Eleven Pond - Watching Trees

Watching Trees

Eleven Pond

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl EP 3 tracks £9.99
Download EP (mp3) 3 tracks £2.25
Download EP (flac) 3 tracks £2.25
Download individual tracks   from £0.75

Description

Eleven Pond - Watching Trees

Eleven Pond’s ‘Watching Trees’ provided one of the poppiest moments on Angular's 2010 compilation ‘Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics’, bringing them to the fore of the renewed interest in 'Coldwave' after 25 five years in the wilderness. The band formed in 1986 and self released their only LP 'Bas Relief' the following year. Two and a half decades later Watching Trees has taken on a life of it's own, having been wholeheartedly embraced by a new generation of synth-pop kids and sounding fresher on the dancefloor than most electronic body music today.

In the words of bass player Jeff Gallea :

"Watching Trees was originally an instrumental song I wrote that had a dark and raining electro feel. The song is about voyeurism, being lonely because you know too much and feeling lost in the industrial world. We re-recorded it to 8-track in an abandoned swimming pool/recording studio called The Hamster Cage. It was a solid dance song then. It still is.

Especially for Record Store Day, Angular is proud to present 'Watching Trees' on translucent 'tree coloured' 12" vinyl, spinning at 45rpm for the first time ever and backed with LP highlight Portugal and a previously unreleased early demo version of the A-side. The 'Bedroom Mix' of Watching Trees is a more lo-fi spookier cousin of the original. This release is limited to 1000 copies and the first 100 orders from the ARC Shop come with an A3 Risograph printed poster.

Jeff : "We didn’t cheat. We worked hard to create all those sounds. No loops. Nothing digital. People can hear that analog purity. And song writing was influenced by a great post punk scene. That’s why it’s relevant today."

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl EP (ARC092)
  1. Eleven Pond - Watching Trees
  2. Eleven Pond - Portugal
  3. Eleven Pond - Watching Trees (Bedroom Mix)
Download EP (ARC092D)
  1. Eleven Pond - Watching Trees
  2. Eleven Pond - Portugal
  3. Eleven Pond - Watching Trees (Bedroom Mix)

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Watching Trees £0.75
2 Portugal £0.75
3 Watching Trees (Bedroom Mix) £0.75
Entire MP3 Download EP (3 tracks) £2.25
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Watching Trees £0.75
2 Portugal £0.75
3 Watching Trees (Bedroom Mix) £0.75
Entire FLAC Download EP (3 tracks) £2.25
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section