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

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Song of the Day - July 26, 2006

Mount Eerie is the result of an evolution of Phil Elvrum's band The Microphones. The exact year of this evolutionary transformation was 2003. The album Singers is a collection of songs recorded over the past few years. Phil's vocals, his sparse arrangements, and choir-like background vocals are very much in the spirit of Neal Young. I loved this album, and picking a favorite tune proved very difficult. The first two tracks, "Let's Get Out of the Romance" and "Ut Oh! It's Mourningtime Again," are some of the best on the album. God, I love his use of backing vocals juxtaposed with his plaintive vocals! However, the most moving track is "Human;" an emotional song where Elvrum is accompanied by piano, while utilizing his background singers in a very spiritual manner. I felt as if I should be bowing my head in reverence while listening to this song. Click here to listen.


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