Journey into a mesmerising musical experience that floats within the realms of hip-hop, electronic, and alternative fusion from astounding artist mumph on his mixtape TRAINING DAYS.
Prepare to be blown away with a sensational 24 minutes and 2 seconds of deep heavy bass, slapping synths, and Hip-Hop samples from the likes of Uh, Uh, Shawn Carter, aka Jay-Z, and plenty more. You can expect the works: distortions, fade ins and outs, and the addition of audible elements from our everyday environment. Tracks 1 and 2 include all the above and then some; that some includes ducks, crickets, wind and motorcycle engines. You’ll be playing guess the sample by the end of it!
Fast forward to HOTPOT, and it's subtly steaming with a snippet of sensuality. Those moans are... moaning. On that note, IYCM does not take responsibility for any arousal created by mumph.
We’ve found your morning money manifestation frequency where Biggie makes an appearance on $$$. The use of lush synthesisers and a steady, head-nodding beat creates a sense of anticipation, drawing the listener into the world of the TRAINING DAY. The name speaks for itself: mumph has invested his heart in art and created a sonically intricate masterpiece.
CEREAL experiments with flutes, video game prompts, and overall unorthodox sounds that create a sense of welcomed wackiness; the vocal repetition of "I’m tryna catch the beat" echoes out, only to speed up, chipmunk style, and transition into SUSPEK. This track paints a visual of urban life through its dynamic rhythms and elaborate soundscapes, combined with a pulsating bassline that evokes the chaotic energy of an inner cityscape at night. It's a track that can easily transport you to the heart of Melbourne’s metropolis.
"I mainly drew inspiration from wanting to get out a bunch of ideas I had locked away in the vault. I took my favourite few and elaborated on them further. Honestly speaking, I did it to really put a hatch on it, get it out there, and to refocus on creating something new—the evolved version of oneself. The name TRAINING DAYS is drawn from the process of being in a non-linear timeline for my first 18 months of producing music, as well as a direct reference to Aesop Rock's Labor Days, which I’m a huge fan of. It took a month to translate ideas into fully fledged tracks before being released independently." - Mumph
Tracks like GUTTR and TORN explore mumph’s powerful production prowess on TRAINING DAY. These tracks seamlessly meld hip-hop beats with futuristic electronic textures, creating a sonic landscape that feels both cutting-edge and timeless. The interplay between the various electronic elements and the infectious layers is nothing short of hypnotic!
"I listened to a lot of Clams Casino, Burial, Flying Lotus, Madlib, and The Neptunes over the course of forming the vision for TRAINING DAYS, that’s pretty much what I had in my record collection. I’d say the final released version of TRAINING DAYS is an amalgamation of these five producers and artists." - Mumph
Each track transitions into an effortless swirl, continuing into the next; there’s no beginning or end. Each intro gradually builds like a sturdy fortress; new sonic elements are found every second, all exhibiting pure precision, keeping the listener engaged and intrigued throughout its duration.
The bells, beeps, and bumps on Ten act as a natural serotonin and dopamine hit. The blending of the outro from this last track into the intro of the first is a loop appreciator dream. If you’re ever feeling low, depleted, or lost, TRAINING DAYS is the go-to cure! mumph has transcended, transmuted, and transformed his mental vault into a Milky Way of magic through compelling musicality that utters ZERO words. Talk about talent!
TRAINING DAYS is a testament to authenticity and sound stimulation throughout space and time; it’s just a matter of time until mumph is recognised by the majority.
mumph has a select amount of uniquely tagged TRANING DAYS gloss prints (courtesy of @crashcab) currently made to order at the www.mphrec.com store! Each high-quality digital copy of TRAINING DAYS will be sent straight to your email with every purchase as well. Don’t miss out, as they’re one of a kind. mumph's debut project anthology is coming soon, stay in the loop.