"This is music about a place. Not just a set of geographic coordinates, but something deeper, like the spirit of a place, its energy, and how that energy interacts with the people who inhabit or pass through it. It’s not a uniquely American concept, but it seems to come up in the Southwest more often than anywhere else, and that’s the emotional feel I get from Unresting Event, one of inhospitable desert mesa and vortices and random monsoons that cause flash floods that come and go briefly, washing away the sins of the land as it bakes once again under the hot sun.
Musically Unresting Event is basic, yet rich and deep. The emotional current runs right on the surface, and it runs deep; it’s the essence of the songs. It’s melancholy, but not without hope – nature isn’t out to get us, it simply moves the way it moves and we need to deal with it. Nature gives, nature takes. It was here before we arrived, it will be here after we’re gone. It’s not something to be upset over, but something to understand and accept and live with. And that’s the place where Tavaputs’ music comes from."