12/01/2001 | wonka vision | www.wonkavisionmagazine.com/ | Album Review
In a world where mediocrity succeeds and true art is thrown to the wayside, Omaha's Saddle Creek Records continues to push the envelope against what is regurgitated and turned into popular music through seeking out the finest musicians and artist. Fortunately they don't have to go much further than their own backyard. Son, ambulance is on their freshman debut with the label after recently releasing a 4 song apiece split with Saddle Creek's ,most flourishing and Bright Eyes. "Euphemystic" is a very confident, full debut album by these young kids full of dreamy melodies, which sort of float through the air almost in a feet tickling fashion. Joe Knapp, the vocalist throws you off when seen in person as he looks like a young boy no older than 19 years old when in fact his deep, soft voice resonates in Spanish on track 5, "Maria in Motion." Conor Oberst offers his vocal styling on the last track of the album and closes the door with a bang that is worth owning the record in itself. Each time I spin this record I feel like going on a romantic voyage to a far away country as Joe's lyrics are often quite whimsical and full of youth. Son, Ambulance, is a very prolific and experimental explosion out of Omaha whom I can't wait to hear more from.