Steven R. Smith is some guy from someplace and I’m sure if I dug up the press kit I could tell you all sorts of wonderful and interesting things about him but that is not what I am here to do and besides that I don’t read press kits. He has immaculate design sense. All his records use an identical font for their titles & song titles, which lends them a marvelous uniformity. He makes instrumental records, mainly guitar stuff, maybe entirely guitars. I don’t know. The liner notes are really spare and don’t really tell you all that much. The cover of the new one is so damned pretty I could look at it all day. But that’s neither here nor there. The thing is that Steven R. Smith has a vision, and visions are hard to come by, and his is quieter than most, and my fatigue is only going to allow me one or maybe two more paragraphs in which to tell you about it, so we had better get going.
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