C40 audio cassette - professionally duplicated, with 2-flap inlay - lim. ed. of 151 hand-numbered copies

„When Trees Fall Down“ is the sonic encounter of Douleurfantome and Nature Morte. Two projects, two styles, but the same raw and dark emotions, the same need to express and transcend sadness, anger, frustration and the darkness around. For Douleurfantome, it is through the steady power and fragile violence of subtle noise-drones compositions, using feedback distortions and distant metallic melodies hazed in loads of digital filters, hanging in the air like electricity before a storm. At first glance, Nature Morte’s approach seems softer, more organic, but the omen of violence is there too, beneath the surface, in the gloom and mystery of the dark slo-mo, almost orchestral ambient, only a step away from the gaping chasm. On this release, each alone on the same journey, their paths cross, collide, diverge and cross again, and on two tracks they meet, in the middle of a wood of falling trees, where the forest of human emotions is at its darkest.

Side A
- Tiraillement I
Douleurfantome - 54 "Tortuosa" mp3
Douleurfantome - Tiraillements II
Douleurfantome / Nature Morte - L'instant d'une ombre mp3
Douleurfantome - Tiraillement III

Side B
Nature Morte
- Suintement I
Nature Morte / Douleurfantome - Maladie de l'encre mp3
Nature Morte - Suintement II
Nature Morte - When Trees Fall Down mp3
Nature Morte - Suintement III

(audio extracts on this page are in low quality)


"Im Gegensatz zu vielen sinnentleerten Splits tritt “When Trees Fall Down” als massive Einheit auf, wo ein Zahnrad ins Nächste greift, weshalb Konsumenten hier ein helles Licht geboten bekommen, das in jede gut sortierte Dark Ambient, Drone, Industrial Sammlung gehört. Wessen Herz nach Wällen von dunklen Emotionen lechzt, erfährt in “When Trees Fall Down” von Douleurfantome/ Nature Morte  ein berührendes Meisterwerk, dessen phänomenale Intensität auch noch nach dem x-ten Hördurchlauf packt." (Kulturterrorismus)