Los Angeles-based Logan Nelson is half of the synth pop duo LightHouse, but has so far gained the most attention through his work in Hollywood, contributing to shows and film like Dear White People and Monsters and Men. In fact, he was recently named Best Young International Composer at the World Soundtrack Awards in Belgium. With Lavender Echoes, Nelson finally debuts as a solo artist, creating music that’s entirely free of external influence.
“Satellites, In Orbit” almost feels like a mission statement for this new phase, beginning with a few bright piano notes and simmering string instrumentation that could all be described as ‘cinematic’ or ‘soundtrack-y.’ It turns out to be just a lump of clay for Nelson to transform, adding dramatic electronics and hip-hop drums without ever dismissing the original acoustic sounds. “Satellites” covers quite a lot of ground in three and a half minutes.
No pre-order or physical release info available yet, but you can stream “Satellites, In Orbit,” “Glaciers,” and “Lost in Translation” at all the usual spots.
For more info on Nelson’s film projects, visit his Official Site.
-Photo by Lauren Desberg