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Irmin Schmidt

Villa Wunderbar / A Selection

    ‘Villa Wunderbar’ is a 2CD (also available as a digital download), compiling the work of Can founder Irmin Schmidt’s solo and soundtrack work, including two unreleased Can remixes and a collection of soundtrack pieces personally compiled by longterm collaborator Wim Wenders.

    CD 1 is a compilation of Irmin Schmidt’s extensive work as a solo artist over the past 30 years. It is accompanied by sleevenotes written by the English writer Duncan Fallowell, author of most lyrics on the album, whilst CD 2 (selected and presented by the filmmaker Wim Wenders) is an insight into Schmidt’s vast work as a composer for film and television, for which Wenders has written extensive sleevenotes.

    The compilation includes tracks such as ‘Villa Wunderbar’, ‘Kick On The Floods’ and ‘Bohemian Step’, alongside unreleased remixes by Schmidt of two Can tracks, ‘Alice’ and ‘Last Night Sleep’, and an unreleased extract from ‘La Fermosa’, a ballet by Youri Vàmos, entitled Bêtes De Passage.

    After an extensive classical education as pianist, conductor and composer, Irmin Schmidt - who studied under Stockhausen and Ligeti - established Can in the late 60s, combining classic new music with rock and jazz. The band’s powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance, from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West (who sampled ‘Sing Swan Song’) and Radiohead, as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.

    After Can disbanded in the late 70s, Irmin Schmidt returned to his work as a solo artist, and the result is a vast oeuvre, which includes a series of solo albums (‘Toy Planet’ [1981], ‘Musk At Dusk’ [1987], ‘Impossible Holidays’ [1991]), an opera (‘Gormenghast’ [2000] based on the Mervyn Peak trilogy), several releases with English composer Kumo (Masters Of Confusion [2001], ‘Axolotl Eyes’ [2008], ‘Flies, Guys & Choirs’ [2008] and ‘Cyclopean EP’ [2013]), a ballet (‘La Fermosa’ by Youri Vàmos) and over 100 film scores (‘Snowland’ [2005, dir. Hans W. Geissendörfer], ‘Palermo Shooting’ [2008, dir. Wim Wenders], amongst others).

    Schmidt’s sound trips combine what normally competes and conflicts: rock, pop, jazz, classic, electronic, ambient, drum 'n’ bass, waltz, Eastern. He is a true musical alchemist.

    TRACK LISTING

    CD 1 ‘Solo Work’
    Dreambite
    Le Weekend
    Rapido De Noir
    Love
    Villa Wunderbar
    Time The Dreamkiller
    Burning Straw In Sky
    Fledermenschen
    Kick On The Floods
    Fuchsia’s Song - Rainbow Party
    Ensemble - Joy
    Bêtes De Passage
    CD 2 ‘Soundtracks’
    Flavia Theme
    Quattrocanti (Dream Theme IV)
    Fresco & Finale (Flavia Theme III & IV)
    Zicke Zick
    Schneeland
    Dangerous
    Lied Vom Verschwinden
    Geisterlied
    Rote Erde (Titel Musik)
    Es Geht Ein Schnitter
    Bohemian Step
    Roll On Euphrates
    Aller Tage Abend Walzer
    Messer Im Kopf
    Solo
    Morning In Berlin
    Verdi Prati
    Valse
    Alice (Remix)
    Last Night Sleep (Remix)

    Barry Adamson

    I Will Set You Free - 2022 Reissue

      Initially released in 2012, I Will Set You Free amalgamated elements of Barry’s previous work, resulting in an album that is unmistakably Barry Adamson. Like many of Adamson’s records, the album is a genre odyssey that jumps from garage rock rock, to blues, to new-wave pop, with the adventurous brass section injecting an acid jazz touch. His overwhelming desire to examine cultural shifts and embrace them within the quest to improve oneself that often centres in Adamson’s art is clearly present in I Will Set You Free. This subsequently makes it a quintessential Barry Adamson record that fits right in with the back catalogue. 

      TRACK LISTING

      A1 Get Your Mind Right
      A2 Black Holes In My Brain
      A3 Turnaround
      A4 The Power Of Suggestion
      A5 Destination
      B1 The Trigger City Blues
      B2 Looking To Love Somebody
      B3 The Sun And The Sea
      B4 If You Love Her
      B5 Stand In

      Barry Adamson

      Know Where To Run - 2022 Reissue

        Barry’s 2016 album, Know Where To Run, was produced by Barry himself and recorded in Brighton with Paul Pascoe, whilst WTNSS mixed and provided additional production at the legendary Dean Street Studios. The concept behind the album emerged when Barry started taking photos during a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds North American tour, playing with the idea of traversing different states of the human condition and different states across America. The result was an audio/visual project inspired by these pictures, with the record being presented alongside a curated photobook. 

        TRACK LISTING

        A1 In Other Worlds
        A2 Cine City
        A3 Come Away
        A4 Death Takes A Holiday
        A5 Claw And Wing
        B1 Texas Crash
        B2 Mr Greed
        B3 Up In The Air
        B4 Evil Kind

        Terence Fixmer

        Shifting Signals

          Although Terence’s beginnings were in the pre-techno EBM world, he became one of the innovators of techno with his very specific and unique style, and in the following decades his career has evolved to include collaborations with Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas McCarthy. Shifting Signals is Terence’s debut for Mute, and is an advanced experimental techno record with dark and hypnotic shadings.

          TRACK LISTING

          VINYL:
          A1 Reset
          A2 Corne De Brume
          A3 Automaton
          B1 Step To The Edge
          B2 Roar Machines
          B3 The Passage
          C1 No Latitude For Errors
          C2 The Way I See You
          C3 Matière Noire
          D1 Oracle
          D2 Synthetic Mind
          D3 Desertic

          CD:
          1 Matière Noire
          2 Synthetic Mind
          3 Corne De Brume
          4 No Latitude For Errors
          5 Automaton
          6 Reset
          7 Roar Machines
          8 Oracle
          9 The Passage
          10 The Way I See You
          11 Step To The Edge
          12 Desertic

          Pole

          Tempus

            Following the highly acclaimed record Fading in 2021, Pole continues his release series for Mute in 2022 with a new album, Tempus. Pole is Düsseldorf-native musician, producer and mastering engineer Stefan Betke, and is known for his unique musical language oscillating between melody and avant-garde in electronic music, with audible influences from Dub and Jazz music. While the subject of Fading focussed on coping with dementia and the loss of memory over time, Tempus focuses on the connection between the past, the present and the future. Translating to tense in English, Tempus investigates whether music that was created in the past, can still be audible and influential for the present, and how much can this music shine into the future. 

