This album is focused on two compositions for smaller groups. “Shapes & Shades in Passing” was written for flute, English horn, and cello – also adapted for synthesizer here. The “Amana Quartet” is a string quartet that was originally written for the heavy rock band, In The Lurch. “Amana” takes the listener on a journey through an epic adventure. It has been suggested that full wizard regalia is the appropriate style of dress for listening to it. The synthesizer version of “Shapes & Shades in Passing” is a tribute to Wendy Carlos.
Cover art was a collaboration between Jeff Rapier (original painting) and Allen Sutton (lettering, coloring, and design).