Edward Taylor writes music as he lives—in waves of passion that move through sensuous rhythms and melody. His lyrics are often full of longing but ultimately imagistic, honest and affirming. When he rocks, his voice soars in power mode where few can follow, and the sound is thrilling.
Alternative, punk, indie rock, shoegaze, Vacuist is tough to classify because while this music reveals the influence of great innovators such as Radio Head, Jeff Buckley, Sigur Ros and others, Vacuist truly “wants to fly” into the future— and succeeds.
I’m Alive is Edward Taylor’s first, full length, self-produced creation. Each and every sound, beat, and word comes from the artist—no filter and no chaser. He follows no formula, takes no short cuts, but trusts his instincts until each track lives.
Taylor performs on a second hand, modified Carlo Robelli Acoustic six-string, Squire Bass, and his 1952 American Telecaster with a custom mirror pick guard, in homage to the late Jeff Buckley and says, “I’m taking everybody with me for this ride.” Much of the synth and percussion is done with Ableton via laptop routed through guitar effects pedals.
I’m Alive comes at you unafraid, soul-filled and real; and whether soft and sweet, reflective or prophetic, every track delivers nothing but raw energy and true emotion.