From the album Mouth Feel
Follows a similar theme/development/theme structure as the title track. But here the theme is a composed twelve-tone row (a twelve-note melody that includes all twelve notes of the chromatic scale once and only once). It evolves and develops by repeating segments of the tone row, sometimes transposing up and down octaves, sometimes in retrograde, modified and embellished with electronic effects and layering.
The point of using the tone row is to give a restless, unresolved feeling to the whole piece. Giving all twelve tones equal weight avoids any tonal center. There is no “home” key or tonal resting place. It keeps moving ahead with each note. Also, the row is designed to generate lush dissonant harmonies as then notes layer over each other.
The title is a line from Shakespeare’s Tempest that describes a sad Prince surrounded by strange magic.