"The first record "Malinche" by Taunus was mostly focused on minimal, interlocking folky guitar-patterns. "Harriet" on the other hand features more contrasting elements: Strictly composed passages, which are rigid and static in character, are combined with free, fluid and improvised parts. Dissonances enter a framework of open tuned folk-harmonics. And on top of the warm and immediate sounds of acoustic instruments an artificial voice generator talks about the inconstancy of concepts and theory. By bridging and sometimes even blurring these contrasts and differences, Taunus expand their way of musical expression. "Harriet" successfully explores new ways of composing interesting, reflective and charming music based on fingerpicked guitars. The album is named after Darwin's lady freshwater turtle "Harriet", which died in 2006 at the age of 175 years. She was mistakenly thought to be a male exemplar of her species for most of her life." (label info)
in stock | US| 2007| AHORNFELDER | 12.90

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