A founding member of the Dream Syndicate
, Kendra Smith
was also one of the creative forces behind the California psychedelic band Opal
in the mid-'80s. She left during the band's final tour and was replaced by Hope Sandoval
changed its name to Mazzy Star
after that tour). Smith
next formed the Guild of Temporal Adventureers for one eponymous EP in 1992, and then remained silent until the 1995 release of Five Ways of Disappearing
, her solo debut, which features a number of different sounds and styles.