It may be Ware’s string ensemble, but he is still blowing horn in this group. He has three string players with him. One of which he is much identified with: bassist William Parker. There is also Mat Maneri (viola) and Daniel Bernard Roumain (violin). Drums come courtesy Guillermo E. Brown and Matthew Shipp is on hand, armed with a sonic creation powerhouse, the Korg Triton Pro X, an 88-key music workstation sampler.
However, Shipp supports the music strategically and never overpowers taking more the approach of an electric, if treated, piano. Ware appears almost as a sideman as the three string players create moody and mysterious, serpentine sounds. The album is Ware compositions for the string trio that Ware sensitively supports in his playing.