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KAPPA RHYTHMIC UNITS

The natural numbers shows more than one way to sequence electronic music with steady progressions and not only the traditional rhythmic unit of the number 8, using 4/4 time signature and progressions after 8 bars. There is an ascending range of the multiples and dividers of the natural numbers from the number 10 to the number 19 plus the prime numbers that allows to sequence steady progressive stages in music using the numbers as rhythmic units, bars or steady pulses . Liber Abaci Records have classify this natural or possible rhythmic units as the Kappa Units:


( α ) Alpha = 10 - 20 - 40 - 80

( β ) Beta = 11 - 22 - 44 - 88

( γ ) Gamma = 12 - 24 - 48 - 96

( δ ) Delta =  13 - 26 - 52 - 104

( ε ) Epsilon = 14 - 28 - 56 - 112

( ζ ) Zeta = 15 - 30 - 60 - 120

( η ) Eta = 16 - 32 - 64 - 128

( θ ) Theta = 17 - 34 - 68 - 136

( Ι ) Iota = 18 - 36 - 72 - 144

( κ ) Kappa = 19 - 38 - 76 - 152



Years ago Nathan Fake have start a different tendence using 4/4 time signature, using 12 bars to sequence steady progressive stages on the track "The Sky Was Pink" followed by the James Holden EDM remix of the same track. After it a few artists have done the same, like Jimpster on the track "Got a Hold on Your Soul" using the same pattern of the 12 bars to sequence steady progressive stages. There is another track that use a different pattern done by James Ruskin, "Marcel Dettmann - Core Box (James Ruskin Blueprint Mix)". This track is sequenced following 10 - 20 - 40 - 80 steady pulses also being obvious the melodic figure that repeats after 5 different notes. 19 January of 2017 Liber Abaci Records have debut with 2 extended plays using another different rhythmic unit that the ones mentioned before. The releases are: "Antipas - Experiment 13/s" for Techno and "144 - Fibonacci Numbers" for deep house. The Antipas release follows steady progressive stages after 13 bars using 4/4 time signature. This release has a track named "Delta Edo Lullaby" that is giving drums to the traditional Japanese cradle song Edo Lullaby, that is a sing of the use of different metric units on past centuries. The cycles of the moon have the particularity of the 13 months as some present calendars does . The "144 - Fibonacci Numbers" release have the same patter of the Antipas release, 4/4 time signature following steady progressive stages after 13 bars. This 2 tracks start with the traditional 8 bar progression to switch to the 13 bar progression. The are more Antipas and 144 songs exploring different rhythmic units.

​There is a few rock bands that also have explore different rhythmic units, like Nortec in the song "Bar Inferno" using Gamma Unit in steady progessions. The Mars Volta and Tool also have experimented different rhythmic units but not sequencing on steady progressions with the same rhythmic unit as the electronic dance music does.​
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