• Trees
  • Sleep Convention (MCA) 1982  ([CD] (Rubellan Remasters / Geffen / Universal Musi) 2018 

A one-man synth army from San Diego, California, Dane Conover (here dubbed Trees) offers a wonderful collection of modern musical ideas and clever tunes that efficiently combine up-to-date electronics with old-fashioned rock instruments, tossing in inventive production and intelligent, provocative lyrics. Sleep Convention is a stunning debut which shows remarkable originality and talent. That this record died the commercial death is not just incomprehensible, it’s criminal.

[Ira Robbins]