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

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Song of the Day - August 30, 2005

Arthur Russell's "The Platform on the Ocean" immediately brought to mind Joy Division. His vocals are very reminiscent of Ian Curtis. The whole track is one of ominous foreboding. Arthur Russell was a cello innovator, and worked with the likes of Phillip Glass, Alice Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, and John Cage, before making a name for himself in disco. He unfortunately passed away in 1992. "The Platform on the Ocean" bears no resemblance to a disco tune, however, it does show aspects of Russell's study of Indian music. Give it a try! Click here to listen.


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