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2 years ago

This piece was written in the earliest days of Ictus, in the fall of 1976, and was actually featured on our first demo tape. I was trying to create a floating sensation where the rhythm was so complex that you stopped trying to figure it out and just float along with the changing rhythms. Using only minor chords to create a bluesy, sad feeling, the melody also floats over the time to take you away from your blues. For this musicians that want to know, the piece is in 15/8, with the bass and keys playing a division of 3/4 + 3/8 + 3/4. The guitar is playing an arpeggio that is 5 groups of 3 (3/8 + 3/8 + 3/8 + 3/8 + 3/8), and the drums float and play over the full bar of 15. This piece features Bruce Nifong on Soprano Saxophone.

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