Son Lux - 'Tomorrows II'

7/10

As an outfit that have always looked to find the more obscure and adventurous avenues when creating new music, Son Lux are one of those rare groups that never seem to run low on fresh and exciting ideas. While normally focusing on a rich blend of soul, hip-hop, and experimental improvisation for their work, they returned earlier this year with 'Tomorrows', the first in a three-part series that was looking to reflect the troubling and unexpected dilemmas many have faced throughout this year. And with our world still in this state of flux, they now unveil 'Tomorrows II', the second in their dense and atmospheric collection.

While the group are regulars amongst this dark and ethereal world, 'Tomorrows II' feels stripped-back even for their standards. Adopting a more minimal approach to their production, each cut takes us on a smooth yet peril-filled journey that looks to explore even more of their rich and captivating sound. Never looking to jolt or disturb the almost meditative progression the LP takes us on, it remains this calming yet enticing collection. Packed with subtle tones and a soaring aesthetic, it is built to wash over us like a sweetly performed serenade of luxurious textures.

This may be the second of a trilogy of releases from the group, but it still feels like a complete bold of work in its own right. 'Tomorrows II' takes the lessons of their formative work and gives it a blended appeal that feels brand new in its intentions and drive.

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