            TRACK LISTING

            A1 Cenote
            A2 Grauer Sand
            B1 Alp
            B2 Stechmück
            C1 Firmament
            C2 Tempus
            D1 Allermannsharnisch

            Angels Of Light

            Sing 'Other People" - 2022 Reissue

              Mute and Young God Records present the first instalment of the Angels Of Light reissues, starting with remastered editions of The Angels of Light Sing ‘Other People’ and We Are Him.

              Michael Gira formed Angels Of Light after the conclusion of Swans in 1997. The Angels Of Light Sing “Other People” was released in 2005, produced by Gira and featured Akron/Family (Dana Janssen, Miles Seaton Cooper, Seth Olinsky and Ryan Vanderhoof).

              On the making of the album, Micheal Gira says “This album is different in many ways than what I’ve done in the past. There’s no general band “sound” here. The instrumentation is arranged in each song to fit the subject. Each song is its own world, a place for the people in the songs to live. I intentionally eschewed long instrumental passages, crescendos, that sort of thing – I’ve done enough of that, and I’m tired of it. The songs say what they have to say, then end.”

              TRACK LISTING

              1 Lena's Song
              2 The Kid Is Already Breaking
              3 My Friend Thor
              4 On The Mountain
              5 Destroyer
              6 Dawn
              7 My Sister Said
              8 Michael's White Hands
              9 To Live Through Someone
              10 Simon Is Stronger Than Us
              11 Purple Creek
              12 Jackie's Spine

              Angels Of Light

              We Are Him - 2022 Reissue

                Mute and Young God Records present the first instalment of the Angels Of Light reissues, starting with remastered editions of We Are Him and The Angels of Light Sing ‘Other People’.

                Michael Gira formed Angels Of Light after the conclusion of Swans in 1997. We Are Him was initially released in 2007 and features Akron/Family (Dana Janssen, Miles Seaton Cooper, Seth Olinsky and Ryan Vanderhoof), along with Kristof Hahn, Phil Puleo and Bill Rieflin. The record is about getting by and trying to survive with a family and a faith at a time when “the dogs...howl as the street fills with blood.” - Micheal Gira/Young God Records

                On the making of the album, Micheal Gira says “We Are Him began with my usual vows to keep things simple this time, finally, and I failed once again to live up to the task. I went into the studio with Akron/Family as backing band (as they had been on Other People). We recorded all the basic tracks in a week. They played drums, bass, guitar, piano, and backing vocals. Despite Akron's valorous efforts and fine performances, things sounded thin and tentative to me, so I started calling my friends to help me flesh things out.”

                TRACK LISTING

                1 Black River Song
                2 Promise Of Water
                3 The Man We Left Behind
                4 My Brother's Man
                5 Not Here/Not Now
                6 Joseph's Song
                7 We Are Him
                8 Sometimes I Dream I'm Hurting You
                9 Sunflower's Here To Stay
                10 Good Bye Mary Lou
                11 The Visitor
                12 Star Chaser
                13 I Pity The Poor Immigrant
                14 The Provider
                15 One For Hope
                16 Come For My Woman
                17 Mother / Father

                Yann Tiersen

                11 5 18 2 5 18

                  Yann Tiersen presents his brand new album ‘11 5 18 2 5 18’ via Mute. Reprogrammed, resampled and reimagined, ‘11 5 18 2 5 18’ is a collection of 9 tracks that serve as a translation of Tiersen’s live show, taking songs from his 2021 release ‘Kerber’ plus additional tracks from his catalogue, completely restructured to present a brand new album.

                  Mick Harvey

                  One Man's Treasure / Two Of Diamonds

                    Mick Harvey’s acclaimed One Man's Treasure, originally released in 2005, is a collection of original tracks alongside covers of tracks chosen for Mick’s personal connection with each track. These covers include First St. Blues by country-pop singer Lee Hazelwood, Tim Buckley’s The River, and Mother Of Earth by Jeffrey Lee Pierce of The Gun Club. The creation of One Man's Treasure unravelled spontaneously, the majority of the album was recorded at Harvey’s home studio with him explaining, “It was something I was doing to entertain myself.” After receiving words of encouragement from Mute’s Daniel Miller, Harvey subsequently finished One Man’s Treasure at Atlantis Studios in Melbourne, using his time there to add instrumental and mixing refinements.

                    The second album included is Harvey’s Two Of Diamonds, released in 2007. Following the positive reaction to One Man's Treasure, Harvey was reinvigorated to record a new album. This time his band accompanied Harvey: Rosie Westbrook (double bass) and fellow Bad Seeds James Johnston (organ and guitar) and Thomas Wydler (drums), along with guest musicians Rob Ellis from P.J. Harvey's band (piano/drums) and Julitha Ryan (piano) of Melbourne’s Silver Ray. In true Mick Harvey fashion, Two of Diamonds is an eclectic collection of songs: obscure classics combined with original Harvey compositions, including ‘Out of Time Man’ which featured prominently in various TV Series including Breaking Bad, Orphan Black and The Tourist. Arrangements were kept straightforward, in a deceptively effortless manner, for an emotionally powerful punch, passionately delivered from the heart.


                    TRACK LISTING

                    A1 First St.Blues
                    A2 Come Into My Sleep
                    A3 Louise
                    A4 Demon Alcohol
                    A5 Man Without A Home
                    B1 Planetarium
                    B2 The River
                    B3 Hank Williams Said It Best
                    B4 Bethelridge
                    B5 Will You Surrender?
                    C1 Photograph
                    C2 I Don't Want You On My Mind
                    C3 Sad Dark Eyes
                    C4 Come On Spring
                    C5 Mother Of Earth
                    C6 Blue Arrows
                    D1 Everything Is Fixed
                    D2 A Walk On The Wild Side
                    D3 Little Star
                    D4 Slow-Motion-Movie-Star
                    D5 Out Of Time Man
                    D6 Home Is Far From Here

                    Barry Adamson

                    Stranger On The Sofa - 2022 Reissue

                      Barry Adamson takes us Back to the Catalogue with a series of reissues on coloured vinyl and CD.

                      Originally released in the mid-2000s, Stranger On The Sofa is an album tied together by its mysterious cinematic composure. Each track is used to demonstrate the breadth of musicianship and re-presentation of countless timeless genres, moving in between electronica and jazz with shadowy ambience scattered throughout. Nick Plytas and Adrian Owusu provided their expertise on the organ and slide guitar, with Barry playing almost every other instrument. Composing, performing, recording and producing Stranger On The Sofa undoubtedly makes it an album that represents Adamson fully embracing the DIY aesthetic from where he began.



