Album Remarks & Appraisals:
The instrumental album Inluk takes the listener on an imaginary adventure. The longplayer is the first cooperation of composer Sören Birke and producer Lutz Glandien. They are both natives to the capital's musical and cultural landscapes and know the sound of Berlin well. This sound is electronic and mingles well with handmade music. Inluk shows this while being diverse, pulsating, creative, tempting, unsettling, silky, contradictory - not least by using electro-accoustic montage techniques. One of these is called digital clustering, meaning concentration and accumulation. The sound is layered in loops surface by surface and then distorted. These multifaceted sound layers are the basis for Sören Birke's and Lutz Glandien's multi-instrumental improvisations. Harmonica, zyrna, monochord, flutes, mo qin, kalimba, and duduk are used. The latter is also known as the "Armenian oboe" and has come to international fame since the soundtrack to the movie Gladiator. With 23 tracks, the album Inluk tells wondrous tales of travelling. They are about "searching and finding", "movement and standstill", "nature and machine". The album cover points in that direction. It shows a centaur - part alligator, part automobile. The story telling track titles have their source in a fantasy language, allowing the music to become pictorial. Inluk presents itself as a mystic soundtrack in violet
Personnel: Sören Birke (flute, duduk, harmonica, zurna, kalimba); Lutz Glandien (monochord, sampler).
Recording information: Elsenstudio Berlin.