Friday, August 31, 2007

Taylor Deupree + Christopher Willits - Listening Garden

from Vital Weekly # 585:

Line boss Taylor Deupree teams up with Christopher Willits, who himself is also a big shot in the world of ambient glitch or whatever one calls it, for a work which they composed for two 'quiet indoor/tea spaces installed at the Yamaguchi Center For Arts and Media in Japan in June of 2004.
This is ambient music in the sense that Eno intended it to be when he first thought of it. Music that wouldn't be really present but fill the ambiance in a nice way.
Deupree and Willits recommend the listener to hear this in a similar situation, low background level and without headphones. Tea drinking is not too well spend on this coffee junk, and actually I must admit that I found more pleasure in turning up the volume quite a bit and listen quite carefully - quite the opposite to what they want, but I found their music more enjoyable that way. The details come out much better of course, and one hears all the subtle differences of environmental recordings, Willits guitar and Deupree's synthesizer humming. Even then things are quite textured, but quite rich.
It has moved away from the old Eno sound (which I only enjoyed on 'Music For Films' in his first ambient phase) into richer musical tapestries. Quite nice, even when not entirely new.
(Frans de Waard)

Label: Line
Cat. #: Line_032
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

01 - Untitled (5:17)
02 - Untitled (6:07)
03 - Untitled (10:16)
04 - Untitled (7:41)
05 - Untitled (4:09)

Taylor Deupree
Christopher Willits

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