Lone follows up the success of ‘Abraxas’ that came out earlier this year with a second EP on his Ancient Astronauts label. The title ‘Not Seeing Is A Flower’ takes its name from a Japanese idiom (見ぬが花), which suggests that reality cannot compete with imagination. Musically the record sees Lone build on the trademark melodic, rave influenced sound he’s been perfecting in recent years.
‘Gyphic’ utilises lush pads and vocal chants alongside heavyweight tribal drums and an acid bassline to create a transcendental dancefloor experience, inspired by the producer's experiences at Bass Coast Festival this summer. The other two tracks are a melting pot of chordal ambience and rolling basslines that bring to mind some of the work of those to have trodden a similar path, such as Future Sound of London and Global Communication.
Another welcome example of Lone’s impressive ability to mix emotion with functionality.