July 13 2006
very happy this morning to receive a really nice and well-written review of "Northern" in a French magazine called Ocotpus. i'm posting the english translation here… there's been a few reviews coming in this week, they're all in the press section on the website…
They are not least paradoxes than to have listened to for the first time this disc under a heat festival sky. Northern, as its name indicates it, evokes north. But a cottony and luminescent north rather than rough and swept by the winds. A north, finally, with the image of its originator, Taylor Deupree, which returns here for the first time since January, published at Spekk in 2004, with a work of production as a recluse. Isolated in his new place from life in the medium of wood, the American musician operates a fold on oneself sincere which gives to its music a rêveuse crystalline flesh, a new consistency which sticks to usual, minimal and granular lines musical. Thus, the depth appears here by the sensitive one than by the sensory one, as on a "Haze it may Be" which subtly appears narrative, cast in a tablecloth of light and floating noises. In this alleviating sphere, the instrumental sources, the guitar, the mélodica and especially the electric piano seem to dissolve naturally in contact with the field recordings, except on the ultimate piece, "November", which joins again with some sounder frangible joints. With this disc, Taylor Deupree could bewitch your summer well. After that, it would not miss any more but it snows in July.