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  • Vinyl (16 Jun 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: R&s Records
  • ASIN: B00JGE6F7I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,415 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The hyper-chromatic music of Matt Cutler marks him out as a true impressionist; as Lone, he drizzles brightly coloured melody through his tracks with all the reflexive skill of a master painter daubing inks and pigment across paper. On Cutler's fifth Lone album, Reality Testing, released on R&S, he sends notes and chords rippling delicately into space before allowing them to disperse, each oozing beautifully away into the background fabric of the music. Combined with rhythms that ebb and flow, shifting from propulsive club constructions to beatific coastal hip-hop, it's a sensuous, immersive, heady experience, and easily his most accomplished and self-contained work to date.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Luke on 16 Jun 2014
Format: Audio CD
Very nice album. Possibly not as immediately ear-catching as Galaxy Garden (nor is the artwork as eye-catching) but still a real aural treat.

Most of the early 90's rave/hardcore/Sega Megadrive influences of Galaxy Garden have vanished (or at least are heavily muted) apart from the previously released 'Airglow Fires', moments like the piano chords on 'Aurora Northern Quarter' and a few other, more discrete references, instead replaced by a much mellower, soulful hip hop/RnB/G-funk vibe across the record, closer in fact to his pre-Emerald fantasy Tracks output (only much more polished and idiosyncratic). The synthwork is still as lush as any Lone release with many of the same timbres and effects that appear across all of his output, but the context within which he uses them means things don't sound as glossy or neon as before. Still very rich and full sounding though and the more chilled out tracks mean you can feel truly immersed in the oscillations, which at times are very reminiscent of Boards of Canada. The twinkling arpeggios, glissandoing leads and cosy, liquid pads all create a really warm, comfortable atmosphere. If GG was like a being out in the blistering tropical sun, then RT is like curling up in front of the fireplace. This isn't to say there aren't any hooks or melodies because they are plenty there, in fact it's bursting with memorable riffs and synth lines (the flute riff on '2 is 8' is particularly catchy). So basically, it's stylistically and formally different to previous Lone material but timbrally, texturally, melodically, harmonically, and the overall aesthetics are clearly representative of the Lone moniker.

I'd like to make comparisons between someone who Lone has collaborated with in the past.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. C. Murphy on 20 Jun 2014
Format: Audio CD
After the excellent Galaxy Garden LP which was (to my ears at least) Rave for a new generation with modern twists on old production techniques, as well as a lovely few oddities on his Soundcloud page, I've been really looking forward to Reality Testing's release and it certainly doesn't disappoint....so here we are then finally we have it, track by track breakdown.............

The opener is a wash of lush ambient synth pads with some static/detuned radio thrown in (a little Boards of Canada maybe) and it's a serene scene setter for the rest of the uptempo set that follows......

First track proper track kicks in next - sampled choppy sub Hip Hop beats with again lush Lone trademark synths and percussion - very David Holmes esque this one, reminds me of My Mate Paul off Don't die just yet - particularly the street sound samples (NYC car horn perhaps?) - a couple of minutes in and we get a lovely lead line very reminiscent of summery Funk from way back when - think Roy Ayers having a try out on Herbie Hancock's new Mini Moog synth and you're not far off.......vocal samples/sirens/scratched record textures, turntable stops - it's all here - I love how he manages to make it all sound loose but tight at the very same time.

Meeker Warm Energy continues with the Summer synth loving vibe - lovely laid back beats tripping and trippling over each other - beats a little like those 'made in a minute on NI Maschine' loops guys on You Tube proudly present (Yo!
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What an album. Lone excels and comes into his own on this one, perfect futurist dance music with a style and voice all of his own. Every track is pure gold. Pump this through your speakers and enjoy the ride.
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Format: Vinyl
Better than galaxy garden. A skippy trippy summer treat. For those who like your irony direct then listen to it in the winter. Lone has dropped the 'A' bomb. I love it. This could be Stevies journey through the secret life of plants if that was any good.
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A solid release of rhythmic chill-out electronica 30 July 2014
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Format: Audio CD
Having listened to Lone's entire discography, this album fits nicely next to Lone's other albums. The electronica tracks here are upbeat and catchy, and make for great study or hang out music. This is music that would play in a mini-game area of the game "Mass Effect;" it is electronic, feels futuristic but also happy and cheerful. I want to be taken to that imaginary place.
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