|Taken By Trees — Other Worlds (2012)|
Taken By Trees — Other Worlds
Location: Los Angeles, California
Album release: October 2, 2012
Record Label: Secretly Canadian
01. Horizon 2:08
02. Highest High 3:25
03. Dreams 4:10
04. In Other Words 3:52
05. Not Like Any Other 3:34
06. Pacific Blue 4:34
07. Only You 3:23
08. Large 3:45
09. Indigo Dub 2:03
10. I Want You 4:12
11. Your Place Or Mine 4:18
12. Dreams (Coconut Cut) 2:01
Producer: DaHenning Fürst
≥ The music on the album was inspired by Bergsman's travel to Hawaii. ≥ Victoria Bergsman (born 4 May 1977) is a Swedish songwriter, musician, and vocalist best known as singer of the indie pop band The Concretes from 1995 to 2006. Since announcing her departure from the band on 24 July 2006 she has been recording for her new solo project Taken by Trees. Bergsman also provided guest vocals for the hit Peter Bjorn and John single "Young Folks" from the album Writers Block. She also starred in a video she conceived for herself set to the song "Temptation" by New Order. The video is viewable on YouTube under the title "The Temptation of Victoria".
≥ In 2009, her solo project Taken by Trees released East of Eden, a collaboration with Pakistani musicians. A version of the album will be released with a short documentary about its recording.
≥ Swedish indie folk singer Victoria Bergsman has announced a new album under her main creative outlet, Taken by Trees. Produced by Henning Furst (The Tough Alliance), Other Worlds will be released on October 2nd via Secretly Canadian.
≥ Album follows 2007's Open Field and 2009's East of Eden, both of which were made after Bergsman left the Concretes in 2006.
≥ Other Worlds is a impressionist poem for the Hawaiian Islands, where on a recent visit, chanteuse Victoria Bergsman found a swell of creative inspiration. Working closely with photographer Amanda Marsalis, Victoria intimately documented her time in Hawaii. “I gathered ideas for songs, recorded nature sounds and Amanda filmed and took photos of me constantly.
≥ Her work is very dear to me and both of us believed this [project] to be something special and very precious.”
≥ Taken By Trees' Other Worlds is a impressionist poem for the Hawaiian Islands, where on a recent visit, chanteuse Victoria Bergsman found a swell of creative inspiration.
≥ Working closely with photographer Amanda Marsalis, Victoria intimately documented her time in Hawaii. "I gathered ideas for songs, recorded nature sounds and Amanda filmed and took photos of me constantly. Her work is very dear to me and both of us believed this [project] to be something special and very precious."
≥ The album's dub ventures are gently layered with synths and Victoria's voice, floating along with the bass line. The music reflects the natural beauty of the Hawaiian islands — floating in a perfectly blue pond, a kind breeze coasting off the waves, abundant deep green foliage, sweet slices of pineapple and milky coconut, the delicate pink of a seashell curled like a baby's ear. Sandy toes, hidden waterfalls, the dreams you have after a long day at the beach.
≥ Producer Henning Fürst collaborated with Bergsman on the sound and overall feel of the album.
≥ "I remember two songs that really triggered the whole 'Hawaiian/tropical' album idea and kept hanging on through out the whole process of the album as sound and feel atmosphere. The first song was the instrumental track "Diamond Head" by The Beach Boys and the other one is Augustos Pablo's song "AP Spezial," also an instrumental track. Both of the songs have beautiful nature sounds added to them of waves, thunder and birds. The Beach Boys song turned me onto pedal steels and the Augustos Pablo song turned me onto the more dubby feeling you can hear in my album."
≥ "I am hoping it can take you on a little trip, somewhere luscious and warm," she adds. "Lay back and enjoy."
|Taken By Trees — Other Worlds (2012)|