Mailbox: Taut – Prime

Berlin-based Taut, real name Jacob Bergson, is not a new name, though you may never have heard of him. Prior to his move to Berlin, he was a longtime fixture in New York, having toured with the likes of Kimbra and Rubblebucket, among others. But now he’s struck out on his own, and the results are kind of spectacular. Balancing free experimentation with easy-on-the-ears emotion, the music he’s making solo is fabulous.

The song he sent over is just a peach. It’s delicate and minimalist in structure, but almost overwhelming in its melodic weight. The way a simple arpeggiated melody can sometimes burst with feeling is evident on this one. Not many words necessary here, it’s just lovely music.

It’s out now for streaming, or on bandcamp.

Taut – “Prime” (sc)

Want to hear more of this breed of delicate minimalism? We’ve got a playlist for that.


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