Friday, August 28, 2009

Taken by Trees: "East of Eden"


In the blogosphere, if one doesn't post something the second it hits their mailbox, they feel behind, or that the time lag has somehow cheapened their post. Well, we call bullshit. Taken by Trees' absolutely stunning new record East of Eden isn't even out yet, but it's already making waves in the blog communities and has gotten some solid press. Well here we are to join the party. Produced by Dan Lissvik, East of Eden was recorded by Victoria Bergsman in Pakistan. Bergsman transcends the loveliness of her first Taken by Trees record Open Field  by adding new textures, darker instrumentation and a deeper more resonant sound. This album is a perfect listen on a gray day like today, or a sunny late August afternoon. East of Eden is out September 8th on Rough Trade.