Many Meters

by Jet Jaguar

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These tracks were an experiment in improvising with polymeter. I thought it'd be easier to deal with if there were no drums.

What's polymeter? Different elements in different meters but in the same tempo - or if you think in loops, all the loop lengths are different.

As an example, the bassline in 'Tyrell...' is made up of two phrases playing at the same damn time - the on beats play a progression that loops every 44 beats, while the off beats loop every 26 beats. The result is a bassline that only repeats every ... 572 beats? Maybe.

The thing that kicked off these experiments was the invitation to play some kind of ambient experimental night at The Pyramid Club. These are fresh improvisations of my two favourite tracks from that night. Thanks heaps to John Heighes for the opportunity to try something new out in a live setting!


released June 14, 2015

Cello plucks are from a free sample pack made by Tim Kahn




Jet Jaguar Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand downbeat electronic producer Michael Upton, releasing under this name since '96. Also part of Montano, Malty Media, and more...

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