A Color Map of the Sun

A Color Map of the Sun

by Pretty LightsPretty Lights


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Pretty Lights returns with A Color Map of the Sun, Derek Vincent Smith's first album of new material in over three years. Considering that Smith released three albums in 2010, it wouldn't be surprising if he had taken some time off, but he spent most of the time between that output and Color Map recording with musicians in Brooklyn, New Orleans, and his own studio. After pressing the results of the sessions on vinyl and sampling them, Smith came up with an even more organic version of the Pretty Lights sound that he describes as a "multi-medium map of my mind and self." Songs such as the dreamy collages "Yellow Bird" and "Press Pause" showcase his flair for psychedelic layers, while "Prophet" and "Let's Get Busy" reflect the harder, more danceable side of his music.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/02/2013
Label: 8 Minutes 20 Seconds
UPC: 0616892130840
catalogNumber: 02

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pretty Lights   Primary Artist
Lionel Batiste   Vocals
Carl LeBlanc   Electric Guitar
Joe McGinty   Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Benjamin Jaffe   Tuba,Upright Bass
Connie Petruk   Vocals
Carla Kihlstedt   Violin,Vocals,Nyckelharpa,Trumpet Violin
Lyrics Born   Master of Ceremonies
Talib Kweli   Master of Ceremonies
C.I.   Master of Ceremonies
Eligh   Master of Ceremonies
Grouch   Master of Ceremonies
Thais Clark   Vocals
Eric Krasno   Electric Bass,Electric Guitar
Jeff Albert   Trombone
Big Al Carson   Vocals
Adam Deitch   Percussion,Drums
Philip Sheppard   Strings,Violin,Cello
Jason Crosby   Viola
Jordan McLean   Trumpet
Matthias Bossi   Percussion,Piano
Detroit Brooks   Electric Guitar
Wes Anderson   Trombone
Andrew Baham   Trumpet
Simon Lott   Drums
Mike Deller   Keyboards
Earl Scioneaux   Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Garth Stevenson   Upright Bass
Jedediah Parish   Vocals
Stu Brooks   Electric Bass
Brian Coogan   Piano,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Toy Piano,Hammond B3
Glen David Andrews   Vocals
Derek Vincent Smith   Flute,Piano,Electric Bass,Harmonium,Sampling,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Music Box,Marxophone,Toy Piano
Shakira Jones   Vocals
Mario Abney   Trumpet
Dave Smoota Smith   Trombone
Ches Gordon Smith   Vibes
Joel Hamilton   Drums,Waterphone
Thomas Singleton   Vocals
Phil Salvaggio   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Wurlitzer
Yolanda Hagins   Vocals
Nigel Hall   Piano,Vocals,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3

Technical Credits

Scott Hansen   Art Direction,Back Cover,Cover Art
Philip Sheppard   Orchestration
Wesley Fontenot   Engineer
Derek Vincent Smith   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Engineer,Writer,Music Direction
Krystle Blackburn   Art Direction
Joel Hamilton   Engineer

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