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A Tree In A Field is a Swiss independent record label.
One of their latest releases

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FAI BABA – SHE’S MY GURU

At first I overlooked that this album is a great one because I was wonder-struck by doomenfels so much.  But when I edited the (very coming soon) radio show from these albums on the first round I wrote to a paper the number of selected songs during the listening. On the occasion of Fai Baba I selected almost the full album.

Fai Baba was founded by Fabian Sigmund in Zürich, 2008, after he came back his spititual journey from India as “Psychedelic, Garage and Soul man.” He writes and plays very strange and highly enetertaining music. Krautrock-like psych pop, drenched with noisy space rock, spiced with a little 70s disco pumping sometimes. In short: very indie rock. Beside the drums and guitars you can find a heep of old keys intstruments as Farfisa, Ace Tone and Hammmond organs, Rhodes and Crumar electric pianos, Omnichord and Moog on this album.

Fai Baba is influenced by John Lee Hooker, who rarely played on a standard beat.

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4 Trees In A Field / 3

 

A Tree In A Field is a Swiss independent record label.
Among their latest 4 releases perhaps this is the most special one

doomenfels

doomenfels – epilog

Very difficult to define Dominic Oppliger’s throbbing, ringing, rattling, jangling and clacking music. Doom or dark folk, but in this case the folk means that the music and the records were made by cheap equipment in a cellar. Well, consequently it’s underground doom folk. With medieval feeling for me, but maybe it’s only my fantasy (or my soul?) born feeling. Yes, fantasy and soul, this music requires those from you. Sometimes I also imagine a very little mystic Indian mood there. This music has a special sacral character, as if it would be a private religious music. The cover shows the doomenfelsian Paradise for you, where a satisfied, smiling hippo is lying on a tree’s branches, where the only sign of the humans is a towel, but maybe it’s stolen by a monkey with a big nose.

This EP reminds me the last line of Deadeye Dick by Vonnegut:

“You want to know something?
We are still in the Dark Ages.
The Dark Ages — they haven’t ended yet.”

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4 Trees In A Field / 2

 

A Tree In A Field is a Swiss independent record label.
Among their latest 4 releases are 3 perfect and 

AIE CA GICLE – SPEAK EASY

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Well, then I’m speaking easy. Shit. Because there’re many playful, catchy tunes, but there’re not enough dynamics in the tracks, so most of the songs become boring. Enervated indie guitar pop with some really good moments. Listen and form own opinion!

I’m very sorry. It could be an excellent album.

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4 Trees In A Field / 1 A perfect album by MIR 

4 Trees In A Field / 1

 

A Tree In A Field is a Swiss independent record label.
In the following days you can read about their latest 4 releases.

MIR – plays alien folk, aka UFOLK music 

In the human sphere it is like a time and space noise wave
played on un/conventional rock instruments
and lots of additional electronic and analogue equipment.
The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project hadn’t so many widgets than they have,
so the sound wasn’t the real McCoy there.

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The MIR was launched in 2005 under influence of the German Kosmiche Musik. The astronauts are very colourful individuals. The drummer, Daniel Buess was in the pioneer jazzcore band 16-17, is founding member of the Ensemble of Phoenix, which is specialized to contemporary music, and there are various bands and collaborations.
Papiro, the masters of strings, originally is a classical trained violinist, who plays every instrument that he can get, and had/has many projects in different styles. For example there was a mystical experience in 2003 which led him to perform music based on playing only one chord at high volume for an extended period.
MZ operates on organ, synthesizers and other electronics. He originally played guitars with different underground bands until he discovered that he was more interested in soundeffects rather than virtuosity, and developed new techniques for guitar, and started to play around with synthesizers and their modifications. When I first saw the MIR, I stared his little room size keyboard structure, and named it ‘Oh my God, what is it?’
On their Shock Your Moneymaker album two percussionists joined them. “The duo’s tabla-like playing adds a furious, repetitive element to the band’s music, an effect that becomes even more striking when Papiro brings the Indian Shehnai flute into the mix.” It’s like a Martian jungle.

The album’s producer is Alex Buess from 16-17, GOD, Phantom City, Cortex (duo with Daniel Buess) etc.

Keith Moonshine Show

4 Trees In A Field

A Tree In A Field is a Swiss independent record label. Various songs from the latest 4 releases.

Fai Baba – “Psychedelic, Garage and Soul man”
Aie Ca Gicle – “many playful, catchy tunes”
MIR – “alien folk”
doomenfels –  “Well, consequently it’s underground doom folk”

 


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