Composer extraordinaire Ryan Lott, aka Son Lux, has studied music his entire life, developing and experimenting with recording and production techniques long before DIY music software and laptops were placed in the hands of seemingly any old schmuck seeking a creative outlet and, god forbid, an audience. Son Lux’s background and career longevity set him apart as testaments to his rare ability to consistently create music that is catchy, approachable, and totally original. Most recently Sisyphus, his collaborative project with Sufjan Stevens and rapper Serengeti, released their full-length debut, while on the solo front, Son Lux released his third full-length Lanterns last fall. In the short time since, the equal parts composer-producer-beatmaker has re-imagined four of those tracks to produce a new EP, Alternate Worlds, with a corresponding tour kicking off in NYC with his LPR release show. This should be a rare presentation, given his plan to debut new arrangements while performing in-the-round with guitarist Ragiq Bhatia, along with a mystery lineup of special guest vocalists and instrumentalists.
Tue., May 13, 9 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 7, 2014