The third volume of tracks from Sussman's ongoing project, based on an ever-expanding music-generation software program he created, shows Rosenberg's melodies growing more floridly baroque. Meanwhile, refinements to Rosenberg's chord change system, based on just intonation tuning, give many of the pieces a cheerful quality.
Conceived on a grid system, with time on the x-axis and pitch on the y-axis, these pieces use geometrical techniques, like melodies that flip symmetrically or rotate on their centerpoint. Despite the abstraction of the methods, the pieces have a distinctive personality, warm and humorous, with intricate grooves and mutating patterns.
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teetering on the edge of rhythmic but standing firmly in the ground of odd tonality, this release leaves enough sonic space to infer one's own ideas about the form. Percussive type sounds bonk through the mix but all of them have a softness and power to them. bkudler