Boston musician Andrew Sutherland also known as Secret School creates a unique blend of electronic music. His landscape is immediately recognizable – drum machines, organic synthesizers, reverb-soaked guitars and ghostly vocal samples paired with rich lyrics. Sleek production and the role of the voice is a key part of the Secret School sound.

SR023 – Secret School – Domestic (9/24/2013)

SR010 – Secret School – Ghost Ocean


“There’s no way to listen to Secret School (aka Andrew Sutherland) without thinking of the word ‘lush’. Like a lot of producers these days, he puts forth a kind of dreamy, emotionally earnest maximalism. It’s a pleasant place to be, filled with warm, floating tones, easy-going drums and vocal tracks mixed halfway down into the instrumentals to make it sound like Sutherland’s treading water in a backyard pool filled with liquid electro.”
-Ben Gray, The Weekly Dig

“For those familiar with Andrew’s prolific solo musical output over the past 15 or so years, you will not be surprised by the high quality of the music of Secret School, nor its electronic origins. What may surprise you, however, is the vocal presence of Andrew himself, as well as the rather pop-oriented song structures.”

“Many electronic artists often fall into the trap of sounding like their primary descriptor; electronic. Cold, mechanic, sterile. But Secret School keeps it organic, bathing listeners in perfectly humanized beeps, blips and beats.”
–Steven Miller, Supertonic Media

“…Sutherland fills the room with sounds, then sets them bouncing off each other to echo in the rafters. The result sounds more personal and far less sterile than most forays into the dance pop genre.”
-Boston Band Crush


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