Lone – Vapour Trail
After sharing his first singe “Backtail Was Heavy” via a UK landline last month, Lone aka Matt Cutler is back today to announce his sixth album Levitate – which marks a point of departure from the inviting warmth of Reality Testing’s blend of hip and house and finds Cutler at his most energetic peak delivering a record that feels both vital and contemporary. The 9 track LP, a breakneck psychedelic journey through hardcore, jungle, and ambient, clocks in at a fat-free 34 minutes.
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Following the success of previous album Reality Testing, Cutler was left at somewhat of a musical impasse – a six month dry period with no new inspiration that was showing no signs on abating. The ‘epiphany’ moment came, during an enforced short break from touring in New York. Bed ridden and feverish for days Cutler started to hallucinate.
Speaking on the album Cutler said, “It was pretty terrifying – I’d try to go to sleep and I’d be hearing these mad rave tunes form in my head. When I recovered I was left with all these ideas for fast, feverish tunes. Following that we went to LA and hung out with friends, driving round all day in the baking sun playing these jungle and hardcore edits – all the best bits from rare jungle tunes, spliced together…there was something that really seemed to fit hearing these ridiculously energetic tracks whilst speeding around LA under perfect blue skies, that was amazingly similar to the music I’d been dreaming up whilst in New York. I couldn’t wait to get home and start putting this together – I had a new theme. After making a record as mellow as Reality Testing it was important to me to not repeat myself – I wanted it to be an intense blast“.