New Music Critique: Sursie Metzger


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Seeking: Film/TV
Style: Instrumental

With “Monolith (Erosion)” composer/multi-instrumentalist Sursie Metzger makes it clear she has a gift for the kind of gentle/healing sounds that would be enticing to an ambient music label or a meditation app. Amid its warm atmospherics and soft percussive detonations, a tune/hook becomes apparent. Featuring a descending harp arpeggio, “Celestial Waltz” follows that soothing formula but seems a bit too quiet, though it’s a nice tune. “Cosmic Garden” is more of the same, conjuring a fleet of celestial clouds for the listener to float upon. All in all, we advise this budding composer to check out singer-songwriter-harpist Joanna Newsom and work to elevate her own harp playing to compose accessible songs.