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Post-Ops

Ear Ops

Above photo is the Stormo brothers after the ear ops, taken from the second time, when “I watched you sleep as you watched me die.”

“Ear ops” plural probably would’ve been a better title for the song “Ear Op” but I didn’t think of it.



At over ten minutes, “Ear Op” is our longest song yet, but that was an accident. I meant to write a three-minute pop song until the prog muse took over. As program music, “Ear Op” mimics the three stages of a real ear operation. It starts with the conscious section in a happy major key before general anesthesia kicks in, followed by the much longer unconscious section in minor, and a spiraling instrumental leads back to the conscious end section. There is also a key change up three steps to evoke an awakening, a successful surgery, and a more expansive ear.

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