Amazingly, "Interim Reports" is Dave's first release since his vinyl albums "Dave Keir" and "I Can See Dover". (both nla) . And yes, Reports is a survey of songs composed in the Interim! Above all, all of these songs have earned their right to be included in this collection by meeting with acclaim in performance. Dave wouldn't have it any other way. As always with Dave, each of these songs is about something - nothing is this set is mere veneer or passing whimsy. They range from being almost journalistic about experience to wild extrapolations from a single glance or a passing smile. Joy and sorrow can often by heard jostling for the last word. Coruscating fingerstyle guitar is the bedrock upon which these miniature epics are built. Fast or slow, muscular or spare, rarely does such a happy combination of lyricism, invention and high technique occur under the same fingers. This CD is highly recommended. In the booklet, Dave mentions that these reports are indeed "interim", Look out for some "Uneasy Listening" at this store very soon...