Nick Mulvey - First Mind

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First Mind is the debut album by British singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey, released in May 2014 via Fiction Records.

Nick Mulvey is an English musician, singer and songwriter who studied music in Havana, Cuba. He played the Hang as a founder member of 2008 Mercury Prize nominated band Portico Quartet, until 2011 when he left to pursue his career as a singer-songwriter releasing the EPs The Trellis (2012) and Fever to the Form (2013).

First Mind was produced by Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Steve Mason) in Streatham. Nick Mulvey is less the master of reinvention, as he is the master of invention. Invention by its very definition being a 'unique method, composition, or process'. First Mind ticks all three boxes, and it ticks them in spades.

First Mind is an engrossing listen, and not easily defined. It encourages an open-mind.

Cucurucu is an interpretation of DH Lawrence's poem, Piano, wrapped within a heady groove. Nitrous, a song about a daydreamer selling laughing gas, positively radiates with a classic chug and groove when the bassline slinks in. There are contemplative moments too, Fever to the Form and Meet Me There are poignant odes, whilst The Trellis and Juramidam showcase that leftfield, Eastern-inflected guitar technique. I Don't Want To Go Home is a nice accoustic guitar driven song.

It is a record that gets under your skin, and its sense of exploration is palpable.

According to review aggregator website Metacritic, First Mind received an average score of 77 out of 100 based on 9 reviews, indicating generally favorable reviews. The Telegraph awarded the album five stars, with reviewer Helen Brown calling the album "a lovely, and rewarding record." Clash were similarly positive, complimenting the album for being "full of intricacies and influences that should see it celebrated as one of the great albums of 2014".

In December 2013 Mulvey was nominated for the BBC Sound of 2014 award, eventually losing to fellow countryman Sam Smith. In September 2014 First Mind was shortlisted for the 2014 Mercury Prize, alongside artists like Damon Albarn, Bombay Bicycle Club and Kate Tempest.

This LP Record is on 180 Gram Vinyl and includes a Digital Download Code, pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

A1

First Mind

 

A2

Fever To The Form

 

A3

April

 

A4

Juramidam

 

A5

Cucurucu

 

A6

Ailsa Craig

 

B1

Meet Me There

 

B2

Nitrous

 

B3

Venus

 

B4       

I Don't Want To Go Home            

      

B5

The Trellis

 

B6

The World To Me

SKU 602537711758
Record Label Fiction Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number MULVEY005
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 16 May 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 12 August 2014
Barcode # 602537711758
Shipping Weight 0.3050kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Debut Studio Album on 180 Gram Vinyl with Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Folk
Genre Country
Genre World
Format VINYL LP

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