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    Posted: July 22 2015 at 01:29
So apart from writing/recording instrumental prog (which - incidentally - is here: http://montresor.bandcamp.com), I've been busy going through 63 Frank Zappa albums to reveal points of conceptual continuity. For those uninitiated with this aspect of Frank's work, basically lyrics, characters or pieces of music will recur throughout his albums, and he calls this 'conceptual continuity'.
I wrote a lengthy article on it here: http://in-disciplined.com/?p=315
But most importantly - there's an interactive map that you can play with to find points of continuity! Have a read, have a look at the graph and enjoy!

Cameron (Montresor)


Edited by dunwich - July 22 2015 at 01:30
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Hi dunwich
 
good work nice article would have taken some doing
 
like the music link too good stuff
 
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I am actually extremely impressed. Seriously. Where was this twenty years ago when I started my long trek through Frank's garage?!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2016 at 01:32
^ Agreed - hats off to the studious afficianadoes (c'mon spellcheck, fix that one ) whom compiled this mathematical theory.........
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2016 at 10:06
Originally posted by dunwich dunwich wrote:


But most importantly - there's an interactive map that you can play with to find points of continuity! Have a read, have a look at the graph and enjoy!

Great stuff...loaded the map, did a few clicks on magnify and the 1st thing I see is, "Tiny Sick Tears" and "Jim Morrison" LOL 

What a Zaptastic way to start a Wednesday!
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Thumbs Up Pierre Boulez would have liked that.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2016 at 11:58
The ultimate in conceptual continuity: Zappa plays Zappa.

It looks impressive indeed. The interactive map isn't working on my iPhone, so I haven't viewed it interactively yet.




Edited by HackettFan - March 16 2016 at 12:04
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Wow...just wow
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2016 at 03:00
^Just what I was about to sayLOL
Holy moly - must've taken quite a bit of time. 
Thanks for posting Cameron.
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