180 G x 2 gold, white & transparent green vinyl mixed (CD included)
This LTD version includes a hand printed folder with a wind map of the Santa Ana winds & ten
15cm x 20cm photos from the recording session at Rancho de la Luna. 200 copies only.
Front cover illustration by Matt Mills
Layout & fantastic ideas by Håvard Gjelseth
As sure as the seasons change, springtime has turned into
new-album-season for Norway’s Sugarfoot. “The Santa Ana” is the band’s fourth
album, released exactly one year after 2016’s “Different Stars”.
in the writing process it was decided that the boys wanted to return to Joshua
Tree and Rancho De La Luna to seek the peace, quiet and inspiration needed for
their recording sessions. This time, however, they wanted to reinforce the
Californian imprint on their music even further. To do so they drew up the
following creative dogma for themselves: to record and mix an album of all new
material within the limits of two weeks.
last year’s sessions, this meant deadlines on a totally different level. There
would be no room for postponing production details for later. Decisions had to be made on the spot, songs
had to be picked and eliminated, and all arrangements, lyrics etc. had to be
worked out in advance.
new songs were recorded in seven days, thirteen of which can be found on “The
Santa Ana”. The following week the band spent in L.A., where Noah Shain mixed
the new record in his White Buffalo Studio.
to say that never before have Sugarfoot let go of this much control. Rather
than relying on time and the limitless possibilities of a modern studio, the
band was back to trusting their musical instincts. As a result, the music
sounds fresher. It probably also has a slightly rougher edge to it than before,
but still with all its harmonic and melodic qualities intact.