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  • A mixture of traditional Japanese folk sound merged with Sun Ra-worthy distortion and drone, stacatto picking intertwined with warbling feedback, none of the myriad melodies too loud or dominant… Then Batoh initiated some poly-rhythmic clapping patterns, the horn player turned and beat a big-ass gong, the drummer came down hard on his full set, and 15 minutes in, this has just become a rock show.

    Buzzine » Ghost

  • Danah Boyd is my favourite Web 2.0 Sociologist (I file Mark Dery under Cyberpunk) Her apex timed stacatto style questions followed by the KO right hook insights are a nice counterpoint to Google this, Apple that (i admit im part of following the herd!!)

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Office sounds, such as the stacatto of typing, modulate the dancer rhythms.

    Kickboxing Geishas

  • I begin with first impressions, about how much time has passed and how everything is both cold and hot, and soon my stacatto notes create a jostling rhythm.

    bottled places: dying in greenhills

  • The dogs started a vicious sneezing battle at the house and after a symphony of stacatto snorts and feral skin flapping the whole living room glistened with a slimy veneer of canine mucous and saliva.

    The Gift Of The Canine

  • I'm not suggesting that you pare down to James Ellroy stacatto but I do hold fast to the idea of "less is more".

    Crapometer #10!!

  • CHERKASKY: You think about things, but don't think about the stacatto attacks that occurred here, you know, one, two, three, you try to take the punch.

    CNN Transcript Sep 13, 2001

  • Behind the pounding bass, the sharper stacatto rattle of a snare drum coming from next door's back bedroom.

    Civvies

  • They barked as they swept on, the sharp, stacatto bark of their breed.

    Daughter of the Sun A Tale of Adventure

  • "Out! out! out! out!" he cried in a sharp stacatto -- very different from the general long-drawn out warning.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

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