A juxtaposition of the exotic and the mundane
Well ... um ... actually ... its just the name of a street in Lancaster
The third chord can be analysed 600 different ways so its just listed as a variant: "A var"
The riff was offered to a group of web-based songwriters to see if anyone was interested in a collaboration but sadly there were no takers. One member commented that it sounded dissonant because of the D# and E notes and that got me thinking about discords
Discords are produced by two notes a semitone apart (such as D# and E) so decided to look at melodies and chord progressions based on these minor seconds. Since discords sound pretty good in Chinese and Japanese music it seemed a good idea to use a koto instead of a guitar. The second riff followed pretty quickly
Sounded pretty harmonious so far so decided to go completely Japanese and add taiko drums, chinese cymbals, synth pads, bells, whistles, you name it and the song was off and running
All this commotion and dissonance clearly pointed to the need for a zen ending. The sound of one hand clapping seemed a bit extreme so compromised by adding a couple of beats silence to the last 8-bar sections