Trees Speak is an experimental rock band that transcend mainstream influences by incorporating elements of Avant-garde, Neo-psychedelic, Minimalism, art and electronic - along with violin-bowed guitar, Theremin and a glut of effects pedals, and it’s an ear-bending rush of lush soundscapes.
Trees Speak - as much a sound laboratory as a rock and roll band - is the musical venture of acclaimed visual artist and musician Daniel Martin Diaz (formerly of Blind Divine and Crystal Radio). For the debut double-LP Trees Speak is joined by Michael Glidewell (Black Sun Ensemble), Gabriel Sullivan (XIXA, Giant Sand), Connor Gallaher (Myrrors & Cobra Family Picnic), Damian Diaz (Human Error), and Julius Schlosburg (Jeron White Acoustic Trio). The studio itself should also take top billing, because in the tradition of krautrockers Can and Bitches Brew-era Miles Davis, the band takes its winding, incandescent motoric rock and roll improvisations and edits them into coherent compositions using the mixing desk after recording. And that’s where the sound lab half of the equation appears. The end result is flowing and droning ambient proto-punk reminiscent of fellow travelers NEU!, Stereolab, <BEAK and Cluster - translucent jams for a virtual autobahn… Bitches Brew- Joshua Levine
Our intention is to create music with an unrehearsed minimalist approach performing simple beats, riffs, and sequences that take one inward. We attempt to create a sonic environment to set one's mind free and to become aware of the nuances of tone, melody, and structure. We organize our recording equipment with the same approach, in a transparent manner. Our recorded performances are never rehearsed. Our belief is that a brilliant rehearsal is a lost opportunity to capture a magical moment. We are chasing the mystery of music and tone. We let the musical performance sculpt its own destiny and create imperfect perfection. Our tool of creation is the anxiety one feels when they are unrehearsed or prepared for a performance. We believe this approach brings us closer to the authentic self. The result is genuine music without an agenda that captures the unfiltered spirit. - Trees Speak
The music was recorded live in one room with no overdubs or repairs, only using edits to create arrangements. All tracks were written over a 5 day period at Sacred Machine Studio and Dust & Stone Studio.
2LP limited edition of 250 copies on clear vinyl. Includes: 12” double sided print, 5 x 5" postcards, 2 stickers.
Mastered by LOUD (United Kingdom)Tape transfer Waterworks Recording Studio (United States)Cover artwork by Beric Henderson (Australia)
SIDE A: 1. Soul Machine 2. Distant Memories 3. Black Butterfly 4. Atomic Heart 5. Eternal Time Machine 6. Quantum Mysticism 7. Reflections 8. Trees Speak
SIDE B: 1. Nothing Remains 2. Everlasting 3. Spirit Oscillator 4. Waiting 5. Unconscious Though Control 6. Ghost We Know 7. Silance In The Sky
SIDE C: 1. Shadow Circuit (Part I)
SIDE D: 1. Shadow Circuit (Part II)