One of my favorite electronic composers at the moment is Ryan Lott who under his Son Lux alias creates spine-tingling music by blurring the line between electronic and organic textures. His newly released “Lost It To Trying” is a stroke of genius that plays out like a flawless trade-off between accessible pop sentiment and experimental eccentricity. But unlike “Lost It To Trying”, his latest offering is significantly less intense and erratic. “Easy” is an unhurried creation, shaped around neatly clinking synth chords and processed horns, while the vocals twist and morphs like Karin Drejer on valium.
On these two tracks, the classically schooled Lott has revealed an impressive range of intelligent songwriting that’s almost impossible to file under a certain category. And as I wrote once before; Lott’s music pushes the boundaries by exploring new sounds with traditional elements that sheds new light on how a pop song could (and should) be constructed.
01. Alternate World
02. Lost It To Trying
05. No Crimes
07. Enough Of Our Machines
08. Plan The Escape
09. Lanterns Lit
- Son Lux – Lost It To Trying (ifoundmusic.com)
- Son Lux: new track & album ‘Lanterns’ announced for Oct 29th via Joyful Recordings (hangout.altsounds.com)
- God Is In The TV: Son Lux – Easy (Joyful Recordings) (moonblogsfromsyb.wordpress.com)