John-Paul provided me his Last FM profile for his biographical information. So, I'll let it do the talking for me.
In Dark Trees is American experimental ambient and post-rock artist, John-Paul McFarland. The moniker is taken from a Brian Eno song. IDT also features Logan Epps and Michael Hopkins live.
IDT joined the mid-western co-op arts label, Yards and Gods in 2008. Y&G also features Nonreturner, Ursus Arctos, Prize Wolf, Ptarmigan, Burger Kingdom, Cpt. Captain and The Makeouts/The Pale Family.
McFarland also played bass and guitar in fellow Y&G band, Nonreturner, from 2007 to 2009, and recorded on the band’s self-titled LP.
All albums are available for free download @ the Y&G website (yardsandgods.com), or you can download songs for free individually here at last.fm.
Now, on to the albums. I will provide no disclaimer as John-Paul gives little opinion besides his picks which are solid and say enough without commentary. Now, on with the music...
Best Albums 1999-2009 (in chronological order)
Labradford – E Luxo So (1999)
Godspeed You Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
Yo La Tengo – And Then Nothing Turned Itself inside-Out (2000)
Radiohead – Kid A (2001)
A Silver Mt. Zion – Born Into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward (2001)
Eluvium – Lambent Material (2004)
Sonic Youth – Rather Ripped (2006)
Do Make Say Think – You, You’re a History in Rust (2007)
Deerhunter – Microcastle (2008)