In 1995, John Davis and Dennis Callaci improvised an album of songs together live to one track. Not an ambient, instrumental meander of a record, but songs complete with them / there lyrics, melodies and hiccups. In the time since that record was recorded Davis went on to record a follow up record with The Folk Implosion and a number of solo records. Callaci continued recording records with Refrigerator as well as solo records.Over three days in July of last year, the two songwriters improvised this record, Arches & Pathways, in the same manner, except that there was an engineer on hand and the thing was recorded in Hi-fi. Songs were recorded, layered, overdubbed, scratched in real time, with the two of them sharing vocal and guitar duties. Additionally, Davis’s drumming adds that left-bank swing to the stands, and the Callaci piano dust is shaken from the ivories. The result is an expansive record that is equal parts pop melody and avant-en-garde living inside one another, not side stepping for a bit of this or that between the dead wax grooves.