Here is one to bookmark for next month when Son Lux’s ‘At War With Walls & Mazes’ is due to arrive. Ryan Lott is classically trained but from an early age he wasn’t happy to just toe to line, instead he dreamed up sounds from the fragments of noise all around him. So far so dreamlike and so likely to end up being a mess but a single listen to ‘Break’ will show you what Lott is capable of. And his creativity hasn’t gone unnoticed either because his debut show as Son Lux saw him backing up none other than Sufjan Stevens. ‘Break’ is initially a harem of scattered rhythms not going anywhere in particular so when the piece does a complete u-turn about a minute in it quickly becomes a thing of beauty. Lott’s vocals are so precious you may want to adopt them and the tender piano keys are spun with equal aplomb. After the storm comes the calm and in this case the only damage caused will be to your fragile heart. At last a soap we can believe in. KD
Son Lux – Break
Your info is incorrect – Son Lux definitely did NOT play a show with Sufjan. I was there. Son Lux played on the same night as Sufjan but they played at completely different venues.
Yep, you’re right. There was me getting all misty eyed about the lad but you’ve brought me down to earth. Cheers.