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David Borden/Mother Mallard - "for Bob Haskins" - Full Length = 7:17

A crashing cacophony of electronic chimes and other tuned percussion gives way to dynamic cyclical patterns on harpsichord and a sonorous electronic vocal chorus. An electronic organ timbre provides the dominant melody line, first in a high tenor register and then in a deep, resonant bass as the piece concludes.

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 - "Esty Point, Summer 1978" - Full Length = 8:21

A delicate, fluttering note and mellow synth pattern provides a foundation for a blissful, pastoral synth melody and then a soaring electric guitar solo, to which is added an amplified cello and touch of dramatic percussion before the piece fades into silence with the tolling of a single bell.

David Borden/Mother Mallard - "Part 7" - Full Length = 7:15

Minimalist electric piano riffs are played off against lively bass counterpoint figures, while sampled violin, as well as organ and harpsichord sounds, add color and texture to this sparkling musical trip.

David Borden/Mother Mallard - "Part Twelve A" - Full Length = 7:21

An lively opening marimba-like minimalist pattern is joined by a contrapuntal higher-register tuned percussive riff, to which are added a wordless vocal line and long, low ostinato motifs – all contributing to a pleasing, tuneful kaleidoscope of sound.

David Borden/Mother Mallard - "Part Twelve B" - Full Length = 7:13

A funky electronic bass line introduces a dramatic descending melody line which is rendered by electronic keyboards simulating a string ensemble, and mixed with subtle textural and melodic variations.