Mux Mools music practically screams open source. Theres something in its scrappy, kitchen-sink construction and schizophrenic, grab-anything-thats-around spirit that begs reinterpretation, recombining, remixing. Enter the Wax Rose Saturday EP, the follow-up to Skulltaste, Brian Lindgrens full-length debut as Mux Mool. Seven remixes, one new track, and endless insight into the fearless producers multi-faceted work.
Its telling that Wax Rose Saturdays opening track, Mux Mools remux of _Skulltaste_s Wax Rose Saturday, is barely a distant cousin of the original. Slinking around a sly piano sample with spiraling vocoder in tow, Muxs new Wax Rose is the warm, analog answer to its blippy, bitcrushed source. Dasos rerub of Enceladus is a standout, twisting the originals winking disco workout into a nocturnal tech-house banger, all elastic basslines and dubby keys; Shigetos take on Morning Strut adds polyrhythmic percussion and hard-panned audio tricks to the tracks piano-led melancholy. Wax Rose Saturdays new track, the slow-burning Valley Girls, is classic Mux Mool, located somewhere between West Coast 90s hip-hop and Miami Vice.