The third album by Akron, Ohio post-rock instrumental quintet IF THESE TREES COULD TALK, ‘Red Forrest’, can be enjoyed in full here (BandCamp) as well as below. The full-length is due on March 20th, 2012; the band will self-release the CD and digital versions (purchase here), while the vinyl treatment will be released on Science of Silence Records (buy here). The nine song, 48-minute long album was self-produced at NEMeadow Studios in Bath, Ohio. Will Putney mastered the album and Charlie Wagers of Three Bears Design took care of the album's art direction and design.
“The writing of the record came about very naturally. Once we decided that a song had made it far enough, we tracked it, re-tracked it and just kept adding onto it until we were happy with it. It was very much a write-as-you-record kind of experience. The recording console had a flat screen above it that played “Koyaanisqatsi” on repeat, which kind of encapsulates our feelings on what inspired the record,” [explained the band:]
IF THESE TREES COULD TALK: Red Forrest
IF THESE TREES COULD TALK, whose music has been featured in various MTV and VH1 shows, as well as in American TV series “Friday Night Lights” and this year's documentary “The Other Dream Team”, was formed by guitarists Jeff Kalal, Cody Kelly, and Mike Socrates, bassist Tom Fihe, and drummer Zack Kelly. They released a self-titled EP in 2006, followed by their full-length debut, critically acclaimed ‘Above The Earth, Below The Sky’ in 2009. Both efforts were self-recorded and self-produced by the band.