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, June 01, 2006

Song of the Day - June 1, 2006

Ben Vida, of Town and Country, has a side project called Bird Show. His second album Lightning Ghost is a study in minimalist soundscapes. Taking his lead from Philip Glass, Vida has constructed a lo-fi landscape of acoustic and electronic sounds that takes repetitive patterns and weaves them together to create a fugue of sonic patterns that can become trance inducing. "Field on Water" starts out in this trance inducing percussive mode, which is augmented by Vida's mantra, "you cannot separate the water from the rain." This slowly evolves into a more complex musical score which is enchanting and soothing. If Bach were alive today would this be his 21st century cantatas? Click here to listen.


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