“Palimpsest” by Tuarrah is the third single from debut full length Lying on Our Backs by Brooklyn based artist Tuarrah. “Palimpsest” was heavily influenced by other art as it was written after an afternoon spent at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum has thousands of objects that span the better part of a century including pieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. The piece is built on the concept of allowing blemishes that may be correctable with modern recording technology to stay as if it to imitate the great artists of the twentieth century.
If you’re familiar with Tuarrah you’ll recognize the soft vocal timbre, hip-hop based drum loop and soft pad synths that create the ambience. However there seems to be more depth to “Palimpsest” than with prior releases. Without getting to academic about the art we can hypothesize that maybe it is the harmonic changes or the layering differences between section. Definitely for fans of groups such as Portishead, Massive Attack and Morcheeba.
Check out “Palimpsest” by Tuarrah below!!