Ghostly International‘s first compilation of the year will be a collection of modern classical and experimental compositions. SMM is an acronym introduced by Ghostly back in 2004 to "evaporate the already-unspooling musical boundaries between classical minimalism, electronic and drone composition, film soundtracks, and fragile imaginary landscapes."
SMM: Context features musicians from across the world who’s aesthetic matches that of SMM: "slow-moving, texture-focused compositions, simple in instrumentation, but infinitely complex in execution." Which all sounds rather verbose, but makes total sense when you hear the elegant and emotional music the compilation contains.
01. Goldmund – Motion
02. Leyland Kirby – Polaroid
03. Svarte Greiner – Halves
04. Christina Vantzou – 11 Generations Of My Fathers
05. Jacaszek – Elegia
06. The Fun Years – Cornelia Amygdaloid
07. Manual – Three Parts
08. Aidan Baker – Substantiated
09. Rafael Anton Irisarri – Moments Descend On My Windowpane
10. Kyle Bobby Dunn – Runge’s Last Stand
11. Peter Broderick – Pause
Ghostly International will release SMM: Context on March 1st 2011