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Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - "A Band Of Deborahs (Not Debbies) (Excerpt #1)" - Full Length = 4:24

A greasy piano-bass riff provides the foundation for some lively counterpoint melodies, mixed with a few quieter interludes and a mellow ending for solo strummed guitar.

Lars Hollmer - "Aningar (1983) (Excerpt #1)" - full track= 2:45

Throbbing low notes and an almost tribal-sounding rhythm conspire to create an unsettling soundscape that feels like the prelude to something horrific, even though there’s little overt action atop the doomy rhythmic framework. [Tempo: Mid-tempo]

Present - "Le Poison Qui Rend Fou, Part 1: Ram Ram Va Faire "Pif Paf" (Excerpt #1)" - Full Track = 15:24

A unique combination of improvised electric guitar, percussive piano and elegant chamber rock (with female vocal) which moves through a wide variety of moods, tempos and melodic patterns.

Present - "Promenade Au Fond D'un Canal [Live in Livry-Gargan, France] (Excerpt #2)" - Full Track = 21:34

A long, episodic group improvisation with a variety of tempos, opening with the distinctive, two-note bass riff and then the signature theme played on electric piano in moderate tempo before accelerating into a dramatic, extended, up-tempo assault on the senses. Ends with a glorious, screaming cacophony of guitars and synthesizers improvising over the original theme.

Present - "Promenade Au Fond D'un Canal [Live in Livry-Gargan, France] (Excerpt #1)" - Full Track = 21:34

A long, dramatic piece, opening with a quiet but haunting bass ostinato before seguing into a series of interlocking, suspenseful and sometimes percussive riffs for guitar, keyboards, bass and percussion. A wailing electric guitar ends this mesmerizing but vaguely unsettling piece.

Present - "Quatre-vingt Douze [Live in Livry-Gargan, France] (Excerpt #1)" - Full Track = 17:31

Extended, episodic piece with slow, moody opening for electric piano, bass, and guitar, giving way to swirling, staccato chords and variable rhythms in minor keys. Piano timbre and rhythm provide nice hints of an Indonesian gamelan orchestra at times.

Present - "Quatre-vingt Douze [Live in Livry-Gargan, France] (Excerpt #2)" - Full Track = 17:31

Extended, episodic piece with slow, moody opening for electric piano, bass, and guitar, giving way to swirling, staccato chords and variable rhythms in minor keys. Piano timbre and rhythm provide nice hints of an Indonesian gamelan orchestra at times.

Present - "Le Poison Qui Rend Fou, Part 1 [Live in Livry-Gargan, France] (Excerpt #1)" - Full Track = 19:05

Dynamic, live version of an extended work, opening with electric guitar, then pulsing, powerful combination of drums, bass, guitar, and electric piano. Creates a sense of unease and tremendous momentum. Later section features arresting contrapuntal interplay from the group with musicians trading riffs, followed by a slow improvisation for electric piano before the group returns with a stately march tempo and then a short, propulsive finale.

Present - "Chaos Hermetique [Live in Livry-Gargan] (Excerpt #1)" - Full Track = 12:27

Opens with piercing piano chords, then moves into a repetitive, trance-like riff for guitar, bass, and drums, with the electric piano improvising over the riff. Middle section features a slower electric guitar improvisation and then slow, insistent piano chords fading into nothingness.

Present - "Vous Le Saurez En Temps Voulu (Excerpt #1)" - Full Track = 10:34

Foreboding keyboards establish an elusive, chromatically unstable melody before the ensemble joins in with a kind of lurching, macabre march -- which eventually accelerates into a hypnotic frenzy before slowing to a pensive close.

Present - "Dense (Excerpt #1)" - Full Track = 9:55

Dramatic, intricate, sometimes rapid-fire riffing from the ensemble, with soaring lead from electric guitar, growling, ominous electric bass and a powerful closing. Highly evocative.

Present - "Promenade Au Fond D'un Canal (Excerpt #3)" - Full Track = 19:21

A long, dramatic piece, opening with a quiet but haunting bass ostinato before seguing into a series of interlocking, suspenseful and sometimes percussive riffs for guitar, keyboards, bass and percussion. A wailing electric guitar ends this mesmerizing but vaguely unsettling piece.

Present - "Promenade Au Fond D'un Canal (Excerpt #2)" - Full Track = 19:21

A long, dramatic piece, opening with a quiet but haunting bass ostinato before seguing into a series of interlocking, suspenseful and sometimes percussive riffs for guitar, keyboards, bass and percussion. A wailing electric guitar ends this mesmerizing but vaguely unsettling piece.

Present - "Promenade Au Fond D'un Canal (Excerpt #1)" - Full Track = 19:21

A long, dramatic piece, opening with a quiet but haunting bass ostinato before seguing into a series of interlocking, suspenseful and sometimes percussive riffs for guitar, keyboards, bass and percussion. A wailing electric guitar ends this mesmerizing but vaguely unsettling piece.

The Kandinsky Effect - ""Colpalchi Distress Signal" (Excerpt #1)" - Full Length = 4:11

Electronic, Glitchy syncopated jazz.

The Kandinsky Effect - ""Flips" (Excerpt #1)" - Full Length 4:57

uptempo jazz fusion

Thinking Plague - "Climbing The Mountain (Excerpt #1)" - full track= 8:34

An insistent, offbeat rhythm guitar pattern is the initial fulcrum for this far-ranging piece, where everything from orchestral keyboard washes to fearsome six-string storms, calmly intoned female vocals, and bone-crushing bass lines enters the fray. [Tempo: no fixed tempo]