Sunday, November 25, 2012

In One - Ascension (1994, Gamma Ray) & Fade ep (1996, Interstellar)

I  have two discs of compactness to offer you today, courtesy of In One, whose "Sour Yellow State" 45 I made available just a couple weeks ago.  In my writeup, I emphasized this upstate New York combo's qualifications to be judged by their shoegaze-mongering capabilities, but after spending some quality time with Ascension and Fade, I'm afraid I may have typecast them.  True, the tunes from that single (both appearing on Ascension btw) were the stuff of tremelo-kissed dreams, In One also fixed their gaze on the more austere side of the Britpop coin, specifically the likes of Adorable and Boo Radleys...though I might be the only one outside the band to hone in on those more obtuse angles.  "Used and Abused" is a particularly grand example of In One's acumen removed from the gauzy, dream-pop confines.

Fade, which followed two years after, Ascension boasted far briefer songs, but stylistically more of the same.  The arrangements were becoming slightly less congested however, with the trio seizing upon the crisp hue of contemporaries Riverside and The Ocean Blue at moments.  The liner notes mention Fade was designed as precursor to a forthcoming full length that I'm assuming never came to fruition.     

Ascension
01. Ascension
02. Blue
03. Flooding Water
04. Swallowed Whole
05. Sour Yellow State
06. Used and Abused
07. Stuck (Here in the Present)

Fade ep
01. Surge
02. Mercury
03. The Ceiling Reappears
04. Nastasya
05. Gasping for Air
06. Mercury (acoustic)
07. Fade (part 1)

Ascension: http://www4.zippyshare.com/v/65762656/file.html
Fade: http://www4.zippyshare.com/v/19495567/file.html

7 comments:

The Salvager said...

Thanks!! Listening to them right now!

gabbazoo said...

cool, thanks for these, I am gonna pick up used copies on amazon for sure. not expensive but hard to find

piratecyan said...

Thanks your description made it download worthy lol

Peter K. said...

Willfully obscure seems about right.

I fell in love with Mercury while working at the radio station in college, to the extent of memorizing most of the lyrics to that song.

Years later I'm singing it to my kids at a bedtime, but finding it nearly impossible to track down any evidence that a band called "In One" even existed to have sung it.

Thank you for this post which validates my sanity . . . or at least gives me company to share my delusion with.

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Could you reupload these aswell?
Thanks!

spavid said...

Both links have been updated.