Take / Colossal Vol. 2
Album: Colossal Vol. 2   Collection:General
Artist:Take   Added:Dec 2004
Label:Buttermilk Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-02-06 Pull Date: 2005-04-10 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 27 Mar 6 Feb 20 Feb 13
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 08, 2005: Bump & Hustle Music
A Light at the End
4. Mar 24, 2005: Epiphany of Sound
2 Lane Highways (Remix), The Start of Our Ending, Mix
2. Apr 03, 2005: Selectronica
The Start of Our Ending, Mix
5. Mar 22, 2005: Princess in the evening
A Light at the End
3. Mar 29, 2005: Eran Mukamel
Circles & Squares
6. Mar 03, 2005: Epiphany of Sound
A Light at the End

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-01-27
A smoky, calm trip-hop EP (four originals plus remixes) on Seattle-based Buttermilk Records. Take's fourth effort, it features full soundscapes but lacks the imagination of other instrumental hip hop artists like DJ Shadow and DJ Frane. Still, the samples are endearing and the mood consistent, producing a steady release with some understated gems.

Note: Endings of most tracks have a couple seconds of dead air -- watch out.
Sweet: 4, 6, 9
FCC: 3

1. Ringing in yo ear, boom-chick drum, nice midway breakdown, abrupt end.
2. Chimes, square 4/4 beat.
3. FCC (...but ILL sampling/scratch, lackadaisical soundscape -- totally sic track. Damn.)
**4. Catchy hook, jazzy twisting samples, soundtrackish interlude.
5. Airy Organ, distorted vocals.
**6. Mr. Rogers meets DJ Shadow prologue, and the rest of the track delivers. Lots going on but manages to hold it together: samples, male vox, piano, big band background, crickets.
7. Kickin' rhythm, loopy feel, brushes on the snare drum.
8. Strong vocals, growling synths and upfront sounds
*9. Capable sampling, atmospheric background.
10. Xylophone, sax, flute, flat/uninspired beat.

Track Listing
1. Lane Highways   6. The Start of Our Ending, Mix
2. Circles & Squares   7. 2 Lane Highways (Remix)
3. The Star of Our End   8. The Start of Our Ending, Mix
4. A Light at the End   9. The Start of Our Ending, Mix
5. Circles & Squares (Remix)   10. Circles & Squares (Remix)