Sunday, June 24, 2012

6-24 to 6-30-12: New oddness this week

Some cool new discoveries this week in the metric division..

Some 7 madness (getting ready for July) from one of my favorite guitarist/writer
Arch/Matheos: Neurotically Wired - 7/4, Midnight Serenade - 6/4, 4/4, 7/4

Some serious noodling (more to come on this band)
Animals as Leaders: Behaving Badly - 3/4, 7/4

Old School Mystical Metal from 1999
Solitude Aeturnus: Empty Faith - 12/8, 15/8, 18/8, 9/8

Saw these guys live here in Vegas a few weeks ago and the shallow side of me wanted to see a dynamic possessed singer to entertain (this is the city for it right?). But now as I go about my day with headphones I am enjoying the depths of these polyrhythmic tappin' cats. More meter obsessing to come I'm sure.
Scale the Summit: Alpenglow - 6/4, 3/4, 7/4, 4/4

And I'm sure I've played these songs before but I never told you what meter I believed them to be in....
Radiohead: Morning Bell - 5/4, Everything in its Right Place 10/4, Paranoid Android - 4/4, 7/4

Tune in & Have an obsessed week.

Keepin' it ODD,
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cash's version of 9: Hung My Head

Johnny Cash - Hung My Head - 8/8 [332]

Sting - Hung My Head - 9/8 [522]

Both of these versions are smackdab cool. To me it sounds as if Sting is channeling a pastlife, but presently suits Cash's persona better. My rhythmic point here though is the way Cash handled the odd meter: he stayed in 4 but made it sound sort of odd. Cool. Some artists are so grounded here on earth and bound by four that the realms of the rhythmically of ODD aren't ready to seep into their consciousness....

From outer space,
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Monday, June 18, 2012

New Oddness on the Radio this week 6-18 to 6-24

Welcome some new oddness to the rotation:

Les Spritz - math noise from Sicily (as they call themselves)
Villeri & Alfonso Claps

Pantera - yup, the Dimebag & co doing some prechorus 7s on Drag the Water

Jakob Dybro Johansen - Kairoskitser 13/8 Dutch vocals and acoustic guitar.... took my 13-obsessed advice and wrote this creative piece, much 13 awesomeness in a realm that just doesn't go there. But he did.

Keepin' it ODD for you weekly,
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Soundgarden - Black Rain: Monks of Metal in 9 (mostly)

If anyone could do it, it would be Soundgarden; creating musical thoughtforms with their alchemical rhythmical sound structures and now graduating to monkhood. The secret formula: Verse 9/8, 9/8, 9/8, 8/8 Pre Chorus 4/4, 4/4, 4/4, 7/8 Chorus 8/8 Noodle 4/4

Now I know who to call on when the invasion starts - that 9-8/8-7/8-4 combination should do it, oh but of course you will need the correct ring of fire to execute it.

Keepin' it ODD,
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