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Steven R. Smith

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Here we find the man behind Hala Strana, Ulaan Khol, Ulaan Passerine, Ulaan Markhor (& more, shhh) working under his own given name. Active since the mid-90s, Smith has recorded a staggering totem of work, and every release is as good as the next.



  • Log the Man Dead CS (1995, Autopia)
  • Gehenna Belvedere LP (1996, Autopia)
  • Autumn is the End CS (1997, Autopia)
  • Autumn is the End CD (1998, Darla)
  • From Ashes Come CD (1999, 3 Acre Floor)
  • The Death of Last Year's Man 7" (1999, Autopia)
  • Slate Branches CD/LP (2000, 3 Acre Floor)
  • The Death of Last Year's Man CDEP (2000, Emperor Jones)
  • Tableland CDEP (2001, Emperor Jones)
  • Lineaments CD (2002, Emperor Jones)
  • Kohl CD-R (2002, Jewelled Antler)
  • Antimony CD-R (2004, Foxglove)
  • Crown of Marches CD (2005, Catsup Plate)
  • Kohl LP (2005, Emperor Jones)
  • The Anchorite LP (2006, Important)
  • Owl CD (2007, Digitalis)
  • The Anchorite CD (2008, Root Strata)
  • Cities LP (2009, Immune)
  • Floor of the Sky LP (2011, Burnt Toast Vinyl)
  • Old Skete LP (2011, Worstward)
  • Ending/Returning 2LP (2013, Immune)
  • A Sketchbook of Endings CD/LP (2019, Soft Abuse)

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