Lone – Reality Testing
Futuristic sounds from the offset instantly grab your attention and you feel as if you are being diverted into another universe, making Lone’s new album a wonderful addition in today’s society. Whilst many might find the lack of actual lyrics a tad disappointing, the focus on the tunes, beats and instrumentals captivates listeners from start to finish.
Opening track, First Born Seconds, is a perfect start to such a futuristic album as it sets the tone for the proceeding songs. It is brilliantly contrasted with Reckless City, which seems to emit a somewhat funky vibe, yet still maintaining that glorious futuristic element, giving the album an overall sense of depth that can be greatly credited.
A contemporary feel is maintained in later tracks, and 2 Is 8, adds a fresh, funky beat that will have listeners bopping along to the divine rhythm that this album effortlessly showcases. As the track progresses, it shows a completely different side to the song that listeners will enjoy. This contemporary feel is continued throughout in songs like Airglow Fires and Jaded: Lone, (real name Matthew Cutler) is able to mix a wonderful combination of electronic and smooth vibes into his songs – a sublime listen for anyone. Right to the final track, Cutched Under, the tone of the record is maintained and listeners are able to enjoy the showcase of cutting-edge material.
Whilst the album is strictly electronic, which some could perceive as merely one dimensional, Cutler has highlighted that it is possible to create an enchanting album that tells a story, without lyrics. He has taken a step in the modern direction, and should be applauded for taking a risk that has proved a success.
Reality Testing was released on 16th July 2014. For further information or to order the album visit Lone’s website here.
Watch the video for 2 Is 8 here: