Contemporary chamber and piano music by a composer new to me. Much of the musical language is tonal, but with often dissonant harmonies and, at times, clashing and jagged rhythms, sometimes set against a ground of a rising scale. Some small motifs recur in several pieces, treated differently in each, giving a greater unity than I had expected to the collection. David Braid combines a strong intellectual structure with emotional power and some memorably haunting passages. All in all an enjoyable and approachable set of pieces, well performed.