As well as representing two-thirds of the acclaimed avant garde act Tuxedomoon, Steven Brown and Blaine Reininger have delivered a number of live performances together as a violin and piano duo. The 'Live In Lisbon' CD records the double act in 1989. Beautifully remastered, the studio quality of this recording of modern classical music is a document of the partnership at its peak. The opening 'Iberia' is a mournful piece rivalling Ravel's 'Bolero' for swooning grace, Reininger's solo piano compositions drip with an elegiac quality and 'L'Arrivee Dans Le Jour' is a piece of pastoral loveliness. Brown and Reininger could sometimes be an inconsistent act; often substituting experimentalism in favour of emotion and melody but this is a definite exception to that view.