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Pretty Lights - A Color Map of the Sun & A Color Map of the Sun Remixes


Band / Artist: Pretty Lights
Year: 2013
Genre: Electro, Nu Breaks, Jazz, Funk Techno, Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul

My Review:
"A Color Map Of The Sun has been nominated for the Best Dance/Electronica Album GRAMMY"

This is awesome news, because I've been listening to Pretty Lights for the past couple of years. I'm excited to see him blowing up the world with his music, AND HE'S STILL GIVING IT AWAY. Okay, to be fair, you can also buy it (and you probably should throw him a few bucks since he works so hard), and there are links to that on his website here, http://prettylightsmusic.com/

As far as the music goes, it is a different sound and approach than the last Pretty Lights works. I think that for this one, he had started with a beat, then had artists come in and make music over it, only for him to come back through, mix and process their work, then do his magic over top of the whole thing. The end result is a wobbly, glitchy, soulful album that teeters between sad and active, with big old style jazz elements throughout.

Pretty Lights - A Color Map of the Sun (Disc 1)


Here's the remix album.


Pretty Lights - A Color Map of the Sun Remixes

If you want solid old school jazz, definitely come back in 5 days, but if techno-jazz is your jam, then by all means, jam out. Personally, I think this post and the next would go well alongside one another, in an odd couple sort of way