» Hunter not the Hunted
The new And Also The Trees album is titled "Hunter not the Hunted".
It will be released for retail and online shops on March 26th 2012. And can be ordered as CD and special double 10 inch gatefold vinyl version (with bonus track) from March 06th onwards here.
And Also The Trees present ‘Hunter not the Hunted’ as an entire ‘novel’ of an album. The album’s subtle shadowed beauty and intense quality are a result of recent intimate live shows in bizarre spaces, where the proximity of the audience enveloping the band, created a unique and magical feel reflected in this work. Hunter not the Hunted breathes and pulsates with its own pace.
Recorded in the heart of England and a dilapidated house in France during an uncharacteristically cold summer, Hunter not the Hunted evokes a kaleidoscope of characters and scenes. Singer and lyricist Simon Huw Jones creates protagonists rooted in their environment, be it by the sea, deep in the countryside or lost in an edgier urban setting. The words hint of illicit and unsettling journeys mirrored by solitary walks along flooded landscapes drenched in light - his voice conveying emotions that permeate and resonate with each telling; sometimes soaring, sometimes deadpan. Guitarist Justin Jones illustrates his stories with delicate and intricate arrangements, developing his influential and distinctive orchestral-style guitar sound with flair and imagination – the guitar as raconteur - embracing influences from England, through Europe and on to the Mediterranean. Emer Brizzolara on dulcimer provides shimmering accompaniment, with drums, double bass and percussion used to great effect to illustrate the isolation.
Demanding full attention from the listener, Hunter not the Hunted promises to take you to a timeless yet oddly familiar place, just beyond memory.
Order at amazon.de, amazon.fr
Album Tracklist is:
2. HUNTER NOT THE HUNTED
3. BURN DOWN THIS TOWN
5. MY FACE IS HERE IN THE WILD FIRE
6. BLACK HANDLED KNIFE
7. THE WOMAN ON THE ESTUARY
8. WHAT'S LOST FINDS
9. THE KNAVE
10. WHISKY BRIDE
11. RIP RIDGE
12. VICTOR IN THE THREE PARTS (Vinyl only!)
13. ANGEL, DEVIL, MAN AND BEAST
14. THE FLOATING MAN
Melody and Melancholy (by) Eugene Thacker