Taarka (from the album Fading Mystery)
Taarka use Fading Mystery, their recent release, to blur the lines between Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass and Chamber Rock in their music as their words see how far the characters in the stories can take passion, love, loss, and grief. Fading Mystery examines the potential of the human heart over a caffeinated beat (“Sun and Rain”), gently plucks acoustic notes to Funk up English Folk (“Carried Away”), swirls strings around on an adrenaline rush around the dance floor (“I Could Really Use You Now”), quietly waltz with Doo-Wop harmonies (“Don’t Go”), and lets the fiddle speak Mountain music to hear words of love (“What My Darlin’ Says”). Taarka spent three years writing the tracks that cover Fading Mystery.
The Lyons, Colorado-based band investigate the serial monogamy of “Polyamorous Pollyanna” as Fading Mystery slowly unravels its secrets in the title track and use its instruments to guide “Finn McColl Crosses the Rocky Mountains” while Taarka modernize Gypsy rhythms in their back-alley Jazz to make a “Retreat”.