Pointless ramblings and music snobbery from Walter-Brett Walter Brett.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
LP of the Month (May 2011): Son Lux - We Are Rising
Son Lux - We Are Rising (2011, Anticon)
With a long running fondness of Why? and cLOUDDEAD and since my brother bought me 'Baths - Cerulean' for Christmas last year, I have had to check out anything that has been released on Anticon. Although generally not a fan of traditional hip-hop as such, these artists manage to combine hip-hop style beats with haunting melodies, electronic elements and in the case of Son Lux, prominent trumpet/orchestral lines. This provides epic vocals and is vaguely reminiscent of favourites Animal Collective and The Tough Alliance, all submerged in an Anticon goodness.