Jared Smith, formerly releasing music under the moniker “Smyth”, is a musician, photographer, and programmer living in San Francisco. In his third release, Fjall, meaning “mountain” in Icelandic, Jared Smith provides a stripped down departure from his previous albums. Whether it’s the melodic rapping of a flagpole in front of Hallgrímskirkja church, the hollow clatter of a loose street-tile along Bergstaðastræti, or even the warm, comforting sound of coffee brewing from within flat in Reykjavík, Jared Smith is able to find the music in the micro and the mundane. Fjall explores the fear that disables enjoyment of beautiful moments, the fear of repeating mistakes, the fear of what a new path will bring. Recorded in the summer of 2012 between Reykjavik, Iceland and Tallahassee, Fl.
RIYL: Marcus Fischer, Machinefabriek, Stephen Vitiello, Oval