Definitions for "Ostinato"
a rhythmic, melodic or harmonic pattern played many times in succession (see also riff)
the repetition of a rhythmic or melodic motif
A short melodic, rhythmic, or harmonic pattern that is repeated throughout a work or a section of one. In this example, a short (four-note) descending pattern in the bass is heard throughout under the voices. Example: Monteverdi: Lament of the Nymphs Real Audio: 28K | 56K | About this album
Ostinato is an American Indie rock band, formed in Virginia in 1997. They have self released records, recorded for Exile On Mainstream Records out of Berlin and currently have full worldwide distribution through Southern Records.