The album, out March 6th, is based on the question, "What does it sound like when trees communicate?"
Conference Of Trees is meant to answer the artist's own question: "What does it sound like when trees communicate?" While past work has focused on bells, for this record, Hendrik Weber uses a variety of instruments, including woodblock and xylophone (and some homemade), with help from a cast of percussionists. The songs were initially written with the acoustic instruments, with electronic elements added later, unlike his past work as Pantha Du Prince.
"Spending so much time in front of the computer and working with electronic machines started feeling a bit bleak to me," Weber says. "I wanted to find a way to spend more time outdoors and to legitimize it with art."
Weber's last album, the vocal-heavy The Triad, came out in 2016.
Watch the video for "Pius In Tacit."
01. Approach In A Breeze
02. Transparent Tickle Shining Glace
03. Holding The Oak
04. When We Talk
05. Roots Making Family
06. The Crown Territory
07. Supernova Space Time Drift
08. Silentium Larix
09. Pius In Tacet
Modern Recordings will release Conference Of Trees on March 6th, 2020.