Son Lux

One of the most interesting of young composers and musicians in New York is Ryan Lott, who is better known under the nom d’artiste Son Lux; he’s situated himself somewhere in between contemporary classical music, experimental electronica, and the sounds of the street, and there he’s already established a niche of his own. While his voice isn’t exactly beautiful (as he himself has acknowledged) he does put its tremulousness and limited volume to good use in order to convey the deliberately defenseless state which his lyrics frequently seem to address; and in any event it’s borne aloft by some very sophisticated music.