Published Sep 24, 2010When a band describe themselves as a "transatlantic space rock orchestra," releasing an epic 45-minute song is pretty much par for the course. True to form, Canada/UK-spanning experimentalists Flowers of Hell are getting ready do just that.
On November 16, the group will release their third album, O, which contains just one song. A press release describes it as "a 45-minute classical-meets-shoegaze track." It will come on a single double-sided disc, which has a standard CD on one side and a 5.1 surround sound DVD on the other. In addition to the album, the DVD side will contain a live performance and other special features.
The LP is called O because of the surround sound nature of the recording, which the band call "a vibrant 3D world of synaesthetic sights." The album was laid down in Toronto with engineer Jon Drew (Fucked Up, Tokyo Police Club) and mixed in Manchester, UK by Flowers of Hell leader Greg Jarvis and Tom Knott of the Earlies.
The DVD contains the concert Live at the Music Gallery, which was recorded in 2009 at St. George the Martyr Anglican Church in Toronto. See a clip from the DVD embedded below.
O will come out through Optical Sounds/Outside Music. You can hear a 2:24 excerpt over at MySpace.