Lone - Levitate
This album was released almost a year ago but I’ve not written about it until now. Lone, otherwise known as Matt Cutler, a British electronic musician released five or six albums up until now but Levitate is without doubt, the best so far.
Following the blockbuster success of previous album Reality Testing (and it’s all conquering single Airglow Fires), Cutler was left at somewhat of a musical impasse – a six month dry period with no new inspiration that was showing no signs of 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;
“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.”
Levitate is a short but very beautiful album, atmospheric and some way, quite haunting.