Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer: Twine (12k, 2015)May 5, 2016 at 7:58 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Taylor Deupree is a longtime master of glitchy minimalism, with dozens of albums to his credit. Marcus Fischer is a relative newcomer, but he’s already building up an impressive discography. This is their second collaboration, and it consists of warm, loud, hissy tape loops. You definitely get the feeling that you’re listening to physical artifacts, it feels like the reel-to-reel tapes are turning right in front of your ears. It’s the type of ambient music that it seems like you can pick up and hold, but you have to be careful because you don’t want to break it or get it dirty (or get your hands dirty, maybe). The opening track has a lighter, more pleasant mood than the rest, which can seem kind of sad and hollow. The final track is focused around soft acoustic guitar (or maybe banjo?) strums. Very delicate and lovely.