Tom Verlaine borrows his name from the 19th century French symbolist poet Paul Verlaine, and nowhere in his 20-year catalog does Tom's music more closely follow his namesake's poetic philosophy than on "Warm And Cool". Unlike most of his work, this one is entirely instrumental, with guitars often filling the traditional role of a voice in the melody. Originally released in 1992 in the wake of a short-lived Television reunion and the rise of Nirvana into a musical environment that clearly favored loud guitars and walls of sound. The sparse soundscapes on "Warm And Cool" represent a clear rebellion from that. Now the record is being re-issued in the midst of another Television reunion and a music scene overstuffed with Television wannabes. It was originally available in the '80s on Ryko, but has been out of print for over ten years.