The Black Page

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A cover of Frank Zappa's "The Black Page".

"The Black Page" is a piece by American composer Frank Zappa known for being extraordinarily difficult to play. It was originally written for solo percussion, and later re-arranged in several versions.
It is written in common time with extensive use of polyrhythms, nested polyrhythms, and polymeters.
Legend has it that Frank would give "The Black Page" to musicians looking to audition for his band, and if you could play it and memorize it by a certain amount of time than you were good enough to be in his band.


The idea of this track originally came into fruition from wanting to gain a deeper understanding of complex rhythms, harmonies and melodies.
While attending the University of Windsor, this project was also used for a Diverse Musics course in which you had to record a cover version of any song of your choice.
It became sort of a jumble between an original composition and a cover, since there ended up being added sections that I wanted to personally include. I also wanted to have a recording for myself on which I recorded all instruments.

-Martin

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released July 23, 2013
Recorded at SLR Studios in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Producer/Engineer: Martin Bak

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Pomegranate Tiger Windsor, Ontario

Pomegranate Tiger is a Canadian instrumental progressive metal project formed by multi-instrumentalist Martin Andres. Pomegranate Tiger's debut record "Entities" was released on January 31, 2013.

In 2014 Martin began co-writing new material for the album “Boundless”. The new record is scheduled to be released December 11, 2015.
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