My first exposure to Lone was the refreshing and delightful (if slightly half-baked) Emerald Fantasy Tracks from 2010. Like so many of my electronic albums, I have absolutely no idea how I stumbled upon it. I’m so glad I did. Galaxy Garden, his follow up collaboration with Machinedrum, made it into my top 20 favorite albums of all time. I’ve been a devoted fan ever since.
This was my first solo release after leaving the Cosmic Flux Music label in 2004. It was 100% built as a demo for Naked Music Records, which unfortunately had just turned away from soulful house and was not interested.
On the positive side, it marked the pinnacle of my powers as an EDM artist. Other than a small handful of other tracks, this was the best I ever got at dance music. Two years later all my gear got ripped off and I made the switch to dark ambient, and I had to start all over at the bottom of the learning curve again. But what a ride!