Taken from the wonderful ‘Cold Waves And Minimal Electronics Vol. 1’ pretty epic minimal synth anthem. In the vain of Depeche Mode and Fad Gadget it embodies everything great about industrial 80’s synth pop. This is how Eleven Pond describe the track;
Watching Trees was originally an instrumental song I wrote that had a dark and raining electro feel. James came up with lyrics on the fly while I recorded it to a 4-track cassette player. The song is about voyeurism, being lonely because you know too much and feeling lost in the industrial world. We re-recorded it to 8-track in an abandoned swimming pool/recording studio called The Hamster Cage. It’s vocals on top of pure analog cv controlled arpeggiation with melodica and vocoder. Then at the half way point I come in with a driving chorus-drenched bass riff. It was a solid dance song then. It still is. Funny thing, I was the only one in the band who actually liked the song!