Steven R. Smith’s sprawling epic under the Ulaan Passerine moniker (originally released on double-cassette (and now sold-out) by Brave Mysteries) is available digitally via his personal bandcamp. This one is a real doozy with certain parts harkening back to the to the crème de la crème of SRS projects, Hala Strana. Organic drones are infused with his signature string work and field recordings to create something instantly recognizable as his yet retaining enough new elements and ideas to make it a distinctive notch in his incredible catalog. Ulaan Passerine is further evidence as to why Steven R. Smith is one of my two or three favorite guitarists in the world. Incredible stuff.