100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Tallest TreesThe Ostrich or the Lark (Other Electricities, 8/17/10)

Tallest Trees: “Aloutte!”
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Making an impressive debut on Other Electricities, Nashville duo Tallest Trees is the union of two separate projects — an expansive solo experiment by Thomas Samuel (who began as Tallest Trees) and the looped-cello project of Dabny Morris (dubbed Human Voice). Each element — whether a wash of distorted guitars, a toy piano, or hymn-like singing — combines with the others to create a well-meshed, unique whole.  Glitches, found sounds, feedback, and more give The Ostrich or the Lark a warm, welcome feel.  It’s a beautiful pop debut — one that has taken many by notice.

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