Two Songs, Twenty-five minutes. Represents Karate's foray into longer song structures. A more abstract side of Karate but without abandoning the realm of song-writing.
"Cancel/Sing" represents Karate's foray into longer song structures. The idea was to take the simple structures that Karate has dealt with in past recordings and see how far they could be stretched without destroying their integrity as "songs". "Cancel" is a very simple melody-verse-chorus style song that evolves into an extended improvised section that steadily builds energy until it ends with a free, sound-oriented improvisation.
"Sing" is the more orchestrated of the two. It is centered on a melodic theme that is blurred more each time it is played, together with a long abstract lyrical exposition that is meant to imply or evoke interpretations more than to convey literal meanings. Together these songs represent a more abstract side of Karate, but without completely abandoning the realm of songwriting.