September 17th, 2007
Here it is folks, finished cover art and an audio preview of Flocks III off of our new album, Birds. It will be released January 22nd, of 2008 by Table of the Elements / Radium records, and we could not be more excited about what we have recorded. Below the Cover and Audio clip are some very nice words about the album by Table of the Elements impresario Jeff Hunt.
In an era of pervasive lo-fi meandering and leaden, self-indulgent
navel-gazing, Collections of Colonies of Bees sweep in grandly, as
their name implies, in great, billowing swarms of sound, bourn aloft
on a thousand wings of miniscule, elegant detail. In these extended
instrumental tracks, guitars chime and soar, recalling the best
campaigns of the guitar armies of both Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham;
deft yet intensely focused percussion propels towards an inevitable
dawn; covering it all is a gossamer veil of subtly nuanced
Birds is a joyous, expansive experience; crisp, clean, and clear;
dappled in sunshine; mottled with dew; epic minimalism in exquisite
registration. That’s saying something. In our present musical
climate of smoggy lassitude, Collections of Colonies of Bees are
diligently producing a sound that is dazzling – and as sweet as honey
taken straight from the comb. Dig in.