Influences: Tarotplane

Taking us through his new album, explaining the music which guides his compositions.

Influences: Tarotplane

Taking us through his new album, explaining the music which guides his compositions.

This week saw the release of a new LP on Glasgow based record label 12th Isle. Tarotplane is based in America, an artist who has spent much of his life exploring his own relationship with music. He is drawn to textures, soundscapes, atmosphere and tonality - very aware of the distinct intricacies of sound design and its proximity to psychedelia and the lived experience. 

The new album is short by way of tracks but each composition is long and meandering, the record itself a deep pensive listen which showcases the musical identity of an artist who would rather let the music do the talking. 

We invited him to talk about some of the records which have helped shape his sound. He pairs tracks from his new album "Horizontology" with influential music which informs his own style of composition. 

See below:

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Eroc - Des Zauberers Traum

The first track on Horizontology is entitled "Shatner's Bassoon". It was my first attempt at sequencing multiple keyboard lines together. I have used sequencing before and after this track, but I usually just used one synth. I think this track is four which was a challenge for me. When I think of sequencers, I tend to think of Tangerine Dream & Klaus Schultze. There is another great German 70's artist who doesnt get much attention and that's Eroc. This track is spacey, with lovely melodic lines and a nice propulsive synth. His style is much more subtle while mine is more upfront but his sound is a vibe i really respond to

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