Michael Stutz's music is best described in his own words: freely-copiable experimental outdoor mood music. This is music that was specifically created to be "played in the out-of-doors." A bit of the music sounds like early Ween/Syd Barrett, a bit of it like the Residents, and there's definitely a uniqueness to it that I've not heard elsewhere. Some of the songs (such as I, Insect) are peppered with catchy hooks, while others would simply qualify as Sonic Youth-type noise or ambient music ala John Cage (in this category is the track titled September Wind --> Old Homestead --> Mariner's Boardwalk). Magical Animal is more proof that it is the DiY artists out there who are constantly and routinely producing cutting-edge music that challenges one's preconceptions of what music is, and what music should be.