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03.17.14 Andy Cush

A leap of a minor sixth or perfect fifth, beginning on a key’s fifth or sixth note and jumping up past the tonic to its fourth, before resolving down a half step to the third. It’s a cheesy, melodramatic melodic move, and it’s popped up in its fair share of pop songs recently. Often, the […]

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10.24.12 Andy Cush

Apparently, before Gotye was making chart-topping “adult alternative” snoozers, he sounded more like Augustus Pablo than Peter Gabriel–and for some reason, one of his dubby vintage cuts recently got a brand new official video. The song, an instrumental, is six years old and sounds nothing like the Gotye We Used to Know–it’s all bass, laser […]

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