Thank god for the algorithm and its suggestions. Until a few days ago, I had never heard of Spanish ambient composer Suso Sáiz. YouTube suggested a track from his highly sought-after one-off group Música Esporádica, and hitting play, I instantly fell in love. I also instantly understood why people pay a lot of money for that rare jewel of an album. What I heard reminded me of Harold Budd, Jon Hassell, and Michael Brook. The product of a quick recording session with friends, the self-titled album, released very quietly in 1985, offered four seamless ambient numbers that are easy on the ears. The title track serves it best; it’ an unhurried, quiet soundtrack for a lovely afternoon stroll, with a gentle rhythm that relaxes while building a definite groove.
Purchase Música Esporádica: Music From Memory