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Son Lux Releases Remix Of Recent Single, Easy

With his new album, Lanterns, to be released on October 29, Son Lux shares a hip-hop reworking of his recent single, Easy which features LA rapper and producer Busdriver.

Previous single, Lost It To Trying, previously reviewed on Rocking Republic, seemed ‘…possibly too experimental for some’. Easy shows more form and control in structure. It has a haunting appeal. The original version of Easy can be downloaded from Soundcloud.

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Son Lux aka Ryan Lott

This dark, futuristic soul track lends itself with striking brilliance to what might sound like an incompatible collaboration. Busdriver has created not just a remix but an entirely different vision. In fact, it’s really impressive with rap and trance actually making sense.

Recently noted both for his s/s/s project with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti and for being named NPR’s “Best New Artist of the Year”, Son Lux can be hit and miss but he has definitely got something going on.

In addition to CD and Digital, Joyful Noise Recordings are releasing 500 copies of a ‘colour in colour’ vinyl edition of Lanterns as well as 1200 copies of a ‘split colour’ vinyl edition. Each copy is hand numbered accompanied by a thumb print of Son Lux himself.

Lanterns will be released on October 29.

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Son Lux Gives Away Free Download Of New Track, Easy

On 29 October, New York’s Son Lux, from Joyful Noise Recordings, is set to release his third studio album titled Lanterns. To celebrate this news, Son Lux is giving away his latest track, Easy, as a free download from Soundcloud.

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Son Lux aka Ryan Lott

Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) is most known for his musical project with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti, S/S/S, which lead him to win the NPR award Best New Artist of the Year. The new record is on track to be nine songs long and contains many contributions from other musicians from bands such as The Punch Brothers, The Antlers, Dirty Projectors and Bon Iver.

Along with Son Lux, these artists are indulging in what can only be described as experimental post-rock alternative hip hop electro fusion. Lanterns will include the single Easy with its eerie introduction and echoing electro samples that leave the audience pressing play, over and over again. Lanterns will also include the unique Lost it to Trying, a sprint of tight musical brilliance which makes anyone want to live out their day in double speed. Joyful Noise Recordings are releasing 500 copies of a ‘colour in colour’ vinyl edition of Lanterns as well as 1200 copies of a ‘split colour’ vinyl edition. Each copy is hand numbered accompanied by a thumb print of Son Lux himself. Get pre-ordering now.

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Son Lux Unveils New Track, Lost It To Trying

Following on from last year’s collaboration with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti as s/s/s, Son Lux will release his third full-length album Lanterns on 29 October via Joyful Noise Recordings.

Equal parts producer and composer, Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) bridges an unusual gap between old-world music discipline and next-level experimentation.

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Pitchfork described the new track Lost It To Trying from Son Lux as: “…a loose rock song of sorts filled with compelling spare parts– synths that scree high like seagulls, a fidgeting horn section and some chattering flutes; a exchange between a dexterous live drummer and some drum programming. The choral singing is reminiscent of Sufjan but the sound– brainy and muscular, propulsive and complicated, mournful and celebratory– is all Lott’s own.”

Meditative but heaving with energy, Son Lux’s Lanterns finds a peculiar congruency between futuristic soul and ancient sentiment. Driving orchestral pop is placed alongside haunting minimalism, often starkly juxtaposing densely layered arrangements with Lott’s intimate voice. However, Son Lux’s style could still prove too experimental for some – it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

Son Lux’s third full-length album is his first release via Joyful Noise Recordings. Lanterns positions Son Lux at the helm of an impressive ensemble of instrumentalists and singers including Chris Thile (The Punch Brothers), Peter Silberman (The Antlers), DM Stith, Lily & Madeleine, Darren King (Mutemath), Ieva Berberian (Gem Club) and yMusic (Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver).

Son Lux will celebrate the release of Lanterns on 4 November 2013 at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan, NY.

 

Lanterns will be available to buy from 29 October.

By Kate Dexter

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