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On July 2, 2013, not one but two new Pretty Lights albums were released: A Color Map of the Sun and its essential companion, Live Studio Sessions From A Color Map of the Sun. The first PL efforts to be sold commercially after a series of acclaimed free-download albums and EPs, the Color Map project represents a turning point in Pretty Lights mastermind Derek Vincent Smith’s artistic ... Read more in Amazon's Pretty Lights Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 2, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: 8 Minutes 20 Seconds Records
  • ASIN: B00CSJEKDO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,324 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Color Of My Soul
2. Press Pause
3. Let's Get Busy
4. Around The Block
5. Yellow Bird
6. Go Down Sunshine
7. So Bright
8. Vibe Vendetta
9. Done Wrong
10. Prophet
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Reel 15 Break 5
2. Reel 5 Break 3
3. Reel 9 Break 6
4. Reel 11 Break 2
5. Reel 6 Break 4
6. Reel 8 Break 2
7. Reel 18 Session 1
8. Reel 17 Break 4
9. Reel 4 Break 3
10. Reel 12 Break 2
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Editorial Reviews

Two disc edition includes a second CD containing special tracks used in the making of the album for sampling. 2013 release, the fourth album from Electronic musician Derek Vincent Smith AKA Pretty Lights. Pretty Lights is known for his sample, glitchy and Hip Hop infused Electronica that has placed him alongside contemporaries The Glitch Mob, Bassnectar and DJ Shadow.

Customer Reviews

Such a diverse unique sound.
A. Gorshenin
Here he recorded 78 LPs of live music with musicians in New York and New Orleans and used that music to sample to create the 13 titles on this album.
richard hines
Although pretty lights music can easily be downloaded for free, this is a CD that is worth the purchase.
dusty

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl J. on July 2, 2013
Format: Audio CD
I never heard of Pretty Lights until one of my invisible (cyber) friends tweeted a link to this album (thanks, Drew). You can listen to the entire album on their site. So, I was sitting here doing my thing on the computer and listening to Pretty Lights in the background. It was REALLY good. It was so compelling, I was distracted from the other things I was doing. I've only recently started listening to the electronic music genre and I realize there is a lot to explore, but I'm pretty sure this is a good one.

There's a second CD with this. It's samples and stuff from their sessions. I actually like the 2nd CD even more than the primary CD.

Because the artist has been so generous in giving away his tunes in the past (as evidenced by visiting his website), I think it's important to support his work by purchasing this album. Thus, I am doing so tonight. I hope you will all do the same.

I'm gonna go create a playlist with Pretty Lights, Daft Punk, Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding, and Two Steps From Hell. Now, if only weed were legal in my state! ;)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Gorshenin on July 3, 2013
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I've been waiting for the release of this album for quite some time and it didn't disappoint. Derek is such a talented DJ, I never get tired of listening to his music over and over again. Such a diverse unique sound. Absolutely love it. He even offers his music for free on his site (which I did take advantage of in the past); but I feel this is money well spent.
Thank you Derek. Can't wait to see you live!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Bug on August 31, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
You just don't find music like this lying around in a Best Buy bargain bin. Pretty Lights has been creating these indelible offerings for years now, and I've yet to find any artists in his genres of expertise who come close. To call him a DJ almost feels like a disservice; the lengths he went to to produce this album in particular make me think of him even more as a composer. At risk of sounding sappy, he honestly has a great gift for making danceable, memorable, and SOULFUL music. The kaleidoscope of moods and feelings present on this album is such a treat. 'Color Of My Soul' is up-beat and pumping. 'Let's Get Busy' is a nastily nice fight anthem. 'Yellow Bird' (my favorite track) is lilting and haunting in a bright, pretty, and light way (see what I did there?). 'So Bright' grows and fades at a rhythmic pace both compelling and uncertain (if that makes sense... I think it does...).

Ever since I've kept up with his releases, I catch myself running errands or slaving away at work or hanging with friends when I'm hit with a melody from one of his latest tunes, and all I want to do is stop what I'm doing and get enveloped by that song. He tastefully melds the staples of electronica/dub step/trip hop with soul/jazz/funk, and none of it gratuitously. The fact that he unfailingly continues to post HQ files of all of his music for free on his website handily hands today's music moguls their overgrown backsides and proves he's not in it for the money, and as such is most worthy of receiving ours. If you're new to Pretty Lights, immerse yourself in this album and then dive in to his back catalog. It's all good. If you're already familiar with Pretty Lights, you know what to do!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AshyLarryMP on September 25, 2013
Format: Audio CD
It's all his originally produced music and then he mixed it! Who does that? Is this a new art form or what? It's like music on top of music...music x2. There needs to be more people doing this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blakjack on September 13, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Typical offering from this amazing artist.

Gets better and better the more you listen to it.

Supporting these artists keeps em making new music, a friend gave me a copy of this cd to listen to and I promptly bought it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jn5011 on September 4, 2013
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This album is very unique in that the music is great to work out to, relax to, or just have playing in the background at work to make the day go better. Listened to this from start to finish in the past couple of weeks more than any other album, alt. rock or electronic, this year. Now a big fan.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By basha on July 16, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
Yet another piece of magic from one of the most innovative and original artists around. Pretty Lights continues to take it to the next level with this one. He traveled around the country to record his own samples from all time periods, pressed them into vinyls and then sampled them using analog synthesizers to create the beautiful sounds that are this album. This is the first album he has released for sale, however you still have the option of getting it for free of his site. If you like this one you should go to his site and download his previous albums. I pre-ordered the signed LP and was amazed by how well it was put together. Thank you Derrick Vincent Smith looking forward to more greatness to come!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By richard hines on July 2, 2013
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Pretty Lights is the most interesting DJ out there. Here he recorded 78 LPs of live music with musicians in New York and New Orleans and used that music to sample to create the 13 titles on this album. I think stuff like Skrillex and Deadmau5 is generic and repetitive and often grating, but Pretty Lights is so much more interesting and psychadelic, it isn't even close. This guy makes better music than Kanye - none of the songs on his albums are just filler, they are all different and interesting.
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