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spirals in polyrhythms
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May 15, 2022 8:11 PM
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Jun 6, 2021 3:01 AM

like as i listen to swarn by meshuggah intro

or tempting time tapping part.

theres this feeling of having to "catch" the rhythm, or a sense of a spiraling flow of the poylrhythm against the 4/4, which i love so much....

and there are different spiurals for different polyrhythms. like in swarm, theres a feeling it coming up and down.

whereas if you reset after every new repeat, the feel is totallu different. like the spiral comes when its cascading, and the feel and function of each rhythmic parse space in time is modulated.

this links to

i think it has t d with the stability and unstability factor of it, like a sine wave of it.

like meshuggah and swarm...there is a certain feeling of spiral when listening to it with the understanding of the underlying 4/4 nature of it. and that's because you have the memory of the previous triplet. if you had no memory (or memory somehow limited to the length of a triplet) it would sound like you're hearing the triplet for the first time over and over, with no spiral.