Taylor DeupreeFaint

Taylor Deupree - Faint album cover
Label:12k – 12K1073
CD, Album, Limited Edition
Style:Abstract, Experimental, Minimal, Ambient


1Negative Snow9:37
2Dreams Of Stairs11:13
GuitarCameron Webb (2)

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Faint is being released in two different editions. The Standard Edition (this listing) comes packaged in 12k’s new uncoated board jacket design in an edition of 1000 with the main, 51-minute, Faint album. The Deluxe Edition comes in a boxed set containing 12 photographs Deupree took with a plastic, hand-built 35mm camera, the Faint CD and a bonus CD containing “Thaw (Reprise),” an extended 38-minute version of “Thaw” which will only be available on this CD (not sold digitally).

Mastered at 12k Mastering
Published by 12k Music (ASCAP)

Edition of 1000

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  • Barcode: 881626957127

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Faint (Box Set, Album, Limited Edition, CD, Album, CD, EP)12k12K2025US2012
Faint (5×File, FLAC, Album, Stereo)12knoneEurope2012


  • Headphone_Commute's avatar
    There used to be a time when ambient music was defined as beatless electronic drone turned to a volume just above the background noise. When in the early mornings, after a long and wild night, its spacious sounds lullabied the racing mind into a deep and dreamless sleep. When ‘classic’ ambient recordings spawned from the bottom of the ‘new age’ bins at your local music/book store. When names like Brian Eno, Steve Roach, Pete Namlook and Harold Budd were spoken softly among the educated few in smokey downtempo lounges. Since then the genre has evolved and branched into a wide array of styles. Among the many pioneering labels, contributing to the evolution of the genre, one stands assuredly grounded in time. Founded in 1997, 12k enters its sixteenth year of quality releases within the microscopic-sound music, blending the elements of synthetic and incredibly organic ambiance. At the heart of its vast catalog we find records by its founder and curator, Taylor Deupree.

    Deupree’s sound consists of minimal ambient pieces, where the accidental field recordings of barely audible shuffles, slight pickups of contact microphones, and acoustic din softly graze the stretching soundscapes and gentle waves. The five pieces on Faint maintain a very intimate atmosphere, slowly revealing a fragile sonic scenery in which Deupree carefully tinkers with manipulated sound. Perhaps my perception of music on Faint is augmented by a recent memory, which recalls an experience of watching Deupree live. A darkened room, a bending figure over a table piled with mysterious circuitry with blinking lights, a quiet humming resonating from my wooden chair, a smell of hanging dew and dust, a distant sound of a melting snow… and music warping time…

    With Faint, Deupree succeeds in capturing the essence of the genre. This is ambient music which is as interesting as it is prosaic. A sound which could be totally ignored or analyzed in great detail by peeling back its many layers. And I must focus on my entire being, become aware of my awareness, in order to let this essence deeply sink. Faint is a somatic ode, an environmental hymn, and a daydreamer’s psalm all lightly folded into one. Highly recommended for sleepy winter mornings, with open windows and steaming tea. For more solo recordings from Deupree be sure to pick up Shoals (2010), Weather And Worn (2009) and Northern (2006), as well as his numerous collaborations with Richard Chartier, Christopher Willits, Kenneth Kirschner, Marcus Fischer and Stephan Mathieu, all released on the wonderful 12k.
    • ambitscope's avatar
      Been a fan of taylor Duepree from the early 90s when he was in prototype 909 & the human mesh i have almost everything his done from his electronic & his house muisc & of cause his ambient music but by far this is his master piece of ambient music you can also get the box set with thaw been a longer version which is amazing work but you have to check out his track sundown oh guys pure class what can i say his a genius congrats MR Taylor..



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