Dylan Tauber has nothing to prove as a musician. A pioneer of the indie electronic movement, he has a slew of albums and books that reference his presence. A master of the ambient and trance forms, he engrosses himself into thematic transitions that thrive on collaboration as well. This is his latest album, Sea People.
You can feel the Avatar: The Way of Water energy strong in this album. Instead of it being a fictional world, Dylan Tauber is giving his all to the community and people who remain connected to water. It opens with a remix version of Swimming, starting with a vocal experience that gives you a deep dive. His production and sound is spanning across decades as a composer, and the moments have never been fine-tuned more. The chorus swirls around you, while Dylan pushes the audio back for the vocals to be the spotlight.
Sea People bring the distance within waves, an ambient insurgence within the album. You’ll feel engrossed in it, while a smooth transition into I Am Flying awaits. It has lead elements that sound unlike anything else Dylan has structured with his surreal sound.
The Sea Remembers Its Own returns to the vocal infusion. Soothing background tones ripple into the lyrics, creating a harmonious beginning and ending. The soothing addition of elements and harmonies makes it a textured painting that you can voyage into any time.
Dylan Tauber has always prepared extensive canvas pieces that make you soak in the surrounding experiences. Years of mastering the kind of music he wants to make, and the different layers he approaches it with, is nothing short of extraordinary. While producers chase clout and monetary advantage, Dylan has always been an advocate of making memorable music. I say this hearing The Horizon, an emotional wave washes over me, hearing the progression itself. He is not unlike a classical composer, preparing an excursion into the ambient ambivalence. Unity splits us into the revitalising repose of synthwave and explodes into a wave of colour. Sad Ocean has harmonics and choir tones that celebrates the ever dynamic nature of the sea. I wonder what bodies of water inspire Dylan Tauber to make such complete, emotional pieces that sustain the fibers of time.
Underwater uses a slightly more suppressed tone almost to mimic the pressure underwater. You feel enveloped in the compression, yet viewing the expanse of the sea for its majesty.
The Lagoon and Sounds from Space are albums from Dylan’s recent expeditions that are definitely to be listened to. He has 17 studio albums that terminate with styles, themes and heart that no other composer has ever dared to approach. You can listen to Dylan Tauber in his expressive, evocative music dreams here with us and can follow him for more music like this! Listen to his album on any of the links above!