Taylor Deupree

Weather & Worn

12k2012

REVIEW: RECORD COLLECTOR (UK)

An inaugural and most welcome foray into the 7" format for the 12k roster. Here, label boss Deupree summons a breathtaking distillation of acoustic sound, with a minimum of processing, that evokes both the beauty of the natural world outside his window and the subtle shifts in mood he felt while improvising these two four-minute pieces. Built around a plaintive drone, each track is dappled and draped with tiny heart-warming gestures (a rising harmonic here, an arcing tonal flicker there) in an attempt to capture nuances of tension and change; drifting slowly to no place in particular before the final curtain call of the run-out groove. All is heavenly peace. In a month that's been pretty great for singles, this one takes the crown. - Spencer Grady
Taylor Deupree
Weather & Worn