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A twelve tone extravaganza, this track features shifting meters and a series of tone rows. It's aggressive and complicated like a lot of Rebel Wheel stuff but I could never find an album where it fit so, like the other 3rd Wheel tunes, it gets to go here. The main riff in this piece is also the riff used in the middle section of Acquiring Glass Friends so there is some commonality among the tunes. If you find a tone row you like, exploit it.

I especially like the piano playing in the middle section. It took quite a while to master that.


from 3rd Wheel (The Songs That Didn't Fit), released August 11, 2015
David-guitars, bass, piano, keyboards, drums and drum programming, percussion, effects.




The Rebel Wheel Ottawa, Ontario

Steeped in dark cinematic soundscapes and complex, turn-on-a-dime arrangements, The Rebel Wheel features a frenetic mix of rock aggression, complex compositions and unpredictable odd-meter vamps. Originally formed in 1991 as a fusion-based midi ensemble, the floating lineup has gradually focused on a modern, more performance-oriented, genre-blending Prog. ... more

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