David Roos

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Generation
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01  Generation
02  Rebel Norte
03  Little Lost And Found Feeling
04  Another Word For Riverbed
05  Wordless Avian Credit
06  Diver One
07  Diagram Phase
08  Caravan Century Mark
09  Eleven Clouds
10  Partially Very One
11  High Street Brilliant
12  Bobcat Sea Trail
13  Other Desert Cities
14  Pinewood Inside Circle
15  Code: B.O.I.
16  Atmospheric Two

2018
Atmospheric instrumental ambient improv.  Recorded in Palm Springs and Seattle 2010-2013.  This is a remastered compilation of songs originally released under the name Typographic Sailors. All tracks written and performed by David.  Except for track 09, Ian Challis–cowriter and flute player.

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Sketches Of Rocks & Sand

01  Kastrup CPH110
02  Friction
03  Hammersmith & City
04  A Piano Piece
05  46 (Tusk/Tusk) 92
06  Talkstone
07  11/55
08  Mesa Bass
09  Another Blue Cloud Path
10  Jasmine Reference
11  Printmaker
12  Kastrup Return
13  Subtitle
14  Separate
15  Sketches Of Rocks & Sand

16  Summer 120
17  98 LineTurner
18  Congrejo
19  The Magnetic One
20  Perforated Luminosity
21  Palmdale
22  Focus 72
23  Elmore James Jr.
24  Access Line
25  Nearly Malibu
26  Nevertheless, She Persisted
27  Lauderdale County
28  The Story Of Jabez Delflora
29  Joshua

2017
29 new multi-layered instrumentals.  Recorded in Palm Springs 2015-2017.  All songs written and performed by David.

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Little Fires

Little Fires

LF_COV_final01  Dive Into The Water
02  Dreamtime
03  Rainy Night In London
04  Secret Side Of The Moon
05  Juniper
06  Diamonds In The Mud
07  Little Fires
08  Pack
09  An L.A. Story
10  Reinvent & Replace
11  Becoming Invisible
12  Autobiography
13  Sky Piece
14  The Sequel
15  Fistful Of Stars

2016
15 new alt-rock songs with vocals.  Recorded in Palm Springs 2015-2016.  All songs written and performed by David.

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Songs From The Talking River

Songs From The Talking River

TalkRivCovSQ01  Montana Said
02  Home (Close To That)
03  Harbor
04  Yellow Is My Favourite Colour
05  Backbeat & Melody
06  Every Good Boy Deserves Novocaine
07  We Live In The Desert
08  Nat King Cole & Captain America
09  Mysterious Things
10  Fade To White
11  Half Moon
12  Maker’s Mark
13  Map Reading Skills
14  Talking River
15  These Fine Trees
16  Exacta

2015
16 new alt-rock songs with vocals.  Recorded in Palm Springs 2014-2015.  All songs written and performed by David.  Except for track 16, which was co-written with Ian Challis.

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Gravitational Force

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01  Gravitational Force
02  Mojave
03  Skylab
04  Wall Of Sound
05  Tongue Tied
06  This Little Car
07  Science
08  Classic Rock
09  Capistrano
10  Balanced Impossibly
11  Parameters
12  Exhale
13  Coyotes Of Hollywood
14  Such Tiny Stars
15  One Way Street In Chinatown
16  A Cluster Of Separate Sparks
17  In The Wind
18  Windy

2014
18 new alt-rock songs with vocals.  Recorded in Palm Springs 2013-2014  These songs try to capture the sound of the misty northwest, as translated by the coyote-filled desert.  All songs written and performed by David.  Except for track 18, which is David’s cover of a song written by Astral Folk Goddess Ruthann Friedman.

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Rounded Iron Fog

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01  Rounded Iron Fog
02  Counterbalanced Cobalt Motion
03  Symmetrical Neon Buoyancy
04  Balanced Carbon Friction
05  Proportional Tungsten Magnetism
06  Expanded Earth Attraction
07  Steady Gold Cloudform
08  Smooth Silver Static
09  Unbroken Zinc Smoke
10  Polished Copper Gravitation
11  Directional Nickel Zephyr
12  Horizontal Oxygen Tides

2014
A dozen brand new, mostly-instrumental, meditative soundscapes. Recorded in Palm Springs 2013-2014  Behind every sound, around every corner, there is a texture/direction.  Element combines with force.  Or not.

