Absolutely stunning second album from Trees Speak new on Soul Jazz Records. Shadow Forms blends 1970s German electronic and âmotorikâ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s & 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New York no wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz's New York Noise series or Enoâs New York No Wave)! Trees Speak segue together all these elements into Shadow Forms. Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizonaâs natural desert landscapes. Trees Speak relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants using them as hard drives â and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.
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