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I watched The Last Black Man in San Francisco about a week ago and this rendition of San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) plays during a scene. It's beautifully haunting and bittersweet, and it fits the film so damn perfectly. I've not been able to get this out of my head ever since.

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Drew: I don't know the musical term for it per se, but Tool are masters of changing time signatures.
The song "Schism" does so 47 fucking times. FOURTY SEVEN. And it's beautiful.

Legendary for its odd timing and 47 time switches, Tool's "Schism" takes the crown this week. Here's a more detailed explanation from Wikipedia: "The song begins with two bars of 5/4, followed by one bar of 4/4, followed by bars of alternating 5/8 and 7/8, until the first interlude, which consists of alternating bars of 6/8 and 7/8.

"The following verse exhibits a similar pattern to the first, alternating bars of 5/8 and 7/8. The next section is bars of 6/4 followed by one bar of 11/8. This takes the song back into alternating 5/8 and 7/8. Another 6/8 and 7/8 section follows, and after this the song goes into repeating 7/8 bars.

"The middle section is subsequently introduced, consisting of three bars of 6/8, one bar of 3/8, and one bar of 3/4 repeating several times. At one point it interrupts with two bars of 6/8 followed by a bar of 4/8, twice. A bar of 5/8 is played before the meter switches back to 6/8 for two bars and 2/4 for one bar.

"This repeats, setting up another section: two bars of 9/8 followed by a bar of 10/8, that pattern again, and then a single bar of 9/8 followed by alternating bars of 6/8 and 7/8. The outro has alternating bars of 5/8 and 7/8, ending with alternating 6/8, 2/8 that one could interpret as pulsing with a 4/4 feel.

"The band has referred to the time signature as 6.5/8. Although many composers would use 13/16 instead, 6.5/8 is still a valid fractional time signature."

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Teague Chrystie

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*low-key double-thumbs-up*

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Binged Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah's Stretch Music and Centennial Trilogy today after meaning to listen to them for ages. Immediately regretted not doing it sooner. Absolutely gorgeous jazz fusion soundscapes. Adjuah himself is a beast, but his flautist, Elena Pinderhughes, is arguably even better.

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Dang.

You're right about all of that — and also, counting the drums is incredibly fun. Really cool tune.

I'm just belaboring the same shit at this point, but, really — damn thing sounds totally great.

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I'm catching up with this year's Pulitzer Prize winners & nominees, which led me to Alex Weiser's and all the days were purple. I am...enraptured. the album is contemporary classical and sets Yiddish and English poems to music. the first song "my joy" is aptly titled. give it 20 seconds.

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Interesting.

(The dissonant stuff particularly. I've never heard dissonance deployed to quite that effect before. Cool.)

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New Phoebe Bridgers and new Goat Rodeo albums dropped last weekend, both excellent.

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The Violet Evergarden score is unabashedly sweeping and melodramatic as hell and I love it so so much.

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Hooked at 1:11.

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Mwahahaha, my evil plan to get Teague to watch an anime is working

(seriously it's so good)

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*blink blink*

i see what you're trying to do here. you're doing anime thingy. I had foreseen it! I expected this!

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