Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Ecstasy Of Frank Thring by Martin Bland's Randomized Control Trials

Here's a version of new piece created in the RCT series for a radio broadcast on local Seattle radio station KEXP. The featured musicians are Tom Price (guitar), Dave Holmes (electric sitar), Guy Maddison (bass), Ajax Storm-Wood (voice) and Martin Bland (drums and synthesizer). The theme was written by Tom and is basically a D minor scale with an emphasis on half-tones. It uses repetition to create a structure, much like yer standard-issue rock song. You'll notice that the exact same guitar, bass, sitar and drums phrases reappear a couple of times throughout the number but always in different combinations and contexts.

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