Re: Odd-time songs that sound natural
Porcupine Tree - Sound Of Muzak (can you say dance-able 7/4?)
Vessels - Ornafives (beautiful transitions)
Dave Brubeck - Take 5 (a real smooth take on 5/4)
In the end its the listener that assigns the subjective quality of 'smoothness'....more as a limit of familiarity with the time in question than a question of the song writing...
The songs above and others I have heard mentioned here are great examples of '4/4 or 3/4 like' sounding applications of 'odd timing'.
Have a gander at Gavin Harrison's "Rhythmic Illusions" Instruction Set(book and dvd I believe)...great exploration of the concept.
Last edited by Otto; 11-14-2013 at 10:11 PM.