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HAFLER TRIO - If Take, Then Take

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Crippled Intellect Productions CIP016
Release Year: 2005
Note: lim & numb. ed. 400 / with signed art-booklet in strange design & shape!
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.....limited edition of 400 with trapezoidal booklet, signed.....
"... Unanswered questions, unasked-for responses, stimulus and response exercises conducted and presented for the benefit of a select few. Hafler Trio has always asked more of the listener than many sound artists do, with questions and ideas that provoke and, like an open invitation, await response from those who are willing to tackle, often at length, the ideas presented. The audio cleanses the aural palette and refurbishes it nicely. The ideas in the booklet are available to those who wish additional illuminations, provocations, questions, and - when the light is right - answers, may add greater tricks to their own personal repertoire of knowledge. Please note: in this instance, knowledge may be considered fact, fiction, or entirely up for debate." [from the label info]
У.....As to the musical program found within, McKenzie offers another breathtaking variation on the theme of hidden ambience, disrupted silences, and rich timbral minimalism....Ф [Aquarius Records]

label: www.cipsite.net



"We didn't really expect to ever see this record again, but lo and behold here it is: The Hafler Trio's brilliant lp-only production If Take, Then Take from 2005. The album was recorded and released during a notorious flurry of Hafler Trio activity about a decade ago, when he cranked out some 20 albums in a 4 year period. Pretty much all of those albums (and most everything that Andrew McKenzie has produced as the Hafler Trio and beyond) are highly recommended; and are wholly out of print. So, if you are curious about this enigmatic / brilliant / frustrating author of gnostic sound art, this may be your last chance to grab one of his original pieces of vinyl.
Is there much more to say about The Hafler Trio that hasn't been said already by us or anyone else for that matter? Perhaps. Yet another month and another Hafler Trio album arrives, stretching our feeble efforts to describe the audio / visual / contextual productions of Mr. Andrew M. McKenzie, the sole member of the Hafler Trio with assistance from other like-minded techgnostics on occasion. For the month of September 2005, the Hafler Trio album in question is If Take, Then Take which marks the first full length LP that McKenzie has engineered in over a decade - this, of course in the wake of numerous multi-cd sets and 10"s galore. In describing this record, the C.I.P. label offered an exceptional introduction for If Take, Then Take: "Unanswered questions, unasked-for responses, stimulus and response exercises conducted and presented for the benefit of a select few. Hafler Trio has always asked more of the listener than many sound artists do, with questions and ideas that provoke and, like an open invitation, await response from those who are willing to tackle, often at length, the ideas presented. The audio cleanses the aural palette and refurbishes it nicely. The ideas in the booklet are available to those who wish additional illuminations, provocations, questions, and - when the light is right - answers, may add greater tricks to their own personal repertoire of knowledge. Please note: in this instance, knowledge may be considered fact, fiction, or entirely up for debate."
As to the musical program found within, McKenzie offers another breathtaking variation on the theme of hidden ambience, disrupted silences, and rich timbral minimalism. Limited to 400 copies and signed by Andrew McKenzie and includes a fancy trapezoidal booklet of text and art. And as always, he prefers for us to not offer any sound samples." [Aquarius Records]