Sunday, 24 April 2011

Lone supporting The Orb at IndigO2 on 23/4/11 Photos and Quick Interview

“Lone (Matt Cutler) is a British electronic musician from Nottingham, United Kingdom.  Lone has released three full length albums, Everything is Changing Colour in 2007, the critically acclaimed Lemurian in 2008, and Ecstasy and Friends in summer 2009. He also has released four EPs titled Cluster Dreams, Joyreel/Sunset Teens, Pineapple Crush/Angel Brain - EP and Once In a While/Raptured – EP, released in 2009 and 2010, respectively.” [From:]
I spoke briefly to Matt at the IndigO2, London 23/4/11 before he took to the stage to support The Orb. 808 State DJs were due to appear but sadly, didn’t show.

TC: Tony Coleby

MC: Matt Cutler.

TC: The first thing that struck me about your music is that you must be a fan of Boards of Canada right? Surely? It’s undeniable?

MC: Yes!

TC: And though your music is far from dark, maybe an ambient, abstract, techno influence from Aphex Twin?

MC: Yeah yeah big time.

TC: You can hear definitely hear some early Aphex  coming through in your music, especially your own earlier albums. I think the most fitting description of your music was something like “warped, hazy sun-drenched melodies”. Is that accurate?

MC: Yeah definitely.

TC: Any acoustic influences? Anything that doesn’t involve synthesisers and stuff?

MC: Not a great deal to be honest.

TC: So you’re an electronic purist then?

MC: No…well I’ve always been into hip-hop but I guess that’s still sort of electronic, using samples and stuff. People like Madlib, Wu-Tang Clan all the 90s and 80s stuff. Wu Tang Clan are still my favourite, I still listen to them. I’ve always been into Radiohead but I guess they’re quite electronic as well.

TC: 3 albums people should listen to to understand you?

MC: Geogaddi  - Boards of Canada, I Care Because You Do – Aphex Twin (that was the first CD I ever bought actually) and Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers) – Wu-Tang Clan

TC: Yeah that makes sense to me (laughter in the room) Favourite film?

MC: Erm…Home Alone (laughter)

TC: Come on, seriously? (laughter)
MC: I’m being serious! Yeah would have been cooler to have said The Shining.

TC: I’ll quote you on The Shining then!

MC: Yeah, a weird mixture of the two maybe.

TC: And if you’re a computer game player, one inspiration there?

MC: Not any more but…Sonic 2 (laughter)

TC: Hardcore! Yeah, definitely all about the early 90s! Lastly, sharing a stage with Orb and (half of) 808 State which is cooler?

MC: Which is cooler? 808 State.

TC: Good answer. Thanks Matt.

MC: Thank you.

© 2011 Tony Coleby/ Perfect Yellow Ltd. Thanks to Lone and OneManMelt  the gig’s promoters for their co-operation. Syndication of this article including photos is available, see

Larger photos are here:

I'll add a review of Lone's work from 2007 to 2011 shortly. Here are some photos from The Orb:

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