I first heard the music of Son Lux (a.k.a. Ryan Lott) when he released his breathtaking debut, At War With Walls and Mazes, in 2008. Lott was unknown at the time, and his record — a startling mix of mangled hip-hop beats, cut-up string arrangements and fragments of field recordings — came out of nowhere like it was shot from a cannon.
In the years since, Lott has stayed busy with his day job writing music for modern dance companies and other creative projects at Butter Studios in New York. He's also been working on a new batch of Son Lux songs.
-Robin Hilton via NPR
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