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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by The Omega Cluster, Jun 29, 2012.
I think this was a fun idea, if you can develop it, it will be fun for sure.
Not metal, but here's my article about the microtonal jazz album Mikrojazz!, and the new expressionist music (NXM) movement.
In response to post above, micro jazz has been growing slowly but surely
Good job on the article!
Just for discussion's sake, though, there have been at least a couple of microtonal jazz albums to have been produced before, although nothing quite like this, so I don't think it's accurate to call this the first all microtonal jazz album.
An impressive 17EDO/12EDO polytonality track including microtonal guitar and vocals, good video.
From album https://feedingfingers.bandcamp.com/album/do-owe-harm
"Justin Curfman returns with his 6th Feeding Fingers studio album, 'Do Owe Harm'. An exploration of polytonal / microtonal / xenharmonic music facilitated by the utilization of tunable analog synthesizers, quarter-tone guitars, fretless instruments, acoustic / electronic hybrid percussion, micro-intervallic wind instruments & vocals abiding cautiously within the notes between the notes.
Each song on 'Do Owe Harm' was written upon a foundation of microtonality and superimposed with a surface layer of familiar equal temperament in an effort to synthesize the two into a natural state of polytonality. Curfman hopes that you won't even notice."
Interview and guitar demonstrations by Neil Haverstick, Just Intonation electric guitar and Oud.
I've been following Stickman for nearly 20 years - he was a big inspiration for me picking up microtones in the first place.
You guys probably know this stuff, but...
I believe the "Brain" to whom he refers is Brian Deckebach, a luthier, and you guys probably know "Starrett" is Professor John Starrett. Stickman played with John Starrett's band early on. They did a couple 19-EDO blues/rock songs together in the late 1990's.
Definitely a cool video.
This was enjoyable
Lot of micro tonal music seems to be weird for the sake of being weird.
While the micro tonality was quiet noticeable, I enjoyed it musically.
Apart from Sevish and very few , I can't say that for most microtonal artists.
First album from Brendan Byrne's live 22EDO electro pop rock project Ilevens.
The Milk Marketing Board, quartertone metal.
Jan Wouter Oostenrijk. 'Electric Quartertone Guitar Trio'.
Surprise, cheap Gizzard-fretted guitars selling in the UK for £229
A varying mix of normal and quartertone guitars. One of the more quartertonal tracks is https://darknoiz.bandcamp.com/track/cleansing-through-fire-purity-through-suffering
'Black / doom / sludge metal'.
Thanks! I listened to a few minutes of this already, but not enough to notice the quartertone instruments, it seems! I'll give it another shot.
Can not say I have heard anything like these before very interesting music indeed.
The Omega Cluster, i overstated how microtonal that album is, the artist told me there isn't much, only a few solos, but that track i linked is fairly microtonal.
Latest by our own Bostjan https://bostjanzupancic.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-special
All in 19EDO, metal and other genres.
The Feeding Fingers album has been released in full, details in http://sevenstring.org/threads/microtonal-metal.202859/page-22#post-4801437
Raga on a electric fretless bass / sitar hybrid instrument
Thanks so much for the mention!
That fretless bass veena thing sounds really interesting. I think it works well in the raga context. Also that's some quite nice tabla playing!
I love microtonal stuff that uses a variety of tunings, and that Feeding Fingers album is a different tuning on almost every track. He does sound like a darker, more industrial Brendan Byrnes at times. I might have to add that one to my collection.
They're just experiments, but they're Metal at least.
That's cool, what temperaments did you use for the tracks? Do you plan anything regarding a better produced release? Perhaps an EP of sorts with real drums and vocals (I'm dreaming).
Neat demos! I wasn't sure if you were still posting here. I sent a message probably a year or so regarding a comment you had made about microtonal guitar tab playback. I figured out one method that works in all tab software this week but I'm curious to hear what you are doing, if I did understand you correctly regarding that.
Does anyone here have experience with 31EDO? I've been messing about electronically for a while trying to decide which route I'd like to go down and I'm pretty sure I'm going to commission a 31EDO baritone, with a carefully selected 12 note subset for the 2nd half of the fretboard (to make fret sizes more manageable)
I've messed around with 31-EDO.
It's a lot of intervals. Most of them sound pretty good. It's definitely a great diatonic tuning. It fits into the fibonacci sequence of scales 5, 7, 12, 19, 31, 50, ..., all of which, when divided into the octave, yield useful tunings.
But, it's still a lot of intervals. I struggled to get the hang of it, at first, because there were so many frets and they were so close together. It's not overwhelming, but it is certainly an adjustment. I think stepping up from 12-EDO right into 31-EDO is doable, but is going to take some time for sure. Well, maybe...if you just close your eyes and play, your fingers will probably find the right spot 95% of the time anyway.