B'ee is a leading figure in psychedelic folk, who has recorded under the pseudonyms In Gowan Ring and Birch Book since the mid-90s. The Serpent And The Dove is his 8th album. It is also In Gowan Ring's 5th album after a 13-year hiatus.
A modern-day troubadour, B'ee makes his own instruments, travels the world and bring back a myriad of musical influences. 60s psychedelic folk and early music remain his main sources of inspiration, though.
"The Serpent And The Dove recounts an alchemical journey through a luminous garden around the Living Tree; there is a serpent… and a dove. A candle flame flickers in the night, illuminating the face of a wandering sage sitting by a stream.
He sings a story about a cosmic dancer which he'd heard whispered through the reeds: her rainbow eyes, her bowl of tea, and a field of dreams out of which grew the universe and all that we can see... There are willows; there are masks of leaves; there are thousands of bees." – B'ee –
Thirteen years after his previous album, In Gowan Ring continues to enchant and takes us back to the essence of what we are.
Tracklist 1 The Serpent 2 Thousands Of Bees 3 Sial At Play 4 Julia Willow 5 Set A Candle In The Night 6 Field Of Dream 7 A Song, A Story And A Stone 8 The Dove
VARIOUS ARTISTS 7 Is 10
VARIOUS ARTISTS Two Summers
IN GOWAN RING / BIRCH BOOK Taking Wing / Jacob Fleet