Playing marimba, drums, keyboard sequencing and vibes, Michael Waldrop creates a percussion discussion with Jose Rossy/perc, Marko Djordjevic/dr, Gordon Stout/mar and a sometime guest team of Alex Peshounin-Sam Shoup/b and Steve Snyder-Ivana Cojbasic/p. The sticks get tribal and pretty on "Fractals" with African heat beating on "Leon De Palamidi" and the graceful "Notte Venezia". Stark piano is moody on the mysterious "Almost Beyond" and rapid beats take place on "Brazil" and "Cuba". Tropical heat emanates from "Delineations" and deep grooves cut rivulets on "Continuity". Sticking to sticks.