Guitarist Rainer Wiens has been diversifying his art in the past few years. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors features his work as a composer. Eleven pieces, some short, some less short, written for other performers. Wiens himself only plays kalimbas on one track. The other tracks feature Jean Derome, Frank Lozano, Jean René, Joshua Zubot and Malcolm Goldstein, together or on their own. It’s pretty, dark, elegy-like in times. The man has a knack for composing graceful yet unique not-quite-contemporary-music-sounding pieces.