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Trees Speak
Vertigo of Flaws: Emancipation of the Dissonance and Temperaments in Irrational Waveforms
Soul Jazz Records
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November 26, 2021
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    • Limited edition first pressing includes a bonus 45 enclosed in an 8-page 7”x7” booklet
    • Gatefold sleeve

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Press Release

This new release is a vast leap into an ocean of space and sound, a quantum leap into cybernetics, biology, anti-gravity, time travel, dream speech and transfiguration. A seriously next step release! Showing no signs of slowing down their rapid creative pace – incredibly this is their fourth album in the space of just over one year – ‘Vertigo of Flaws’ is a mighty 29 tracks, one and a half hours of music across one double album that is surely going to be a defining point in their musical career, a giant leap into the sonic unknown, an epic exploration of intensity and sound. Alongside their now trademark German krautrock motoric-beat rhythms, angular New York post-punk attitude, tripped- out 60s spy soundtrack, psyche-rock, and 70s synthesizers and vocoders, here you will also hear a new cosmic spacial awareness (both personal inner space and galactic outer space) and a truly wilful pushing of sonic boundaries - as police sirens, static noise, alarms, radio signals, avant-garde voices, and orchestral string quartets, all collide to add beautiful dissonance to uber-powerful, intense, addictive and propulsive rhythms - in the process creating a truly unique soundscape that Trees Speak have made wholly their own. If you ever wanted to hear Can, Hawkwind, Destroy All Monsters, Pere Ubu, electric eels, John Cage, Liquid Liquid, Tangerine Dream, Suicide, Neu!, Laurie Spiegel, Art Ensemble of Chicago, John Barry, Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company, Sun Ra, Stockhausen, John Carpenter, Electro-Acoustic and Musique Concrete and Mars in one band - then this is it! Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s 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 - and the idea that Trees communicate collectively. Special guests from the hyper-creative hub of the Tucson music scene on this release are Gabriel Sullivan, Ben Nisbet, Saul Millan, Stephani Guilmette, and Davis Jones. The album Vertigo of Flaws was recorded in Brooklyn, New York, and Tucson, Arizona during the plague of 2021. Extract from Vertigo of Flaws sleevenotes: ‘As we travel through space and time, avoiding the discarded remains of the industrial period, the deconstruction of social norms through the expression of art, music, and philosophy guide the human experience towards the unknown. All that remains are musical echoes scattered throughout the universe, like ancient vibrations that now populate the cosmos. These waves now show signs of decay. Melody, beauty, tonality have all but fallen away as dissonance blossoms. As John Cage wrote in 1937, “Whereas, in the past, the point of disagreement has been between dissonance and consonance, it will be, in the immediate future, between noise and so-called musical sounds. New methods will be discovered, bearing a definite relation to Schoenberg’s twelve-tone system and present methods of writing percussion music and any other methods which are free from the concept of a fundamental tone”. Similarly, George Van Tassel claimed the Integratron as capable of rejuvenation, anti-gravity, and time travel. So, what remains of the “people”? We have adopted from them our own Zeitgeber: their pulses now guide our sun, our planets, our earths, and are the new circadian, diurnal, and ultradian rhythms of the galaxy. Traumsprache, dream speech, is now the internal language of trees. Decaying metal and machines liberated the note unto nature’s table, and we sip the delicious nectar of music once more irrational, elaborate, violent, vast. The past is the future, musical disintegration its own rebirth. We are nature, once more the computer of the Universe.’

  • Artwork by Soviet Union propaganda artist Lazar Markovich Lissitzky created in 1911

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Seventh Mirror 3:23 Buy

    Seventh Mirror

  2. 2 Cybernetic Dream 4:07 Buy

    Cybernetic Dream

  3. 3 Interference 3:40 Buy
  4. 4 Computer Garden 0:46 Buy

    Computer Garden

  5. 5 Pyramid 2:34 Buy
  6. 6 Halide Crystals 2:08 Buy

    Halide Crystals

  7. 7 Integratron 4:20 Buy
  8. 8 Imaginary Forces 3:26 Buy

    Imaginary Forces

  9. 9 Phantom 3:13 Buy
  10. 10 Opticks 2:56 Buy
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Track List

  1. Seventh Mirror (3.23)
  2. Cybernetic Dreams (4.07)
  3. Interference (3.40)
  4. Computer Garden (0.46)
  5. Pyramid (2.34)
  6. Halide Crystals (2.08)
  7. Integratron (4.20)
  8. Imaginary Forces (3.26)
  9. Phantom LFO (3.13)
  10. Opticks(2.56)
  11. Mannequin(2.17)
  12. MindInLight(3.10)
  13. Palantír(1.28)
  14. VertigoOfFlaws(3.15)
  15. ExitSyndrome(1.11)
  16. Stasi(5.35)
  17. AtomicVoyage(3.11)
  18. Ultraviolet(2.51)
  19. ViolenceCascades(3.27)
  20. Traumsprache(3.51)
  21. Zeitgeber(2.04)
  22. Prism(3.03)
  23. Threnody(2.56)
  24. MindOscillation(3.19)
  25. HiddenMachine(3.00)
  26. Transhuman(1.01)
  27. Ionization(3.12)
  28. CloudChamber(3.16)
  29. HarmonicOscillator(1.19)

Limited Bonus 7” (LP format only):
A. Transfiguration (3.34)
B. Urzeit (2.37)

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