Scenic and Lanterna get two songs apiece on this four-track, 22-minute EP CD, recorded during the bands' joint 1996 tour. They make no bones about this release being inspired by the open spaces of the desert (Scenic) and the Midwest (Lanterna), as the cover shot of an empty highway emphasizes. It's guitar-massed instrumental rock that's suited for independent film soundtracks. This kind of music needs to build up steam, though, and the 22 minutes on this release don't allow enough time to make a big impact.
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AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger