Boomkat Product Review:
Reflective album of solo keys fringed with electronics and swaddled in ambient noise by New York’s master of liminal composition; Taylor Deupree
His first solo side since 2018’s ‘Fallen’ (and collaborations with Richard Chartier and Stephen Vitiello in between) takes hazy shape thanks to Deupree’s patented, texturised atmospheres which account for half of the message he’s trying to convey, while his expressively nuanced melodic content makes up the other half, luring us into hypnagogic headspace where time is out of joint and the days never seems to get going, just looping into themselves so that the meaning of any slight shift appears amplified from the norm.
“Taylor Deupree is an American musician and mastering engineer based just outside of New York. As a former member of the American electronic band Prototype 909, Deupree has had numerous collaborations with artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Stephen Vitiello, Alva Noto and Marcus Fischer. Curating 12k, a New-York based music label, is another aspect of Deupree’s career and brought together over one hundred releases since its beginnings in 1997. Having some similar artists in our catalog (Federico Durand, Will Samson and Steinbüchel for example), it’s safe to say that Deupree’s new release through Dauw will be in good company.”