UNEARTHING A TREASURE: C O L L E C T R E S S
DEBUT ALBUM MONDEGREEN INCOMING IN MARCH 2014
It is a genuine pleasure to introduce C O L L E C T R E S S, a talented collective of UK based multi-instrumentalists self-releasing their enchanting debut album, Mondegreen in March 2014.
With a collective biography of collaborations which includes the likes of Bat For Lashes, Patrick Wolf, Philip Selway (Radiohead) and Penguin Café Orchestra, the four members of C O L L E C T R E S S come together to craft music both daring and unique, but also compellingly familiar and filmic.
C O L L E C T R E S S are:
Quinta (violin, viola, saw, keyboard, vocals),Caroline Weeks (flute, vocals, guitar, keyboard),Rebecca Waterworth (‘cello, keyboard, vocals)Alice Eldridge (‘cello, custom software, field recordings, vocals)
Described as a cross between the Elysian Quartet and possessed Brontë sisters teasing an unsuspecting dinner party (Foxy Digitalis), C O L L E C T R E S S are a quartet of long-term musical collaborators from London and Brighton. Their music treads a joyful line between the intricate and organic, with a nod to everyone from Philip Glass to Bach, improvisors like The Necks to lo-fi chamber groups such as Rachels. They play and write with a sense of narrative, drawing the listener into a thoroughly distinctive and beguiling world of experimental chamber music.
Their collective ethos, aesthetic and approach are inspired and informed by the practices which complement their performing lives: visual art, composition for film and TV, dance for camera and music informatics and free improvisation. C O L L E C T R E S S are a band of process and resourcefulness, their broad and dense experimental structures utilise voice, toy instruments and found sound samples alongside layers of more traditional, often romantic, strings, keys and woodwind – violin, viola, cello, flute, piano and guitar.
WATCH AND LISTEN TO THE PLAYFUL SOUNDS OF “WHITECHAPEL (FLINTWALL)”, FROM THEIR DEBUT MONDEGREEN:
Whitechapel (Flintwall) Wide – 1080p from collectress on Vimeo.
You can also watch recent live footage of the collective performing in Union Chapel on 30th November via Youtube, here’s one clip to begin with: http://youtu.be/ovv58hBfLKM.