                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1 Here In The Hole
                      A2 The Long Way Back Again
                      A3 Officer Bentley's Fairly Serious Dilemma
                      B1 Who Killed Big Bird?
                      B2 Theresa Green
                      B3 The Sorrow And The Pity
                      B4 My Friend The Fly
                      C1 Inside Of Your Head
                      C2 You Sold Your Dreams
                      C3 Déjà Morte
                      D1 Dissemble
                      D2 Free Love

                      Barry Adamson

                      Steal Away EP - 2022 Reissue

                        Barry Adamson’s Steal Away EP released for the first time on vinyl via Mute. The EP was written and recorded at the time Adamson was writing his memoir ‘Up Above the City, Down Beneath the Stars’. The record ended up becoming an intrinsic part of the book writing process with Barry explaining, “The book is the past, the record is the past present. I needed to write it to get through the book, to stay present.” Sitting amongst Barry’s diverse catalogue, Steal Away EP presents a refreshing vibrancy and western-like feel that further demonstrates Adamson’s multifaceted ability in songwriting. 

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1 Let’s Steal Away
                        A2 Broken Moments
                        B1 The Climber
                        B2 Sundown County Ft. Big Walt Daniels

                        Barry Adamson

                        Back To The Cat - 2022 Reissue

                          Originally released in 2008, Back To The Cat, was in keeping with the artist who developed the concept of the imaginary soundtrack, with every song building a compelling narrative around Barry’s lifelong investigation of identity, sexuality, race, spirituality and society. The record picked up the threads of his previous work and continued to showcase his musical ambidexterity covering noir jazz, sun-drenched pop ballads, fractious funk, heavenly blues and subversive soul.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A1 The Beaten Side Of Town
                          A2 Straight 'Til Sunrise
                          A3 Spend A Little Time
                          A4 Shadow Of Death Hotel
                          A5 I Could Love You
                          B1 Walk On Fire
                          B2 Flight
                          B3 Civilization
                          B4 People
                          B5 Psycho_Sexual

                          Polly Scattergood

                          Polly Scattergood - 2022 Reissue

                            Polly Scattergood’s debut album, released for the first time on vinyl, with two additional tracks, ‘Crystal Breaks’ and ‘Number 24’. Initially released in 2009, the record was produced by Simon Fisher Turner, with additional production from Mute’s Daniel Miller and Gareth Jones. Whilst powerful guitar riffs and glittering pianos create a bewitching base, Polly’s deeply personal lyrics take the forefront.

                            “A fantastically dark and unsettling debut” - NME.

                            “Polly Scattergood is worth the fuss.” - Loud & Quiet.

                            “Just fantastic” - The Guardian.


                            TRACK LISTING

                            A1 I Hate The Way
                            A2 Other Too Endless
                            A3 Untitled 27
                            A4 Please Don't Touch
                            B1 I Am Strong
                            B2 Unforgiving Arms
                            B3 Poem Song
                            B4 Bunny Club
                            C1 Nitrogen Pink
                            C2 Breathe In Breathe Out
                            C3 Crystal Breaks
                            C4 Number 24

                            Liars

                            They Were Wrong, So We Drowned - 2022 Reissue

                              They Were Wrong, So We Drowned is the new instalment from the Liars’ reissue series, where every two months an album from the back catalogue is being released on recycled coloured vinyl.

                              Originally released in 2004, Liars’ second album scrutinises pagen worship rituals in punkflore fashion with its title alluding to the horrors and injustices of witch-hunts conducted throughout history. Each song is a page from a story that frontman Angus Andrews crafted from his in-depth look into fairy tales and folklore, illustrating a conflict between witches and a scared Christians village. They Were Wrong, So We Drowned was a creative transition and saw the band severing their ties with a scene they inaugurated on their debut album, and had decidedly, outgrown by the second.

                              “This isn’t yesterday’s post-punk today…this isn’t yesterday’s anything. They Were Wrong is disorienting, challenging, and highly experimental.” — MAGNET

                              “…a headphone masterpiece.”— FADER

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1 Broken Witch
                              2 Steam Rose From The Lifeless Cloak
                              3 There's Always Room On The Broom
                              4 If You're A Wizard Then Why Do You Wear Glasses?
                              5 We Fenced Other Gardens With The Bones Of Our Own
                              6 They Don't Want Your Corn, They Want Your Kids
                              7 Read The Book That Wrote Itself
                              8 Hold Hands And It Will Happen Anyway
                              9 They Took 14 For The Rest Of Our Lives
                              10 Flow My Tears The Spider Said

                              A Certain Ratio

                              Loco Live At Hope Mills Studios

                                A Certain Ratio present their recording of the ‘Loco Live at Hope Mill Studios’ session, originally a live stream of the band’s sensational 2020 album ‘ACR Loco’.

                                After a 12-year hiatus releasing albums, ‘ACR Loco’ was created by a confident and revitalised ACR. The band had jumped back into the studio after their most successful tour in over 20 years to record ‘ACR Loco’, and in the lead up to the release, they filmed and recorded this live session at the heart of the Manchester music scene - Hope Mill Studios. The session featured Maria Uzor of Sink Ya Teeth on vocals and the recorded vocals of the much-missed Denise Johnson.

                                “‘ACR Loco’ feels more than anything like a celebration - the long awaited re-arrival of one of the best bands to ever bring post-punk to the dancefloor.” - Treble

                                “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to ‘ACR:Loco’, a forward-looking genre-defying slice of musical majesty.” - Narc

                                “On their first new album in over a decade, Manchester’s funkiest post-punk band offer an imperfect distillation of their 40-year legacy, updating their classic sound with nods to contemporary beat-driven music and political strife.” - Pop Matters

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Friends Around Us (Live At Hope Mill Studios)
                                Bouncy Bouncy (Live At Hope Mill Studios)
                                Yo Yo Gi (Live At Hope Mill Studios)
                                Supafreak (Live At Hope Mill Studios)
                                Always In Love (Live At Hope Mill Studios)
                                Family (Live At Hope Mill Studios)
                                Get A Grip (Live At Hope Mill Studios)
                                Berlin (Live At Hope Mill Studios)
                                What’s Wrong (Live At Hope Mill Studios)
                                Taxi Guy (Live At Hope Mill Studios)

                                A Certain Ratio

                                EP:ACR

                                  A Certain Ratio presents ‘EP:ACR’, the unity of their EP trilogy series on CD. This includes ‘ACR:EPA’, ‘ACR:EPC’ and ‘ACR:EPR’, and will be the first time that these 2021 titles are made available on CD.

                                  The first part is ‘EPA’, dedicated to Denise Johnson. It features the band’s final recordings with Denise and came about when they used up some remaining time booked in the studio for a day jam with no fixed agenda, and the result is something very special.

                                  Next up is ‘EPC’, a collaboration EP with Andy Meecham (Emperor Machine), Maria Uzor from Sink Ya Teeth, Jacknife Lee, and Chris Massey (who remixed their song ‘Dirty Boy’ back in 2019). The whole EP is dedicated to longtime ACR friend Andrew Weatherall, the inspiration for the song ‘Guv’nor’, which the band describe as “a collaboration in spirit.”

