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.