This album is a little different than most that were released this year, because this album was really released twice. It has been a big rollercoaster ride for Mute Math and them putting out their debut full length. They released it earlier this year on tour, selling it at their shows and using their own money to fund that. September 26th was when the record was officially released by Warner Brothers.
The first song is an instrumental track which sets the stage for everything you can except to hear over the next 60 minutes. The drums are loud and raw and stick out, but in such a perfect way. The keyboard and guitar set the melody which is quickly added to with faint vocals which aren’t words but rather is used as another instrument. The first song fades and the guitar comes in strong and leads you into the rest of the record.
The record is very dynamic, it does not fit in a certain mold, sometimes rocking out hard with songs like Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”TypicalÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? and Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”chaosÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? while other times it shows itÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s softer side with songs like Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Stall OutÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? and Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Stare At The SunÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? which connects to another instrumental track Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”ObsoleteÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?, although this one is much long (4:30 to be exact). The whole time though this record is intelligent, it never misses a step and is complimented with thought provoking lyrics on every track.
One thing that came across my mind was that there are so many sounds and effect on the record that I thought they might be shooting themselves in the foot by putting a record out that they could not play live, but that is not the case at all. The 6 song live EP that comes with this CD proves they know how to replicate the sounds and emotion that is on their debut self-titled full length.
Do yourself a favor and go buy this.
3. After We Have Left Our Homes
6. Plan B
7. Stare At The Sun
9. Break The Same
10. You Are Mine
13. Stall Out