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Currency

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01  Where The Air Is Soft
02  Maneki Neko
03  A.G.F.C.
04  Is It Fog Or Snow Maybe?
05  One Memorable Find
06  Howl
07  Eclipses…  Ellipsis
08  Currency
09  Biryani
10  Hands Deep In Pockets
11  The Rainy Season
12  Touching The Blue Sky
13  Godzilla Garden Gnome
14  Studio In Between
15  Trafalgar Law
16  Find The Particle
17  In Transit
18  Andreas Phase VI

2014
18 multi-instrument instrumentals.  This is a compilation of remastered, previously-recorded work.

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For Sale By Owner

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01  A Knack For This (Acres of Subdivisions)
02  Underneath a Typographic Milky Way
03  Scottsdale (A Blood Orange Sky)
04  Break Free (Pretty Colors On The TV)
05  Offering (Cool Water For the Fire Dragon)
06  Tiny Bones
07  Temporary Archipelago
08  Social Studies (How To Start A Fire)
09  Animal Skin
10  A Machine For Living
11  By Heart
12  Ashes (All Sales Final)
13  Measure Twice, Cut Once
14  Alligator Banjo
15  Dinosaur Bones
16  For Sale By Owner
17  Ladybird
18  Incidentally

2014
Eighteen original songs– thoughtful lyrics, surprising chord structures, and unexpected rhythms.  This is a compilation of remastered, previously-recorded work.

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Bootleg Medicine

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01  Drivers Training
02  On Video
03  Rewind
04  Trends And Tendencies
05  Four Eighteen (Part 1)
06  Zero Gravity (Footprints On The Moon)
07  At A Glacial Tempo
08  Diagrammed Sentences
09  Though The Water Be Light
10  Objects In The Mirror
11  Sunrise Colors
12  Bootleg Medicine
13  Iron Ore
14  Drivers Training (Demo Version)
15  Another Vellum Sky (bonus track)

2013
Alt Rock songs with vocals, recorded in Seattle and Palm Springs

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Cloud Cities Underground (Typographic Sailors)

CD_CloudCitiesCOVCloud Cities Underground (Typographic Sailors)

a collaboration with Typographic Sailors

01  Rebel Norte
02  Diver One
03  Diver Two
04  Jacinto
05  Arroyo Bottleneck Variant
06  Diagram Phase
07  Ikat Pinback
08  Arroyo Salida
09  Blue Trail Fade
10  Telegraphic Dream Curtain
11  Optic Turntable Mission
12  Roxbury Houndstooth Agave
13  Roots of Next Season
14  Generation (Not To Scale)
15  Little Rabbit In Moon Feeling
16  Another Word For Riverbed
17  Drift Alignment Segment
18  Edge of Detailed Intent
19  House Of Artisanal Intervention
20  Caravan Century Mark
21  Wordless Avian Credit
22  Midnight Graphic Believer
23  Ada King Riverside
24  Stylus Typecast: Fog
25  Blaze & Merchandiser
26  Global Earth Mixture (Orange Tree)
27  Building Kingston 73
28  Lime Sky Treehouse
29  Gallon Mars Lagoon
30  Logos North Talon
31  Monoprint 1
32  Eleven Clouds
33  Flexible Marketing for Oxygen & Strings

2013
These mostly-instrumental jungles of sound were recorded in Seattle and Palm Springs

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Atmospheric Two (Typographic Sailors)

CD_AtmosTwoCOVAtmospheric Two (Typographic Sailors)

a collaboration with Typographic Sailors

01  Atmospheric Two (Part 1)
02  BOI
03  Cast & Caught
04  Down Under Ace
05  Eagle+Falcon+Bengal
06  Flying Coronet 66
07  Greenback Crocodile (Sacred)
08  H*A*S*H
09  Into The Wakelife
10  Jar Of Stars, Jar Of Planets
11  Kilroy Foxtrot Xray Delta
12  Linen (Element District)
13  Mountain MCMLXXIII
14  Nickel Sleepwalk
15  Other Desert Cities
16  Pinewood Inside Circle
17  Quarter Mile 440
18  Rock Water Table
19  Suspend Elevate Attach
20  Transpose Rewrite Erase
21  Upper Case Sequence
22  Value Added Texture
23  Walking Ridge Width
24  X=2
25  Yard Mile Lease
26  Zero Meridian Center

