The sky is bright and blue, civil dusk begins to set in. The sun has reached six degrees below the horizon, and marks the end of the civil twilight. The day is nearing it’s end, businessmen and women pack their things to head home to their families. Students are beginning their homework, and some are preparing dinner. Dusk, while associated with the science of time, certainly retains the emotions associated with a days’ end, and the steady approach of darkness.
Old Smile is the project of Arches’ Tom Herman, and his music cohesively blends sounds of ambient psychedelia, jazz, and folk all into one. Melodic guitar riffs clash with jazz drums and horns, ending with sounds of washed out ambience and occasional samples. Old Smile would most nearly score the aesthetic of dusk-the days end, perhaps the dénouement of a result only time can reveal. You can purchase his cassette tape here, and download it for free in its’ entirety here.
Old Smile: Under City Lights
Old Smile: Mirrors