Experimental rock duo Trees Speak have released their fifth studio album, Mind Maze, on Soul Jazz Records. The Tucson-based group, made up of Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz, have created a mesmerizing 19-track album that effortlessly blends an array of musical influences into their own unique sound.
With elements of German krautrock, New York post-punk, 60s spy soundtracks, psych, rock, jazz, and 70s synthesizers, along with a cosmic spatial awareness, Trees Speak push sonic boundaries to create an experimental and innovative sound. Mind Maze was recorded in Brooklyn, New York with special guests Gabriel Sullivan, Alex Pope, Craig Dreyer, Ben Nisbet and Stephani Guilmette.
The album draws inspiration from 1970s German electronic music, 1980s New York post-punk and synthcore, John Barry’s 1960s movies, John Carpenter’s 1970s horror, French and Italian progressive rock, and experimental space soundscapes. The result is a captivating listening experience that is wholly their own.
The band’s name, Trees Speak, reflects their interest in the idea of using future technologies to store information and data in trees and plants, and the concept that trees communicate collectively. Their passion for experimentation and interest in nature and technology come together to create a truly unique and engaging musical experience.
Mind Maze is a testament to Trees Speak’s ability to transcend mainstream influences and create their own captivating sound that defies categorization. Fans of experimental and innovative music should not miss out on this one-of-a-kind listening experience.