I love jazz chord voicings. But so many people have explored that turf, and for so many years, that I doubt I could do anything even remotely original. This chords in this new piece, on the other hand, I can pretty much guarantee you’ve never heard before. The title is still in flux, but I think it’s called “The Teeth of Desire.” You may find it disturbing, or provocative, or just plain baffling, but I hope it won’t be boring.

For those who are curious about such things, this piece is in 17-note equal temperament. This tuning has no usable major third; the prominent triads in this piece use the neutral third, which is positioned precisely halfway between the root and the fifth. When you stack neutral thirds, as happens near the middle of the piece, you get a ninth-chord that is utterly ambiguous.

The main synthesizers are u-he Zebra and Ace, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, and Cakewalk Z3ta+ 2. The percussion comes from NI Battery 3. Sequencing was done in Image-Line FL Studio 10.

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