New Music Critique: The Sons of Santa Susana


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Style: Instrumental/Avant-garde

It’s easy to be cynical and dismissive, and view the music created by The Sons of Santa Susana as some sort of new age, hippy-dippy nonsense. The widdly guitar over lush orchestration does suggest that they’ve hung a crystal or two in their time. Dig a little deeper, however, and you really get into the heart of the whole thing.

The Sons really know how to tap into a mood and then hang around in it, effortlessly evoking one emotion after another. Church bells ring, notes echo, and the listener is transported to whatever far off dimension the aural trip takes us to. Don’t resist. Close your eyes and jump into their transformative experience.