2012
These mostly-instrumental jungles of sound were recorded in Seattle and Palm Springs and were inspired by the experience explained in the album notes:

“Discovering my anchor suddenly snagged amidst reef-rock and seagrass, I began to gnaw feverishly at the heavy chain. A dozen years passed before one rusted link finally gave way. The bloody metal rings disappeared one by one into the cold black, and I set sail. Due northwest. The waters proved calm and easily navigable. For decades I closed my eyes and breathed in the salty air. Eventually the chain became a distant memory. I even began to question the existence of the anchor itself. Had there ever really been anything tethering me to that turbulent patch of sea? I decided to find out, so I set sail. Due southeast. One more time…”

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Miles Across The Sky

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01  A Knack For This (Acres Of Subdivisions)
02  Watermark (Tattoo On Your Trigger Finger)
03  Hemingway’s Daughter
04  Miles Across The Sky
05  Break Free (Pretty Colors On The TV)
06  Ashes (All Sales Final)
07  Social Studies (How To Start A Fire)
08  Some Earth Separates Them
09  New Amsterdam (But The Same Old Street)
10  One Way Street In Chinatown
11  LittleAstronautSleepyTiger (Are You With The Band?)
12  Rodeo Queen (Back Home Again)
13  Seventy-Seven (In The Clouds)
14  Sound Stage (All Is Cool)
15  Palette And The Brush
16  Hemingway’s Daughter (Late Night Demo Version)

2012
Alt Rock songs with vocals, reorded in Seattle and Palm Springs

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Atmospheric One (Typographic Sailors)

CD_AtmosOneCOVAtmospheric One (Typographic Sailors)

a collaboration with Typographic Sailors

01  Atmospheric One
02  Bobcat Sea Trail
03  Cloud Dial Location Underground
04  Developing Navigation
05  Echo Ladder
06  Fresh Woodland Folio
07  Go Lyric
08  High Street Brilliant
09  Ice Tile Lift
10  Journey Tint
11  Keep Hushed, Like Cement And Flame
12  Little Lost + Found + A Hiding
13  Main Deck
14  Now The Feather Grey
15  Overcasted
16  Partially Very One
17  Qualified, Retrained
18  Rue Ch. Nodier
19  Set Sail, Set Type
20  Tea & Silver
21  Undoing Water Tone
22  Vellum Sky Feeling
23  Wood Ash
24  XR Radiant
25  Y Axis
26  ZZZ (Fully Awake)

2011
These mostly-instrumental jungles of sound were recorded in Seattle and Palm Springs and mixed with field recordings from Paris, Bhutan, and the upper peninsula of Michigan

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Mylar T Rex Attached With String

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01  Always Everything
02  Find The Particle
03  Studio In Between
04  Little Unlearning Feeling
05  Tiny Updates
06  Place Of Yes
07  One Memorable Find
08  Currency
09  RGB (Quiklok Talbot V)
10  Valley
11  The Diameter Of A Similar Cloud
12  This Is Where Now
13 Until The Day (Mercury)
14  Water Disappears In Squares
15  Paper Greenhouse
16 Facing One Incomplete Sun
17  All Takes
18  What’s Going/Gone
19  Within Five Minutes (Who Can Say)
20  Reliable Systems, Permanent Technology
21  Nothing To Declare
22  Mylar T Rex Attached With String
23  Always Everything (Simplified)

2011
These instrumental soundscapes were recorded in Seattle and Palm Springs during 2010 and 2011

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Incidentally

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01  Scottsdale (A Blood Orange Sky)
02  Alligator Banjo
03  Memory Is A Chemical
04  One Orange Spark
05  Underneath A Typographic Milky Way
06  Just Passing Through
07  Counting Backwards
08  Mountains Of Canada
09  Offering
10  Measure Twice, Cut Once
11  Orange Cab
12  This Little Car
13  If
14  Foreign Matter
15  Incidentally
16  Tiny Bones

2010
Alt Rock songs with vocals

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The MPF-3P (Miss Philco Forever)

