Tarlton The Papa Theses

Tarlton The Papa Theses
It's interesting how the slightest sounds, the most minimal aspects of a song - the repetitious hum that loops through a track or the low moan of a distressed synth - can trigger a whirlwind of unexpected, raw emotions that are easily altered from one breath to the next. Brett Bullion, the man behind Tarlton, has found the perfect way to conjure such feelings through the culmination of experiences, presented in the rich, expressive tracks found on his latest EP, The Papa Theses. The Minneapolis, MN native has managed, over the course of the disc, to produce the overwhelming using very minimal, underwhelming sounds. Bullion's effectiveness comes from his employment of uninhibited live percussion, blended with processed melodies and overlapping ambience. Though the songs all taper off, one well before its end, the ethereal forms create a hauntingly beautiful soundscape. (Afternoon)