David Soldier

Smut

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Naturally, the title of Smut is ironic -- the album is inspired by erotic Latin poetry from the middle ages and dedicated to Robbert Mapplethorpe and David Wojnarowicz, controversial artists that conservative commentators traditionally label as "pornographic." Soldier sets his cerebrally erotic lyrics to hypnotic bass and echoing guitars, children's voices and rappers, minimalistic techniques reminiscent of contemporary classical, and avant-garde jazz. It's an evocative, challenging release that will provide many rewards for open-minded listeners.

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