could somebody explain what is it about many David Bowie songs that they sound so, almost dissonant, often the melodies he sings are distant from some fundamental. can anyone explain it from the harmonic theory point of view? is it the specific tonal mode that he's often using? or intervals?

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saw rick wakeman talking about "life on mars" demonstratng an unusual harmonic change in a tribute video after he died ...

can't find it now, but there are several others i found of him playing & discussing the song. in the one i'm remembering he plays how bowie wrote different chord sequencs than what he expected (relevant to your question @luka)

followed his ears ... ?

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