RPM Challenge

Son Lux To Write And Record An Entire Album In February

Note: Every February, the small, New Hampshire-based music magazine The Wire invites musicians to write and record an entire album in just one month. This year, the artist Son Lux (a.k.a. Ryan Lott) has agreed to take on the challenge. We'll document his progress here on the All Songs Considered blog.

Ryan Lott writes and records under the name Son Lux. i i
Brenden Beecy/Courtesy of the Artist
Ryan Lott writes and records under the name Son Lux.
Brenden Beecy/Courtesy of the Artist

28 Days

So apparently I'm going to do this. I've been making a record in the cracks of time between my day job as a composer at Butter Music + Sound, remixing and various commissions for two years now. The album was getting so close to completion, I even started a new blog and began posting little previews.

But then I got an email from All Songs Considered, challenging me make a new record, start-to-finish, in The Shortest Month of the Year. The subject line read, "You busy?"

Yes, actually. Very. But the more I thought about it, the more insane it seemed. So of course I have to do it.

The artist Son Lux (Ryan Lott) in his studio in New York.

The artist Son Lux (Ryan Lott) in his studio in New York. Brenden Beecy/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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That means you're invited to listen and watch me do it. I'll invite as many friends as possible into my studio to help me make something genius, and I'll post photos, video and audio previews here along the way.

And now to work...

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