Make Like a Tree is a quintessention of travels expressed in music and photography created by Sergey Onischenko – vagabond from Ukraine who is touring a round the world and spreading his indie-folk tunes with a touch of non-conformism and Beat Generation ideas and exhibiting his minimalistic landscape photography taken in omnifarious places during his journeys.
Each concert is played with new members and all songs are created and recorded in different parts of the world. Experiments with sounds and collaborations with audience can turn one-man-band in a duo or in quite a large improvising ensemble.
“Mothernight” is a third album created by Make Like a Tree. It’s a 10 track indie-ambient folk album that is a quintessention of 3 year world journey around the world. Every song is a collaboration with a new artist who Sergey has met and involved into Make Like a Tree project during his wanderings around Japan, Kenya, Tanzania, Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Italy, Norway, Catalonia, Armenia.
The name of the album is inspired by the eponymous novel of Kurt Vonnegut that describes a perfect example of “citizen of nowhere”. The name refers to the idea that modern society is lost in the middle of the night without any directions to the place where we came from. Night scrapps all the shells and ripping off masks that accrue to our faces makes us look more real . “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Album has been self recorded in a portable home studios in Japan on the suburbs of Tokyo and on beautiful island of Zanzibar polished by the ocean breeze and heavy sunlight of Tanzania. Mastering is done by Thomas Meidell in Metropolis Studios in Oslo, Norway. Cover is done by the japaneese painter Youji Otsuki.
This album unites many nations and makes the borders vanish facing the power of music.
Album release march 2019
Digital release @ Ricco Label – Japan https://www.riccolabel.com/
Tape release @ This and That Tapes – USA http://www.thisandthattapes.com/
CD release @ Dreaming Gorilla Records – Italy http://dreamingorillarecords.is/
CD release @ Floppy Dischi – Italy www.floppydischi.it
CD release @ Entes Anomicos – Germany https://www.entesanomicos.com/