February 22nd, 2023 10pm Stage 3
D. Treut's music is defined by unconventionality. He has explored the jazz improvisational, rock, and pop realms with equal vigor, extracting from each to create something original and undefinable. Classifying D. Treut's style as 'outsider music' is somewhat undervaluing, given the complex, intelligent musicality of the work. Yet, the moniker captures the non-conformist spirit of the music.
The music is high-concept, almost too conceptual for the casual listener, the music is defined by incongruity; D. Treut reveals an almost Harry Nilsson-esque pop sensibility, providing the listener with an uncommon accessibility (a departure for D. Treut who prefers to exist in the abstract). The listener is left with a surprising but gratifying experience. D. Treut, known for his experimental / jazz stylings, isn't pulling out all the stops here; only the relevant ones.