                                  The final piece of the trilogy is ‘EPR’, which was recorded with the internal brief that ‘anything goes’. EPR includes Part 2 and Part 1 (in that order!) of the mesmerising ‘$ouls In The City’, followed by the insanely catchy ‘Night People’, ‘Big Boy Pants’ and the final track ‘Downtime Vibes’, a hypnotic piece of repetitive rhythms built up around a set of chimes that Jez found in the back of his car.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Wonderland (Jam 6)
                                  Keep It Together (Jam 5)
                                  Down And Dirty (Jam 2)
                                  Feel No Fear (Jam 1)
                                  Emperor Machine (ACR Vs
                                  The Emperor Machine)
                                  The Guv’nor
                                  YOYOGRIP (Long)
                                  Musik Kontrol (ACR Vs
                                  Massey)
                                  $ouls In The City Part 2 & 1
                                  Night People
                                  Big Boy Pants
                                  Downtime Vibes

                                  Duet Emmo

                                  Or So It Seems

                                    Duet Emmo is the legendary collaboration between Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis (both of Wire and Dome) and Daniel Miller (The Normal and founder/owner of Mute). The album was originally released in 1983, and was the act’s only release. The result was the perfect amalgamation of Miller's hard-line electronics and Gilbert and Lewis' abstract and sparse textures, exhibiting why the anagrammatic combination of Dome and Mute was a fitting name for this project. 

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1 Hill Of Men
                                    2 Or So It Seems
                                    3 Friano
                                    4 The First Person
                                    5 A.N.C.
                                    6 Long Sledge
                                    7 Gatemmo
                                    8 Last's Card
                                    9 Heart Of Hearts (Or So It Seems)

                                    Erasure

                                    Day-Glo (Based On A True Story)

                                      Erasure present their new album, ‘Day-Glo (Based on a true story)’. An unexpected album, featuring 10 brand new songs, each track created using elements from ‘The Neon’ universe.

                                      Familiar but unexpected, the songs bear little resemblance to the original album, although echoes of ‘The Neon’ can be heard from time to time. The album is an alternative look at Vince and Andy’s world and marks the closure of this chapter of ‘The Neon’.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Based On A True Story
                                      2. Bop Beat
                                      3. Pin-Prick
                                      4. The Conman
                                      5. Now
                                      6. Inside Out
                                      7. Harbour Of My Heart
                                      8. 3 Strikes And You're Out
                                      9. The Shape Of Things
                                      10. The End

                                      Barry Adamson

                                      Oedipus Schmoedipus - 2022 Reissue

                                        Mute releases a limited edition run of Barry Adamson’s 1996 album, Oedipus Schmoedipus, featuring collaborations with Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker (‘Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis’), Nick Cave (‘The Sweetest Embrace’) and Billy Mackenzie (‘Achieved In The Valley Of Dolls’). This record explores the ‘Oedipus Complex’, with Barry describing it as "... a sexual psychoanalytical journey examining mother and son relationships in a somewhat humorous, yet dark way.”

                                        Since lending his talents to Magazine and Nick Cave and the Bad Seed, Barry Adamson has released a series of solo albums ranging in different musical genres. Viewed as the finale of an “unconscious trilogy” following ‘Moss Side Story’ and Mercury Prize nominated ‘Soul Murder’, Oedipus Schmoedipus showcases its composer’s embrace of various styles, moving between ambient electronics, cool jazz and elements of hip-hop.

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Laura says: Possibly the coolest Mancunian ever. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis, featuring the inimitable Jarvis Cocker at his seductive best, kicks off this exploration of the Oedipus Complex. It's a brilliant amalgamation of jazz, electronica, cinematics and hip-hop and along with the afore mentioned Jarvis, it also features guest vocals from the sadly missed Billy Mackenzie and of course Nick Cave. Along with his epic pseudo soundtrack, Moss Side Story, this is a hugely underrated Manchester LP.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        A1 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis
                                        A2 Something Wicked This Way Comes
                                        A3 The Vibes Ain't Nothin' But The Vibes
                                        A4 It's Business As Usual
                                        A5 Miles
                                        A6 Dirty Barry
                                        B1 In A Moment Of Clarity
                                        B2 Achieved In The Valley In The Dolls
                                        B3 Vermillion Kisses
                                        B4 The Big Bamboozle
                                        B5 State Of Contraction
                                        B6 The Sweetest Embrace
                                        B7 Set The Controls Again

                                        Liars

                                        They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top - 2022 Reissue

                                          "They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top" is the first instalment of the new Liars reissue series, where every two months an album from the back catalogue will be released on recycled coloured vinyl.

                                          The campaign kicks off with Liars’ debut album, originally released in 2001 and recorded over two days in Brooklyn, New York with producer Steve Revitte (The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion & Beastie Boys). At the time of release Liars were Melbourne born Angus Andrew (vocals & pedals), Aaron Hemphill from LA (guitar & drum machine) and Nebraskians Pat Nature (bass & synthbox) and drummer Ron Albertson.


                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          A1 Grown Men Don't Fall In The River, Just Like That
                                          A2 Mr Your On Fire Mr
                                          A3 Loose Nuts On The Veladrome
                                          A4 The Garden Was Crowded And Outside
                                          B1 Tumbling Walls Buried Me In The Debris
                                          B2 Nothing Is Ever Lost Or Can Be Lost My Science Friend
                                          B3 We Live NE Of Compton
                                          B4 Why Midnight Walked But Didn't Ring Her Bell
                                          B5 This Dust Makes That Mud

                                          Cabaret Voltaire

                                          The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord - 2022 Reissue

                                            Cabaret Voltaire’s ‘The Covenant, The Sword and The Arm of The Lord’, as originally remastered in 2013, now reissued on White vinyl. Known for being the harder, more experimental album of their “Pop” period, ‘The Covenant, The Sword and The Arm of The Lord’ was originally released in 1985 and includes the classic ‘I Want You’. The album embodys Cabarets Voltaire’s industrial electro-funk sound and their punk ethos, lending its title to American political extremism.

                                            Cabaret Voltaire were very much ahead of their time, harmonising dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental electronics, making them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts in electronic music.

                                            “…The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord is an exercise in paranoia with anxiety coded into the jittery sample-heavy structures of the music itself.” - Spectrum Culture
                                            “It's a pacier, funkier album than the 1984 effort, but it also it more abrasive and strange and holds together better…” - The Quietus

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A1 L21ST
                                            A2 I Want You
                                            A3 Hells Home
                                            A4 Kickback
                                            A5 The Arm Of The Lord
                                            B1 Warm
                                            B2 Golden Halos
                                            B3 Motion Rotation
                                            B4 Whip Blow
                                            B5 The Web

                                            Cabaret Voltaire

                                            The Crackdown - 2022 Reissue

                                              Cabaret Voltaire’s ‘The Crackdown’, as originally remastered in 2013, now reissued on Grey vinyl. Initially released in 1983, ‘The Crackdown’ was the band’s fourth album, and first after the exit of founding member Chris Watson. The album fuses their earlier experimental records with the electronic dance-funk sound that would become more prominent within their subsequent releases and includes the magnificent haunting single ‘Just Fascination’.

