Reality Testing

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  • Summary: The fifth release for the British electronic artist Matt Cutler as Lone features hip-hop influences.
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  1. Jun 11, 2014
    Lone tunes are nothing if not growers--but there’s no question that this is one of our best artists on the form of his life.
  2. 85
    Amongst the album’s subtler shades, some might miss Lone’s trademark fireworks, but while Reality Testing might not bear the genre-defining feel of its predecessor, its personality and refreshing humanity provide ample compensation.
  3. 80
    Lone coats everything in the same Orbital-esque melodies that made 2012’s 'Galaxy Garden' such a winner, producing an album that is both intriguingly new and gorgeously listenable.
  4. Jun 11, 2014
    It's this widening of scope, combined with such a strong sense of identity, which makes Reality Testing tick over beautifully.
  5. Jun 16, 2014
    It shows him settling into a state of deep contentment, evoking the same warm and fuzzy feeling you get from throwing on a record that you know inside and out.
  6. Jun 30, 2014
    His dance credentials already assured, this feels like Cutler reasserting his artistry; an exercise in expressive revivalism, where myriad influences are sketched from memory; an album whose headline proposition is new, despite the ageing origins of its component parts.
  7. 58
    Reality Testing, then, pushes into new territory so well that it erases the possibility of its existence as a one-time distraction, and its few major successes lead to expectations of a more unified version.

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