The sophomore Church of Trees release features some of Canada's finest but lesser known female vocalists. A sonic shift from the debut EP Primitive Creatures, the new album explores a range of styles within the synthpop genre, from an edgy Numan-esque feel (Like Gary Numan, Scream in Silence) to more pop-oriented, danceable grooves (Listen to Love, Good Girl), with a heaping of the unexpected (I Can't Be Loved, Mister Maybe).
The album also features the song Listen to Love, which is co-written and performed with Rob Preuss (formerly of Spoons and Honeymoon Suite). Rob also contributes two extraordinary remixes (or as Rob calls them: rOb PreuSS Versions), one for Like Gary Numan, and one for Scream in Silence.
released September 28, 2018
Bernard Frazer: drum/bass programming, synths, piano, sfx
Rob Preuss: synths, drum/bass programming on Listen to Love, and synths, drum/bass programming, percussion, bass, and guitar on both rOb PreuSS Versions.
Jordon Zadorozny: Guitar
Kelly Craig: Trumpet on Mister Maybe
DeeDee Butters: vocals
Tara Holloway: vocals
Andrea Matchett: vocals
Jill Beaulieu: vocals
Krista Hartman: vocals
Produced by Bernard Frazer and Jordon Zadorozny except for [rOb PreuSS Versions] producesd and mixed by Rob Preuss
Mixed/mastered by Jordon Zadorozny @ Skylark Park Pembroke, ON
Vocals recorded by Jordon Zadorozny except:
I Can't Be Loved: vocals recorded by Richard Kleef
Listen to Love: vocals recorded by Andrea Matchett
Another Perfect Day: vocals recorded by Kate Schroder
Drum/bass programming, synths, piano and sound effects recorded by Bernard Frazer with additional synths and drum/bass programming for Listen to Love recorded by Rob Preuss
Trumpets on Mister Maybe recorded by Andrew Burns
Album photograph by shutterstock.com
Album Design by Karen Bisson & Bernard Frazer