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 24, 2006

Song of the Day - August 24, 2006

If you are looking for something a little different, then Black Fiction may be the choice for you. Combining elements of Fiery Furnaces, Animal Collective, and Kelley Stoltz, Black Fiction creates understated beautiful music, in the folk vein with a dash of pop thrown in for good measure. Their debut album Ghost Ride is not quite what I would call freak-folk, rather their music sometimes incorporates world music influences, whimsy, and unusual vocals which all contribute to their unique appeal. At this point in the year, I see it as one of the highlights of the year. Favorite tracks include the more electric "Magic Hands," the keyboard heavy self-titled "Black Fiction," and the unusual background vocals and harmonica treatment of "Ghost Ride." I must say that it was the track "I Spread the Disease," that first drew my attention to Black Fiction. It starts out with a contagious, soulfully slow groove and an almost comical but enduring falsetto vocals. Oh, this song just worms your way into your brain! Click here to listen.


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