Taavi Daft – “Echos of the Moment”


A gorgeous swell of orchestral emotion stirs on “Echos of the Moment,” a new track from Swiss artist Taavi Daft. Their ambient musical approach embraces a meditative, caressing sound — fit for escaping from the tumult of day-to-day interactions. Following multiple singles last year, “Echos of the Moment” captures the artist’s knack for beautiful textural unfolding and a climactic, ambient engrossment.

An escalating effervescence is apparent in the building instrumentation. An enveloping orchestral tone lingers with striking emotion, reminiscent of a more slowed-down, contemplative Pachelbel. The subtle melodic shift at 01:20 is spine-tingling, as are the understated wordless choir vocal flourishes that emanate distantly in the background in the second half. “Echos of the Moment” is a brilliant display in understated, tactfully developing beauty within a soundscape, courtesy of Taavi Daft.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Ambient.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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