Jmzs Smith Sex & Cigarettes
A smoke filled haze wafts into a small, windowless room, filling the air with a thickness that has you gasping for breath the moment the first words are spoken. But there’s an easiness to Jmzs Smith’s weathered, crackling drawls, like slowly running your fingers along a tattered and worn page of history. Heavy cello thumps act as a bassline that whirls around keyboard notes all covered in a blurred gauziness that makes you wonder if this can be real life.
In the vein of Bill Callahan and Dirty Beaches, and with a moody soulfulness, the New York resident captivates listeners with his brooding, relaxed sound. Be sure to grab Jmzs Smith’s two track EP Sex & Cigarettes on digital or cassette via Super Boring Music, and be on the lookout for a limited edition box set that includes a cd with a reel-to-reel tape dropping later this month.
(I wrote this for The Line Of Best Fit last week)