Lux Harmonium is the stage name of Devon based guitarist and singer / songwriter Luke Jones. Luke i not one for giving much information away, aside from being a talented guitar player he has a fascination for unusual instruments and has built is his own including a ‘harmonic guitar’which you can see him playing in the video below. As for his songwriting he states that his lyrical content owes much to the effects of insomnia.
His latest release is a double A side, The Bones You Break, and is released on Static Caravan.
Treading somewhere between the delta folk world of John Fahey or Leo Kottke and an altogether more outsider pop of Robert Wyatt; Lux Harmonium manage to take a menagerie of influences and make them sound altogether… well… old! It really is an analogue affair, timeless and strangely classic. Static Caravan
“Lux feel like one of those bands/artists that you just want to play to everyone you know. I couldn’t understand what his [Jones] hands were doing when I saw him live, I guess it is as close as i’ll get to seeing Burt Jansch in some crummy early 60’s Glasgow club. The record or whatever it was he played me, is so emotive. It was both utterly perfect and crystalline, but hand crafted and woozy. I think you could listen to it anytime between 1925 and 2075… Proper time capsule stuff!” – R.G.Morrison, Drift Record Shop
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