Replacing Christian Doscher with Paul Casanova, Inner Translucence (Mother West, 1997) continued the journey with two epic-length excursions: Destination Somewhere, that weds the magic and tender psychedelia of Pink Floyd with Popol Vuh’s mystic intensity, and Colorfields, a concentrate of kraut-rock experimentation.
Obscured Dialogues (Mother West, 1997) contains three bootleg-quality improvisations (Second First at Last, A Succession of Tableaus , Tilt).
Jane Scarpantoni played cello on the monumental Citrus Cloud Cover (Mother West, 1998). Recorded live, the 23-minute Undermine and the 17-minute Overmine displayed a jazzier feeling. A tour of the force within the tour de force, the 30-minute The Sunlight summarizes the influences and the ambitions of the band.
Adding Russell Giffen on bass and shifting Joey Murphy on guitar, Due to a Faulty Premonition (Mother West, 1999) opens new horizons, incorporating elements of ambient music (Sound Trap, Postscript - A Flickering), post-rock (When a Squall Line Beckons), jazz-rock (I See Things, Singe) and even psychedelic funk (Undoubtedly).
Remembrance of Things Unknown (Mother West, 2000) collects unreleased material.
Relying increasingly on drones, Rule #3 (Submergence, 2002) continues the shift towards ambient music (A Symphony Of Sirens, Mysterious Utterances), albeit with original takes on the genre (And Then All Silence Was Crushed).
A Thousand Shades of Grey (Funfundvierzig, 2003) is a split album with Acid Mothers Temple. If Or (Auricle) documents a 45-minute live improvisation of 1996.
Having honed their skills, Escapade did not substantially alter the format on But Distractions Abound (Submergence, 2007): freakout guitar jamming, droning sitar and hypnotic Neu-like rhythms.