Take Berlin: Sebastian
Street Art: Take Berlin rescues discarded tape deck from the trash to record basic tracks for its ethereal, soulful “Lionize” debut EP.
The Brooklyn and Berlin-based duo Take Berlin came together when, in the winter of 2011, guitarist Jesse Barnes pulled a discarded cassette deck from a snowy pile of trash in Brooklyn. A few months after that rescue, chance led Barnes to vocalist Yvonne Ambrée for the first time. After a half-dozen trips across the Atlantic, Take Berlin had realized the greater fate of that discarded tape deck, utilizing its inherent vintage qualities to record and enhance all of the basic tracks on the “Lionize” EP, released at the beginning of December.