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Signaling 07:54
Fernweh 07:48
Wanderlust 06:10
Alpha 03:23
Hearken 05:02


On February 18, 2023 in a very intimate setting, zakè, Marc Ertel, James Bernard, and From Overseas performed live at the historic Gothic Chapel, located at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana US. The set was multi-track recorded from the soundboard and is now available for those who were unable to attend the performance in person.


released April 28, 2023

All arrangements performed live by zakè, Marc Ertel, James Bernard, and From Overseas at the Gothic Chapel, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis Indiana, US
Mixed and mastered at Ambient Mountain House by James Bernard
Post Production and continuity by zakè and James Bernard
Cover photo, design and layout by zakè
Vinyl pressed at Dunk!Pressing, Belgium
Cut at ODM
Manufactured and assembled at Dunk!Pressing, Belgium
Special thanks to the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation
Marketed, distributed, published and
phonographic copyright - Past Inside the Present

© Past Inside the Present, 2023
℗ Past Inside the Present Publishing (BMI)
▷ This is PITP.LIVE 01


Instrumentation and equipment:
fender telecaster, neunaber neuron, chase bliss (blooper, mood, generation loss mkii), strymon (timeline, iridium, starlab), make noise (qpas, mimeophon, morphagene, optomix), hologram microcosm, meris mercury 7, eurorack modular synthesizer, verbos harmonic oscillator, mutable instruments beads, mutable instruments stages, knob.farm hyrlo, stingray ray5lh bass guitar, livetrack l-8, cort b5 element 5 string bass, norns shield (scripts: bounds/bardcodes/otis), op-1 synthesizer, meris polymoon, earthquaker devices avalanche run, klon clone boost, beltway looper, source audio collider, dunlop volume (x) pedal, tc electronics polytune, mxr bass preamp, vpjr volume pedal.

◾️◾️◾️ REVIEWS

"Back in February, the prolific Past Inside The Present label boss Zake hooked up with Marc Ertel, James Bernard, and From Overseas at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis for a very intimate live show in a historic Gothic Chapel. A vast array of instruments were used including a Fender Telecaster, Meris Mercury 7, Eurorack modular synthesizer, Stingray bass guitar and literally tens more tools and toys and the resulting eight tunes of absorbing ambient are all presented here. It is another mystic and mystifying release from this label that reaches sublime new emotional highs"

-Juno Records


"The home base of one of the most prolific and forward-thinking ambient/new age music record labels is Indianapolis, Indiana. Past Inside The Present has proven to be a most prolific home to the world’s finest purveyors of ambient/new age, putting out music by zakè, From Overseas, City of Dawn, Marine Eyes, James Bernard, Drum & Lace, 36, plus many others. The sounds are subtle, ethereal, and very much a sonic salve for the mind, body, and spirit. I’ve personally found great comfort from this Midwest record label.

On February 18th of this year zakè, Marc Ertel, James Bernard, and From Overseas got together at the historic Gothic Chapel, located at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana and put on a sublime live show. For those that couldn’t attend Past Inside The Present has now released the show as a live album experience. Multi-track recorded direct from the soundboard we now have Live at the Gothic Chapel, a tour-de-force live LP that puts the listener in the hallowed halls of the Gothic Chapel on that cool February evening. It’s 8 tracks of pure sonic and meditative beauty.

Each song opens a portal to some kind of enlightened presence. There’s a reason these songs seem so powerful in a chapel, as they elicit a feeling that there’s more to our existence than we realize. A higher power? I don’t know, but what these electronic pieces do is make me not so much of a pessimist when one brings up such things. There’s a lightness in songs like “Signaling” and the sublime “Wanderlust”. The air becomes rarified that surrounds these songs; it’s as if you’re breathing in something ancient yet newborn.

Nothing tips the scales past the 8 minute mark, with neither “Lament For Strings I” or “Lament For Strings III” barely cracking 2 1/2 minutes. They both feel like interludes between time and space, as opposed to ethereal breathers between the longer pieces. “Knowledge Rooms, Pt I & II” sounds like some New Age, atavistic tome that you’d hear in a crystalline hall echoing across blue skies and cumulonimbus peaks. It’s a moving experience, from first piece to last.

Live at the Gothic Chapel hearkens back to the shows early Tangerine Dream would put on in Gothic churches and cathedrals; sitting on concrete floors, twisting knobs, bending circuits, and blowing minds (Live At Reims Cathedral is essential listening.) zakè, Marc Ertel, James Bernard, and From Overseas lock into that kind of magic here, evoking a kind of peaceful transcendence in front of a live audience. Giving them not just a concert, but a true experience.

My hope is that Past Inside The Present can set up another show at some point, as I will be there for sure. If not, well I’ll always have Live at the Gothic Chapel to revisit.​"

-J. Hubner, Complex Distractions​



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Past Inside the Present (PITP) is an american ambient label.

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