What it is about
It goes on and on.
How it was written
The piece simulates drone music using a drone instrument.
A drone instrument has one or more strings tuned to a single note which are not fretted but played open as an accompaniment. Bagpipes, banjos and sitars are common examples of drone instruments, and there are lots of others that have drone parts.
The main riff is played on a 12-string guitar.
Although a 12 string guitar is not strictly a drone instrument, because the strings are fretted, it can be used with good effect to simulate a drone. The effect is achieved by tuning the bottom four strings in octaves and the top two strings in unison. In addition, all fretted instruments can play the same note simultaneously or overlapping, using two different strings, and this adds to the impression of a drone. These are features that are unavailable on a piano!
The verse is a bVII-IV-I-I chord progression, Bb-F-C-C. The chord roots descend in perfect fourths or, if you prefer, ascend in perfect fifths.
Ole Ole Ole
The polyrhythmic ending uses a handclap, on the third space of the score, and a woodblock, on the top line. They sound effective but try clapping your own hands to them, it is a devil to do right.
Makes you want to rush out and grab a tapas.
Length: 3' 07"
Track 1: melody box melody
Track 2: dulcimer harmony
Track 3 & 4: 12 string guitar
Track 5: grand piano
Track 6: fretless bass
Track 7: drumset
Genre: Pop, Rock