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 Cutlers 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 is a sensuous, immersive, heady experience, and easily his most accomplished and selfcontained work to date. The double vinyl comes with download code for the full album.

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