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by Sean Smith

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Sean Smith's 3rd album. First released in 2007, with a second edition in 2013. Available digitally for the first time here in 2020.

Press from 2007:
"He expertly invokes the gestalt of psychedelic folk guitarists such as Fahey, Leo Kottke or, even more specifically on this outing, Sandy Bull and that evanescent moment when the boundaries between folk music and electric rock blurred. Smith...is a poet of the guitar." - Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

"...acoustic guitarist Sean Smith spins mesmerizing spells" - Paul Freeman, Palo Alto Daily News

"Like the best poetry, Eternal engages from the start and expands with each pass. Built upon Smith's Eastern-influenced acoustic guitar and sparing contributions from four fellow instrumentalists, the disc explores both the form and sound of music through seven joyous, contemplative tracks." - Nate Seltenrich, East Bay Express

"From the much-appreciated slow hand of California’s Gnome Life Records comes the third long-player by folk impresario Sean Smith. Aptly titled ‘Eternal’, the album sets only a bottom limit marking its being by 1) its recorded existence, and 2) the vivid clarity of the recording, benefiting from a purely analog creation (through recording, mixing, and mastering) which leaves the flavor no shortcuts through which to hide. Highly recommended." - Animal PSI


released January 1, 2010


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Gnome Life Records California

Gnome Life Records is a vinyl and cassette label based on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Esselen in present day Big Sur, California. Established in 2005, Gnome Life produces a wide variety of musical and poetic releases expressing wild and mystical perspectives. ... more

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