The Covalent Bond

This site is dedicated to the sharing of ideas in the field of music, literature, and whatever else strikes my fancy. To play the music, you must have Rhapsody. I am just getting started. There will be more to come. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Song of the Day - August 11, 2005

Calla epitomizes the slowcore genre with their haunting rhythms, melancholy vocals, and glacier like momentum that slowly builds during their songs. An excellent example is the track "Fear of Fireflies." The song starts out simply with what sound like maracas and an extremely heavy bass line. Layer upon layer of instrumentation gradually enter into the song, first drums, next acoustic guitar, then the drone of a keyboard, and finally vocals. It is very nicely done, but the slow moving momentum of the song is not done. The bass continues to move forward, while the vocals become more plaintive. The keyboards become more complex and move forward in the mix, as additional unusual sounds are mixed in. Finally the electric guitar becomes more prominent completing the slow transfer of musical momentum. By the way, Calla has toured with Interpol and Secret Machines. Click here to listen.



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