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Chas Smith

Chas Smith
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Chas Smith is a Los Angeles-based composer, performer, and instrument designer and builder that New Times magazine called “a classic American original.” He’s a maverick composer who, in the spirit of Harry Partch, creates much of his music for his own exotic instruments: resonators that sprout rods, which are bowed and struck; large, clangorous sculptures of titanium; metal strings strung across multiple resonators; and vibraphone-like arrays of metal plates.
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http://www.last.fm/music/Chas+Smith
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Releases on file (4)
Chas Smith — Twilight of the Dreamboats Chas Smith — Twilight of the Dreamboats
(Cold Blue CB0045, 2015, CDEP)
Various Artists — Cold Blue Two Various Artists — Cold Blue Two
(Cold Blue CB0036, 2012, CD)
Chas Smith — Nakadai Chas Smith — Nakadai
(Cold Blue CB0029, 2008/1987, CD)
Chas Smith — Descent Chas Smith — Descent
(Cold Blue CB0023, 2006, CD)

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2020-01-21
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2020-01-15
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2020-01-12
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2020-01-12
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2020-01-10
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