Takeleave – Inner Sea

Excerpts of press or air play outcomes.



Inner Sea” is a journey inwards, delving into the hidden ocean of unconscious dreams and memories. Melodies tell stories of key moments, anchoring certain points in one’s life and the experiences and sensations they reflect. Giving them sounds to breathe and mirroring the soul in unseen depths, these memories are stored eternally in a shelter floating within this inner world.

All these memories lay in the depths of my inner sea. It‘s surface reflects pictures of all the worlds that I want to dive back into, over and over again.” – Takeleave | Nicolas De Araújo Peixoto

‘Inner Sea’ comes out worldwide on limited double blue vinyl (including download code) & digital.


  • 01 Burrow
  • 02 Away From Here
  • 03 Cosmic Bath
  • 04 Habitat
  • 05 Bedroom Eyes
  • 06 Calibu
  • 07 The Eyot
  • 08 Passage
  • 09 Vacationin’
  • 10 Back Water
  • 11 Safehold
  • 12 You


A lush accomplished offering from Nicolas De Araújo Peixoto, whose musical virtuosity shines through a record encompassing electronica, ambient, soul, jazz and more, all underpinned by some serious instrumental chops.

Tristan Parker | DJMag, UK

It’s the warm sound that draws you in in all the tracks. I’m hooked.

Thris Tian | Worldwide FM, UK

Sounds like a really nice album start to finish, particularly liking the house joints.

James Barrie | Slow Music Movement, ES

It’s the warm sound that draws you in in all the tracks. I’m hooked.

Simon Harrison | Basic Soul Radio, US

Lovely stuff – perfect for those rainy Sundays when you don’t want to leave the house but with enough interesting bits to keep it out of “chill-out” territory.

Bruce Tantum | XLR8R, US

I feel like I’m in a dream.

Erica McKoy | Worldwide FM, UK

At 36 minutes, Inner Sea is a tidy but satisfying affair, with the brevity also applying to many of the individual tracks; the set is best listened to as a flowing whole.

Joseph Neff | Vinyl District, US

Wafting through fours sides of vinyl, as if on a warm summer breeze, perhaps along a river.

Thomas H Green | The Arts Desk, US

Seine Instrumentale sind so verschraubt, dass man sie sich als Soundtrack für den frostigen, aber sonnendurchfluteten Montagmittag nach dem Berghain denken kann.

SH | ZITTY Berlin, GER

Die Tracks erzeugen einen unglaublichen Ruhepol beim Hören, ohne auch nur ein Hauch von Wellness-Musik zu versprühen. Spannendes Songwriting, verdammt gutes Producing und die innere Mitte.

Basti Gies | FAZE Mag, GER

The debut album from Berlin-based electronic producer Nicolas De Araújo Peixoto (aka Takeleave) is an impressive set of lush, jazz-tinged, richly-textured downtempo beats and inviting grooves that’s quickly reminiscent of Teebs and Shigeto’s early catalog. “Safehold” is the lone track to feature prominent vocals.

Alex Ruder | KEXP, US