[schema type=”review” name=”Trees – Trees” description=”Label: Svart Records” author=”Başak Günel” pubdate=”2018-12-07″]
Trees is a Finnish band, formed in 2016. Fresh out of the woods of eastern Finland, this Savonian quartet have grown out of the fertile cultural milieu of Finland and has been delivering us an interesting mix of classic US folk rock of the ’60s combined with a vague eastern Finnish approach. The debut album “Trees” is out and caught our attention in an instant! Let’s dig deep.
“Trees” offers us a nice combination of 60s sound and the US folk rock in the band’s own interpretation. There is a strong spiritual atmosphere reflected in the band’s style as well; considering that the band comes from Finland, this was an aspect I surely expected and enjoyed. The whole record is neither polished or overproduced but will ease the mind of the listener with the organic sound. As a matter of fact, having read that the band recorded “Trees” live in the studio did not surprise me at all and definitely impressed me! So expect a smooth and an organic sound from the beginning to the end.
As much as the album offers a nice harmony of different genres, one thing I would have loved to experience would be more diversity in this record. Especially the spirit of the vocals sounded almost the same throughout the entire record. This might make it difficult for the listener to follow the album from start to finish as one might get the impression that the overall rhythm and melodies are repetitive and monotonous. So a bit of diversity, passion, and inspiration would be some aspects I would love to see in the band’s future releases. It is also quite obvious that the band is not bringing anything new to the scene but rather showing us how they perceive those styles and genres back in the day; so depending on how you enjoy this style, you might like the album a bit more or just fine. Either way, give it a try!
2. Tomorrow Decides
3. Scarlet Letters
4. Like a Tombstone
5. Wherever You May Be
6. Indian Summer
8. Out in the Open
10. A New Day