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Son Lux Shows His Bones

Son Lux has developed. In his 2013 release, Lanterns, the one-man post-rock alt-hip-hop music machine showed his more dramatic side. The album was characterized by the operatic scales fit to contemporary arrangements that we’ve come to know from Joyful Noise Recordings (think Kishi Bashi, Sisyphus, etc). In Bones, Son Lux has kept the ability to […]

Kishi Bashi Lighghts Up

Kishi Bashi’s Lighght is the perfect summer album. Each song bubbles with looped violins and catchy vocal melodies. At its most energetic, it has the same shimmer as a soda can covered in sweat bees—meaning it hums and pops. That said, Lighght is anything but a solely sugar-based pop album. Its strings sigh with a melancholy that perfectly juxtaposes its […]