01.30.2009 § Leave a comment
Falling Asleep is a pathetic rip-off of a polymetric gimmick that Meshuggah uses in every single song they’ve written since 1995: the hi-hat plays a simple 4/4 beat while the guitars and kick drum play in another time signature. Occasionally the snare will match the kick, other times the hi-hat; here it’s the hi-hat, giving it more of a groove and less of a spaz feel. The time signature the guitar plays in is 13/16; five repetitions of this riff would span time equal to 65/16ths. So, the last 16th of the last iteration is shaved off to allow this to map onto four measures of the 4/4 drumming which lasts 64/16ths.