Eric Jackson – The Distant [SLNT039]

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A voyage into long-form composition. All sounds are produced with guitars and use a 13 Limit Just Intonation tuning. The piece builds off a drone of a harmonic series chord making use of the 7th harmonic. Fragments of the chord play over it while horn like passages play through a series of just intonation pitches.
Deep in the background, complex chords called “Nova Chords” generate a solid unshakeable foundation. As the song progresses, microtonal and fretless guitars guide the listener towards a dual cycle of a scale pattern and arpeggio. The song ends on the swelling and culmination of chords featured throughout the piece. The instruments used were a custom FreeNote 12 Tone Ultra Plus 7 string guitar and a fretless 7 string guitar.

1. The Distant [56:47]