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Ahleuchatistas - "Starved March (Excerpt #1)" - Full Length = 5:23

A lambent electric guitar gracefully unfurls twilight sounds somewhere between Americana and jazz – gentle and meditative but with a slight undercurrent of tension that keeps the ear from relaxing completely and leaves the door open for a shift in mood.

Ahleuchatistas - "A Trap Has Been Set (Excerpt #1)" - Full Length = 7:17

Angular, minor-key guitar licks and propulsive percussion fade in and out as if soundtracking a cat-and-mouse chase where both animals periodically fall asleep for a few seconds before continuing the pursuit.

Richard Leo Johnson - "Angry Angel (Excerpt #1)" - full track= 1:47

Low notes pop out like jail-cell doors slamming shut against the background of syncopated acoustic guitar picking. [Tempo: Up-tempo]

Richard Leo Johnson - "Uncertain Weather (Excerpt #1)" - full track= 1:07

The feeling of a carousel gone perilously off its axis is evoked by the angular rhythms of an acoustic guitar punctuated by almost comically abrupt low tones. [Tempo: Mid-tempo]

Richard Leo Johnson - "Everything is Beautiful and Sad (Excerpt #1)" - full track= 3:37

The poignantly melodic development that occurs over the course of this piece, mostly amid visceral but precise acoustic guitar picking, is a perfect evocation of the title. [Tempo: Mid-tempo]

Richard Leo Johnson - "More Than All the Stars in the Sky (Excerpt #1)" - full track= 3:54

Rapidly picked acoustic guitar arpeggios are repeated long enough to pick up steam, dragging electronically enhanced versions of the instrument’s natural tones along in their wake for a rich, almost oceanic feel. [Tempo: Up-tempo]

Richard Leo Johnson - "Skin and Bones (Excerpt #1)" - full track= 2:29

A scrape across an acoustic guitar takes on otherworldly dimensions via intensified harmonics and passing gusts of ambient noises. [Tempo: no fixed tempo]

Richard Leo Johnson Trio - "Eulogy (Excerpt #1)" - full track= 5:56

Sparse, poignant acoustic guitar arpeggios are offset by plaintive accordion lines for a mellow, ruminative feel. [Tempo: Mid-tempo]