                                              The significance of ‘The Crackdown’ has grown over the decades, also enlisted in NME’s best albums of 1983.

                                              Cabaret Voltaire were very much ahead of their time, harmonising dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental electronics, making them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts in electronic music.

                                              “…true, unflinching pioneers of electronic music” – Loud & Quiet
                                              “…The Crackdown alone will serve to change some opinions of the Cabs' tenure in the majors.” - The Quietus
                                              “One of Cabaret Voltaire's strongest albums…” - All Music

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              A1 24-24
                                              A2 In The Shadows
                                              A3 Talking Time
                                              A4 Animation
                                              B1 Over And Over
                                              B2 Just Fascination
                                              B3 Why Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)
                                              B4 Haiti
                                              B5 Crackdown

                                              Cabaret Voltaire

                                              Micro-Phonies - 2022 Reissue

                                                Cabaret Voltaire’s ‘Micro-Phonies’, as originally remastered in 2013, now reissued on Turquoise vinyl. ‘Micro-Phonies’ is Cabaret Voltaire’s most sleek dance record, featuring charting singles ‘James Brown’ and ‘Sensoria’. Released in 1984, the record gained its reputation as the Cabs’ most mainstream album. Their partnership with Peter Care on video for ‘Sensoria’ received major airplay from MTV, and was famously one of the first music videos to be in the New York Museum of Art.

                                                Cabaret Voltaire were very much ahead of their time, harmonising dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental electronics, making them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts in electronic music.

                                                “Having invented the shadowy, murkier side of industrial/noise experimentation, here Cabaret Voltaire make their equally justified claim at fully kickstarting the beat-heavy crunch…” - All Music
                                                “Cab Vol focus on rhythms and bass lines (“James Brown”), work with breakbeats (“Blue Heat”) and approach the mainstream with "Sensoria". - Musikexpress

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1 Do Right
                                                2 The Operative
                                                3 Digital Rasta
                                                4 Spies In The Wires
                                                5 Theme From Earthshaker
                                                1 James Brown
                                                2 Slammer
                                                3 Blue Heat
                                                4 Sensoria

                                                Laibach

                                                Wir Sind Das Volk - Ein Musical Aus Deutschland

                                                  Laibach present their brand new album WIR SIND DAS VOLK (Ein Musical aus Deutschland). This album consists of the music from the band’s political theatre production Wir Sind das Volk (We are the People), which premiered at HAU (Berlin) in 2020. The piece was based on the writings of Heiner Müller (1929-1995), who was observed as one of the most significant German-language playwrights and poets since Bertolt Brecht.

                                                  The artwork for the new album is by the acclaimed Austrian-Irish visual artist, Gottfried Helnwein, known for his narrative reflecting upon historical and political issues. The cover features his work Epiphany I: Adoration of the Magi, which reflects upon childhood and National Socialism.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  VINYL TRACKLIST
                                                  A1 Philoktet
                                                  A2 Der Vater
                                                  A3 Medea Material
                                                  B1 Ich Bin Der Engel Der Verzweiflung
                                                  B2 Flieger, Grüß Mir Die Sonne
                                                  C1 Ordnung Und Disziplin (Müller Versus Brecht)
                                                  C2 Lessing Oder Das Ende Der Aufklärung
                                                  C3 Traumwald
                                                  D1 Im Herbst 197.. Starb… (instrumental)
                                                  D2 Ich Will Ein Deutscher Sein
                                                  D3 Ich War Die Wunde

                                                  CD TRACKLIST
                                                  1 Philoktet
                                                  2 Der Vater
                                                  3 Medea Material
                                                  4 Ich Bin Der Engel Der Verzweiflung
                                                  5 Flieger, Grüß Mir Die Sonne
                                                  6 Ordnung Und Disziplin (Müller Versus Brecht)
                                                  7 Lessing Oder Das Ende Der Aufklärung
                                                  8 Traumwald
                                                  9 Im Herbst 197.. Starb… (instrumental)
                                                  10 Ich Will Ein Deutscher Sein
                                                  11 Ich War Die Wunde
                                                  12 Das Lied Vom Einsamen Mädchen (live)
                                                  13 Im Herbst 197.. Starb… (live)
                                                  14 Wir Sind Das Volk Nur Durch Die Liebe (Abschlussrede Von Peter Mlakar, Live)

                                                  HAAi

                                                  Baby, We're Ascending

                                                    HAAi's debut full-length album is her most collaborative, energetic and vibrant collection to date. Baby, We're Ascending, a 13-track sonic adventure that takes you along for the ride – from hardcore, echoey beats to sweeping, colourful synth lines and bright, warped vocal samples. The voices on the album are vast and eclectic – from Jon Hopkins and Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor to singer Obi Franky and spoken word poet and activist Kai-Isaiah Jamal.

                                                    The album follows the release of ‘Lights Out’, her collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Fred Again.. and Romy of The xx, and is supported by a series of worldwide shows.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1 Channels
                                                    2 Pigeon Barron
                                                    3 Bodies Of Water
                                                    4 Human Sound Feat. Kai-Isaiah Jamal And Obi Franky
                                                    5 Louder Always Better
                                                    6 Biggest Mood Ever Feat. Alexis Taylor
                                                    7 AM
                                                    8 FM
                                                    9 I’ve Been Thinking A Lot Lately
                                                    10 Purple Jelly Disc Feat. Obi Franky
                                                    11 Baby, We’re Ascending
                                                    12 Orca
                                                    13 Tardigrade

                                                    Quinquis

                                                    Seim

                                                      “I went back to my roots,” says Émilie Tiersen (née Quinquis). “And I realised how much Breton culture was a part of me.”

                                                      Émilie Tiersen has, over the course of two albums and several years, made music as Tiny Feet and is now, with the release of Seim, her debut for Mute, known as QUINQUIS. The name change is symbolic; simultaneously paying homage to her personal and family history by referencing her maiden name, as well as representing a fresh start musically. “It’s been a new start for many things,” Émilie says. “Self-acceptance has been a really big thing for me.”

                                                      From forging a deeper connection to her own culture, history and identity, to exploring new musical terrain and becoming a mother, it’s been a period filled with significant change. It was during this time that she began to explore new ideas. “I was on tour with Yann [her husband, Yann Tiersen] and our baby,” she recalls. “During my baby's nap I created a rule for myself: to come up with one new idea in every new city. From the very beginning this was a journey.”

