About Mux Mool
Mux Mool is an American producer of funky, bass-heavy glitch-hop with a bit of a playful edge. Emerging during the late 2000s, he released a series of EPs and full-lengths on Moodgadget and Ghostly International consisting of futuristic hip-hop instrumentals as well as more up-tempo tracks influenced by boogie and synth-funk, including the acclaimed 2010 album Skulltaste. He continued to streamline his sound through subsequent releases on Super Best Records and Young Heavy Souls, and 2020's Skulltaste II contained some of his most club-ready material.
Born Brian Lindgren, he grew up in rural Minnesota and later relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where he befriended Jakub Marek Alexander of the electronic music label Moodgadget. Mool made his recording debut in 2006 with the track "Lost and Found" on the Moodgadget various-artists compilation The Rorschach Suite. In 2008, he released two EPs on Moodgadget, Drum EP and Death 9000, and was featured on the label compilations No New Enemies, Vol. 1 and The Synchronicity Suite. Also in 2008, his track "Night Court" was featured on the Adult Swim-sponsored free-download Ghostly Swim compilation released by Ghostly International. "Night Court" increased his exposure considerably, and he began garnering positive write-ups in mainstream electronic music publications such as XLR8R and URB, not to mention the blogosphere, where MP3s of his music circulated freely.
In 2009, Mool released another EP on Moodgadget, Just Saying Is All. The following year saw a spate of releases on Ghostly: "Lady Linda" (digital single, January), Viking Funeral (digital EP, February), Skulltaste (full-length, March), and Wax Rose Saturday (digital collection of remixes, August). Drum EP 2 was issued in 2011, followed by Mool's second full-length, Planet High School, in 2012. Following this album, he moved to Denver and formed Super Best Records with Michal Menert (ex-Pretty Lights); the two also formed a duo called Club Scouts. Mool issued an EP titled Appetite for Production on Super Best in 2014. Two years later, he digitally released his third album, Implied Lines. Detroit label Young Heavy Souls issued an expanded edition of the recording in 2017. Skulltaste was released on vinyl for the first time (with bonus tracks) in 2019, and Skulltaste II appeared in 2020, ~ Jason Birchmeier & Paul Simpson