The Mute Group perform songs composed in the spirit of Laurie Anderson, The Philip Glass Ensemble, Dirty Projectors, Black Moses–era Isaac Hayes, and the haunted, medieval folk songs unearthed by Thomas Ravenscroft.
This is theater music for strange, unwritten operas; chants for undiscovered liturgies; ballads for forgotten minstrels. This is music that skews less vintage than ancient, medieval, geologic. These are songs that might just as easily ward off the Evil Eye as entertain.
The Mute Group met and live in Nashville, Tennessee. The band is a collaborative project between a Byzantine chanter, a classical organist, a NOLA-trained jazz drummer, and a utility man of hitherto inexhaustible potential.