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, November 16, 2006

Song of the Day - November 16, 2006

For fans of Animal Collective, the recording Hollinndagain has been a collectors album, originally released in a limited edition of 300. The album has long been unavailable. Paw Tracks has remedied the situation with the re-release of the only live album recorded by the Animal Collective. Though it is not initially apparent, the album is live. The first three tracks are from a performance at the fabled New Jersey radio station WFMU. The reminder of the album was recorded during their 2001 tour with Black Dice. The album is an interesting reminder of the evolutionary path taken by the band. In fact, in this early evolutionary state, the band was known as Avery Tare, Panda Bear, and Geologist before they became known as Animal Collective. Tribal sounds figured prominently in their early recordings, compared to the more poppish leanings today. A perfect example is the track "Pride and Fight," which combines a primitive minimalism alla Philip Glass with drones and tribal tendencies. Click here to listen.


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