Music For Sophisticated Schizophrenics (Revisited)

by J. M. Smig

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Originally released 2009, remastered (1-9) and revised (10-18) 2018.

“Salem, Mass. based J.M. Smig presents contemporary music for the bizarre at heart. Featuring both conventional and atypical instrumentation and composition techniques, [his] electronica and classical works operate in a style unlike any other. Songs present everything from momentous, Philip Glass-like sweeps to old-school MIDI music and Baroque-era voice leading and structure. For J.M. Smig, anything goes!” (Electronic Musician newsletter, May 2009)

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released April 11, 2018

Tracks 1-9 recorded and mixed at Vaffanculo Studios, 2009.
Tracks 10-18 recorded and mixed at Jon's Garage, Winter 2017/2018.
Mastered at Unsmigitated Audacity, March-April, 2018.

©℗ 2009, 2018 J. M. Smig / Sophisticated Schizophrenic.

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Track Name: Narcissus Vs. Carl Sagan (2018 revision): III. Black Holes Ain't So Black
Black holes ain't so black.
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What up, my dipper?
Track Name: Ode To J.
(April 9, 2018)

It's been a year
since we lost you.
Some would argue longer,
since the day
you handed the keys
to the just man and the wolf
who would proclaim you
guile in name
as well as in deed.

I waited thirty years
for the door to open,
to see the legend
and hear the magic
without dissipation
or disappointment.

I would hold a feast
in your honor
on Monkey Island
and the Big M
should lead the toast.

Farewell, John.
I don't know
how they found you;
maybe armed,
with a bottle
of rage or sadness,
but I hope you found
warmth and heaven
amidst the ghosts
of Chicago,
the Kings and heroes
of your youth,
as you were a hero to me.

Namahalo.

©℗ 2018 J. M. Smig / Sophisticated Schizophrenic.

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