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Old Sep 29, 2012, 02:37 PM
Xenofan 29A Xenofan 29A is offline
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Many of them emphasize certain pitches (by staying on a certain bass note, for instance), but that doesn't in and of itself establish tonality. All of your examples (which are great by the way) have very overt chromaticisms, akin to fusion or prog (not surprising given that half of them are Takenouchi, and another by Matsuo). I don't know if they'd qualify as "atonal" under stricter definitions than mine, but they're certainly not "tonal" in the normal sense. Thanks for the reply!
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