Fade is another ambient music recording from electric guitarist Rick Cox. This is ambient music, and it is beautiful. I have other recordings by Rick Cox, and this one isn't the best one, but it's still nice. Rick Cox is joined on this recording by Thomas Newman, piano, and Peter Freeman, bass and signal processors. This is music from the tradition of the Cold Blue Music label, which focused attention on experimental and ambient, mostly west coast music as far back as the early 1980's. Fade fits squarely in the ambient music category (as opposed to experimental), at least in terms of the sound experience. There aren't any chances being taken with this music-it's pretty and relaxing and, dare I say, lame. My other criticism is that there is only 25 minutes of music here. There is plenty of room for these musicians to stretch out and either explored some interesting territory, or at least give the listener more music to add to the experience. It ends up feeling like not much effort was put into this project, and I end up, as a purchaser and a listener, feeling short-changed on this one.