Songs for Trees is the passionate, playful and provocative debut album of Unspoken Ethos, a four-piece alternative rock band heavily influenced by jazz, progressive rock and metal.
Displaying virtuosity beyond their years, Unspoken Ethos gels into a groove that is irresistible and satisfying, with riffs and hooks that seduce. From the towering keyboard mastery of Ashton Wisener, to the aching guitar solos of Will Hansen, the band is anchored by the tight rhythms of bassist John Janigan-Mills and the fluid percussion of Morgan Zwicker. The quartet totally grok each other’s musicianship and approach; hence the band name.
Co-produced by legendary musician and producer Skip Beckwith, Songs for Trees is a compelling plea for humans to look at what they are doing to each other and the planet, and stop destroying everything.
- THANK YOU -
The band would like to thank their family, friends and teachers for all the support. The biggest of thank yous goes to Barry/Cindy Wisener, Karen Janigan/Greg Mills, Sherry/Mark Zwicker and Denise Parrott/David Hansen for their everlasting support and love.
Unspoken Ethos would also like to single out David Lewis for the loaning of his old Fender amp, and all of the staff at the Cunard St. Long & McQuade in Halifax, Nova Scotia for being extremely friendly and providing us with the essential gear required to make an album.
Ashton Wisener would like to thank Korg Keyboards for providing all of the awesome keyboard sounds, and Jordan Rudess for his inspiration and innovation.
John Janigan-Mills would like to thank Ernie Ball Music Man for providing some amazing basses, and Victor Wooten for his vast knowledge of life and music.
Morgan Zwicker would like to thank Gretsch Drums for something awesome to hit on, and Jordi Comstock for the years and years of drum training and inspiration.
Will Hansen would like to thank Suhr Guitars for providing him with a killer axe, and Jason Becker for being the worlds best guitar hero since day one.
Unspoken Ethos would also like to wholeheartedly thank Skip Beckwith and his wife Claire Shaw for their unprecedented support and guidance.
And finally, Unspoken Ethos would like to thank you for your support. You are the one that keeps on making this happen!
released July 1, 2013
- THE BAND -
Ashton Wisener - Keyboards
John Janigan-Mills - Electric and Upright Bass, Lead Vocals
Morgan Zwicker - Drumset, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Will Hansen - Guitar, Lead Vocals
- OTHER PERSONAL -
Samuel Foran - Alto & Soprano Saxophone
Emma Burkeitt - Artwork
All music written by Unspoken Ethos*
All lyrics written by John Janigan-Mills and Will Hansen
Produced by Unspoken Ethos and Skip Beckwith
Engineered by John Janigan-Mills
*All music written by Unspoken Ethos, except tracks 4, 9 and 11, written by Unspoken Ethos and Sage McConnell
Recorded between March 1st, 2013 and June 5th, 2013 at MahoneTone Studios and MahoneTone Satellite Studio in Nova Scotia, Canada. Mixed and mastered at MahoneTone Studios.
(c) Unspoken Ethos, 2013
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