When it comes to crashing headfirst through genre barriers, there’s no one better than Pretty Lights. After four long years, he finally released his newest album, “A Color Map Of The Sun,” bringing us 13 tracks of pure unadulterated brilliance. It features instrumental samples from some of the best jazz artists New Orleans has to offer, a collaboration with Talib Kweli, and a documentary about the production process to top it all off:
With the initial hype from the release settling down, Pretty Lights has embarked on an ambitious music video project. His eventual goal: “To create abstract visual interpretations of all the music on ‘A Color Map of the Sun.'” He’s calling it “The Visual Project,” and if it succeeds we’ll be getting 13 unique representations of each track on the album.
The first installment is from Track 9, “Done Wrong,” and features a juxtaposition of time-lapse footage between New York City and the night sky. Check it out below, and when you’re finished make sure you download “A Color Map Of The Sun” for free by clicking here.
You can also see Pretty Light’s stunning live setup when he comes through Seattle at the Showare Center on November 22nd, or the day before in Spokane at the Knitting Factory with local talent ODESZA.
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