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Taylor Deupree – Faint

Author: Colin | Published: 22/12/12

Taylor Deupree - Faint

Taylor Deupree - Faint

Taylor Deupree - Faint

Taylor Deupree - Faint

Taylor Deupree - Faint

Taylor Deupree - Faint

Taylor Deupree - Faint

Taylor Deupree - Faint

Taylor Deupree - Faint

Taylor Deupree - Faint

Artist Taylor Deupree
Title Faint
Label 12k
Year 2012
Design Taylor Deupree
Music Liminal
Notes Faint consists of two CDs of gorgeous ambience, delicate and immersive. The watercolour textures of the outer box subtly connect with the ten photographic images that are included as square format cards and the track details on a piece of tracing paper. The design is understated and all the more lovely for it. My previous opportunity to feature a special edition from 12k was foiled by an over-active Gmail filter, I’m glad to say I got a second chance to feature such work.

More information on the 12k page.

Also - Seaworthy: 1897, Map In Hand
- Spekk
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WOW, A Heavy Listening Experience by Carl Schilde

Author: Colin | Published: 16/12/12
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Artist Carl Schilde
Title WOW, A Heavy Listening Experience
Label Heavy Listening
Year 2012
Design Carl SchildeTimm Knoerr
Music One frequency
Notes I’m a big fan of bass, whether it be King Tubby’s melodious lines, the bass drops of, say, Remarc or Omni Trio or the dark warmth of Shackleton. My deck isn’t working at the moment so I plugged in my Ultimate Ears Super-fi 5EBs (EB: Extended Bass) to listen and a smile appeared on my face. WOW distils all that bass down to a single frequency. Such a minimalist gesture will always provoke a range of reactions. I’m firmly in the positive camp – I’m very much attracted to the stripped-down as long as it’s conducted with appropriate rigour and this is.

For a longer and much more thoughtful view on this project do visit the ever-interesting Create Digital Music website.

Jazz on Film: Film Noir; Beat, Square and Cool

Author: Colin | Published: 9/12/12
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Artist Various
Title Jazz on Film: Film Noir; Beat, Square and Cool
Label Moochin’ About
Year 2012
Design Original concept and design by Jason Lee Lazell and Selwyn Harris; graphic design by Joe Cole at CSV and Edward Wood
Music Jazz/soundtrack
Notes Moochin’ About is the brainchild of Jason Lee Lazell and Jazzwise magazine journalist Selwyn Harris. As I’ve noted before, we’re living in a time of incredible musical abundance with back catalogues being sold for a song. Often, though not always, the music isn’t done justice in terms of its presentation. Moochin’ About is clearly an exception, not only is the packaging itself handsomely done, but the liner notes are extensive and clearly written by experts who are passionate about their subjects. The 15 soundtracks all date from the 1950s and were composed by the likes of Duke Ellington, John Lewis, Elmer Bernstein and Charles Mingus. They come both from classics like A Streetcar Named Desire, Sweet Smell of Success and The Man With The Golden Arm as well as lesser-known fare (at least to me) such as Private Hell 36 and Crime In The Streets. Needless to say they’re an absolute pleasure to discover.

Run, don’t walk, to order them.

Listen Please note that the quality of the sound of the YouTube video below is of far lower quality than the carefully remastering on the CDs!