Fugal writing in popular music?
February 20, 2010 5:30 PM   Subscribe

Do any popular musicians (as opposed to art music composers) use fugal writing in their music? I'm looking for hardcore, Well-Tempered Clavier complexity, not simple 2-voice counterpoint.
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posted by Jaltcoh at 5:42 PM on February 20, 2010

Well, generally popular music that sounds fugal is usually just contrapuntal. The fugue is very strict in form and I would be extremely surprised if there was much actual fugal writing in pop music.

You might like Uri Caine, but it isn't pop really.
posted by Lutoslawski at 8:03 PM on February 20, 2010

Gentle Giant - On Reflection
posted by dfan at 8:53 AM on February 21, 2010

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