Friday, February 1, 2008

Pitchfork Premiers Son Lux's "Break" Video!

huge thanks to Mark Richardson and the entire Pitchfork staff!

Video Premiere: Son Lux: "Break"

We talked about this excellent song a few weeks ago, and Marc Hogan noted then: "Son Lux is classically trained composer Ryan Lott, the Anticon label's latest step away from hip-hop as it is traditionally understood and toward greater abstraction. 'Break', the opening track from forthcoming Son Lux debut album At War With Walls and Mazes, applies underground hip-hop's collage aesthetic using borrowed beats, backwards instrumental squiggles, and snippets of crowd noise, but mostly it's a quavering piano ballad, with the somber complexity of latter-day Radiohead." The song's intriguing video accentuates this abstraction, with fuzzed-out, high-speed images that sometimes blur into a shapeless rush of color. Finbar Mallon directs.