The idea that you start with a chord/motif, and then you change into something else, you move tonal centers and develop, and then you come back to the initial chord/motif but the context of the development of the previous section makes the first idea sound like its different, like its not the 1 chord anymore.
Starting a riff a bit faster- and when drums enter, it gets a bit slower. Subtle tempo changes
- Sudden Change of ambient space - like the dark knight
- Metric Modulation
- Integrating melody into idea, as opposed to having a separate melody and separate chords