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a.1.Having many strings.
n.1.(Mus.) A musical instrument of ten strings.
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Although he devotes much discussion to performance, it is arranging and composing that he stresses, particularly compositional techniques derived from Western classical music, such as impressionist harmony, described as non-functional parallel chords; polychord or polytonality; counterpoint, although employed little in the nonet recordings; mixed meter or poly-meter; and thematic development.
The work ends vigorously on a D- and A-major polychord.
Polychords shifts with Stereolab-like poise and Mister Mouth brings smiles with its glitchy effects, while the 24-minute title track wrongfoots listeners on several occasions with its drones and gurgles before morphing into a motorik, Teutonic delight.