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Descent
Smith, Chas: gtr............
Descent
Genre: Classical
 
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"With Smith?s music, the sounds are as compelling as his concepts and instruments." ? THE WIRE Chas Smith is one of the most unique musicians working today! In the spirit of Harry Partch, Smith has created his own musical...  more »

     
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All Artists: Smith, Chas: gtr............
Title: Descent
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cold Blue Label
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 3/14/2006
Genre: Classical
Styles: Instruments, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 800413002321

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"With Smith?s music, the sounds are as compelling as his concepts and instruments." ? THE WIRE Chas Smith is one of the most unique musicians working today! In the spirit of Harry Partch, Smith has created his own musical world ? complete with its own instruments and "language". Critics, in their praise of Smith?s work, have repeatedly compared his sonically overpowering compositions to those of Ligeti. With Descent, Smith continues to create the great, clangorous textures that have fed the popularity of his earlier Cold Blue releases. "Smith has?an ear and a love for magnificent sonorities...he integrates them into sumptuous compositions that range from delicate, lyrical vignettes to grating, sometimes horrific tone poems." ? SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN "Chas Smith?musician, composer, engineer, metal craftsman and inventor, is a classic American original." ? NEW TIMES(Los Angeles)
 

CD Reviews

Descent - Chas Smith - Brilliant
B. Kay | Wirral, UK | 08/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard part of this at the end of Late Junction on BBC Radio 3 one dark Thursday night and fell in love with it. Endless Mardi Gras brings to mind summer afternoons lying on the ground gazing up at con trails. The other tracks are also very good. I listened to this at least 5 times in the first couple of days of owning it. It took a while to come from California via Germany, but well worth the wait.

Highly recommened."