From the second track, "Holy Departure" forward the quartet opens up with a departure from the soothing sounds of the opening track to a more intense sound. The improvisation of the musicians takes on a colourful range of expression. The tune "Origin" opens with strings scraping, instruments being pried apart or so it sounds, the guitar and or oud prying harmonics of the fret board and generally letting the tones free flow.
On "Nayeli Joon" a return to the soothing sounds of a string quartet. A soothing lullaby, with Grdina picking single note rhythms and the bowed instruments creating all manner of sounds from wood winds to water falls.
The title track "The Breathing of Statues" is a lengthy piece at just over fourteen minutes. It begins with solo guitar in an Arabic fashion, a Masmoudi rhythm that flows with vivid imagery. The strings enter with a sad refrain - a call and response takes place with guitar leading, cello on the bottom end and violin and viola in response. The song builds in intensity with all members of the quartet letting loose with passionate playing.