- Release Date 2017-08-25
- Label R&S Records
- Catalog RS1708
First up is the tropical percussion and telescoping arpeggios of 'A Mind's Eye Melody', displaying Cutler's talent for a nagging melody it comes on like Tangerine Dream remixed by 808 State - pulsating drums, hymnal chords and gooey sub bass. 'Looking Glass' calls to mind a Mood II Swing dub - truncated stabs and jacking rhythms overlaid with shimmering resampled piano chords that give way to a slashing FM riff that contrasts sweetly. In the B2 slot Cutler unfurls a hushed, 6 minute balearic reprise of the 'A Mind's Eye Melody', heartstopping Emulator II chords and harp glissandi wash over a wistful flute figure pedal to sweetly memorable effect.
'Ambivert Tools' finds Cutler a true master, at the top of his game - taking all he's learned over his many years of beat exploration and condensing it down into rugged house stacked full of nagging melody / harmony that feels fresh and vital to 21st dance floors.