James Romig: The Complexity of Distance

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James Romig: The Complexity of Distance

At the onset, we hear a single, heavily distorted power chord. The chord fades, and then we hear three more iterations of the chord in regular, pulsed attacks. To some, especially fans of metal and its many subgenres, this sound is welcoming and familiar. To others, this sound is surprising, perhaps arresting — an unexpected opening from a composer known for music of quiet, prolonged stillness....

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