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Taylor Deupree

Rating: 7.5/10 ?

June 26, 2007
Despite issuing Landing on the Australian Room40 imprint, the godfather of minimalism Taylor Deupree's crystalline tones are in keeping with his customary 12k material. Landing, a three-track CDEP, picks up where 2006's Northern left off, delicately threading ice-cool whirrs of sound with subtle tics and glitches. While it still possesses the calmness of Northern and Stil. - Deupree's most acclaimed full-length albums - Landing comes across as more incidental, as it if was happened upon rather than meticulously constructed.

Each track runs on a different theme: "Landing" unfurls from bright sine waves that playfully ooze in and out of focus; whereas "Seep" is a submerged, elusive piece, with Deupree's reverberating guitar echoing into unconsciousness; and the melancholy "Field" folds a sequence of hums over a background of faint static and hiss. Deupree's brilliance lies in his ability to craft such diverse atmospheres with the simplest of approaches. With Landing, he has demonstrated just how affecting the niche he continues to chip away at can be.

Reviewed by Mike Wright
A staff writer based in London, England, Mike Wright is eternally troubled by the American bastardization of the English language.

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