"Terrible Scales"

"Terrible Scales" [4.4 MB .mp3]

The synth pad, drums, and bass notes are fixed around a "bed" of percussion happenings involving sampler modules, filters, and delay that are synced with the main groove through a single start note at the beginning of each measure. This speeds up about halfway through (the elements of the "bed" are resampled and shortened) and a sort of non-Western-slash-banging-on-the-keyboard-slash-arpeggio-like thing comes in.