If art aims to capture those childlike epiphanies we all had after discovering something new about the world, then the best and most enduring music comes from somewhere near that place. When a song captures in just three-and-a half minutes, that feeling of awe at everything, then the music—the art—has done its job. It is this “vital” place MUTEMATH needed find again. And they needed to find it on their own. The greatest gift to MUTEMATH might just be that this time out, there is no label, there was no management, no producer. There was no "executive opinion" before the music was fully formed.