                                                      Soon people began to join Émilie on this journey. Characters - some from her own life, others rooted in the history of Breton culture - began to come alive in song ideas. She discovered Ankou, a servant of death in Breton mythology who comes to see you in the year that you die; she explored Seiz Breur, a 1923 Breton art movement founded by a young woman in the very same small village she is from; she tapped into the lives of friends, exploring a rich tapestry of people, places, emotions and stories all tied together by a shared commonplace: Brittany. “I put the stories of those people around mine so that I could have them share this journey with me.”

                                                      “It’s been a really rich and nourishing period,” Émilie says. “I've discovered what it is to be a mother. To have a son has answered many questions I had about life and roots, and so this was the first step to a very deep discovery. I am raising my child in the Breton language, so there was this kind of rebooting of the whole system.”

                                                      Once these ideas began to mutate into something more musical, she connected with Gareth Jones, celebrated producer who has worked with groups such as Liars, Depeche Mode and Apparat. He initially offered to play some synths but their partnership grew into something more. “The record revealed itself in the back-and-forth Gareth and I had,” she says. “It was really unexpected because Gareth and I are quite the opposite. We are really different on paper but through this album we've shared something unexpected. He’s got a bit of a mentor aura - he was the light to my darkness.”

                                                      The result of their work is one that merges sparse electronics, immersive atmospherics, and deft melodies, all of which are carried by Émilie’s tender yet quietly soaring vocals. The opening ‘Adkrog’ (aptly translated as ‘Start Again’) stirs the album to life with soothing yet unpredictable pulsations, as though a new world is awakening and working out its newfound surroundings. “It's about finding the energy in environment and nature,” she explains. “When I was feeling desperate, I sat outside and I prayed for nature to give me some answers. This song is about that - if you just let go then nature gives you an answer.” ‘Setu’, on the other hand, a story about the aforementioned Ankou is driven by scattered beats, floating vocals and considered sonic textures that bubble up from peaceful to potent.

                                                      The subtle arrangements across the album are reflective of a philosophy Émilie was exploring. “I'd been reading into wabi-sabi,” she explains. “It's a Japanese way of thinking about finding beauty in imperfections. The idea was to accept my imperfections and find the beauty in simple and small things. Minimalism has impacted the album - to try to find a way to stay humble.”

                                                      Collaborations also extend to Ólavur Jákupsson, who sings in Faroese on ‘Run’ (which translates to ‘Hill’), a song about being woken up by a blast of cold wind on top of a hill, which melds woozy tones, plucked strings, engulfing atmospheres and Émilie’s intimate and whispered vocals. On ‘Netra Ken’ the writer and endurance cyclist Emily Chappell features, reading an extract from her book (in Welsh) “Where There’s A Will”, capturing her determination and resilience. Talking about the use of language on the album, she explains, "I think languages are a living way of telling people’s mind and culture, their diversity brings us closer and helps us understand better. That’s why I was happy to have Welsh and Faroese along with Breton in the record… they are somehow cultures that seem close to mine.”

                                                      To make it even more unique, Émilie sings throughout in Breton. “Singing in the Breton language made me realise what I was made from,” she says. “Everything was suddenly easier and it gave me more freedom. It's a very special language and so to write interesting lyrics was a process of researching but it was so nourishing to discover new stuff about nature or people thanks to that language.”

                                                      Nature is key to the album and lends itself to the title, as well as key themes in individual songs. The album title Seim translates as “sap”. “It's really about when you have low energy,” Tiersen says, “and you need to recollect the sap so that the tree gets green again. The whole album was really about making me green again. The more I recorded music, the more I felt green.”

                                                      This sense of rejuvenation, rebirth and a musical awakening coincided with Émilie plunging into her own community, history and culture. “The more I was learning about myself, the more I was discovering the people around me,” she says. “Now I'm on the City Council here on Ushant [the remote Breton island she and her family live on]. The more I go into it, the more involved I am in the Ushant community. I really felt during these past few years that people have been so supportive.”

                                                      This feeling of being lifted by the community is reflected in ‘Ôg’ a story about a woman from Ushant whose husband went to work at sea (the oil tanker Betelgeuse) while she was 8 months pregnant. All 52 men died, 51 on board, with the exception of her husband who died trying to make it ashore.” The widows of the 51 men on board came together to help the woman with clothes and other things for the baby. “This story really resonated with me.”

                                                      This sense of interconnectedness leads to the album being a multifaceted one. It is deeply personal and introspective yet also collaborative and expansive. It is rooted in both historical and modern stories. It is an album that connects worlds while being entirely its own. “There is something cosmic about it,” says Émilie. “I don't know how to explain that but the way it happened with Gareth, and the way everything just suddenly all came together feels like cosmic harmony.”

                                                      It’s also an album that brings to life, in a singular and contemporary way, the lives, stories and people of the Breton culture and its language. “The album was a way for me to tell stories of the people here. I really felt that during the whole process that through stories I could tell the history of Brittany or Ushant. It's an album that is full of ghosts. I'm happy with that. I have a good relationship with ghosts.” 

                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                      Barry says: Seim is a striking collection of swooning electronic anthems, rooted in club music, but tempered into a hazy post-party wooze, all topped with soft French vocals. It's a wonderfully written evocative set of electronic anthems, and perfectly at home on Mute.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Adkrog
                                                      2. Eñvor
                                                      3. Setu
                                                      4. Run
                                                      5. Mintin
                                                      6. Estren
                                                      7. Netra Ken
                                                      8. Ôg
                                                      9. An Divare
                                                      10. Te

                                                      Thomas Leer And Robert Rental

                                                      The Bridge

                                                        Thomas Leer and Robert Rental’s The Bridge is re-issued on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1979 and on CD for the first time since 1992. With Robert unfortunately passing away in 2000, this record, Leer and Rental’s one and only album together, stands alone in capturing the duo’s pioneering capabilities. The Bridge was originally released on Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records label in 1979 and is considered to be an early electronic avant-garde synth-pop masterpiece, seeing the likes of John Foxx, Propaganda, Art of Noise and ABC citing the pair as key influences.



                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1 Attack Decay
                                                        2 Monochrome Days
                                                        3 Day Breaks, Night Heals
                                                        4 Connotations
                                                        5 Fade Away
                                                        6 Interferon
                                                        7 Six A.M.
                                                        8 The Hard Way In And The Easy Way Out
                                                        9 Perpetual

                                                        Erasure

                                                        Ne:Ep (RSD22 EDITION)

                                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                          Erasure's Ne:Ep was released on CD and Cassette in October to celebrate the band's UK tour. Featuring 4 brand new tracks recorded during The Neon sessions, plus the single Secrets, this special coloured vinyl release adds additional previously unreleased remixes and comes with a high definition audio download code. 

