Praise for DUPLEX (2nd Solo Album)

Interview about Duplex for Divide and Conquer: [click here]
Interview about Duplex for The Total Scene: [click here]

“Immaculate vocals. Mullin['s] oddly tuneful songs sound a bit like George Michael fronting far-out jam band Gong in a Broadway-style revue.”
J.R. NELSON (CHICAGO READER: GOSSIP WOLF)

“…Sacha Mullin would appear to have much affection for music from the ’80s. The drums on his song 'Crow', taken from his album Duplex, reminds me of Kate Bush, his vocals remind me of Rick Astley, and the production calls to mind the Pet Shop Boys. If you want a cogent concentration of music from that era, then 'Crow' may just be the song for you.”
- CHRISTOPHER McBRIDE (BBC RADIO 6: FRESH ON THE NET

"…A modern prog texture here along with some stuff that calls to mind 80s music. This gets quite intense at times. […] This is tastefully twisted, yet still accessible at the same time.”
GARY HILL (MUSIC STREET JOURNAL)

"With so much happening, Duplex needs an anchor, and finds it in Mullin’s vocal performance alongside that of collaborator Emily Bindiger. Their timbres are powerful in an almost theatrical way, and mesh well together again and again across several tracks. […] Very few musicians can accomplish what Mullin has as an independent production, and on Duplex he makes his first few steps toward virtuosity."
PETER BOYLE (DIVIDE AND CONQUER)

“…Releasing his second album titled Duplex, Sacha is striving to impress listeners. Off this album, the song 'Crow' is a great way to introduce yourself to his sound. […] Sacha’s voice is at the center, displaying impeccable clarity, a nice bright tone and shimmering vibrato, [singing through] truly infectious melodies that will stick with you long after the song is over. The hook is where Sacha cuts loose on the vocals with high flying falsetto runs showcasing his vocal prowess.”
BRYON WILLIAM (INDIE SPOONFUL)

"You may just have yourself thinking somewhere in there, Mullin […] has the brass and rhythm of legends like George Michael and Dave Gahan, just needing to be wrangled in every so often."
BRIAN RUTHEFORD (MUSIC EMISSIONS)

"I can go for that!"
RICHARD MILNE (WXRT 93.1 FM: LOCAL ANESTHETIC)

Praise for WHELM (Debut CD)

Interview about Whelm for the Examiner: click here

“…From the first moments of Whelm, Sacha’s debut solo album, you know you’re in for listening that will allow you to temporarily escape from the grey norm. The singer-songwriter’s snaking, soulful vocals bolster music that’s often dark and fragile, sending you on a journey.”
FRANK KROLICKI (WINDY CITY ROCK)

“...Whelm something radically unique. Dark, hypnotic and far from the standards of the time, the record demonstrates a personality. […] The great revelation is the uncommon voice of Sacha Mullin: a neurasthenic mixture of Freddie Mercury and a jet-lagged Morrissey; a voice both brittle and glorious, aspiring to take the height to escape terrestrial gravity.”
- CÉDRIC QUENIART (J’AI TOUT LU, TOUT VU, TOUT BU…) [note: French language]

“…The contrast between Mullin’s polished and well-trained vocals and Guzzlemug’s passion for the extreme that make this album uniquely interesting.”
THE DELI MAGAZINE

“Sacha Mullin has an extraordinarily unique sound. Beautiful, a little bit of a throwback, and all around epic. … If you don’t get lost in the hauntingly stunning music itself, get lost in the words.”
RESPECT THE TOPHAT

"A favorite … Sacha Mullin’s dark, chilled out pop track 'Whelm'. The ear-catching rolling beat will keep you listening from start to finish. [... And] in this beautiful rendition of Donna Summer’s 'Dinner With Gershwin', he performs an enchanting cover of a song rarely covered by other artists. [...] I’m looking forward to hearing more by him in the near future."
MELOGIC MAGAZINE

“Take a listen to Sacha Mullin, featuring members of Guzzlemug! You will not be disappointed!”
SWEET STUFF CHICAGO

“Chicago-based vocalist Sacha Mullin is equal parts banshee, crooner, and typographical error waiting to happen.”
DENNIS KELLY (CHICAGO MUSIC GUIDE)
   [Also featured as CMG's "Song of the Day"]

The title-track "Whelm" was also featured on a Faronheit mix.

"Serious chops with the early 80s style of Martin Gore. Sacha's got a huge voice and a bright future."
- NEXUS RADIO FM

mix/master/coffee with producer todd rittmann

mix/master/coffee with producer todd rittmann

performing at the album release show

performing at the album release show

 
recording the song “night owl” with sasha gibbs – photo by ALLISON OSBERG

recording the song “night owl” with sasha gibbs – photo by ALLISON OSBERG


posing with musicians GUZZLEMUG:  shane prendiville, charlie werber, tom kelly

posing with musicians GUZZLEMUG
shane prendiville, charlie werber, tom kelly


recording the song “braggers” – with eric lundgren, zack warpinkski, jake kirkman

recording the song “braggers– with eric lundgren, zack warpinkski, jake kirkman