release- afro celt sound system

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  • Afro Celt Sound System- Release
    • performing forces and their handling
      • African forces: kora and talking drum
      • Celtic forces: hurdy-gurdy, uillean pipes, bodhrán, fiddle, whistle, accordion
      • Western forces: mal and female vox, synthesisers, breath sample, drum machine
    • Structure
      • verse form, also contains intro, solos, breaks and outros
      • No Choruses
    • Melody
      • nonsense lyrics
      • syllabic main verse
      • some spoken parts
      • short phrases
      • vocal samples
      • limited range female vocal (6th)
      • male has more extended vocal range (13th)
      • repetitive
      • glissando and ornamen-tation
    • Texture
      • constantly changing
      • use of layering
      • loops
      • mainly homophonic
      • outro- heterophonic texture
      • polyphonic texture
    • Harmony and tonality
      • Diatonic
      • Key of C minor
      • modal
      • repetitive chord sequences
      • drone
      • extended chords
      • hint of chromaticism
      • slow harmonic pulse
    • Tempo, metre and rhythm
      • Free tempo at the start
      • quadruple metre
      • syncopation
      • triplets
      • sextuplets
      • accents
      • rhythmic ostinatos
      • short rhythmic phrases
      • use of riffs and loops

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