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.
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.
Low notes pop out like jail-cell doors slamming shut against the background of syncopated acoustic guitar picking. [Tempo: Up-tempo]
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]
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]
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]
A scrape across an acoustic guitar takes on otherworldly dimensions via intensified harmonics and passing gusts of ambient noises. [Tempo: no fixed tempo]
Sparse, poignant acoustic guitar arpeggios are offset by plaintive accordion lines for a mellow, ruminative feel. [Tempo: Mid-tempo]