Smart bets: Mutual Benefit

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There’s an achingly gorgeous crest and fall to Love’s Crushing Diamond, the most recent release by Mutual Benefit. Take the song “Advanced Falconry,” with its cool updrafts, keening strings, gentle percussion and bittersweet vocals — it’s a perfect example of how, though the music is masterminded by singer-songwriter Jordan Lee, it’s hardly a solo effort. Jordan assembles a band for each project (Love’s Crushing Diamond includes credits for “inspirational electronics” and “sound hunting”). He and his group du jour are currently on tour in support of the re-release of the 2011 EP, The Cowboy’s Prayer, “the real introduction of the lush orchestral folk sound” of Mutual Benefit, according to a press release. The band plays The Mothlight on Friday, Sept. 5, at 9:30 p.m. Dent May and Soft Cat also perform. $10/$12. themothlight.com. Photo by Danny Dorsa

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Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs.

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