Mute Math

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All Music Guide - Bret Love
Emerging from the ashes of the Christian band Earthsuit, Mute Math might have you thinking they've gone the post-rock route with "Collapse," the instrumental opener on the band's self-titled debut. With its hypnotic rhythms, droning synths, and extraterrestrial guitar noodlings, the song sounds like a long-lost collaboration between Tortoise and Brian Eno. But once the anthemic, arena-ready rock groove of "Typical" kicks in, with vocalist/keyboardist Paul Meany sounding like a dead ringer for Peter Gabriel fronting U2 at their most accessible, it becomes clear that this quartet has higher aspirations. The band lists experimental artists such as Björk and DJ Shadow among their...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bret Love
Emerging from the ashes of the Christian band Earthsuit, Mute Math might have you thinking they've gone the post-rock route with "Collapse," the instrumental opener on the band's self-titled debut. With its hypnotic rhythms, droning synths, and extraterrestrial guitar noodlings, the song sounds like a long-lost collaboration between Tortoise and Brian Eno. But once the anthemic, arena-ready rock groove of "Typical" kicks in, with vocalist/keyboardist Paul Meany sounding like a dead ringer for Peter Gabriel fronting U2 at their most accessible, it becomes clear that this quartet has higher aspirations. The band lists experimental artists such as Björk and DJ Shadow among their influences, and it's the unexpected ways in which those stylistic quirks rear their heads that makes Mute Math more compelling than your typical modern rockers. The musical dialogue between Darren King's off-kilter beats, Roy Mitchell-Cardenas' dub-influenced bassline, and Meany's synth squiggles on "Chaos" recalls the Police circa Reggatta de Blanc, while the spacy trippiness of "Stare at the Sun" comes off like a more radio-friendly outtake from Radiohead's OK Computer. Listening to their debut, you may find yourself wishing Mute Math would take their sound even further to the experimental extreme. For all the band's intriguing stylistic flourishes, at times their poppy sound has more in common with Sting's bland adult contemporary work of recent years, lacking the power and passion that make their best songs explode with energy. But when they do hit their stride, you get the sense that these guys are gonna be huge, even if you wish they'd be willing to toil in experimental obscurity a little while longer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2006
  • Label: Warner Bros / Teleprompt
  • UPC: 093624446224
  • Catalog Number: 44462
  • Sales rank: 11,249

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Collapse (1:12)
  2. 2 Typical (4:12)
  3. 3 After We Have Left Our Homes (1:14)
  4. 4 Chaos (4:54)
  5. 5 Noticed (4:29)
  6. 6 Plan B (4:46)
  7. 7 Stare at the Sun (4:33)
  8. 8 Obsolete (4:30)
  9. 9 Break the Same (6:00)
  10. 10 You Are Mine (4:43)
  11. 11 Control (4:39)
  12. 12 Picture (5:26)
  13. 13 Stall Out (7:10)
  14. 14 Reset (5:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
MUTEMATH Primary Artist
Darren King Drums, Sampling
Paul Meany Keyboards, Vocals
Roy Mitchell-Cardenas Bass Guitar
Greg Hill Guitar
Technical Credits
Dave Rumsey Composer
Tedd T. Audio Production
MUTEMATH Composer, Audio Production
Adam LaClave Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Brilliant Effort By Mute Math

    This is truly a great CD! It is very dynamic and really innovative. A great listen for true lovers of alternative music. I really love this CD as it is really uplifting and fun to listen to. I would highly recommend this to CD to just about anyone.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Rock solid percussion and bass. Crafty songwriting. Great singing.

    One of the better new bands. It has a prog-rock edge with good solid songs and great performances.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    i've been listening to Mute Math since they've been playing shows stirctly here in New Orleans. I'm so glad they've been doing so well and every song on this CD is bliss. it was definatly worth the wait.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING IN EVERYWAY POSSIBLE

    each song is bound to get you hooked! You will end up listening to these songs over and over again without getting tired of them, which in the world of music is great. THIS IS THE NEW WAVE OF MUSIC! I recomend this to anyone. This is a mixture of techno, pop, rock all in one basically. This band is going to get big! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mute Math-The Next Big Thing!

    I've actually been a fan of this band since October 2005 way before this debut album came out. And even with a 7 song EP these guys were great. I have yet to see them live but after watching so many live videos of them playing, I can easily say that they aren't a dissapointment. This album isn't a dissapointment either. I love the way this album starts out with an amazing 1 minute instrumental song called "Collapse". Then it goes to some amazing songs like "Typical" and "Stare at the Sun." The final song "Reset" is probably the best instrumental song out of the 4 instrumental songs on the cd. This band has everything you can ask for: A talented singer/keytarist, an amazing drummer, an awesome bassist, and one heck of a guitarist. Mute Math=Amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MUTEMATH owns your mom

    Mutemath is highly impressive, through their musical talent and their sincerity towards their fans. I love both Mutemath and the Reset EP. They blow me away watching them live, and talking to them in person was an uplifting experience for me. I recommend this album to anyone because it is tasteful and has really smooth sexy rhythm.

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