A handsome blend of solo acoustic and light ensemble
backed numbers on this powerful and melodic disc. “Shadowcasting” is a
whimsical tune reminicsent of the great pianist Vince Guaraldi, while
on tunes like “Hammerhead” and “Two Handed Paradox” Smith lays down the
riffs as hot and heavy as anyone in the genre. A really well paced disc
that rewards repeated listenings.