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          A1 Time (Hearts Full Of Love)
                                                          A2 Same Game
                                                          B1 Leaving
                                                          B2 Come On Baby
                                                          B3 Secrets

                                                          Inspiral Carpets

                                                          Devil Hopping - 2022 Reissue

                                                            This release sees ‘Devil Hopping’ re-issued on vinyl for the first time since its original release, housed in a standard 12” sleeve on limited edition 140g red vinyl.

                                                            Originally released on 22nd March 1994, ‘Devil Hopping’ was Inspiral Carpets’ fourth studio record and reached #10 in the UK album charts, featuring the singles ‘Saturn 5’, ‘I Want You’ and ‘Uniform’. Regarded as one of the main components of the Madchester movement in the early 90s, the Inspirals released a further three albums on Cow Records (via Mute Records) before disbanding in 1995.


                                                            Inspiral Carpets

                                                            Revenge Of The Goldfish - 2022 Reissue

                                                              This release sees ‘Revenge of the Goldfish’ re-issued on vinyl for the first time since its original release, housed in a standard 12” sleeve on limited edition 140g orange vinyl.

                                                              Originally released on 5th October 1992, ‘Revenge of the Goldfish’ was Inspiral Carpets’ third studio record and reached #17 in the UK album charts, featuring the singles ‘Dragging Me Down’, ‘Bitches Brew’, ‘Generations’ and ‘Two Worlds Collide’. Regarded as one of the main components of the Madchester movement in the early 90s, the Inspirals released a further three albums on Cow Records (via Mute Records) before disbanding in 1995.


                                                              I Start Counting

                                                              Ejected

                                                                Mute releases I Start Counting’s Ejected on CD for the first time. Initially produced on the now sold out limited edition cassette for the 2021 Independent Label Market alongside Re-fused, these two albums contain unreleased I Start Counting tracks and demos recorded in 1985 and 1986 for their albums My Translucent Hands (1986) and Fused (1988).

                                                                The duo consisting of David Baker and Simon Leonard came together to form I Start Counting in 1982. Signing to Mute in 1984, the release of their first singles ‘Letters to a Friend’ and ‘Still Smiling’ were quick to follow, both produced by Daniel Miller. My Translucent Hands and Fused established a cult following for the duo, originating amongst American suburban teens who were discovering Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk for the first time. By the early 1990s, Baker and Leonard had evolved into Fortran 5, releasing three albums for the label before returning as Komputer in 1996. Their three incarnations finally met in 2011 through the release of Konnecting…, a record that showcased the duo's pure pop junctures.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1 Charlie
                                                                2 Modern Sunbathing
                                                                3 Is She On Her Own
                                                                4 Cooler Than Calcutta
                                                                5 Red Car
                                                                6 My Sister's Friend
                                                                7 Million Headed Monster
                                                                8 I'm A Murderer
                                                                9 You Can't Write That Down
                                                                10 Rawhide 

                                                                I Start Counting

                                                                Re-fused

                                                                  Mute releases I Start Counting’s Re-fused on CD for the first time. Initially produced on the now sold out limited edition cassette for the 2021 Independent Label Market alongside Ejected, these two albums contain unreleased I Start Counting tracks and demos recorded in 1985 and 1986 for their albums My Translucent Hands (1986) and Fused (1988).

                                                                  The duo consisting of David Baker and Simon Leonard came together to form I Start Counting in 1982. Signing to Mute in 1984, the release of their first singles ‘Letters to a Friend’ and ‘Still Smiling’ were quick to follow, both produced by Daniel Miller. My Translucent Hands and Fused established a cult following for the duo, originating amongst American suburban teens who were discovering Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk for the first time. By the early 1990s, Baker and Leonard had evolved into Fortran 5, releasing three albums for the label before returning as Komputer in 1996. Their three incarnations finally met in 2011 through the release of Konnecting…, a record that showcased the duo's pure pop junctures.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1 Talk About The Weather
                                                                  2 You And I
                                                                  3 625
                                                                  4 Grass Snake
                                                                  5 Pretty Too
                                                                  6 Birmingham
                                                                  7 The I Can't Express
                                                                  8 Lose Him
                                                                  9 Say Something 

                                                                  Swans

                                                                  Soundtracks For The Blind - 2022 Reissue

                                                                    SWANS Soundtracks for the Blind - originally released in 1996, and the band’s last studio album prior to their 2010 reformation.

                                                                    “This album has everything in there – all the ideas from Swans’ initial 15 years of work. There’s some contemporary recordings of the band as it existed in ‘96/7, with Larry Mullins on drums/percussion, Jarboe singing and playing keyboards, Vudi playing electric guitar, and Joe Goldring playing bass and electric guitar, and me singing and playing electric and acoustic guitar, but there’s also a huge amount of sounds and recordings that Jarboe and I collected over the years. These are reassembled, looped, mangled, and in many cases overdubbed upon to create new pieces of music… I really set my own trap, dug my own grave on this one. There was SO MUCH material to deal with, to sift through (whole trunks full of decomposing, moldy cassettes and discs with samples and sounds), and the task of making it into something coherent was at times debilitating. Really like climbing up a mountain of sand. I don’t remember why I set this goal for myself, to somehow incorporate such a ridiculously disparate amount of material. I think maybe it was so I could justify throwing all that crap into the local dump, which is what I did when I finished the album. But in the end, after centuries of picking at this huge iceberg of material with a toothpick, my trusty engineer Chris Griffin and I managed to sculpt something out of it. It actually breathes, seems to live, in most places I think. … When I decided to reform Swans in 2010 Soundtracks was what I referred to as a starting point”. 
                                                                    - Michael Gira / Swans 2018.

                                                                    “Now that this last phase of Swans is over, I'm not quite sure it actually happened. It's already fading, like most things. I think we achieved something there though, and it was good after shows to go out and meet people and get a sense of how the music has affected them, either that night or through the years. I'm always touched when I hear the music has had a salutary effect on someone, since it's had the same effect on me - which is why I do it. So, even if the details are increasingly hazy, I feel we've left something positive behind, and perhaps contributed something worthwhile.

                                                                    Now, as is natural, I'm looking towards what comes next. I'm currently writing new material for the next phase of Swans, some of which I'll perform on my upcoming solo tours. Sitting there alone on stage with a dead piece of wood and some wires and just my voice is a challenge I set for myself a number of years ago, trying to fully inhabit the same thread that's run through the music all along, with the simplest of means. I think I've gotten pretty good at it over time. I play the guitar my own way. I've never really learned how to play it conventionally and I don't care to do so. I could just as easily be hitting two rocks together. It provides a context for the voice and words, and just as in the music of Swans, when all the elements (known and unknowable) combine, it can lead to something beyond itself, which is always the place I'd like to go: somewhere else. I hope to see you there."
                                                                    - Michael Gira / Swans 2018.


