Lonnie Holley’s landmark album MITH is more than just his most musically accomplished and produced album to date. It an essential American listening experience from one of our wildest minds. It’s spiritual and political; challenging and devastating. Look no further than the album’s 18-minute centerpiece, “I Snuck Off The Slave Ship,” in which Holley weaves a personal but multitudinous black American experience from the coast Africa to the modern world. It’s gutting and crucial music, like all of MITH. There are contribution from the last visionary producer Richard Swift (“Copying the Rock”) and progressive saxophonist Sam Gendel (“Back For Me”). MITH will surely stand as a monumental release of our time.