Noah Wane, Splendid E-Zine, November 16, 1998
In the acousmatic tradition, Randall Smith’s music consists of sonic “symbols” intended to be “seen” by the listener’s mind. This is perhaps the most visual music you’ll ever hear (see?). I’ll warn you right away, the proper effect is not achieved by putting this music on in the background. You need to give it your full attention. A darkened room will help, as will closing your eyes and imagining the sounds emanating from behind a closed curtain. If you’re doing it correctly you’ll be drawn into a whole sonic world, full of bizarre people, places and things. The ear sees (L’oreille voit)! For further details, please aurally ogle Ruptures.