of An Invitation To Disappear with a live performance by Inland on September 26. Charrière’s solo exhibition As We Used to Float also opens at Berlinische Galerie earlier that night.