Nif-D Toronto ON June 7 to 9

This ambitious project comprised solely of Matt Smith and myriad toys was highly experimental. A seemingly improvisational envoy into sound collage takes and varied sounds, Smith melds them together and tweaks the individual qualities of different variables and constructing interesting, challenging songs out of them. Sometimes it seems as if he could do well to have someone else on percussion and allow him to focus solely on sonic manipulation and structure, but otherwise, if you can stand it, go ahead.