ANDY SMITH: Glass House: CD

Jan 30, 2019

When someone’s name is Andy Smith it’s impossible to find much about them on the internet. And when you don’t include any info about yourself in your CD booklet, that makes it even more difficult. Thus, I have no context by which to judge this one-man band. Glass House is a lo-fi recording of average sounding garage punk music. The second track (of nine), “Crawling,” reminded me of Gene Defcon, whose CD I once destroyed by smashing with a hammer. So that should give you an idea of how much I liked that song. The last two numbers are acoustic even though one of them has some screaming. There’s also a trumpet somewhere on here. It’s a menagerie. Not necessarily a good one, but a menagerie nonetheless. –Kurt Morris (Self-released)