The Trees (7:53)

Cover of The Blue Notebooks

From The Blue Notebooks and 2 other releases

The lyrics Academy-awarding winning actress Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton”) reads is from Czeslaw Milosz’s 1981 book, “Hymn of the Pearl;” it is an excerpt from the poem “The Wormwood Star.” (Milosz, “New and Collected Poems:1931-2001, Ecco, 2003, page 385.)


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  • Darkfafi

    I love this song. It gives me some kind of nostalgia feeling and makes me feel happy for some reason <3

    4 May 10:14pm Reply
  • KaonashiSan

    seeing this live at the Barbican front row with a half empty auditorium at around 1am on a hot evening was one of the most emotional moments I have ever had the pleasure to experience - makes me float as the yarn that knits my heart together is being pulled away....

    1 Apr 5:15pm Reply
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  • chaosdrive

    i cant even listen to this song b/c it scares the shit out of me

    29 Sep 2013 Reply
  • AlaNio

    fuckin hell this piece is powerful

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • beablossom

    i have cold hands .

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • felipe-ac

    is like being in a mystical and enchanted forest

    16 Oct 2012 Reply
  • hottpink019

    eerily satisfying

    16 Sep 2011 Reply
  • cube_teh_reaL


    8 Jul 2011 Reply
  • DLune

    the modern chamber piece

    12 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Nospherith

    Brilliant, mystifying.

    18 Feb 2011 Reply
  • DaddyPobbin


    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Zybeon

    Did anyone else think of the old old game "The Dig"? I can just picture a astronaut walking through a large carved cave full of alien architecture seemingly long forgotten and empty. But still feel a presence lurking from the shadows.

    22 Dec 2010 Reply
  • begily

    totally transcendent.

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Buggy08


    19 Oct 2010 Reply
  • spinningsilence

    This track is almost eerie, but transcendent in it's own right.

    3 Oct 2010 Reply
  • cecildemille

    beautiful mysterious enchanting composition

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • leonardo4it

    gorgeous composition!!!

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • HellMina

    gorgeous track

    26 Apr 2010 Reply
  • vam_xxx1

    its mysterious,has the same atmosphere of bethoven's moonlight sonata,i love this piece,the piano is making magic in it

    20 Mar 2010 Reply
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