LA Times

SUSS’ ‘Ghost Box (Expanded): The holidays are nearly here, which means many of us will embark on road trips through the desert or otherwise desolate places. Such environments cry out for a proper soundtrack, and this atmospheric recent album by a New York quintet is a counter-intuitive but rewarding choice once the carols have worn thin and the kids have fallen asleep. An all-instrumental set marked by electronic textures, bent guitars and a far-reaching pedal steel, the occasionally Southwestern-leaning sounds will keep your imagination active as the miles add up on your sleigh.