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a collaboration with Steph Anne Best

01  Cry Tomorrow
02  Frozen Fireflies
03  Why Not Wednesday

2010
Vocs by Steph, recorded in Seattle.  Instruments and some vocs by David, recorded in Palm Springs

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Color & Dust

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01  Sidewinder
02  Range
03  Black & White
04  Coachella (Fishing Village)
05  Eclipses… Ellipsis
06  Color And Dust
07  In Transit
08  Kings Highway
09  Where The Air Is Soft
10  In Every Sense
11  Anchor
12  121 Miles
13  Desert Gravity
14  Andreas Phase VI
15  Greenlake
16  Skipjack’s Song

2010
These freestyle instrumentals were recorded in Seattle and Palm Springs in 2010

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Touching The Blue Sky Can Make You Very Happy

CD_BlueSkyCOVTouching The Blue Sky Can Make You Very Happy

01  Godzilla Garden Gnome
02  Touching The Blue Sky
03  Walk On Paper Made From Rice
04  Trafalgar Law
05  Enterprise
06  Biryani
07  Boxing Day
08  LTD
09  Hands Deep In Pockets
10  Luna Parker
11  Forester
12  Blue Ink Envelope
13  AGFC
14  Shiny, New, Orange
15  Knob + Tube
16  Scientifically Recognized Magnetic Force
17  Redwood
18  Snow Lemon (Unshielded)
19  Howl

2010
These instrumentals were written and recorded in Seattle (late 2009) and Palm Springs (early 2010)

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Animal Skin

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01  Peppermint Rosehip Tea
02  Past Present Future
03  Dinosaur Bones
04  Barometer
05  Iron Ore Miner’s Grandson
06  Animal Skin
07  Suspicious Highways
08  Riding Wordless
09  A Machine For Living
10  Cross + Crown
11  Midwest Indispensable
12  Transistor
13  Trompe l’Oeil
14  Another Roof
15  Watermark
16  Outlaw
17  Something More Than Rain
18  Touching Fire
19  The Next Turn
20  To The Iowa Side
21  All Things Are Connected
22  Material Territory
23  25 Random Things About Me
24  For Sale By Owner

2009
Alt Rock songs with vocals

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Temporary Archipelago

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01  By Heart
02  Figure Eight
03  Platform
04  Temporary Archipelago
05  East Loretta Place
06  Breadcrumbs
07  Big Life
08  Pine Tree Shadow
09  Died On A Rainy Sunday
10  A Cluster Of Separate Sparks
11  For Some Red Beans
12  Notes From A Tattooed Man13  Curiosity
14  A New Language
15  Ladybird, Fly Away Home
16  Next Exit (Ghost Station)
17  Counterfeit Or Colorblind
18  Every Good Boy Deserves Novocaine
19  Year Or The Rabbit
20  Pinata
21  The Late Show
22  Packed Lightly
23  Depth Perception
24  Candy For Breakfast

2009
Alt Rock songs with vocals

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This Stillness

CD_ThisStillnessCOVThis Stillness

01  Immense Gratitude
02  Tangible To Intangible
03  Their Leaves And Fibres Clothed Us
04  On Any Planet, Round Or Square
05  Birds Flown From A Golden Mountain
06  Cultivate, Enhance, Extend, Include
07  The Pure Nature Of Mind – Emptiness, Lucidity
08  Translated, Translatable
09  Human, Animal, Otherwise
10  Considerable Access
11  Simple Mental Projection
12  Realms Of Varied Beings
13  Without Separation
14  A Deep Ability To Nearly Remain
15  The Presence Of Even This
16  Phenomena And Consciousness
17  Narita

2009

These solo piano improvisations were recorded in the middle of a cold, dark winter as the rain turned into snow.

