RE: Siberian Khatru
As one of the leading thought provokers in the world of progressive rock, I’ve been researching the constructs of Siberian Khatru by “Yes” with my colleagues at the Institute here (yes, it’s the Institute of Progressive Rock).
We’ve wasted tonnes of taxpayers money in the process! We’re up to seven figures now and surely that’s money well spent? I suspect the NHS is fine, but haven’t looked to check. Head down on these matters etc.
We like that Siberian Khatru is written in the key of G major. We also like the four-measure phase. It really great that it consists of 3 bars in common time (4/4) and the final bar in 3/4. Nice touch!
However, when our massive brains are momentarily switched off here at the Institute, we actually prefer “Owner of a Lonely Heart” and “Leave It”.
We’re actually all quite crazy here in our white lab coats and pony tails! (sorry that was a momentary outbreak of emotion/expression – won’t be repeated)..
We assume Rick Wakeman works for you as a key adviser so we look forward to a well advised reply.
So please let us know what we should be analysing.. ..
Intertwit are currently attending a Progressive Rock Symposium on the Algarve. We will endeavour to answer your question as quickly and efficiently as a Bill Bruford paradiddle diddle as soon as we get back.
In the meantime enjoy this cover of the Dutch prog rock masters Focus classic Hocus Pocus by Marillion!