Putting a steel advantage on exploratory post-rock, Akron, Ohio’s If These Trees and shrubs Could Speak deliver sprawling noises tempered with blistering movement. Using a sound similar to Mogwai and Russian Circles, the band’s delay-heavy audio is constantly discovering sonic peaks and valleys as the band’s three-guitar strike surrounds listeners within a swirling ocean of sparkling audio. Shaped by guitarists Jeff Kalal, Cody Kelly, and Mike Socrates, bassist Tom Fihe, and drummer Zack Kelly, the music group produced its debut in 2006 using a self-titled EP. The instrumental quintet ultimately produced its full-length debut in ’09 2009 using the launch of Above the planet earth, Below the Sky, which showed up via Metal Knife. The group’s sophomore work, Red Forest, found its way to 2012, accompanied by The Bone fragments of the Dying Globe in 2016.