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The Light Year Wave Tape

by Lone

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tropicalfuturesinstitute ... boner track wtf Favorite track: Twlight Groans (2007).
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Skaraj Memory Pool drove me mad, I had it stuck in my head some time ago and I spent ages looking for it (thankfully I did). I'm glad we can buy and listen to more of this era. Favorite track: Memory Pool (2008).
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InnerShawnti So much love for this collections of cosmic, timeless gems. When I saw Memory Pool, I screamed. I absolutely love Cody!These are all amazing songs... so challenging to pick a favourite, but alas...
You can really feel the influences of the time, and yet I really do believe these are timeless!
I’m so happy this music exists. I don’t know who I would be without it!
This is one on my fav of your albums 😩 Favorite track: Fever Dream (2008).
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Andy Rogers Happy memories of picking up the Lemurian CD back in the day, still my favourite Lone album and recording era. But the first album? What about Everything Is Changing Colour? Favorite track: Wonderment Montage (2007).
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rlhparfitt I will buy anything created by Lone. But this is the epitome of everything I love about this musician. Makes me think of hazy 1970s California, beaches, skateboarders in empty pools. The sampling is masterful and the beats sublime. Probably my favourite album of his so far. Perfect soundtrack to a weird summer. Some of my favourite tracks for all time hail from earlier works such as Lemurian and Galaxy Garden. Cant get enough. Thank you for keeping this lady in good spirits! Favorite track: Memory Pool (2008).
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tr000 I remember some of these oldies, like Memory Pool. Beautiful, dreamy collection, love these tracks. The transcendent gorgeousness of "Wave" alone is worth the price of admission. Thank you Matt! Your music has kept me afloat for years. Favorite track: Wave (2009).
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Wave (2009) 03:21
Cody (2009) 02:52


The Light Year Wave Tape

Selected beats 2006-2009.

2006. At this point I had become bored with trying to make things ‘pristine’ - I’d had enough of trying to get as technical with the beats as I could… I was done with super tweaked out jungle / cold IDM and all that. I was listening to Madlib, Dilla and RZA more than anything else. I wanted to make ten beats a day. More if I had the time. I’d come home from work - quickly whip up a few beats, go to bed and do the same the next day. It was liberating to not have to spend days on end tweaking a fucking snare drum.

These sessions would eventually result in me getting signed and putting out my first album - ‘Lemurian.' Released through Nottingham Hip Hop label Dealmaker in 2008 and from there on to ‘Ecstasy & Friends’ - the follow up album for Actress’ label Werk Discs in 2009. This is a selection of my favourite beats that didn’t make the cut on either of those albums - a lot of them did end up on Myspace though (yes - I’m that old) while others just sat trapped on old hard drives 'til today. I see this era as the foundation of what I’ve built my sound on ever since so it feels good to let people properly hear them exclusively through Bandcamp.

These tracks have been polished a little by yours truly for 2020 - I hope you enjoy.


released August 7, 2020


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AKA Matt Cutler.


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