Catalog number: TFR001
Format: 10" vinyl including free mp3 download of the album
Edition: 500 hand numbered copies. One time pressing only
Release date: june 2009
A1. :take: - paysage avec fer (5:15)
A2. :take: - joie de résistance (6:52)
B1. white/lichens - tonight's the night (11:20)
The first volume of the three:four records split series gathers two mesmeric drone guitar lovers, the newly arrived French project :take: coming from Paris and the Chicago based combo White/Lichens. Two different approaches of drone music: soft and melodic for :take:, loud and unbridled for the Chicagoans.
The A-side is composed of two :take:'s tracks. Paysage avec Fer evokes desert landscapes shaped by interlaced sine tone and minimalist guitar manipulation. It's a 5 min abstract guitar drone and epic effort. Joie de Résistance offers another side of :take:'s work. A bluesy guitar, melodic guitar patterns… The track ends with a repetitive beat leading to a hypnotic trance.
The B-side is a massive 10 min piece by White/Lichens. Tonight's the Night is a growing deflagration, powerful and loud. The intensity is magnified by a psyche reverbed guitar. Listening to it is as fascinating as waiting for a hurricane to come.