This set of duets by guitarist Nels Cline and bassist Eric Von Essen is a bit unusual for the Nine Winds label. The music is quiet and, although adventurous, the performances are frequently mellow and melodic. All of the selections were composed by one or both of the participants, with "Two Improvisations" being both free and lyrical. The performances can serve as background music, but there is a lot that can be discovered by close listening.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow