Under the name ¨TreesOnComa¨, The Question has published throughout the years its most experimental work, as well as commissioned work for art installations and theatre.
Back in the days of vinyls and cassettes (well, I know, vinyls are back…on this very day, ja), the idea of B-Sides was so important for bands and artists, to deliver that part of their work that perhaps was less radio-friendly or that didn’t fit into the format that the most of the audience knows about the author.
The order of an album used to be a map for the listener. One expected the A-Side to be more easy-listening and the B-Side to have more obscure and experimental tracks.
Since those dynamics are gone forever (even when present day artists publish vinyls), and I having the need to deliver both: works that fit into the idea of a song (a piece of music with a defined structure, with vocals, etc) and a more abstract, experimental, and sometimes atonal music; I then decided to use a different name.
On The Question’s first LP album (self-titled) there was a track I wasn't sure about. It was so different, in comparison, to the rest of the others; but, at the same time, I thought it was part of what The Question was for me. It was all part of the same sonic journey. I didn’t want to disconnect that track from the rest of the songs, since I had written all of them during the same time and for me were all interrelated. That track was titled “The Swamp Within. It was, in retrospective, TreesOnComa very first work.
Some years latter, having quite a few tracks that were more directed to that experimental side, and knowing it could be misleading for The Question’s audience, if I would publish everything, altogether, under the same tag. The name “TreesOnComa”appeared and, since then, it’s been my way to present The Question’s B-sides.
As TreesOnComa, The Question’s published a great body of works that always keeps growing. TreesOnComa’s music has also been used for art installations, documentals and films, since this kind of work fits well into those formats.