Repp recorded all but one track on this EP at Hush Records' head Chad Crouch's PowerMac home studio. One of the hallmarks of Hush is Crouch's ability to capture warm, acoustic, singer-songwriter sounds in the supposedly "cold" digital realm, and ...Mud is no exception. Each slight twang in Repp's assured voice is clearly recorded (on Chad's new AKG C1000S), as is her economical, inventive strumming. The real star here though, is Repp's continually evolving songwriting. All Crouch really had to do was sit her in front of the mic and let her go, and except for playing organ on one track, that's what he did. Intimate and beautiful. (Hush Records, PO Box 12713, Portland, OR 97212,

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