# Technical analysis of rhythm in Sofi Needs a Ladder

I apologize for the subject of my rhythm analysis--many of you are likely to turn your noses up, but... Deadmou5 has a song "Sofi Needs A Ladder" and I'm trying to understand the rhythmic elements going on here.

The song starts with a high synth rhythm. It starts all mashed together, but by 0:30 resolves into a crisp, defined pattern. At the same point in time that the synth has resolved, a snare (electronic) is introduced playing in a different rhythm. I believe this is a 2:3 polyrhythm with the high synth the 3 and the snare the 2.

Much of the rest of the song is a simple kick/snare pattern; nothing exciting going on there.

Starting at about 2:45, that 2:3 polyrhythm seems to start to sneak back in with different pitches of that high synth.

The part I'm trying to make sense of is the part from about 3:30 to 4:00 in the song. Here we have that same 2:3 rhythm that we had at the beginning of the song, but there is also a low synth that is added (I think) as a half count to every high synth hit. How would you count that?

My understanding is that 2:3 is counted with triplets, so (bold is 2, `inverse` is 3)

`1` - trip- `let` - 2 - `trip` - let

If I'm right about the high and low synth, we should basically have 2:6, but the 6 alternates between high and low (bold is 2, `inverse` is 3, strikethrough is the inverted 3)

`1`-&-trip-a-`let`-o-2-&-`trip`-a-let-o

But when I listen to it, it doesn't seem to line up that nicely. Am I hearing it wrong? Am I counting it wrong? How does this section work?

(As you answer the question, please explain it to me like I'm 10 because I only know a little bit when it comes to musical theory, counting, etc.)