Listen: Mutual Benefit – “Strong Swimmer”

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Mutual Benefit
Love’s Crushing Diamond, the debut full-length from Brooklyn via the Midwest’s Jordan Lee’s Mutual Benefit moniker is above all else a gorgeous record. Like Rip Van Winkle must have felt rising from an ancient bed of autumn leaves, Love’s Crushing Diamond is wrapped in warmth and awe. A synesthesiac experience of browns, golds and oranges, tracks start softly and build throughout.

Startling in their timelessness, these songs make the listener forget 2013. Strong Swimmer¬†closes the albums, and takes its time doing so, running over seven minutes. A certain highlight nestled at the end of a consistently strong album, Lee muses on nature, survival and his relationship with it all. It’s a brilliant summation of a brilliant piece of music. The album is out now, but look for its re-release in December.

Stream the whole album below :

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