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David Borden/Mother Mallard - "for Laurie Spiegel" - Full Length = 6:03

Somber, eerie synth drones of various intriguing timbers and textures are blended to create an ethereal, magical soundscape.

David Borden/Mother Mallard - "Her Inner Lock" - Full Length = 4:00

This piece features a subtle Latin rhythm, unusual electronic timbres, and the liquid, woody tones of a bass clarinet (or a very convincing synthesized equivalent).

David Borden/Mother Mallard - "Ah Eden, A Rib" - Full Length = 6:53

Ominous minor key synth chords and vague rumblings slide into consciousness, creating an aura of suspense and mystery, pushed along by quiet but insistent metallic percussion.

David Borden/Mother Mallard - "Enfield in Summer" - Full Length = 10:00

Haunting, overlapping melodic drones slowly emerge out of silence, evoking a still, tranquil landscape, with shimmering and rhythmic synth patterns added as the piece builds to an exultant, propulsive finish.

David Borden/Mother Mallard - "Enfield in Winter" - Full Length = 9:09

The repetition of rich, rolling synth chords and the eventual addition of several simple interlocking melodies creates a dreamy but somewhat icy aural landscape with strong intimations of a winter season.

Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company - "Cloudscape For Peggy (1970) (Excerpt #1)" - Full Length = 12:35

Eerie, floating synthesizer drones introduce this piece, which develops into a thoughtful, complex electronic soundscape featuring a number of synthesized textures and timbres in a drifting, arrhythmic musical environment which includes an electronic equivalent of dripping water. Overall, the piece communicates a mysterious but serene ambiance.

Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company - "Ceres Motion (1973) (Excerpt #1)" - Full Length = 14:45

Magical, ethereal music with a decided dream-like quality, regardless of tempo. Deep synthesizer drones provide initial support for crystalline melodic motifs from the RMI electric piano, which gives way to a lively minimalist rhythmic pattern around which the synth keyboards improvise with subtle grace.

Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company - "Train (1970) (Excerpt #1)" - Full Length = 6:50

Mysterious, with a slightly foreboding edge. Opens with a low, ghostly synth drone leading to high-pitched trills and then the addition of low, ominous sequencer pulses.

Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company - "Ceres Motion (Excerpt #2)" - Full Track = 14:45

Magical, ethereal music with a decided dream-like quality, regardless of tempo. Deep synthesizer drones provide initial support for crystalline melodic motifs from the RMI electric piano, which gives way to a lively minimalist rhythmic pattern around which the synth keyboards improvise with subtle grace.

Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company - "Cloudscape for Peggy (Excerpt #2)" - Full Length = 12:35

Eerie, floating synthesizer drones introduce this piece, which develops into a thoughtful, complex electronic soundscape featuring a number of synthesized textures and timbres in a drifting, arrhythmic musical environment which includes an electronic equivalent of dripping water. Overall, the piece communicates a mysterious but serene ambiance.