Mute Presence is among what we can only hope are a slew of coming attempts to talk about music in better or more interesting ways. No financialized nonsense. The inevitable nepotism of simply knowing people who make the things we like at least given transparency. Plenty of room to say when something is actually bad. Earnest experimentalism placed next to whatever else we are fascinated by at the moment. With a face toward the wider world and whichever corners the most interesting things are allowed to grow in, but a distinct desire to map the manifold permutations of what could be called American Music.

Most respectable outlets are ashes or should have quit while they were ahead.

Now we’re giving it a go.