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House number 8 place de la Concorde » by Tangopaso)


The fourth movement from « Octoccata » is entitled « Biorhythalead. » Its title came about from the markers I used to identify each of the sub-sections of the composition.

After a transition reminiscent of « Nothing To Lose » from UK's « Danger Money, » the music moves into a passage featuring contrasting lines that ascend and descend in alternation, thus making the partition (particularly the « Piano Roll » view in SONAR, the MIDI sequencing software I use) look like a biorhythm chart.

At about two-thirds into the movement, the thumping theme of « Lethal Lead » takes over and treads mercilessly until its climax which is followed by a brief interlude of suspended animation that bridges the gap to « Reoctoverture. »

Oblivious to this talk about music matters and the origin of names, our dear friend the pitchman is still hard at work, hoping to impress his audience with his presentation of O·c·t·a·T·o·n·i·c, the Miraculous Mixture of Doctor Paul E. Graf...

When your headache will not remit
Your discomfort it does abate
When you self-inflict one bad slit
The blood it does coagulate
When your arrhythmia won't quit
It stabilizes your heart rate
When you're inclined to throw a fit
It pacifies your mental state

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