TREES SPEAK - D L G Z
The new retro-futuristic, Sci-Fi krautrock nugget with immersive, cinematic ambiences
WhenSun. 1 Oct, 2023
"Pépite kraut signée sur Soul Jazz"
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.
Drawing further upon German krautrock 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’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 & 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)!
D L G Z
D L G Z's journey follows a path that is more often winding than straight. The same goes for its music. D L G Z plays intricate and haunted rock music, dark and stubborn, drawing inspiration from jazz, noise rock, or high brow music, that owes as much to Portishead and Steve Reich as it does to Battles or Robert Wyatt.
Since 2005, the Lille based quintet has experienced periods of intense activity during which they released two EPs and an album, performed alongside prestigious acts like Tortoise, Ez3kiel, or Guns Of Brixton, but also disappeared from the radar multiple times. The band resurfaced in 2022 with a new album in the works and a reconfigured lineup. Entitled Setbacks & Reversals, as a reference to the obstacles and pitfalls that have marked D L G Z's active years, as turbulent as their offbeat and nerdy rock, this new album will finally be unveiled in November 2023!