If These Trees Could Talk - Bones Of A Dying World [Limited Gold Vinyl LP]
Fans will get another chance to absorb and personalize If These Trees Could Talk with new album, The Bones of a Dying World. Unlike previous albums, this time the musical direction was set up by guitarist Cody Kelly and drummer Zack Kelly. According to Socrates, the duo acted as the creative force behind If These Trees Could Talk on The Bones of a Dying World, starting with the rhythms. Songs like “Solstice”, “After the Smoke Clears”, and “The Giving Tree” originated with the Kelly brothers, but they were refined with the know how of the rest of the band.
Even though The Bones of a Dying World took four years to make, it sounds fresh and exciting. Songs like contemplative “The Here and Hereafter”, the picturesque “Swallowing Teeth”, the rocker “Earth Crawler”, the progressive “Berlin”, and the seven-minute nostalgia bomb “One Sky Above Us” are new ground for If These Trees Could Talk. Individually or as sets of music, the Akronites’ new songs contain an indomitable spirit for adventure, where they effortlessly project awe, hope, or longing – without lyrics or vocals. Combine the mysterious, desolate cover art – based on photographs taken in Iceland – of Charlie Wagers, and The Bones of a Dying World was certainly worth the half-decade wait.
“We put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this,” smiles Socrates. “So, we hope the listeners can feel that and respond in kind.”