Determined Volumes is comprised of some of my compositions and collaborations since 2011. Thanks to all my teachers, friends, collaborators, and influences over the course of my life who have shared their knowledge and skill with me, and that have helped in a variety of ways to produce this album. The tunes on this album are the product of all the practices with which I have connected throughout the course of my life, including but not limited to: Moravian music, jam band music, organ music, Ghanaian gyil music, 90’s alternative rock, rudimental drumming, Northeast Brazilian drumming, noise music, American Jazz and R&B, musical theater, and Western classical piano and percussion music. Visit my YouTube channel for video performances and more information about the pieces.
released October 29, 2020
Featuring: Alex Smith, various instruments and voice • Andrew Zakerski, percussion and voice • Ari Teitel, electric guitar • Brendan Betyn, drumset • Brent Echols, drumset and field drum • Caleb Goncz, glass marimba • Cameron Halls, percussion and voice • Cody Edgerton, glass marimba • Colin McCornack, percussion and voice • Darrien Spicak, percussion and voice • Joel Block, MalletKat and percussion • John Scharf, percussion and voice • Jon Wright, cajón • Jon Weber, percussion • Kathryn Irwin, field drum • Kevin Keith, drumset • Louie Leager, bass guitar
1. The Building of Asgard (11:04)
2. Um quarto é mais (3:39)
3. Crossroads (5:10)
4. One-Minute Speeches (9:56)
5a. Oscillation (0:00-4:25)
5b. Song for the Unmentioned; Devotion (4:25-7:34)
6. 816 (9:41)
7. Tickuf (3:47)
Recorded by Joe Basile, Corey DeRushia, Alex Smith, and Dr. Jon Weber
Mixed by Corey DeRushia at Troubadour Recording
Original album artwork and layout by Will Goodyear
All compositions by Alex Smith, © 2020 jasmith music, ASCAP,
except  by Alexis Bacon, ASCAP, [6a-Oscillation] by Joe Basile, ASCAP;  poem by Matthew Barbee,  sheet music published by Tapspace Publications LLC, ASCAP, and  sound design by Joe Basile; thanks Prof. Dease, Dr. Lorenz, and Tijan Dorwana.