Tautologic

New Music Critique: Tautologic

Production8
Lyrics7
Music7
Vocals7
Musicianship 9
7.6

Led by multi-hyphenate Ethan Taylor Sellers, Tautologic generates a whirlwind of progressive pop rock that melds lush orchestral instrumentation with funky guitars. It’s a challenging, uneasy marriage that, topped off by Sellers’ brainy, articulate vocals, is not to every listener’s taste. The lengthy “Loud Shoes” is an expansive jazz-prog composition graced by a warp-speed guitar solo but little hook-value. We like “Not If But When” which is supported by a funky, slinky spine, classic guitar riffs, an appealing violin excursion and a chorus that makes it all cohere. The enchanting musicbox lullaby quality of “The Admiral” and its timely lyric message lead us to suggest Tautologic pursue theater possibilities.

Contact: david@powderfinger.com
Web: tautologic.com
Seeking: Gigs, Film/TV, Playlists
Style: Progressive Pop, Rock