Incredibly this is Trees Speak’s third album on Soul Jazz Records to be released in the space of one year. Trees Speak’s new album, ‘PostHuman’, once again blends 1970s
German electronic and ‘motorik’ krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s and 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 Eno’s New York No Wave).
Drawing further upon German high concept albums from the likes of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze from the 1970s, Trees Speak create their own powerful new landscapes of sound that manage to be at once contemporary as well as both timeless and with a sense of science-fiction futurism.
Trees Speak segue together all these elements into ‘PostHuman’, which follows on from their critically acclaimed debut ‘Ohms’ and ‘Shadow Forms’, released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago. Both previous albums appeared in many Albums Of The Week / Year lists. ? This powerful new album is a high concept collage of retro-futurist science-fiction music, fantastically illustrated by the artist Eric Lee - a dramatic vision of life after humanity.