Based on the music of Arabia, Asia, and Eastern-Europe, “Kif” is Eastern Exotica and Western Exstatica. It ranges from rocked-out madness to plaintive meditations, and effortlessly incorporates the sounds of the East with the grooves of the West. David Fiuczynski’s wild guitar palette and Rufus Cappadocia’s deeply soulful, bluesy cello balance the music between high energy funky world jazz-rock and moving, emotional ballads. The CD features Fuze on fretted and fretless guitar, 12-string quartertone guitar and shortscale 11-string guitar, and Cappadocia plays electric 5-string cello. Features Gene Lake and Tobias Ralph (drums), Daniel Sadownick (percussion), Matt Darriau (Eastern European reeds) and Lian Amber (vocals).