Unless otherwise noted, all songs were written by Ken, and all instruments and vocals were performed by Ken:
- Under The Influence (4:30). This was inspired by a nascent relationship. Being in love (lust?) feels similar to being tipsy. Maybe it’s the endorphins. I never had the chance to play the song to the woman who inspired it. Violins by Sarah Wallin Huff and Danielle Cummins.
- Born Too Soon (5:05). Wouldn’t it be great to have been born a thousand years from now? Lyrically inspired by the space-traveling characters in my Cradle to Grave video, musically inspired by my talented String theory bandmates, with a chorus melody that came to me in a dream. Violins and backing vocals by Sarah Wallin Huff and Danielle Cummins; percussion by Keith Buerger.
- For A Day (3:20). This is a “Freaky Friday” situation applied to a couple in a deep, loving relationship. Violins by Sarah Wallin Huff and Danielle Cummins; percussion by Keith Buerger; flugelhorn by James Huff.
- Let’s Resonate (3:50). This is about realizing your relationship is becoming “real.” Lead guitar by Vince Marchillo.
- It Doesn’t Make Sense (5:05). I don’t like to use others’ words, but in this case I can’t improve upon them: “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
- I Dream In Stereo (3:40). The catalyst for this was a dream a friend had in which she heard beautiful music in vivid stereo.
- As Is (3:35). An acoustic (mostly) instrumental (mostly) based on a soulful Rob Cook guitar phrase. Lead guitars by Rick Stubbs.
- Cradle To Grave (5:15). This started out as a song I wrote in the 1990s, essentially a fable about interstellar travelers who bring peace to each civilization they encounter. At the time, I jokingly described it as being “based on an untitled story yet to be written.” Over the years I revisited the song, revising and re-recording it while thinking it could also serve as “the soundtrack of a film yet to be shot.” In 2010 I recorded what I felt to be the definitive version of the song and worked with a 3D computer animator for two years to create that film. Violin by Misa Kitagawa.
- Old Blue Ridge (5:15). Original idea by my nephew David Glaser, a talented singer/songwriter and recording engineer, about a very specific journey. My version adds choruses and sound effects. However, I didn’t use any effects on my multi-layered ascending/descending vocal glissandi that cap each chorus; those are my vocals sung in real time.
- Sermon On The Mount (5:00). This is about the power of one voice.
- Another Lap Around The Sun (4:40). My 21st century version of Auld Lang Syne. Lead guitars by John Mendoza and Rick Stubbs.
- Logical Conclusion (5:00). The conclusion is logical, but relationships rarely follow logic. In 5/4 time, with a couple of 6/4 parts, for those keeping count.
- Variations On A Theme (5:35). This is simply a big-picture look at things.
- City Storm (5:15). Based on the new-age soundtrack to my Organism bird video (watch Organism), with an industrial drum track added for contrast.