Son Lux – Tomorrows II (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:07 minutes | 643 MB | Genre: Indie Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © City Slang
As Tomorrows II opens, the listener joins an album already unfolding. The music provides an appropriate parallel for the sustained cacophony of the present moment, advancing a friction that reveals the strange in the familiar and the familiar in the strange. While this carefully crafted inversion acclimatizes the ear to tension, the steadily hardening exterior fractures at unlikely moments, revealing a strikingly visceral, emotional core. The process of creating Tomorrows is iterative in nature, with the lyrical content and music continually adapting and responding to one another and the shifting landscape of the moment.
More pervasive than a virus, anxiety and urgency has spread across our physical and virtual landscapes. The growing inequities of centuries old and current day complexes of oppression has reached a critical and necessary breaking point, forcing us out of our severe isolation back together in a call for justice. All the while, the continued trajectory towards climate catastrophe still creeps across the horizon into our view, another result of the valuing of profit over people.
These defining traits of the present moment find parallels on the newest body of work by Son Lux: Tomorrows, a long-format album to be released in three volumes over the course of a year. On Tomorrows, Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ian Chang train their sights on volatile principles: imbalance, disruption, collision, redefinition. But for all of its instability, Tomorrows’ exploration of breaking points and sustained frictional places is ultimately in service of something rewarding and necessary: the act of questioning, challenging, tearing down and actively rebuilding one’s own identity.
1. Son Lux – Warning
2. Son Lux – Molecules
3. Son Lux – Prophecy
4. Son Lux – Leaves
5. Son Lux – Out of Wind
6. Son Lux – Apart
7. Son Lux – Bodies
8. Son Lux – Weight of Your Air
9. Son Lux – Live Another Life
10. Son Lux – Borrowed Eyes