Front man of leading psych kraut rock heavyweights Mugstar, Peter J Smyth presents seventeen tracks of finger picked beauty recalling John Fahey and Mount Eerie amongst others. Black Smoke is an intricate album, full of dynamic intensity and stark observations. Lyrically, Smyth shines with a collection of poetic sonnets that translate moments of austere contemplation and urban alienation. Smyth is confounding, ambiguous but sublime, leading the listener through a series of dense pilgrimages, describing a lost prodigal son in search of redemption. Limited to 500 copies on bright red vinyl.