Held By Trees
Held By Trees - Solace
A timeless and evocative release created using the improvisational methods developed on the groundbreaking Spirit Of Eden and Laughing Stock, Held By Trees is a new collective - assembled and led by David Joseph - containing a superb cast of musicians (several associated with Mark Hollis / Talk Talk).
Mixed by original Talk Talk engineer Phill Brown - who came out of retirement especially to mix Solace - the guest list includes Tim Renwick (Pink Floyd, Al Stewart), David Knopfler (Dire Straits), Eric Bibb, and Hollis / Talk Talk alumni Robbie McIntosh, Martin Ditcham, Simon Edwards, Lawrence Pendrous, and Andy Panayi.
A unique, wholly instrumental, album operating in an organic space between Post Rock, Atmospheric Prog and Symphonic Ambient, Solace embraces the precarious beauty of the seminal late 1980s/early 1990s Talk Talk records, while also offering something very much its own and very much of the here and now.
The artwork features a motif by Talk Talk’s artistic partner, James Marsh and the album is mastered by original TT mastering engineer Dennis Blackham.
Partnering with Play It Green, a real tree is planted for each album sold. Held by Trees thereby removes more carbon from the atmosphere than it produces.