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30-Day Song Challenge: Day 20 – Asks the question, what artist best captures the essence of ambient meditation for the creation of art?

Taylor Deupree

Taylor Deupree – Rusted Oak – From the CD Shoals


Taylor Deupree – Landing – From the CD Landing


Human Mesh Dance (Taylor Deupree) – Sunken Garden


Taylor Deupree performs

Taylor Deupree (born April 30, 1971), is an American electronic musician, photographer and graphic designer. He is most known for the founding of the 12k record label, along with his work as a member of Prototype 909, his solo project as Human Mesh Dance, and his collaborations with Savvas Ysatis and Christopher Willits. In 2008, Taylor Deupree was the Président d’Honneur of the Qwartz Electronic Music Awards 5th in Paris (France).

Today while working on my latest post in “The City Series” (Urban Contemplation 07: On Either Side of that Open Door it’s the Same), I found myself listening to the deeper reflective elements of my music collection—“A Dancing Beggar, Ai Yamamoto, Lawrence English and the featured artist for this challenge Taylor Deupree. Taylor is one of my favorite ambient artist. For me his music slowly evolves and creates a suspended sense of kinetic dynamics that holds the mind still while producing a beautiful landscape for creativity.

What do you think? Although the music may be challenging for any who are unfamiliar with the genre, does it resonate with you as a possible source of creative inspiration for the production of prose and / or art?

6 responses

  1. I tend to like quiet when I am creating things. Never liked music much. Weird, I know.

    October 22, 2011 at 1:03 am

    • Well you may find that ambient music is as close to not hearing anything as you will get. It is meant to be background music that does not distract.

      October 22, 2011 at 1:09 am

  2. Taylor Deupree seems to be congenial stylish to your website design!

    October 22, 2011 at 9:51 am

  3. I’d not heard Taylor’s music before. Thanks for turning me on to his stuff.

    October 22, 2011 at 10:05 am

    • Glad you enjoyed it rumpydog, stop back by and check out the entire 30-Day Song Challenge. I am sure you will find a lot of new music that sparks interest.


      October 23, 2011 at 9:10 am

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