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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

5 comments:

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.

http://best-keptsecrets.blogspot.com/2008/06/trees-usa-sleep-convention-1982.html

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 http://www.flashbackalternatives.com

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 http://tinyurl.com/mjduhu Unreleased tracks included!