Released November 2, 2020
Composer and pianist Joan Arnau Pàmies’ debut album under the pseudonym of Inlet Industry evokes the decay of a civilization. Structured into two parts of four tracks each, Dialectics of Collapse explores common science fiction themes, including parallel universes (“1979 Beta”), interdimensional existence (“Altered Forms 1 & 2”), and interstellar travel (“Departure”). Pàmies’ imaginative soundscapes emanate from his interest in early electronic music, 80s synth-pop, and ambient, thus making this album a highly emotional adventure far from the composer’s more cerebral, experimental work.
All music written and performed by Joan Arnau Pàmies.
Track 1 features edits of ‘Calm Waves’ by nsmusic and ‘Carnewas Waves and Gulls’ by Owl, both licensed under Creative Commons Attribution.
Track 2 vocals performed by Vivian Sànchez.
Mixed by Joan Arnau Pàmies at Major 74, Lleida.
Mastered by Yves Roussel, Barcelona.
Artwork by OriginalElephant.io
Special thanks to Sarah, Dolors, Jordi, and Carles.
- Thalassa [4:28]
- Dialectics of Collapse [3:50]
- 1979 Beta [6:27]
- Eastern Tectonics [6:38]
- Altered Forms 1 [4:47]
- Altered Forms 2 [3:41]
- Musings of Instrumental Reason (a.k.a. The Futility of Civilization) [6:55]
- Departure [8:00]