The first record "Malinche" by
Taunus was mostly focused on minimal, interlocking folky
guitar-patterns. "Harriet" on the other hand features more contrasting
elements: Strictly composed passages, which are rigid and static in
character, are combined with free, fluid and improvised parts.
Dissonances enter a framework of open tuned folk-harmonics. And on top
of the warm and immediate sounds of acoustic intruments an artificial
voice generator talks about the inconstancy of concepts and theory. By
bridging and sometimes even blurring these contrasts and differences,
Taunus expand their way of musical expression. "Harriet" successfully
explores new ways of composing interesting, reflective and charming
music based on fingerpicked guitars. The album is named after Darwin's
lady freshwater turtle "Harriet", which died in 2006 at the age of 175
years. She was mistakenly thought to be a male exemplar of her species
for most of her life.