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Michael asked for a further explanation of
One note defining each chord, each note maybe four seconds long,
then silence.
Okay. To recap, run two long delays at slightly different lengths, say 18 and 18.5 seconds. In your head, hold the chord progression Am7/Cm7/Ebm7/Gbm7 (note that this is slightly different than the first progresssion I proposed, and better. I was tired last night.) On the first pass, play the note sequence C-C-Db-Db. Each note should last four seconds, then rest (silence) for approx. 2.5 seconds, or until you hear the first pass begin again. On the second pass, play the sequence A-Bb-Bb-A, same note length and silence. On the third pass, play the sequence G-G-Gb-Gb, same note length/silence. On the fourth pass, play E-Eb-Eb-E, same note length/silence.
    The result (and I hope this reads okay on all your screens):
First pass:
Delay 1: C - C - Db - Db - (silence)
Delay 2: C - C - Db - Db - (silence)
Second pass:
Delay 1: A - Bb - Bb - A - (silence)
                 C - C - Db - Db - (silence)
Delay 2: A - Bb - Bb - A - (silence)
               C - C - Db - Db - (silence)
Third pass:
Delay 1: G - G - Gb - Gb - (silence)
             A - Bb - Bb - A - (silence)
                 C - C - Db - Db - (silence)
Delay 2: G - G - Gb - Gb - (silence
                A - Bb - Bb - A - (silence)
                  C - C - Db - Db - (silence)
Fourth pass: 
Delay 1: E - Eb - Eb - E - (silence)
             G - G - Gb - Gb - (silence)
             A - Bb - Bb - A - (silence)
                 C - C - Db - Db - (silence)
Delay 2: E - Eb - Eb - E - (silence)
                G - G - Gb - Gb - (silence
                   A - Bb - Bb - A - (silence)
                     C - C - Db - Db - (silence)
Notice that now, if you read vertically, the A is beginning to overlap into the Cm; the C is beginning to overlap into the Ebm, etc. Wait a little longer (and maybe add some more notes diatonic to each tonal center) and the two delays are generating two chord progressions all over each other. Sounds/feels like slowly crossing your eyes until each is looking out the opposite ear. Wait long enough and they cycle around to normal again.
Douglas Baldwin, coyote-at-large