Ulaan Markhor
Ulaan Markhor
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Ulaan Markhor is a new solo vision from Californian Steven R. Smith; as with his former veils (Hala Strana and Ulaan Khol, most recently), this new epithet contains a new perspective. Smith explores all corners of kosmische (Gottsching is a touchstone here) with an Eno-like attention to sound. An admiration of Dog Faced Hermans and Long Fin Killie, evident in the wood-block and shaker rhythms, further sets this project apart. Correlations to Roy Montgomery appear as well (as before), but this time its Montgomery's Dadamah era that bears the fruit. Despite its psychedelic and experimental flourishes, Ulaan Markhor possesses a coy accessibility & populist groove that simply doesn't relent.

Track list

01. Pharoahs
02. White Markhor
03. 100 Birds
04. Slipped God
05. Plague of Farewells
06. Half Ricochet
07. Kites
08. Hand in Circles
09. City of Lakes
10. Dancing


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