"Schematic," has the consistent intellectual quality of the other tracks, but burns a little more rapidly. Ray seems to take tracks and give them a variety of moods and segments, in the same way many classical pieces are performed. There are elements of jazz and rock, giving it an "alternative" edge. David Shaffer calls the listener’s attention at the marked changes of mood and delivers a variety of drum textures. "Nebo" is like an opening to a new-style horror movie, as it is extremely mysterious.... .perhaps it’s true of the entire CD to different degrees. Barbera kicks another cool guitar groove that pulls Ray and Shaffer together like glue.
Ray does some "eclectic" trombone work in "Architecture II," but "Tumbleweed" is suitable for being out in the middle of a desert or nowhere. There’s an almost hallucinatory tone to the track, which also serves as a finale to the entire CD.
If you like to intellectualize and dig mystery in your music, this is the CD for you. Scot Ray has a wide range of recorded and performance history. I’m no authority on his music, but there’s a lot to hear in "Small Architecture." The track titles are simply introductions to the mystery that’s well worth checking out.