New CD edition released 29 October 2017! Includes exclusive bonus tracks!
Following a series of incredible demos between 1998 and 2002 Tenebras and Akhron (later of PESTE NOIRE, SOROR DOLOROSA, DARVULIA) began recording their debut album in the summer of 2003. During the recording Tenebras decided to incorprate a new vocal style, adding to his wild howls the now familiar singing (which Andee at Aquarius once described as a mix between Roz Williams and Mark E. Smith).
The fallout from the vocal change is an important distraction as it became the last recording between the brothers and led to this debut album being shelved for over a decade.
Inner Light is vintage late-demo-era NUIT NOIRE: magical and atmospheric black metal. Furious blasting drums from Akhron, an impressive final performance! Tenebras' guitar tone and playing style unlike anything or anyone else. The NUIT NOIRE sound was discovered early, on their demos. Over the first five years their skill and ability improved dramatically and as a duo Inner Light is the peak of their execution. "Quand la nuit tombe" for example - first recorded for the Once Upon a Night demo - demonstrates how they improved in every way.
With over ten years hindsight, whatever turmoil this album caused, it can be viewed, hopefully with some objectivity, as one of their greatest accomplishments. Now, at last, unearthed!
You may have heard some of these songs, Tenebras re-recorded them alone for later splits with CALL ME LORETTA, CIRCLE OF OUROBORUS and HIS ELECTRO BLUE VOICE. But not like this... two brothers calling on night spirits somewhere in Southern France, producing some of the best music we've experienced.
Inner Light has existed in tape trading circles for years but I don't think any of us expected it to ever be more than that. To finally have an official release in best quality, direct from the masters, is the most welcome news this year!
Exclusive bonus tracks! All 8 Inner Light songs recorded live at the NUIT NOIRE 5th anniversary show on 18 January 2003!