This double-CD compilation contains the best of Cleveland’s Mythos and Voluntary Dreaming albums, six guitar and percussion pieces from 1992, two ambient guitar pieces from 1981, and an entirely improvised solo guitar piece recorded live on the Echoes radio program. Featured artists include Michael Pluznick, Michael Masley, Robert Powell, Kat Epple, Bob Stohl, and Carl Weingarten.
“”Much of Cleveland’s music doesn’t sound like the work of your conventional guitarist at all, but rather a far-reaching compositional visionary who uses whatever instruments and processes necessary to achieve his ends.” —Peter Thelen, Expose’
“I was immediately struck by the prominence of percussion and world music influences on several of the tracks, elements that have apparently informed Cleveland’s work through the years. The effects and sound processing that made Volcano such an interesting and beautiful experience are present, though the earlier music is characterized by more mellow, floating journeys, with a powerful ambient soundscape element.” —Jerry Kranitz, Aural Innovations