Boomkat Product Review:
Intense melancholy and beauty from new songwriting talent Mike Hadeas, this album presents songs about loss, bereavement and personal trauma without losing a grip on artistry. However intimate and close-up tragedy becomes on this record, it never overwhelms the listener, such is Hadeas' talent at converting raw emotion into beauty. Learning is executed under plaintively humble recording circumstances, but with all lyrical intrigue and lo-fi intensity of Casiotone For The Painfully Alone at his best. "Even though he is only in his twenties Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, has lived through at least several lifetimes seeing rather more darkness than most.Learning is a catalogue of pain and sadness and what it takes to get through it. Nothing is lost forever; Hadreas' own story is proof of that. This record is an indelible testament to his strange, magnificent journey so far."