Taken from insert: "Greetings from Trees of Mystery, Vancouver, BC. Trees of Mystery happened out of necessity. In mid June (2009) I was about to go on tour with my other band, The Jolts, when I became increasingly anxious about my music (ie. my life). I had just been laid off from my factory job at Sparrow Guitars, I had a dozen or so new songs no one had heard and I was tired of being in the city doing nothing about it.
That night I started booking a Canadian tour that would start about a week and a half after I got back. The next day I called up Felix at Little Red Sounds and he was totally on board. We had worked together on a few other projects and I knew he was the man for the job. I had the idea to make a quick and easy solo record that was primarily acoustic and would fill in the blanks as I went along - basically something to sell on the road for food and gas money.
After just one day of being home from tour I went into the studio and played Felix my songs with just a single mike in the control room. This would be the foundation for all the other instrumentation - if any. My backing band (at the time), Your Vancouver Vipers, was to some extent in limbo so I called upon Henry, whom I had recently met and his drummer, Ben, along with resident Viper, Tyler who made it in for a couple hours.
I had no expectations for how this record would turn out but I am more than pleased with the outcome. I hope you feel the same way.
Dylan Thomas Rysstad"
released July 1, 2009
released 01 July 2009
Dylan Thomas Rysstad - vocals, guitars, percussion, bass, harmonica
Henry Beckwith - organ and piano
Ben Frith - drums
Mike Flintoff - piano (The Waltz/Heard Your Mother Call
Tyler Mounteney - guitar (The Waltz/Don't Love)
Recorded and mixed by Felix Fung at Little Red Sounds in Vancouver, BC June 2009
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