Son Lux, the grand electronic pop vision of American composer Ryan Lott in full band formation, with a fresh new album and as the new protégé of City Slang Records, in Slovenia for the first time!
For many years, Son Lux, the genre-less project of electronic pop melodies, unusual soul accents and bold experimentation, was the work of just Ryan Lott, who found an outlet for the constraints he felt as a classically trained composer. The boundlessness of the digital soundscapes allowed him to craft the colourful snippets of his intimate ideas into exceptional, orchestrally majestic songs that grab the listener and don’t let go that easily. Don’t believe us? Easy, just listen:
The media have sung Son Lux’s praises since his 2008 debut album (“Best New Act” (NPR), “the dark, operatic middle ground between Owen Pallett and In Rainbows-era Radiohead” (Consequence of Sound)), with his talent quickly drawing the attention of other musicians as well. Among others, he has collaborated with Woodkid, Moses Sumney, Lorde and G-Eazy, and formed the rap-pop-folk hybrid Sisyphus with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti.
In recent years, Son Lux has been a trio with guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang, with the second album by this lineup, Brighter Wounds, released in February via City Slang Records. On the album, again stunningly captivating like its predecessors, Lott faced the death of a friend and newly-found fatherhood. He will present his vision in Slovenia in October for the first time.
The evening will be opened by L. A.-based musician SK Kakraba, a master of the gyil, a buzzing wooden xylophone originating from northern Ghana. SK, the nephew of one of the greatest virtuosos on this traditional instrument of all time, has been playing the gyil his entire life. One of his first releases, recorded with his band, was declared the best cassette release of 2013 by FACT Magazine.
Tickets on sale.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.