Song of the Day (10-13-14)

Ulver – Can You Travel in the Dark Alone

This comes from Ulver’s fantastic album Childhood’s End, the cover of which features one of Nick Ut’s photographs of little Kim Phuc running through the streets after being burned with napalm in Vietnam, a perfect symbol of lost innocence if ever there was one.  The cover image is posted below; it also features some amazing design work.  Can You Travel in the Dark Alone is song written and originally performed by the band Gandalf; it’s not the creepiest song on the album–that would Bracelets of Fingers (which I’ve already mentioned and linked to in this post)–but it’s possibly a close second.  In fact, the entire album is a covers album of obscure early psychedelic rock, and I love it!

Ulver – Can You Travel in the Dark Alone (YouTube)

Ulver - Childhood's End (cover)
Ulver – Childhood’s End (cover)

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