Thursday, October 25, 2007

Trees - Sleep Convention (1982)

In which we imagine a world where the compact disc was introduced in 1980, and now-obscure artists and albums could be preserved for posterity...

Trees - Sleep Convention (1982)
  1. Come Back
  2. Shock Of The New
  3. Delta Sleep
  4. No Stranger
  5. Midnight In America
  6. 11:00 AM
  7. Wildwood
  8. India
  9. Gotta Moon
  10. Red Car
From Ira Robbins' fantastic Trouser Press website:

A one-man synth army from San Diego, California, Dane Conover (here dubbed Trees) offers a wonderful collection of modern musical ideas and clever tunes that efficiently combine up-to-date electronics with old-fashioned rock instruments, tossing in inventive production and intelligent, provocative lyrics. Sleep Convention is a stunning debut which shows remarkable originality and talent. That this record died the commercial death is not just incomprehensible, it's criminal.Wikipedia Entry

Dane Conover's MySpace Page


80zguy said...

Hey great stuff! Thank you

Anonymous said...

This is generally a decent album, with even more points for th eone-man band thing. I really like "Delta Sleep".

Rod said...

Download it here & save it for posterity. I have this on vinyl, but only play the digital file.

Anonymous said...

Dane is going to be on Doug Lynner's World of Noise Internet radio show on 2/12/09 at 6 and 9pm Pacific time. They will be playing the music that influenced him, and of course, his great music too. Tune in at

Doug's radio show airs every second Thursday of the month.

Doug Lynner said...

Don't just read about Trees and Dane Conover. Meet him and listen to his music in my streaming interview and music radio show with him at Unreleased tracks included!

Anonymous said...

Good News! The Official Trees Sleep Convention album will be re-issued on cd on Rubellan Remasters sometime in August. There will also be alternate versions of "11am and "Come Back", along with a whopping 10 unreleased bonus songs!! The bonus songs are from Dane Conover's archive of material he recorded in the same era; songs that would have been his follow-up album to Sleep Convention. The cd will have a multi-page insert with rare photos as well.