PRICE: $13.00
NOT IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Descent
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CB 023CD CB 023CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/27/2006

"With Descent, Smith continues to create the great, sometimes clangorous soundscapes that have fed the popularity of his earlier Cold Blue releases. The central pitch and structural ideas for the three pieces that comprise this CD were originally conceived for an evening of music that Smith presented at Los Angeles' historic Schindler House. Here, those initial ideas are expanded and developed. On this recording, Smith utilizes his large sculptural instruments, which are all made of various metals (and go by such unusual names as Copper Box, Que Lastas, Pez Eater and Jr. Blue), steel guitar, the recorded sounds of jet engines, and Smith's self-designed-and-built three-neck steel guitar, 'guitarzilla,' which he prepares (a la John Cage's prepared piano) with metal rods and plays with hammered dulcimer hammers."