Lone (musician)

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Birth nameMatt Cutler
OriginNottingham, England
Years active2007–present
Associated actsAzealia Banks

Matt Cutler, better known as Lone, is a British electronic musician from Nottingham, England.[1][2][3]


Cutler adopted the Lone alias after the dissolution of his previous band, the electronic duo Kids in Tracksuits, in which Cutler performed with Andy Hemsley. His debut release as Lone came in 2007 with Everything is Changing Colour CD-R,[4] followed by another full-length album Lemurian in 2008 on the Dealmaker label. Ecstasy & Friends appeared on the Werk Discs label in 2009. While these releases combined abstract hip-hop beats with electronic textures,[4] Cutler moved towards a more dance-orientated sound with Emerald Fantasy Tracks (2010)[4][5] and Galaxy Garden (2012).[6] He also has released five EPs titled Cluster Dreams, Joyreel/Sunset Teens, Pineapple Crush/Angel Brain, Once In a While/Raptured and Echolocations EP,[7] released between 2009 and 2011.

Lone has been quoted as saying that the greatest influences on his music are artists such as Boards of Canada and Madlib. He also says that fellow British musician Keaver and Brause (stylized Keaver & Brause) and Bibio have had an effect on the way he makes his music.[3]

Cutler also plays in the side-project Kona Triangle when not working on Lone.[8] Kona Triangle is a collaboration between Keaver & Brause and Lone. Kona Triangle released a record titled Sing a New Sapling into Existence. Its album art was done by HAPPY DAZE.[9]

American rapper Azealia Banks samples "Pineapple Crush" on her debut EP, 1991, for her second single "Liquorice." Banks also used his song "Koran Angel" as an interlude on her mixtape Fantasea and "Aquamarine" for her track "Count Contessa" from her second upcoming mixtape. Cutler produced the songs "Miss Amor" and "Miss Camaraderie" for her debut studio album Broke with Expensive Taste, and "Airglow Fires" is sampled on her Christmas EP Icy Colors Change.



  • Everything Is Changing Colour (2007, vu-us)
  • Lemurian (2008, Dealmaker Records)
  • Ecstasy & Friends (2009, Werk Discs)
  • Sing a New Sapling into Existence as Kona Triangle (2009, Porter Records)
  • Emerald Fantasy Tracks (2010, Magic Wire)
  • Galaxy Garden (2012, R&S)
  • Reality Testing (2014, R&S)
  • Levitate (2016, R&S)
  • DJ Kicks (mix) (2017, Studio K7)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "Cluster Dreams" (2009)
  • "Joyreel/Sunset Teens" (2009)
  • "Pineapple Crush/Angel Brain" (2010)
  • "Once in a While/Raptured" (2010)
  • "Echolocations" (2011)
  • "All Those Weird Things" (2011)
  • "Crystal Caverns 1991" (2012)
  • "Airglow Fires" (2013)
  • Ambivert Tools Vol. 1 (2017)
  • Ambivert Tools Vol. 2 (2017)
  • Ambivert Tools Vol. 3 (2018)
  • Ambivert Tools Vol. 4 (2018)


  1. ^ "The Nottingham Post, Nottingham Post Online | NottinghamPost.co.uk". Thisisnottingham.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-13.
  2. ^ "Music - Lone". BBC. Retrieved 2014-07-13.
  3. ^ a b [1]
  4. ^ a b c Kellman, Andy. "Lone biography". allmusic.com. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  5. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (18 January 2011). "Lone: Emerald Fantasy Tracks review". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  6. ^ Harvell, Jess (9 May 2012). "Lone: Galaxy Garden review". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Lone (2) Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-07-13.
  8. ^ "Lone". Elastic Artists. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  9. ^ "KONA TRIANGLE SING A NEW SAPLING INTO EXISTENCE". www.porterrecords.com. Retrieved 2019-03-02.

External links[edit]

  • Lone on Andrew Meza's BTS Radio
  • Lone on Discogs