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Afternoon at the Cave

Beautiful Penguins

Beauty Queen

Black Water

Bomba de Tiempo


Caracas 52

Come On Over Whitey

Contact Zone

Country Dancer

Crevice Invasion

Date With Destiny


Dust Demon


Fish in the River

Go to Them

Great Wall of China

Hand Over Hand



Long Way Home

Love Chant

Mail Order Seahorses


Moses of Indiana

Motet 5



Open House


Plains of Abraham


Poetry in Motion

Precious Time


The Rifted Valley

Seven Continents

The Sheep

Story of My Life


Tiare's Theme

Tomorrow Night

Too Close

What Time Is


Yellow Mud

You Come From the Lake

3.1 & 2.4

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Composed and arranged by Max for the album Promised Land, based on a 1987 session in a remote desert cave in which Max played mandolin and Katie Rauh played guitar.

Wren and honeybee samples from Doug Von Gausig.

"A still, sunny afternoon in a remote corner of the Mojave Desert. An infinite blue sky, the sound of birds and insects in a rolling valley at the foot of white granite cliffs, piles of rounded boulders taller than houses, and among them the dark green crowns of juniper trees, the yellow-green spikes of Mojave yucca, and the dense shrubbery of catclaw. In one pile of boulders, a rock shelter furnished with straw mats, chairs, a bed, a primitive kitchen."

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Desert Valley

Max & Katie in Cave

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