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Dwight Smith / Press

“Un sorprenent descobriment: Dwight Smith i el seu darrer album Lateral Drifts. Ideal per aquests dies de mantetes”

“... this is a fascinating personal take on folk music that is well worth a listen. In the right room, this could be a mesmerizing live set.”

“Beat at heart, a minstrel travelling up and down, around and back a couple times and continents, compiling songs on life as he is able to see it. 15 songs, most short, oh sweet, and to the point, the album Lateral Drifts goes along at a pace that would make Kerouac proud if he ever listened to folk. It’s the lighter side of Sonic Youth, with the slightest hint of Sufjan Stevens. He’s begging Jack Johnson to take that step off the ledge so the grit and grandeur of the legacy of american singer-songwriters can be preserved. It’s an album that takes an ordinary day, and brings it into a mystical realm... It's wise and it's a very sobering ride.”

“There’s definitely a sense of a long journey heard in his musical DNA, whether it’s the physical one, from place to place, or the spiritual one. His songwriting style reminds me of an early Sufjan Stevens. There could be Nick Drake comparisons in there as well. Many of the tracks are hauntingly staggering, with beams of beauty seeping through every visible crack.”

“Dwight Smith has created an album of wonder; one driven by the complex emotions that are inherent in being human and the addictive desire to create. Plumed Serpent is a singer-songwriter work to be admired, not only for its intricate nature, but for Smith’s ability to blend vibrant bridges with fragile harmonies. The album is quick, comprised of only two songs, but they are two songs worth noting. The quiet and folksy sound to Smith’s work is haunting. “Ruins” exists only with mesmerizing guitar chords and introspective lyricism, “How did I get this way/How did I get this way/Please tell me that you’ll stay.” The album’s title track moves slowly; with softly crooning backing vocals it is a short look for love and meaning. The layers of vocals combined with minimalist compositions are light and the at times sympathetic, at times longing atmosphere is one that displays Smith’s desire for a resolution to his emotions. One has to be hopeful that Smith will continue on his”