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Forest For The Trees - Forest For The Trees

Forest for the Trees was a group started by Carl Stephenson in 1993. The project produced only a single full-length album during its duration. Self-titled, the album was released in 1997 after being delayed by a nervous breakdown that kept Stephenson from working on it for several years. Forest for the Trees produced only one single of note titled "Dream." Forest for the Trees had many members, including John "coz" Acosta, Beck, Papa Bear Martinez, Mark Petersen, Don Device, David Strayer /drums, Chris Camacho/ bass and Jasper & Amadeus amongst others. In addition to be the creator of the group and producing, Stephenson plays violin, guitar, sitar, drums, keyboards and the didgeridoo. "Forest for the Trees is also beautifully infected with a collage of sounds from answering machines to dripping water to roller coasters, which bring a real-life aspect to rather abstract music."

Entertainment Weekly's David Browne described the self-titled album this way: "With its bong-watered, headphone-ready melange of distorted vocals, hip-hop beats, space-cadet lyrics, and sampled effects, the album is a spiritual cousin to Beck's debut Mellow Gold, which Stephenson co-produced."

Pitchfork Media gave the album a disappointed 6.1, but did state "Given the fact that this album was completed three to four years ago, it takes on visionary qualities. Had this been released when it was originally completed, Beck's Odelay may never have been hailed as the cut-n-paste production blueprint it has become."

DreamWorks Records DRMD 50002 // 1997 // Electronic, Rock, Alternative Rock, Art Rock, Experimental, Indie Rock


1 Dream 5:10
2 Infinite Cow 3:09
3 Fall 4:31
4 You Create The Reason 5:13
5 Tree 4:20
6 Wet Paint 3:56
7 Stream 3:36
8 Ohm 3:05
9 Algorithm 4:28
10 Green Light Street 4:19
11 Planet Unknown 4:33
12 Thoughts In My Head 3:16

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  • Store location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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