The first is in the name. Definite. Indefinite. Some place without a title, made into one. Like they chose to plant themselves somewhere that wasn’t, quite.
That’s probably how it was.
Then there’s the texture of the rest; a bit ethereal, a bit homesick. Polar and sad, but named after friends. Home-made, hand-crafted, but hardly-there. Cold hands sending loops in off the snow, stitched together.
This is their ghost’s scrapbook. There’s a tradition in it; if you listen hard enough, you’ll recognise the dialect. Twins and leaves had it. The a forest had it.
A wordless chorus, white chords. Crowded stages and a frozen beach.
Only now the forest is gone can we hear it.
J. Rose, Aberdour, February 2011.
released March 7, 2011
All songs written and performed by The A Forest.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Robin Sutherland at Marlee Road between 2006 and 2007, with some initial recording in 2004 and finishing touches in 2010.
The A Forest:
Cat Lee-Marr, Chris Lee-Marr, Eilidh Glynn, Ewan Morrison, George Burton and Michael Lambert.