Taken By Trees
Taken By Trees Biography
You may recognise Victoria's utterly unique voice as that which formerly graced The Concretes. Victoria was singer and songwriter for The Concretes for 11 years up until deciding to leave the band in July 2006.
The name Taken By Trees was chosen for this new musical adventure partly because of Victoria's explicit love of trees. Which is illustrated by the Taken By Trees website www.takenbytrees.com which has both a storytelling tree section and a series of beautiful photos of outdoor life and particularly trees. Victoria has clearly returned to the basic things that she loves in order to move forward creatively with her music and this inherently beautiful record is the stunning result. The album was deliberately recorded in a fast and spontaneous manner. It was recorded in 6 days straight with Victoria refusing the musicians the chance to get to know the songs too well beforehand in a conscious attempt to keep the recordings alert, full of energy and not overcook them. The songs were developed from the vocal melody up, with only that instrumentation deemed entirely necessary added, keeping the songs true to the ideas which inspired them, as Victoria says "To see how my voice can stand almost alone".
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