early version of Perfect Lives
This is an early version of what would turn into two parts of Perfect Lives, the TV opera that set Ashley on the way of spoken-word operas. It's good, but not as good as the final version. The instrumentation is occasionally so very 70s, sounding like Pink Floyd is his back up band. It's in the production values and choice of instruments; I like the 80s synth version better, basically. Still, this is a fabulous complement to Perfect Lives, and it's fun to make comparison between the early and later versions of these pieces.