Internationally acclaimed Rend Collective Experiment has released a compelling new video (EPK) about the making of its sophomore album, Homemade Worship By Handmade People, which releases Jan. 10 on Kingsway with global distribution. The video features clips of five new songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk_Axqrw3LE
This video explains how Rend Collective Experiment operates like a collection, or family of musicians. Collaboration is at the heart of the band, and as the Rend Collective relays, “part of our DNA that we are not exclusive.” In that spirit, Rend Collective asked people from all over the world to send in a video if they felt part of the collective. Here’s a video that incorporates a few of those responses (including a clip from Tim Hughes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4PPoyZv_AE.
Homemade Worship By Handmade People was recorded and produced by Rend Collective in Irish church halls and homes in the band’s organic, collective style. The new album fuses a depth of sung theology and fresh melodies that reflect themes of redemption, devotion and celebration with soundscapes that span from Arcade Fire and Mumford & Sons to Fleet Foxes and Snow Patrol.