Published Oct 24, 2018After four years and two full-length releases on Planet Mu, Mr. Mitch makes a return to Gobstopper Records for the release of his latest EP, Primary Progressive. This release also marks a move back to more dance floor-inclined tracks, shifting away from the slower experimental offerings of prior albums.
The five-track EP is Mitch's telling of his father's battle with MS, and the resulting emotional grapple that ensued. Primary Progressive's three instrumental tracks are intensely reflective ― "Closure" works with a pulsing 4/4 beat and has a slow, but steady build, but is cloaked in a gossamer haze, while "Phantom Dance" changes directions entirely, filled with glitchy shots of synth throughout and an anxious energy. Mr. Mitch lays it out directly on "Show Me," detailing the juxtaposition of the album's title with the degradation MS brings, lamenting on how to handle his father's illness.
It's a highly reflective album to explore while experiencing the nuanced emotions that run high throughout. (Gobstopper)