Innode is a new project by Stefan Németh in close collaboration with Steven Hess (Locrian, Pan.American, Cleared) and Bernhard Breuer (Elektro Guzzi, Tumido).
Innode´s music is oriented around the central axes of rhythm, reduction, and precise forms. Based on this navigation system, pieces adopt a technical approach contrasted by human intuition and the element of unpredictability. Drum machines interlink with acoustic percussion, one being shaped, extended, and complemented by the other. At the same time, these percussive patterns are substrate for electronic textures, made up of raw and unprocessed waveforms and generated by analogue synthesizers. It is the function defining the choice of sounds; hence, resulting elements can be as simple as white noise or a pulsewave. “Proto-sonic” could be a suitable term, a position in this context. Comparable to this process, it is the focus on essentials regarding the form. The organization of chunks of sounds, as well as structuring microscopic details emerge from the same idea of using just as much as needed: the minimum simply fits best.
For CTM 2014, Innode members Breuer (drums) and Németh (synthesizers, sampler) present their debut album, Grindshifter (Editions Mego).