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And Also The Trees

Established in 1979 in a small village in Worcestershire & inspired by the ideology of a still-developing post-punk movement,AATT from their very beginnings were different. Unlike more urban contemporaries like PIL & Gang Of Four, AATT were influencedalmost exclusively by the landscape & history of the rural environment that surrounded them, an influence that has remainedthroughout their entire existence to this day. Their first, self-titled album, released in 1983 reflected those early, tentative post-punk roots, but it was with 1986's seminalVirus Meadow - an album of rich, pagan melancho ...read more

Established in 1979 in a small village in Worcestershire & inspired by the ideology of a still-developing post-punk movement,AATT from their very beginnings were different. Unlike more urban contemporaries like PIL & Gang Of Four, AATT were influencedalmost exclusively by the landscape & history of the rural environment that surrounded them, an influence that has remainedthroughout their entire existence to this day. Their first, self-titled album, released in 1983 reflected those early, tentative post-punk roots, but it was with 1986's seminalVirus Meadow - an album of rich, pagan melancholy & disturbing laments - & the resulting European tours, that AATT truly foundtheir own identity & seemingly an audience that were enraptured by the dramatic, understood the poetic nature of their work &The dense, chiming guitars & relentless rhythmic spirals perfectly complementing the rich, nursery rhyme-like lyrics of Simon HuwJones & the almost pre-Raphaelite artwork. Subsequent albums The Millpond Years (1987), Farewell To The Shade (1989)& Green Is The Sea (1991) continued in this rich,creative, & influential vein & seemingly elevated AATT to an almost mythical status in parts of Europe where they regularly playedto audiences in their thousands & introduced them to transatlantic audiences for the first time via a highly successful US tour. The release of 1993's The Klaxon, however, saw the beginning of a new chapter in the life of AATT, the esoteric, rural influencesreplaced by a 50's beat-group feel, still challenging & lyrical but somehow more urbane. The twanging guitars, Morriconetrumpets & growling organs punctuating a trilogy of releases (now endearingly referred to as the 'hard boiled' trilogy) includingAngelfish (1996) & Silver Soul (1998). From '98 to 2003 however saw AATT almost wilfully fade from view. No live shows or new releases gave rise to rumours of asplit but in truth the band were biding their time, waiting for their muse to return with something akin to a more honest &contemporary styling. Further From The Truth, their 2003 album, is a testimony to the timeless quality of And Also The Trees &their music. « hide

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LPs
Born Into The Waves
2016

3.5
22 Votes
Hunter not the Hunted
01/01/2012

3.9
7 Votes
(Listen for) the Rag and Bone Man
2007

4.5
11 Votes
Further from the Truth
2003

4
3 Votes
Silver Soul
1998

3.3
5 Votes
Angelfish
1996

4
5 Votes
The Klaxon
1993

3.9
11 Votes
Green Is The Sea
1992

3.8
3 Votes
Farewell to the Shade
1989

4.1
5 Votes
The Millpond Years
1988

4.2
6 Votes
Virus Meadow
1986

3.9
18 Votes
And Also the Trees
1984

3.5
13 Votes
Compilations
Driftwood
2011

3.5
1 Votes
When the Rains come
2009

3.5
6 Votes
From Under the Hill
1982

3.5
1 Votes

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