Various ‎– SMM: Context



Goldmund Motion 2:29
Leyland Kirby Polaroid 8:33
Svarte Greiner Halves 7:41
Christina Vantzou 11 Generations Of My Fathers 5:16
Jacaszek Elegia 5:40
The Fun Years Cornelia Amygdaloid 6:05
Manual Three Parts 6:50
Aidan Baker Substantiated 6:22
Rafael Anton Irisarri Moments Descend On My Windowpane 5:14
Kyle Bobby Dunn Runge's Last Stand 5:57
Peter Broderick Pause 4:48

Versions (2)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GI-133 Various SMM: Context(CD, Comp) Ghostly International GI-133 US 2011 Sell This Version
SMM XIV / GI-133A Various SMM: Context(2xLP, Comp) Ghostly International SMM XIV / GI-133A US 2011 Sell This Version



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October 9, 2011
referencing SMM: Context, CD, Comp, GI-133
Ghostly's mysterious SMM series can be traced to its first volume, released in November of 2003 on vinyl, featuring five tracks by the then unknown experimental ambient musicians hailing from Midwest. A year later, the label followed up with a second volume of ethereal and ambient works, this time inviting Christopher Willits, Cepia and Lusine to curate the showcase in experimental sound. Although the meaning behind the SMM acronym remains unknown, the music in this lush, cinematic, and evocative composition speaks for itself. The genre can simply be described by the list of appearances curated specifically for this relaunched yearly series. The compilations features eleven tracks by all of our favorites: Goldmund, Leyland Kirby, Svarte Greiner, Christina Vantzou, Jacaszek, The Fun Years, Manual, Aidan Baker, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Kyle Bobby Dunn and Peter Broderick. The artwork by Mike Cina depicts a smoldering cover, a piece of the process in destruction, a burning document fulfilling its destiny within the context of the artist's mind. Make sure you also check out Ghostly's 2009 compilation: SMM One, featuring a selection of artists such as Richard Devine, Kiln, Loscil, Tycho and The Sight Below. On April 24th, 2011, I attended a special Ghostly event in New York City's Le Poisson Rouge featuring performances by Rafael Anton Irisarri, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Noveller, and Goldmund - more on that event later... Meanwhile, let's hope that there's more in the future of this Ann Arbor based label, as they continue to surprise, woo, and cradle our ears in the gentle waves of sound, process, and context.