When the band Trees Speak, coming out of nowhere, released an exclusive one-off 100-pressing white label 45, described as Can / Neu! meets Liquid Liquid, it sold out so quickly (in less than 30 minutes) that Soul Jazz Records decided to release their album almost immediately. Soul Jazz Records rarely release new music but found the music of Trees Speak’s album Ohms so stunning and to have so many elements of music that they admired that they felt compelled to release it. The group Trees Speak are from Tucson, Arizona and create new music that sounds like German Krautrock meets no wave/post-punk and psych rock - music for fans of Cluster, Tangerine Dream, Can, Neu!, Silver Apples and early Kraftwerk. The album Ohms sounds at times like a tripped out and moody John Carpenter / Goblin / Morricone soundtrack that seamlessly segues into propulsive, ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals loaded with fuzzy, hypnotic mellotron, synths and analogue effects, as well as elements of Art Ensemble free jazz, and all at times reaching a kind of post-rave psychedelia. More recent comparisons would include Beak> and Ghost Box who draw upon similar themes and styles. Trees Speak relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives - and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

 

Tracklist:

  Soul Squencer  
  Nitrous Cross  
  Shadow Circuit  
  Blame Shifter  
  Spirit Duplicator  
  Nobody Knows  
  Sadness In Wires  
  State Of Clear  
  Sleep Crime  
  Knowing  
  Splendid Sun  
  Ohms  
  Out Of View  
  Psychic Wounds  
  Silicone Emotions  
  Octave Cycle  
  Bonus 7"
  Invisible Sine Wave  
  Witch Wound

 

Label: SoulJazz

Catalogue Number: SJRLP453-7

TREES SPEAK - OHMS

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