Album Remarks & Appraisals:
This new work by composer/performer Chas Smith - an instrument designer/builder and steel guitarist - is both intimate and darkly brooding. As the quietly monolithic music slowly unfolds, it explores the unique timbres of his metal sound sculptures, blended with tones from his steel guitar. Smith is a long-time associate of the Cold Blue label; his music has appeared on four of the label's previous CDs. Twilight of the Dreamboats is a specially priced 25-minute CDEP.
International Record Review
Smith's pieces are music of experiment and discovery: a way of enabling the physical world to 'speak' by investigating, harnessing and organizing its sonic properties.
With Smith's music, the sounds are as compelling as his concepts and instruments.
Recording information: TDS Studio, Reseda, CA (2014).
Photographer: Rainer Hosch.