Picking up their Home(here) EP, one gets the impression that Big Tree is somewhat of an organic band. The smooth screen-printed cardboard cover is minimal but effective, and the music contained within follows suit. Placed somewhere between folk and jazz and blues, Big Tree is a mesh of many genres. “The Concurrence Of All Things” is the EP’s opening track and it hits the band’s highlight traits.
Opening with an angular, pointed vocal part in a consistently varying time signature, the song is infinitely complex beyond what may appear a simple and straightforward tune. It is anything but. The song builds as it continues, adding multiple backup vocalists and slipping in a hefty guitar drone while they’re at it. By the end of “The Concurrence Of All Things”, one is hit, too, with various forms of pop, from experimental to orchestral.
Big Tree is a difficult one to classify, but an easy one to enjoy. Home(here) EP comes out June 1. The band is currently getting ready to “kick” off a tour, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign to purchase a vegetable oil van.
Download: “The Concurrence Of All Things” by Big Tree
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