Thursday, October 31, 2013

Son Lux debuts the first video for "Lanterns" that's out now on Joyful Noise! Watch the beautifully choreographed video for Lost It To Trying...

Son Lux's incredible third album, Lanterns, is out now on
Joyful Noise Recordings!

Yesterday, he unveiled the beautiful video for "Lost It To Trying"which was directed and choreographed by Jennifer McQuiston Lott and featuring the visual effects work from Anthony Ciannamea.

Please take a moment to watch it here:
Early words on Lanterns:
"But there's no question Lott is a gifted composer and Lanterns is his most arresting album to date." NPR
"Son Lux’s Lanterns is looking like one of fall’s most fascinating new releases." Stereogum
"Lanterns isn't piecemeal beats or hastily assembled clutter, rather it begs to be heard as the lingua franca of the past and the future, something spoken on a pseudo-spiritual plane that connects the analog and digital realms." Pitchfork
"In giving his compositions a little more leeway to spin and pirouette with maximum emotional force, Son Lux has made his best album to date and proven the wisdom of waving goodbye to restraint once in a while." The Line of Best Fit
"Lanterns features an almost mind-bending collage of strings, wind instruments and synths, layered over top of insistent electronic beats and paired with haunting vocals. It's a delicate balancing act that would probably implode if left to a less skilled hand." CBC
"By exploring and flipping the textures of seemingly commonplace elements, Lott delivers multi-layered songs filled with fresh air…" Consequence Of Sound
"[Lanterns] carves out a space located snugly between body and brain, where warm instrumentation smacks into chilly waves of sub-bass, and choral vocals are recast in futuristic soundscapes." SPIN
"Every second of Lanterns throbs with sound…" PASTE
"Son Lux has created a brilliant piece of work with Lanterns, there’s never a dull moment on this record." Grimy Goods

"With its dense layering, the album always feels like it's in motion, constantly shifting and changing in a way that makes its deliberate construction feel like nothing short of a miracle as the album effortlessly drifts along." All Music
Equal parts producer and composer, Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) bridges an unusual gap between old-world music discipline and next-level experimentation.
Meditative but heaving with energy, Lanterns finds a peculiar congruency between futuristic soul and ancient sentiment. Driving orchestral pop (‘Lost It To Trying’‘No Crimes’) is placed alongside haunting minimalism (‘Pyre’, ‘Enough Of Our Machines’), often starkly juxtaposing densely layered arrangements with Lott's intimate voice. 
In recent past Son Lux has gained notoriety both for his s/s/s project (with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti), and for being named NPR's "Best New Artist of the Year".
His third full-length album, and his first for Joyful Noise (Kishi Bashi, Sebadoh, etc.), 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 celebrates the release of Lanterns on November 4th at Joe's Pub
in Manhattan, NY!

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