by Andrew Sacher
UK producer Lone returned with his fifth album, Reality Testing, last week (6/17) via R&S. It's the followup to 2012's excellent Galaxy Garden, which brilliantly brought '90s rave into the contemporary world of IDM, and on this one those rave parts are toned down a bit in favor of warped hip hop and more ambient atmospheres. Hear it for yourself by streaming it (via Thump) below.
Lone has dates coming up this year, including a previously announced live set at Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on September 6 with an absolutely stacked lineup of Evan Christ (who plays Output tonight), Sophie, Forest Swords (live) and TBA special guests (tickets). He's since announced that later that night, he'll play a live A/V set with visual artist/collaborator Konx-om-Pax at Glasslands. It's a late show, doors at 11:30 PM, and tickets for Glasslands are on sale now.
UPDATE: It's a full North American A/V tour which begins in Chicago. All dates are listed below.
All Lone dates are listed, with the LP stream, below...
Lone - Reality Testing
Lone -- 2014 Tour Dates
7/3 Bootleg, Israel
7/10 Sneaky Pete's Scotland
7/11 Melkweg Amsterdam
7/17 Dour Festival Plaine de la Machine a Feu, Belgium
7/18-20 Melt! Festival Ferropolis, Leipzig
8/29 - Chicago, IL - Smartbar
8/30- Philadelphia, PA - The Dolphin
9/4 - Miami, FL - Bardot
9/5 - Toronto, ON - Tattoo Queen West
9/6 Warm Up at MoMA PS1 Long Island City, NY w/ Evian Christ, Sophie, Forest Swords
9/6 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
9/11 - Austin, TX - Empire
9/12 - San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folsom
9/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos
9/28 Oval Space, London A/V set
12/3 XOYO, London A/V set