This modestly self-titled tape features the four protagonists in varying configurations and quite literally presents two different sides (namely, A and B) of drone music – the soothing, contemplative and harmonic side, and the brooding, dark, and vaguely spooky side.
Side A contains a live recording by Polish musicians Piotr Cisak and Pawel Oleksinski. Using not only electronic sound sources, but bass and guitar as well, they create an ever-flowing, becalmed kind of immersive ambient drone that will appeal to fans of Dronaement or Mirko Uhlig. It also goes to show that there is some truth to the clichéd claim that analogue sound sources sound ‘warmer’ than digital ones. The first track on the B side is a digital reworking (rather than remix) of the live recording by EMERGE, with additional sounds and final mix by Piotr Cisak. The treatments and subsonic tremor give the source material a harsher (‘colder’ if you will) sound and succeed in creating a totally different atmosphere. The second track on side B is a kind of synthesis of both approaches, with EMERGE reworking a studio track by Piotr Cisak & Freeze.