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Ulaan Markhor

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A new chapter for Californian Steven R. Smith. Percussion & rhythms are the focus this time around, augmented by his familiar blistering/heavenly guitar textures.



  • Ulaan Markhor CD/LP (2012, Soft Abuse)
  • Spiral Horns, Black Onions, et al. LP (2014, Soft Abuse)
  • Detritus: 2010-2016 DL (2016, Worstward)
  • Helm CS (2018, Soft Abuse)

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Welcoming Thistle Group, her record & tour

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