|HoB #2: Culling + lapsing colonies into the resinant freakwindsea of "Colony Collapse"||
12/14/2020> For our continued daily liner-noting of Herd of Birds, the 2nd # on the album is "Colony Cullapse". When we released it as a single last month we posted the cover image + video but didn't talk much about the song. The impetus for the song came when we discovered a carpenter bee making it's home in our fence (see post #772). Like the last #, "Colony Cullapse" is also about collective behavior, but instead of birds this # is about bees (+ "the birds + the bees"), the holistic nature of social insex, what the conchusnest of 1 individual be must bee like + then applying this to humun social media + "handholding machines" that lead us around w/out individual awareness of what we're doing, let alone where we're going as a group. But we don't want to x-plane the lyrics away, make of it what u will.
... tho we probly deleted the originul acoustic guitar + layered over synths, keyboards (w/ modified string, piano, clarinet + rabab LPX presets), loops + highly processed guitar ("triplet tick tock" FX pedal) going for a sorta dreamy Blonde Redhead symphonic sound. Hear's the video + lyrics.
the choir sings
the bee she dreamed enuff for a lifetime
drizzling down on dandelion leaves
patched together to cobble a collective hole
the fallow fields regrow w/ wildflowers
the ebbing spins a web in the delta's mouth
as fathers fumble for their flies to preach
the choir sings
|# 824 <(current)> 826> HoB #3: snipes + metallic starlings in the savage republic of "Aeolia"|