son lux is the moniker taken by new york-based musician/composer ryan lott, whose scores have appeared in films like looper and the latest installment of the assassin’s creed video game franchise. on the first single from the forthcoming album lanterns, we’re captivated by the cinematic qualities of son lux’ sounds and arrangements.
“lost it to trying” is nearly four-and-a-half minutes of climax. a wall of voice, woodwinds, and wild, marshaling snare that envelope you like a jungle coming to life in the peak of night. musical fantasy reminiscent of sufjan steven’s 2010 album the age of adz.
if you enjoyed this, look out for lanterns, due out october 29 on joyful noise.