Mutable Set

Blake Mills - Mutable Set
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #67 / 268
User Score
Based on 97 ratings
2020 Ratings: #69
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May 8, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
New Deal, Verve / Label
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Perfume Genius producer makes a powerful album that’s warm and musically interesting. The instruments are just so satisfying to listen and the album has an evolving sound that is haunting and definitely worth to check out.

edit: I've been listening nonstop and... it's really good. It's impossible to get tired throughout the tracklist, his voice and the way he composes the songs is just beautiful. The album is quiet but it's a highlight by itself. A "World ... read more
At points it sounds like a reimagining of Arthur Russell's 'World of Echo' via Wilco's 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' -
so yes, I'm going to end up liking this a lot.

The direct input and broader influence of Cass McCombs is really evident in the feel of this material too.
a group of pigeons dancing in the air
The 33-year old Californian guitarist-producer's latest effort is a hushed affair, with slow unravel of carefully structured, contemplative orchestration atop his distinctly somber croon reminiscent of Arthur Russell or Elliott Smith, with its own, distinctive flair. One of the most intimate records I've heard this year and done so well.
Great album! Just felt the second half was not as interesting as the first.
Nonetheless, and from someone who isn't a huge fan of singer-songwriter, this album deserves to be listened.
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Track List

  1. Never Forever
  2. May Later
  3. Eat My Dust
  4. Money Is the One True God
  5. Summer All Over
  6. Vanishing Twin
  7. My Dear One
  8. Farsickness
  9. Mirror Box
  10. Window Facing a Window
  11. Off Grid
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Added on: March 20, 2020