I composed and created Inroads in January and February of 2003. I was living near Atlanta, Georgia at the time. We had a very nice modern home, secluded in the hills, with a studio with a sound-proof booth for recording instruments. The music, which I recorded with my EMU Paris Digital Audio Workstation, came easily, and this was the first time since the Dawn album of 1969 that I had recorded a lengthy sound collage (Pieces of My Past).
I have created two versions of the album, the full version, and another with the nearly 23-minute sound collage excluded, in order to fit into the CD format.
I was very pleased with the album, but as at the time (2003) there appeared to be no outlets for my music, I simply placed the album on the self for later release. The new-age music distributers that had carried my music twenty years before, those that remained, had moved on to what seemed to me, a more commercial faire, and social media and websites like YouTube were not yet available. Record labels, also, were issuing music that I felt was vastly different than my own.
After spending ten years on my Musical Kaleidoscope Project, I released Inroads in March, 2019.