Playlist.

A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears lately.

Spotify jukebox does not correspond precisely with the listed selections that follow, but maintains the playlist’s continuity and personality.


Various artists & sourcesIshq Ke Maare: Sufi Songs from Sindh and Punjab, Pakistan (Sublime Frequencies; 2017)


Omar SouleymanHaflat Gharbia – The Western Concerts (Sublime Frequencies; 2011)

King CrimsonRadical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind (DGM; 2016)

Iron MaidenThe Book of Souls (Sanctuary/BMG; 2015)

Miles DavisThe Complete In a Silent Way Sessions (Columbia/Legacy; 1969/2001)


Grant EvansSeeking Fragrance (Adversary Electronics; 2017)

Pink FloydThe Final Cut (Columbia; 1983)

Natasha BarrettIsostasie (Empreintes Digitales; 2002)


Marc BarrecaMusic Works for Industry (Freedom to Spend; 1983/2017)


Pep LlopisPoiemusia La Nau Dels Argonautes (Freedom to Spend; 1986/2017)


Lesley FlaniganLesley Flanigan at the Guggenheim, November 22, 2014 (Vimeo; 2014)


Michele MercureEye Chant (Freedom to Spend; 1986/2017)


Motion Sickness of Time TravelBifurcation & Bereavement (Adversary Electronics; 2017)

Kara-Lis CoverdaleGrafts (Boomkat Editions; 2017)


Nat EvansCoyoteways (Mon Amie; 2017)

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