A Sketchbook of Endings

by Steven R. Smith

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Careening
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3.
Copper Arches
4.
The Days Have Wiped Away the Image
5.
Grainstacks
6.
That Which is Many, Yet None
7.
All Things That Shall Be
8.
Hollow Victories in Godforsaken Lands
9.
The Pale Tree
10.
A Bird That is All Birds
11.
The Toppled Era
12.
A Series of Courtyards Reversed
13.
The Weaving Mill
14.
15.
Mourning Weeds

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With nearly 25 years of solo recordings & releases to his credit, hermetic Californian Steven R. Smith goes back to the start with A Sketchbook of Endings, the first solo release under his own name in 8 years. A Sketchbook of Endings continues Smith’s exploration of the intersection of moody post-punk and cinematic psychedelia, delivered in lysergic pop song-length spurts.

Brevity does nothing to sacrifice density or dynamics; Smith offers both in abundance across the album's 15 instrumentals. These songs are packed with all of the depth, intensity & nuance that have been trademarks of his music for so long. Despite appearing under his given name, A Sketchbook of Endings includes traces of recent work, under guises such as Ulaan Khol, Ulaan Markhor and Ulaan Passerine, as well echoes of his forebearers Mick Harvey and Rowland S. Howard. A Sketchbook of Endings is a highlight of Smith's first quarter century of activities, a beacon of his rich and varied anti-career.

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releases May 31, 2019

Recorded September 2017 - January 2018 at Worstward Studios
Instruments: electric guitar, analog synth, percussion, piano, organ, hurdy gurdy, spike fiddle

Mastered by Sean McCann
Artwork by Kuriyama Haruo

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