July 1, 2012
Fractal Pterodactyls - Xeno Giraffe
-- The way humans listen to music has a strong fractal math component, along with pitch, rhythm, and tempo, “Fractal Pterodactyls”
is composed of CONTINUOUS variation of melody, harmony, pitch, rhythm, and tempo throughout the entire piece without repetition of musical phrases or looping of any kind, yet the human mind HEARS repetition of musical phrases where none exist in reality in the musical piece.
“I pushed the idea to the edge, which is why I didn't have a chance to put a break in it. How far could I take it.” said Xeno Giraffe. “I worked on it, off and on, for 10 years before final release. It was very difficult to get everything going, and sounding OK throughout the length of the piece. I worked on it up to the last minute before handing it over for distribution to the fans.”
Moving between science fiction based concept albums and experiments in sonic perception has been a long term moving goal of Xeno Giraffe, who started as a mixed media art project with music, and evolved over time to “art experiments in sound”, starting in 1982.
“'Hope and Change' is my musical philosophy,”
stated Xeno Giraffe. “I got an email the other day, and they had some of my CD's from 2003. He claimed they had healing power, because he felt better after listening to them. That to me – is the best compliment you can get. I had a pretty big fan base from Sweden and Norway at that time, but he was from South Carolina,” said Xeno Giraffe.
Although, “Fractal Pterodactyls”
is a break-out from past compositions, there is some stylistic vibes that fall loosely along the sounds other artists like Weather Report, Airto Moreira, and Al DiMeola make – a synthesis of Latin Prog-Rock and Fusion Jazz, although compositionally developed in a totally different way.
“Over a 10 year period of time, I must have rearranged this piece a hundred times,” said Xeno Giraffe. “The notes are so tightly tied together in all this variation that when you move one note – all the other notes have to be moved along with a lot of other musical parameters. Even though I absolutely love this song – it nearly killed me trying to get it right. I could still tinker with it, but I had to finally say 'good enough.'”
A landmark achievement, “Fractal Pterodactyls”
, pushes the boundaries of our understanding of music to another level, with a unique twist in time that has been rarely, if ever, explored to this degree.
For more information about “Fractal Pterodactyls”
by Xeno Giraffe –
(Available starting July 4th) The Music Single: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/xenogiraffe4
The 2012 Summer Of Xeno Giraffe Release Tour( happening now ) from which “Fractal Pterodactyls”
is a part of, includes the 2CD electo-symphonic concept album – Dinosaur UFOs: Episode One”Wolfmen From Outer Space”, and its 3CD prequel –“EONS AGO” – now found on iTunes, AmazonMP3, CDBaby, Spotify, and Last.fm, along with a continuing digital roll-out throughout the Internets top digital music providers – new underground and indie releases are continuing weekly.