"Musical Pictures is Smith’s second release and is a very aptly named all-instrumental tape. The Pasadena, California resident presents a real musical potpourri here. He’s predominately an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, somewhat Kottke-esque in approach, but has a broader range to his style than "just" an acoustic fingerpicker. This tape kicks off with a red herring very layered, heavily delayed/reverbed electric guitar piece. After that one though, he pretty much steers a course of acoustic pieces–a nice slide guitar workout, a fingerpicked composition, then a banjo tune. Other that the first song, he stays close to these instrumental approaches. This might be too eclectic for some. I liked it, though one might ask, "is he a space musician, or a banjo picker or what?" Basically he is an artist of many hats."