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SMM: Context
Abstract, Ambient
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Various Artists - SMM: Context SMM's an acronym. I have no idea what it stands for. The mysterious term, coined by the label back in 2003 though left undefined, is the Ann Arbor heavy's broad umbrella term for experimental music that falls somewhere between modern classical, minimalism, dour turntablism and drone. Home-alone music, I guess, so I'll propose "Somber Miserablist Music.

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Ghostly International GI 133CD.

1. Motion - Goldmund. Listen to Smm: Context in full in the this site app. Play on this site. 2011 Ghostly International.

Various Artists - SMM: CONTEXT - Ghostly International, gi-133lp - 2x12 Inch LP Vinyl Record - Vinyl Shop. SMM: Context is the first release in Ghostly Internationals new yearly compilation series of evocative, open-ended music. The artists on Context span the globe, straddling the intersection between classical minimalism, electronic and drone composition, film soundtracks, and fragile imaginary landscapes. In other words, SMM: Context relies on its listener to fill in the blanks, providing real-world context for its darkly emotional sounds.

SMM is a murky and mysterious genre - in fact, it is not even a genre at all. Rather, it is the twilight intersection where drone and minimalist classical spill over into ambient and new age. It is music of atmosphere, of imagery, music that seeks to conjure up shadowy nooks and crannies in the mind of the listener and to soundtrack a thousand unshot dreamlike films

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1 Goldmund Motion 2:29
2 Leyland Kirby Polaroid 8:33
3 Svarte Greiner Halves 7:41
4 Christina Vantzou 11 Generations Of My Fathers 5:16
5 Jacaszek Elegia 5:40
6 The Fun Years Cornelia Amygdaloid 6:05
7 Manual Three Parts 6:50
8 Aidan Baker Substantiated 6:22
9 Rafael Anton Irisarri Moments Descend On My Windowpane 5:14
10 Kyle Bobby Dunn Runge's Last Stand 5:57
11 Peter Broderick Pause 4:48

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ghostly International
  • Copyright (c) – Ghostly International
  • Published By – Ghostly International Company
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Published By – Over The High Seas
  • Published By – Tonic Music Ltd.


  • Artwork – Michael Cina
  • Curated By – Jeff Owens
  • Curated By [With Help] – Danny Scales, Jakub Alexander, Michael Cina, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Sam Valenti IV


Issued in a gatefold cardboard sleeve.

℗ + © MMXI Ghostly International

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 04297 81332 5
  • Barcode (String): 804297813325
  • Matrix / Runout: GI-133 WC1404
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5J54

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SMM XIV / GI-133A Various SMM: Context ‎(2xLP, Comp) Ghostly International SMM XIV / GI-133A US 2011

  • Άνουβις
Ghostly's mysterious SMM series can be traced to its first volume, released in November of 2003 on vinyl, featuring five tracks by the then unknown experimental ambient musicians hailing from Midwest. A year later, the label followed up with a second volume of ethereal and ambient works, this time inviting Christopher Willits, Cepia and Lusine to curate the showcase in experimental sound. Although the meaning behind the SMM acronym remains unknown, the music in this lush, cinematic, and evocative composition speaks for itself. The genre can simply be described by the list of appearances curated specifically for this relaunched yearly series. The compilations features eleven tracks by all of our favorites: Goldmund, Leyland Kirby, Svarte Greiner, Christina Vantzou, Jacaszek, The Fun Years, Manual, Aidan Baker, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Kyle Bobby Dunn and Peter Broderick. The artwork by Mike Cina depicts a smoldering cover, a piece of the process in destruction, a burning document fulfilling its destiny within the context of the artist's mind. Make sure you also check out Ghostly's 2009 compilation: SMM One, featuring a selection of artists such as Richard Devine, Kiln, Loscil, Tycho and The Sight Below. On April 24th, 2011, I attended a special Ghostly event in New York City's Le Poisson Rouge featuring performances by Rafael Anton Irisarri, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Noveller, and Goldmund - more on that event later... Meanwhile, let's hope that there's more in the future of this Ann Arbor based label, as they continue to surprise, woo, and cradle our ears in the gentle waves of sound, process, and context.