Sunday, December 27, 2015

Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer - Twine [12K 084]

Released in late fall via his very own imprint 12k is Taylor Deupree's latest collaborational album effort "Twine" which he created alongside Marcus Fischer - again. For their second full length collaborational effort - the first, "In A Place Of Such Graceful Shapes", being released in 2011 - the artists focused on a full on conceptual approach to this 43 minutes 43 seconds piece, stripping things down to the use of two mono tape loops of different lengths as well as four acoustic instruments played live on top of these and recording the whole thing directly with a room microphone to a digital recording device without any additional editing. Using this set up which even seems to capture their individual movements on creaking chairs the pairing of artists creates an atmosphere of warm, organic and contemplative ambience, partly reminiscing of Oval's legendary "Systemisch" album speaking both of overall feel and glitchiness and partly serving sheer Ambient beauty like in tunes like "Telegraph", "Sailmaker" or "Kern" which is perfectly suitable for listening on repeat whilst the year slowly comes to an end. We like this. 


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