Composer/musician David Gerard ended his last CD with the Tangerine Dream homage, 'Scattered Fre- quencies' - a sprawling, ambitious number which harkened back to the days of TD albums 'Rubycon' and 'Stratosfear.' Messrs. Froese, Baumann and Co. Continue their subliminal influence on 'Penumbra'- the opening track on Gerard's third CD release, 'Bremsstrahlung.' This time, taking it's cue from 'Force Majeure', a blistering lead guitar trades off with shimmering keyboard filigrees. Turns out, 'Force Majeure' was the first TD album Gerard ever owned, while a kid in high school. The new disc gleans a variety of aural inspirations, including Kraftwerk, 'Airport'-era Brian Eno, Alan Parsons, and a little known but historically significant outfit called Mother Mallard's Portable Master- piece Company. It's founder, David Borden was a pioneer in the field of electronic music, and has become somewhat of a mentor to Gerard, who heard Mother Mallard on a streaming website. 'Dave has been tremendously supportive of my work, even likening some of my compositions to vintage Mother Mallard stuff, which for me was an amazing compliment' says Gerard. Referring to the new CD as 'A Meditation In Nine Acts', 'Bremsstrahlung' is presented as a continual musical suite, with each track flowing perfectly into the next. While continuing to eschew the usage of any syncroni- zation programs, the overall production improves upon 'Ambientism' - revealing Gerard's progress as an engineer as well.