Terre Thaemlitz is a musician, public speaker, and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. Her work critically combines themes of identity politics – including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race – with an ongoing critique of the socio-economics of commercial media production. This diversity of themes is matched by Thaemlitz’ wide range of production styles, which include electroacoustic computer music, club-oriented deep house, digital jazz, ambient, and computer-composed neo-expressionist piano solos. Graphic design, photography, illustration, text and video also play a part in Thaemlitz’ projects.
Like so many genres, the deep house album creates a contemplative space within the listener’s mind encouraging them to introspect, to tune in and switch on. In order to showcase the effect, this series of articles will chart the last five years of deep house music, picking one album from each year.