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A quick convenience store run with Jordan Corso of Cotillon; photographed by Laura Lynn Petrick.

Mux Mool’s Week in Pop

The myth, might, magic & mirth of Mux Mool; press photo courtesy of the artist.

Minneapolis by Denver icon Mux Mool is a longtime favorite at Impose with his notable output from Ghostly International with Skulltaste (2010), Planet High School (2012), various singles, collaborations & etc; the dark electro pop prince’s 2016 album Implied Lines has found a home with the Detroit imprint Young Heavy Souls.

further album art from Mux Mool’s Implied Lines.

Implied Lines showcases the subterranean sectors of underground pop as “Sympathy” seeks out ancient tunnels beneath the earth’s surface, while “Monday” makes the creative most out of the most hated day of the week with a funky electric skank celebrating the funny in face flakes on “Eyebrow Dandruff”. Morning feels are felt “Six AM”, while “Never Got Home” is the sound of a night to last for all time, sporting the big boss payload of “Fifteen Tons”, to the video game like synth narrative heard on “The IRS”. That vintage arcade vibe keeps the keys & beats zapping with the cool soaring confidence of “Starfighter Courage”, right before inviting you to dance along to “Sing Heal All”, right as you are left with the heart-felt “Love Song” that is sentimental from another future place & era. Mux Mool introduced the album to us with the following succinct & reflective words:

Having a quick puff with Mux Mool; press photo courtesy of the artist.

It’s been six years since I released my last album. A lot can happen over the course of six years, and a lot did.

Some of these songs were written during times of great sadness that I can remember, but only vaguely.

Some songs were written with a new confidence I found when those sad times ended.

But darkness itself has always been the backdrop for my work.

Literally because I work mostly at night, and figuratively as I continue to work and move myself away from darkness.

Staring down with Mux Mool; press photo courtesy of the artist.

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