"a one-man sonic mindfuck that refuses to land in any particular genre."
- Dave Allen (gang of four / pampelmoose)
"Mumford is not merely a genius song crafter but cavernous sound engineer. These songs are mortally infused with an electronic pulse that propels them into a realm of ancient, mythical robotics."
- Forest Gospel
"this record will sit around and continue to sound good"
- The FADER
"At times baffling, consistently visionary, this 12-inch is the definitive work of an as-yet-named genre wherein harsh noise and tender balladry are proven to be far more closely related than previously thought."
- Portland Mercury (Top Six Local Albums of 2008)
"early pop-country side of Arthur Russell covering Neutral Milk Hotel's In an Aeroplane Over the Sea with just a broken guitar, a dented tuba, a child's steel drum and a busted radio shack electronics kit,"
- Aquarius Records
"As Dragging an Ox through Water, Mumford has intuitively developed an utterly coherent, strangely intelligible, private musical language, and The Tropics of Phenomenon is its first fascinating vernacular novel."
- Portland Mercury
"Layering gorgeous acoustic picking beneath sheets of white noise, gurgling, off-center electronics, and crackling tape hiss, they don't bury his endearing, heart-tugging melodies as much as they enhance them."
- Willamette Week