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Sleepwalking: The Songs of Challis & Roos

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01  Sleepwalking
02  Speak The Sun
03  Heartproof Vest04  Birth Of Venus
05  Hourglass
06  Forever Lightness
07  West Virginia
08  Earthquake
09  Book With Just Enough Pages
10  The Story That You Keep
11  Walks On Trumpet Paths
12  What I Said
13  TapeSounds mix1
14  Ko Kay O
15  TapeSounds mix2
16  In The Stream
17  Tok Tok 208
18  Revelation (demo 1)
19  House Of Cards
20  I Fall Asleep

2008
All songs written by Ian Challis & David Roos
Combination of original demos and multi-track arrangements

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Spirit Houses

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01  House of Spirit
02  House of Soul
03  House of Life
04  House of Love
05  House of Truth
06  House of Mind
07  House of Principle

2008

Multi-layered meanderings. Mostly instrumental, improvisational fields of sounds inspired by seasonal weather patterns, textile design, and architectural detail. Just as a traditional spirit house is a model of (and a stand-in for) an authentic, inhabited dwelling, these songs serve as facsimiles of the adjacent, unheard songs they represent. As you listen to the melodies and chords, try to hear the non-audible energy just beneath the surface. The House of Spirit, Soul, Life, Love, Truth, Mind, and Principle.

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Pentimento

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01  Maneki Neko
02  Is It Fog Or Snow Maybe?
03  Diamond/Wind/Earth
04  No Regrets, Junior Ranger
05  Standing
06  The Common Descent (Lineage)
07  Experience The Magnetic North
08  Cotton
09  Kinpira
10  Hello Kitty Shrugged
11  Pentimento
12  December
13  Rock Quarry Valentino
14  Up To The Purple Image
15  Got No Tonic
16  Future Buddha
17  Isosceles
18  Tirez
19  Steve French
20  South, West
21  Potala
22  Yeti Do Dance
23  The Rainy Season
24  Personal Levitation

2008
Multi-instrument instrumentals

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Dragon Science

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01  Vast Sky
02  Swan Land
03  Norzin Lam
04  The Morning Juniper Fire
05  Clockwise
06  Later On
07  JoJo
08  Dasho
09  KB124
10  Persimmon, Coriander, Tamarind
11  Mr. Yifu’s Highland Wang

Multi-instrument instrumentals mixed with sounds and textures of Bhutan

Recorded in Seattle and Bhutan during 2007/2008

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No More Than It Is

CD_NoMoreCOVNo More Than It Is

01  Break Away
02  Touch The Earth
03  Par Pum
04  Lighthouse
05  In Black and White
06  No More Than It Is
07  Earthquake (And Today A Flower Opens)
08  Amazingly
09  Amazingly (Part 2)
10  Tell Me Everything

1996
Multi-instrument instrumentals

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Touching Earth

CD_TouchEarthCOVTouching Earth

01  I Can Be
02  Driving
03  Chant
04  Red Earth
05  Gallery
06  Edge
07  Dispatch
08  Black Crow
09  Take The Reigns
10  Leaves & Fallen Angels (instrumental)
11  PCH

1996
Multi-instrument instrumentals

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Grumbling Joe

CD_GrumblingJoeCOVGrumbling Joe

01  Grumbling Joe Intro
02  Parallel
03  When You Know
04  A Box of Smile
05  Concession
06  Due North
07  Like It Is
08  Horse Heaven Hills
09  Winter
10  One Evening in Spanaway
11  C.O.D.
12  Solstice
13  Go To A River
14  A Smaller River
15  This Year
16  Black Crow
17  The Wooden Monkey
18  1978
19  Beginnings
20  The Next Turn
21  My Love is a Cowboy
22  With A Kiss
23  William
24  Grumbling Joe

1995
A combination of multi-instrument instrumentals, and Pop/Rock songs with vocals

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Leaves & Fallen Angels

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Leaves & Fallen Angels

01  Leaves & Fallen Angels
02  Between Two Places
03  Birth of Venus
04  Wyoming
05  Something More Than Rain
06  To The Iowa Side
07  Touching Fire
08  White Plains
09  We Got Time

1994
Acoustic Pop/Rock songs with vocals

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wsts

CD_WalkSpiritTalkCOVWalk Spirit Talk Spirit

01  Walk Spirit Talk Spirit
02  Le Chat de Menon
03  Season of a Quiet Moon
04  Three Black Crows
05  Walking in Belsize
06  Ocean City/Things Wash Up
07  Amsterdam
08  Everytime The Sun
09  Winding The Rock
10  The Wooden Monkey
11  Seattle Afternoon
12  Silent at the Edge of Rain

1992
Solo piano improv

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