Constructs of the Mind Part 1: The Haze of Time
01. The New Contruct I (Shadow Plays)
03. Fading Tears
04. The End is Coming
06. Stay With Me (Inside A Dream)
07. Remains of the Deep
08. Across the Stairs
Constructs of the Mind Part 2: Whispering Dust
01. The New Construct II (Another Door)
02. A Ghost in the Doll’s House
03. A Dream Within a Dream
05. Forever Drifting
06. Sans Soleil (Outside A Dream)
07. Time is…
08. Poussières de Miroir
After almost 4 years working on Constructs of the Mind, we recently realised that we had more than enough material for 2 albums. Since the concept was already divided in 2 parts, it became logical to create 2 different albums. So, in the fall, we should release Constructs of the Mind Part 1:The Haze of Time which will be followed by Part 2: Whispering Dust around Febuary 2019. 16 new pieces in total! We hope that you will like it!
Après presque 4 ans de travail intensif sur Constructs of the Mind, nous avons récemment réalisé que nous avions assez de matériel pour deux albums. Comme le concept était déjà divisé en deux parties, il nous a semblé logique de sortir deux 2 albums différents. Donc, à l’automne, nous devrions sortir Constructs of the Mind part 1: The Haze of Time qui sera ensuite suivi par Part 2: Whispering Dust autour de février 2019. 16 nouvelles pièces au total! En espérant que vous allez apprécier!
We just released part 4 to 6 of La Métamorphose! More news coming soon!
This is the 1st review for our last album! Many thanks to the nice folks at The Equal Ground!
Skeleton Trees Structure 24 – Opus 1
4.0 out of 5
By Ted Rogen
Skeleton Trees is a self-described dark wave band hailing from Montreal, Canada. The band originally formed in 2007 and went through a number of lineup changes before getting settled. Currently the band consists of Alice Morrison on vocals, J. Bannon on electric guitar, keyboard and programming, Jean-David Brouillette on electric bass and Ian D’Amours on drums. Over a two-year period Skeleton Trees have been working on Structure 24. The project grew and grew and eventually they had 24 songs. They made a good logical decision to break the album in two pieces called Opus 1 and Opus 2. I had the pleasure of listening to Opus 1, which combines dark textures and tones not unlike that of a band like Portishead or even Massive Attack.
Over the course of the 12 songs they sometimes sound like a couple of people playing in a room together and other times sound like more than the sum of their parts. They utilize dark-sounding lead synths, distorted bass, organic drums and a variety of other elements to make music that sounds dark but not depressing. It’s a dark energy that feels like you can have fun observing it while not having to actually experience it. It’s kind of like the difference between someone watching a violent movie and enjoying it compared to actually being in a gunfight. What’s most unique about the album is that they chose to sing some of it in French and some in English. While they aren’t the first band to do this it adds some diversity to the album and it didn’t take away anything from the music that I don’t understand French.
The album starts off with the excellent “Ensorcelé,” which creates a vast circus of sounds that build but is ultimately carried by the vocal performance of Morrison. They go out of their way to make interesting textures such as combining ethereal background vocals with a mixture of synths that make a very tantalizing concoction of sounds. “Exhibition” constructs an industrial type electronic beat that drives a factory of sounds. The distorted tones are just dirty enough to give a dark tone but don’t overwhelm the music.
One of the highlights of the album is “L’épave des Songes,” which treats the vocals with additional saturation and combines complicated percussive pattern with heavily distorted bass.Despite their dark atmosphere some of the songs feel quite poppy, even peppy, such as the excellent “At Dawn” which sounds like a combination between Asobi Seksu and Portishead. Opus 1 offers a lot of sounds listeners can immerse themselves in, well-written songs and some very solid vocal performances. If you are a fan of Darkwave this should be a no brainer.
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We will be performing a few songs for the launch party of Structure 24 – Opus 1 (the CD version), our 2nd album! This is next week; saturday 4th of may at Atomic Cafe (3606 Ontario est in Montréal). The lauch party start at 20h00 and will be playing around 22h30. The admission is free! Hope to see you there!
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The Paper Moon EP is available for free on bandcamp!
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La Métamorphose (Part 1-3), a new digital EP created for the first art preview of Ramis Valente, a Montreal artist, is now available on Bandcamp! You can download it for free in MP3 320 or in lossless formats; FLAC format is the best and is available in 24-bits.
Happy new year to everyone!
A few updates!
1. The CD version of Structure 24 – Opus 1 is coming probably later this month.
2. We just finished a new digital EP; the title is La Metamorphose (part 1-3) and it was composed for the first art preview of Ramis Valente, a Montreal artist. It will be available in the next 2 weeks.
3. Paper Moon, the digital EP for Valentine day is almost done! It will be available on…Valentine Day! :0)
4. The title of the 3rd album will be Between the Floor and the Downstairs Ceiling (Finally!). The recording is scheduled for next october and it will be done in the middle of the wood…really!
5. Our next video clip will be for the song A Dream of You.
6. We hope to play live later in 2013. We’ll see…
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The new album is now available exclusively on Bandcamp as a digital download!
You can listen or buy HERE
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Tonight, we released the first video from the upcoming 2nd album, Structure 24 – Opus 1. The video is for the song Exhibition.
The digital version of the album will be released on Bandcamp next week and the CD version should be ready for december. We’re also working on a digital EP for february. The title is “Paper Moon” and it will contain 5 new songs.
Thank you and have a great day!