Taggart & Rosewood is Zach Coulter (Solid Gold) and Ryan Olson (Polica), founding members of Gayngs. After years in the studio and the addition of Jim Eno (Spoon) on drums, the new collaboration culminated in their debut album, The Killingest. Existing in a dream state, The Killingest is a rumination on something vast and powerful. Made with precision and depth, it is filled with reason and purpose. But of what, we don’t know.
What we do know is that The Killingest was crafted unlike any other album. With the help of an Emotiv EEG to USB brain computer interface conducted by Mark Mallman through the Logic MIDI Bridge, the synapses of their DMT-influenced brains were translated to audio and dispersed throughout the album. The result is a deeply ethereal space that Taggart & Rosewood seem to have always filled, without us ever knowing. The album was written at 55 beats per minute, and variations thereof. An intentional pace, the tempo is a necessary choice to match the confused psychotropic universe the album invents.