Collections of Colonies of Bees – Six Guitars

Collections of Colonies of Bees

Collections of Colonies of Bees are an experimental five piece out of of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, featuring two of the members from Pele.
I first heard of these guys when browsing the Polyvinyl forums a couple of months back, probably because I thought the name was good if i’m honest. Upon downloading though, I remember being stunned at the pure beauty of this record.
Six Guitars is an instrumental 12 minute track of interweaving guitars, pianos and strings layered over and over to create an incredibly dense blanket of lush sound, constantly changing and evolving yet never departing from its original premise. I’d compare it almost to the likes of Steve Reich in a way if that’s any help.
If I ever have trouble sleeping or just generally need to chill out then this always does the trick.

Update!
I’ve just learned that these guys are set to release a record with Bon Iver, so they maybe they’ll be in line for a bit more recognition.

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1 Response to “Collections of Colonies of Bees – Six Guitars”


  1. 1 tess May 6, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    thank you thank you xxx


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