As a collection, the assembled pieces on Indigenous Technology hang together with the adhesive of innovation and make the recording compelling in an academic sort of way. For Schaphorst fans, I still suggest his big band recordings. He is perfectly in his element in the large ensemble. This trio outing is a creative sabbatical for investigation and is successful a an informative listening experience, but is perhaps too much a masters class in composition. Indigenous Technology is to Ken Schaphorst’s artistic evolution what Eraser Head was to David Lynche’s.