- Audio CD (September 23, 1992)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Venture / Caroline
- ASIN: B000000HSM
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,966 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Flux & Mutability
Top Customer Reviews
"Mutability" is simply remarkable, a gently susurrating helix of sounds - keyboard/guitar sounds that shimmer drift at glacier speed, fragments of flute that are hints of melody - that spiral up and out and spread into a wide surging that creates an eternity - in the somewhat surprising time of 21 minutes (it doesn't seem that long, whilst simultaneously seeming longer). This is aural mysticism at a very high level of expression - perfect for meditating or just chilling.
Flux is perhaps this duo's most accessible piece, as it is their only piece to contain something of a rhythm section. Throughout the piece ambient guitar drones are punctuated by various guitar riffs and flughorne meanderings, all to a soundtrack of personal recordings made by Czukay.
Mutability differs from Flux more than Premonition did for Plight as Mutability simply stated, is a series of guitar drones in a styling reminiscent of whale soundtracks. I have a hard time seeing where on this track Czukay contributed, but the listening experience is enjoyable all the same.
Best Quote (From Previous Reviews):
"a gently susurrating helix of sounds" [B. J. C. White]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The second collaborative effort between David Sylvian and Holger Czukay, "Flux and Mutability" follows the same formula as its predecessor ("Plight and Premonition")-- two extended... Read morePublished on August 8, 2007 by Michael Stack
I personally preferred Plight and Premonition. First of all the surprise effect is no longer as great in my opinion. Read morePublished on August 5, 2006 by Lovblad