Monday, May 20, 2013

Classical Composition in 13/8 by Bruce Baldwin

Here is another one TOTALLY in 13/8 for you, and this time its a Classically orchestrated composition. One does not come by this everyday, or every month or even ever.... So of course I am digging it.

In honor of 2013, Bruce Baldwin, has taken on the endeavor of using all of his composing skills to write a classical piece in 13.  Well, that I must say, he did with great success. Listen and you will hear many variations on the subdivisions of 13.... He starts with a 33232 and goes from there. His drumming origins allow him to write naturally in prime numbers and in his words "fours are soooooo over rated." Yup and thank you Bruce for challenging the world out of its four-cornered-trapped-ears.

So check him out, he has written lots of odd metered music, and soon, you will hear his compositions accompanied by actors.

Thirteenly Yours,
Odd Time Obsessed

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

End of Watch Soundtrack - Intro-5/8

Last night I watched the movie 'End of Watch', a captivating portrayal of Los Angeles police starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Pena. Made me glad I didn't live there anymore.
Anyways... it had the coolest soundtrack that I have heard in a long time, thank you David Sardy. It wasn't all in odd time - but it started in 5/8... waaaay cool, check out the sample below.

End of Watch - Intro 5/8 - David Sardy

Oddly Yours,
Odd Time Obsessed

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hymn in 5/4

Today in the states a major holiday is observed, many stores are closed and churches filled for Easter Sunday. The majority are eating ham, hunting for eggs, singing in church in reverence and or all of the above. I on the other hand am eating jellybeans, thinking about numbers and states of being.

Odd meters stop me in my tracks, no matter where it comes from. On this positive day, somehow, I found an odd metered hymn, 'How Deep the Fathers Love For Us'. This contemporary Christian hymn by Stuart Townend, an English worship leader and it is in 5/4. Yes, a hymn in 5/4 is being sung by many...... I wonder if they know.

Now, this is not my first choice in genre, Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' is more my speed, but I can appreciate how smooth his vocals fit into 5, whether I resonate with the lyrics or not. So, whatever your spiritual perspective is, this is genre-biased-free odd meter speculation and a hymn in 5/4 is pretty cool.

Oddly in all forms,
Odd Time Obsessed

Thursday, February 21, 2013

SeeVanGurl - Rap in 7/4

 Check out Wonder Gurl in 7/4, young talented rapper from the UK who rapped over one of my riffs. A wonder she really is....

Monday, January 28, 2013

Flight of the Bumble Bee in 13/8

Here's one in 13/8 from me to you - my odd meter midi remake of Nikoli Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee.
Flight of the BetZe BeeZ - 13/8 [33322]

Keepin' it ODD,
Odd Time Obsessed

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Don Ellis on You Tube

If you are jonesin for some visual Don Ellis Orchestra, or really would like to see how odd meter funk orchestra is done,  - go here.... now..... 
These are some incredible videos....
And you know who told me about this link? 
David Crigger, oddmeterite drummer extrodinare, who I might add played with Mr. Ellis on a few albums, including (my favorite one): Music from Other Galaxies & Planets (imagine my luck).  He can be found playing and recording in many places and online at
Keepin' it ODD,
Odd Time Obsessed 

Monday, August 13, 2012

New Sun - Damage Done

In case you were hungry for some fresh prog, try some New Sun with flavors from the 70s and the mystical 2012. Damage Done is their 4th release with a nice balance of meters. Here is the metoric lineup: Shards in the Sand - 4/4 (with 1/16 shift by drums and bass in versus) Damage Done - 15/8, 6/8, 4/4 Antigravity - 5/4, 5/8, 7/8, 4/4 She Moved Me - 5/8, 4/4, 6/8, 7/4 Dreams - 4/4 Miscreants 4/4 (with 6/8 variant in verse groove) Chasm City - 4/4, 5/4, 13/8 Keep your ears open for them on radio. Keepin' it ODD, BetZe13