Sean Smith has a new album about to materialize on Castle Face under the name LFZ, and his new song "Naturalistic" is seven scintillating minutes of something like Sandy Bull transformed into Terry Riley-style Rainbow In Curved Air fractal repetition, presented with such depth and clarity you can practically hear the air molecules vibrate and collide." /> L.A. Record

TRACK PREMIERE: LFZ “NATURALISTIC”

June 21st, 2018 | Listen

L.A. experimental guitarist Sean Smith has a new album about to materialize on Castle Face under the name LFZ, and his new song “Naturalistic” is seven scintillating minutes of something like Sandy Bull transformed into Terry Riley-style Rainbow In Curved Air fractal repetition, presented with such depth and clarity you can practically hear the air molecules vibrate and collide. LFZ’s last single—although that seems like an glibly inadequate term—”Name Plus Focus Equals Purpose” offered a more expansive soundscape, but “Naturalistic” is concerned with more kinetic energy, says Smith: “Where most of ‘Name Plus Focus’ deals with airy themes, ‘Naturalistic’ is elementally the most earthy piece on the record and is more about conjuring an image or place to ones mind than the usual emotional abstractions in my work. I visualize an ancient woodland ritual or a lumbering mammal or an insect on the move in the redwoods of Northern California, but the listener should experience the freedom to perceive natural spaces familiar to them.” LFZ’s Name Plus Focus is out July 20 on Castle Face.