An embellishment to a pre-existing melodic line, generally consisting of a single note, or small group of notes. At various times musical history the use of ornaments has been left up to the discretion of the performer, indicated either by a system of symbolic shorthand, or written out as notes.
In music, ornaments are musical flourishes that are not necessary to the overall melodic (or harmonic) line, but serve to decorate or "ornament" that line. Many ornaments are performed as "fast notes" around a central note. The amount of ornamentation in a piece of music can vary from quite extensive (it was often so in the Baroque period) to relatively little or even none.
In architecture, ornament is a decorative detail used to embellish parts of a building or interior furnishing. Ornament can be carved from stone, wood or precious metals, formed with plaster or clay, or impressed onto a surface as applied ornament. A wide variety of decorative styles and motifs have been developed for architecture and the applied arts, including ceramics, furniture, metalwork and textiles.
Ornament is Ornament's first album. Although somewhat basic-sounding now, it displays all the elements of Ornament's sound; heavy use of indie sampling, processed drums, and pop-oriented song structures.