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RPM Challenge

Feb 1, 2013 — The rules of the RPM Challenge are simple: Write and record a full album, all during the month of February.
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Feb 16, 2012 — Hear instrumental versions of Son Lux's most recent album We Are Rising.
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Apr 11, 2011 — Sometimes art comes from divine inspiration and sometimes it's just showing up and doing the work. The electronic musician known as Son Lux got to consider as much when he agreed to our challenge to write and record an entire album, from start to finish, this past February.
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Mar 30, 2011 — Twenty-eight is the magic number for Son Lux's upcoming album We Are Rising — 28 days to record, 28 smoke bombs for the album art and 28 hours for the creative collective The Made Shop to craft said art.
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Feb 28, 2011 — All this month, we've been tracking the artist known as Son Lux (Ryan Lott) as he writes and records an entire album from start to finish. See a video update from his final day on the project.
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Feb 23, 2011 — The artist known as Son Lux enters his final week for writing and recording an entire album in just one month. His latest sketches include newly added vocals.
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Feb 18, 2011 — All this month, we're tracking the artist known as Son Lux (Ryan Lott) as he writes and records an entire album from start to finish. In his latest update, Son Lux shares a new video and part of a new song sketch.
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Feb 15, 2011 — All this month, we're tracking the artist known as Son Lux (Ryan Lott) as he writes and records an entire album from start to finish. In his latest post, he takes us through several variations of one of his latest musical sketches.
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Feb 10, 2011 — All this month, we're tracking the artist known as Son Lux (Ryan Lott) as he writes and records an entire album from start to finish. In this latest entry, we see video of a new song as it unfolds in the studio.
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Feb 8, 2011 — All this month, we're tracking the artist known as Son Lux as he writes and records an entire album from start to finish. In his latest update, Son Lux offers several new sketches.
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