The focus of Chord's ambient compositions are the chords for which each piece is named after. Chord's works include "C7♯11," "Dmaj9/A," and "Gdim13". Each of the instruments move around within the chord structure to provide movement and development. Prior to drummer Pat Samson's involvement in 2012's Gmaj7, Chord had been strictly melodic. The Chicago-based group includes members of Pelican, X-Bax, and Sacred City.