Elements3: Lithium is the twentieth album in this series of music on the Elements, a very large work in progress consisting of electronically/digitally created architectural music compositions by Oscar van Dillen.
The cover art in the Elements series consists of color inverted pencil drawings made by the composer.
A word of warning: after careful listening, the world around you may not sound the same any longer.
The work on this album was created, composed, recorded, and produced June 2023. All works, cover art and booklet of this album were created by Oscar van Dillen.
Lithium has atomic number 3, and is the lightest of metals, and the lightest of the alkali metals, all found in Group 1 of the Periodic System. Lithium is the lightest solid element under normal earthly conditions, and a very reactive one, the two lighter elements Helium and Hydrogen are gases.
Lithium has a wide variety of uses and is very much in demand nowadays. It is an essential element in batteries used in electric vehicles, among them cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and recently also skateboards and autopeds. Lithium as Li2CO3 is original ingredient of the soft drink 7Up, named after Lithium’s atomic weight of 7, it was banned in soft drinks in 1948. Used as a medicine since, Lithium facilitates the release of Dopamine and Serotonin in the nervous system, producing a soothing, calming effect.
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