From the recording The Fuzzy Dice Man Cometh
Imagine you’re on a carnival ride on which the Astrocab you’re in glides along rails in 7/8 time. From the rail on the left emanates the sound of intermittent twinkling stars provided by a harp playing a B7sus4 pad. And on the right, that rail carries an intermittent electrical hum produced from a low-end string section consisting of violas, cellos, and basses playing with the same B7sus4 pad. Entering the ride and following the Zodiac the composition opens with Aquarius (January) and ends with Capricorn (December). Two schools of thought start the zodiac with the key of C Major (Aquarius) stepping through a cycle of fifths and ending in F Major (Capricorn), or starting in Bb Major moving chromatically and ending on A Major. For this piece both keys were juxtaposed in poly-chordal fashion (IE: C Major over Bb Major, G Major over B Major, etc.). This limited the scales of each double-key to six notes, sometimes five. Artistic license was applied on a few occasions. Each sign of the Zodiac receives approximately 30 seconds of treatment.