by Jared Smith

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Margaret Harmer
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Margaret Harmer The tender dreamy plucked notes on the guitar. Reminiscence of lazy echo drones. Subtle environment noises and scratches. Seamlessly random but yet endless open tones. Great audio quality: what a beautiful album! Favorite track: Part One.
Michael Feihstel
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Michael Feihstel Own Records at its best. One of the calmest, most rewarding ambient albums I know and it doesn't achieve this with endless, droning pads (not that there's anything wrong with that), but small, unexpected, almost percussive elements and musical drips.
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ioflow jared's music is always warmly intriguing; pleasantly unexpected. this album, recorded far from home, is full of subtle surprises. detuned, ever-so-slightly glitched guitars and environmental noise. little melodies arising from scattered notes and field recordings. small, special spaces. Favorite track: Part One.
Clarke Robinson
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Clarke Robinson Incredibly personal music, assembled from field recordings (done while on honeymoon in Iceland) and bedroom guitar noodlings. Unhurried sonic patinas with a ton of diy ethos. Favorite track: Tracing Curves Below.
Jonny Butler
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Jonny Butler A soothing mix of field recordings and sparsely placed notes in perfect places. Favorite track: Part One.
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A Steep Drop 04:11
Part One (free) 05:37
Part Two 07:55
Burnout 07:03


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


released May 7, 2013


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