Mutable Set

Blake Mills - Mutable Set
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Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #155 / 799
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Based on 170 ratings
2020 Ratings: #235
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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.
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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
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.
Blake Mills has lent his talents to good company over the past few years, producing excellent albums for Perfume Genius, Laura Marling, Jesca Hoop, and plenty more. There are some unique elements to his art pop/chamber folk production style, but for the most part, Mills’ work has been less about imprinting his own stamp and more about giving these songwriters the palette to explore their idiosyncratic ideas. “Mutable Set,” however, is a chance to view Mills as both a ... read more
Blake Mills is one of those invisible characters, however, always present in the music industry. In more than a decade of career, the American multi-instrumentalist has not only been creatively related to names like Fiona Apple, John Legend, Jesca Hoop and Sky Ferreira, but has been directly involved in the production of some of the most sensitive works launched in recent years. years, such as No Shape (2017), by Perfume Genius, and Semper Femina (2017), one of Laura Marling's great records. ... read more
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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