Summer Solstice: Bee Stings

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Summer Solstice: Bee Stings
EP by Coil
Released 1998
Recorded June 21, 1997 -
June 21, 1998
Genre Experimental
Length ?:?
Label Eskaton
Producer Coil
Coil chronology
Spring Equinox: Moon's Milk or Under an Unquiet Skull
(1998)Spring Equinox: Moon's Milk or Under an Unquiet Skull1998
Summer Solstice: Bee Stings
Autumn Equinox: Amethyst Deceivers
(1998)Autumn Equinox: Amethyst Deceivers1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Summer Solstice: Bee Stings is part two of the four part Seasons collective created by Coil.

The 7" was limited to 1300 copies on honey yellow vinyl and 50 copies on green vinyl. the CD version was unlimited, but deleted on autumn equinox 1998, when the third part of the series was released. On summer solstice 2001 a second CD edition was released and this was limited to 400 copies.

This album was re-released on Moons Milk (In Four Phases). This album will again be re-released on Moon's Milk In Six Phases.

A remix of "Glowworms/Waveforms" entitled "Glowworms/Waveforms - Obsidian Monarch (Full Version)" by Thread appeared on the CD compilation Otology: The Brainwashed 7" Singles Compiled.

Side A is meant to be played at 45 rpm while side B is meant to be played at 33½ rpm.

Track listing[edit]

7" Version[edit]

Side A

  1. "Bee Stings" – 4:56

Side B

  1. "Summer Substructures" – 8:11

CD Version[edit]

  1. "Bee Stings" – 4:56
  2. "Glowworms/Waveforms" – 5:54
  3. "Summer Substructures" – 8:11
  4. "A Warning from the Sun (For Fritz)" – 5:01