San Fermin, the brain child of Brooklyn-based classically trained producer and composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, is a deliciously brilliant fusion band, blending contemporary-classical sounds with stylistically new, baroque chamber-pop. Operatic fused pop vocals are included, provided by Allen Tate, and the women of synth-pop favorites Lucius.

San Fermin is a breath of air from a land you didn’t realize was so important to your well-being. They produce a very intelligent, mature, well rounded sound with elements of all shapes and sizes. It sounds as if every song on both albums, their first self titled San Fermin and recently released Jackrabbit, with vocals provided by Charlene Kaye this time, as opposed to Lucius, is a lesson music you weren’t aware you needed. A bridge between Owen Pallet / Final Fantasy-like violin strings and deep, baritone vocals paired with wide-ranging soprano vocals as well. It’s music that makes you simultaneously sad and happy, crying for whatever reason. They’re like a futuristic retro chamber band, that could easily double as a cinematic masterpiece for a range of films, or one to score your own life. They’re a tough band to pick apart, it’s better if you see and hear them in the flesh and feel all of the emotions and happiness yourself.

Speaking of seeing them live, catch them playing our Jukely Sound Projects show on February 27th at Studio E in Brooklyn with friends MS MR, Yacht, and Matt FX. Afterwards, Madeon will perform a DJ set, along with performances by Mat Zo and Slow Magic.