                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    VINYL:
                                                                    A1 Red Velvet Corridor
                                                                    A2 Helpless Child
                                                                    B1 I Was A Prisoner In Your Skull
                                                                    B2 Live Through Me
                                                                    B3 Yum-Yab Killers
                                                                    B4 The Beautiful Days
                                                                    C1 Volcano
                                                                    C2 Mellothumb
                                                                    C3 All Lined Up
                                                                    C4 Surrogate 2
                                                                    D1 How They Suffer
                                                                    D2 Animus
                                                                    E1 Red Velvet Wound
                                                                    E2 The Sound
                                                                    E3 Her Mouth Is Filled With Honey
                                                                    F1 Blood Section
                                                                    F2 Hypogirl
                                                                    F3 Minus Something
                                                                    F4 Empathy
                                                                    G1 I Love You This Much
                                                                    G2 YRP
                                                                    G3 Fan's Lament
                                                                    H1 Secret Friends
                                                                    H2 The Final Sacrifice
                                                                    H3 YRP 2
                                                                    H4 Surrogate Drone

                                                                    A Certain Ratio

                                                                    The Graveyard And The Ballroom



                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Do The Du
                                                                      Faceless
                                                                      Crippled Child
                                                                      Choir
                                                                      Flight
                                                                      I Fail
                                                                      Strain
                                                                      All Night Party
                                                                      Oceans
                                                                      Choir
                                                                      The Fox
                                                                      Suspect
                                                                      Flight
                                                                      Genotype-Phenotype

                                                                      Daniel Blumberg

                                                                      The World To Come

                                                                        Daniel Blumberg has composed an enchanting new original score for Mona Fastvold’s critically acclaimed The World To Come. The film premiered at the 77th Venice Film Festival 2020 and was released in UK cinemas during Summer 2021. Highlighted as “a marvelous score” in Variety and “powerfully moving” by The Film Stage, the score includes the title track featuring Josephine Foster. Blumberg enlisted the talents of an ensemble of radical, internationally revered musicians, whilst the score was co-produced with world-renowned producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker).

                                                                        Released on Limited edition double clear vinyl and CD.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1 Opening (Dyer’s Farmhouse)
                                                                        A2 Nellie
                                                                        A3 Abigail’s Walk
                                                                        A4 Tallie
                                                                        A5 Flummoxed
                                                                        A6 Chicken Plucking
                                                                        A7 The Storm
                                                                        A8 Falling In Love
                                                                        B1 First Kiss
                                                                        B2 The Orchard
                                                                        B3 The Woods
                                                                        B4 Spying House
                                                                        B5 Thoughts And Townships
                                                                        B6 The Fire
                                                                        B7 Empty House
                                                                        B8 Tallie Missing
                                                                        C1 Finny Letter
                                                                        C2 Atlas
                                                                        C3 The Wagon
                                                                        C4 Love And Death
                                                                        C5 Rooftop
                                                                        C6 The World To Come
                                                                        D1 Abigail’s Theme (Brötzmann Solo)
                                                                        D2 Tallie’s Theme (Brötzmann Solo)

                                                                        Anita Lane

                                                                        Sex O'Clock - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                          Sex O’Clock, which is previously unreleased on vinyl, was planned for release before Anita lane’s untimely death earlier in 2021 as a 20th anniversary edition of the her timeless album. Initally released in 2001, Sex O’Clock was produced by Mick Harvey, featuring co-writes with various Bad Seeds, along with unique interpretations of other songwriter’s tracks including Gil Scott-Heron’s searing ‘Home is Where the Hatred Is’.

                                                                          Known for being one of the most creative forces to come out of Melbourne’s post-rock scene, Anita came to London in 1980 with The Birthday Party. Credited as a co-founder of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds, Lane exerted a strong influence over the band and co-wrote the universally acclaimed ‘From Her To Eternity’ and the haunting ‘Stranger Than Kindness’. Whilst also collaborating with the likes of Barry Adamson, Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Haut and Mick Harvey on his celebrated Serge Gainsbourg albums. First time on vinyl with lyric inner sleeve, also available on CD with lyric booklet.


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1 Home Is Where The Hatred Is
                                                                          2 The Next Man That I See
                                                                          3 Do That Thing
                                                                          4 I Hate Myself
                                                                          5 A Light Possession
                                                                          6 I Love You, I Am No More
                                                                          7 Like Caesar Needs A Brutus
                                                                          8 Do The Kamasutra
                                                                          9 The Petrol Wife
                                                                          10 Bella Ciao

                                                                          Goldfrapp

                                                                          Head First - 2021 Reissue

                                                                            Goldfrapp’s fifth studio album, Head First, was originally released on 19 March 2010. The album debuted at number six on the UK Albums Chart, selling 23,000 copies in its first week and went on to sell over 70k units in the UK alone, It featured three singles Rocket, Alive and Believer and received a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Following the reissue series of Black Cherry, Supernature & Seventh Tree by Mute/BM, this is the first time Head First has been reissued and will appear on 140g Transparent Magenta vinyl with an exclusive 12x12 art print in a gatefold sleeve.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Rocket
                                                                            Believer
                                                                            Alive
                                                                            Dreaming
                                                                            Head First
                                                                            Hunt
                                                                            Shiny And Warm
                                                                            I Wanna Life
                                                                            Voicething

                                                                            ‘Another Day’ is the latest album on Mute by techno pioneer Chris Liebing. ‘Another Day’ follows ‘Burn Slow’, and explores a stunningly expressive, euphoric and melodic side of Liebing’s technical arsenal, while maintaining the pulsating threat in his new tracks that usually imbue his club-based DJ stompers. The album features a constellation of contributors including Miles Cooper Seaton, Ladan (Cold Specks), Polly Scattergood, Tom Adams and Maria Uzor (Sink Ya Teeth).

                                                                            RIYL: Broken English Club, Trevor Jackson, LIES, James Rushkin and all that juicy minimal wave darkness.


                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Matt says: One of my favourite ever DJs also makes really good electronica and dark techno. His latest on Mute sees the producer experiment with blurred vox, staccato beats and rich, lavish atmospherics as he journeys to the event horizon clod in goth boots and black eyeliner.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A1 Fault Line (feat. Miles Cooper Seaton)
                                                                            A2 Patterns (feat. Maria Uzor)
                                                                            A3 10 West
                                                                            B1 Circles
                                                                            B2 Something Half Way
                                                                            C1 Another Day (feat. Polly Scattergood)
                                                                            C2 Cause & Effect
                                                                            C3 Whispers And Wires (feat. Ladan)
                                                                            D1 Hollow Town (feat. Tom Adams)
                                                                            D2 Closedown

                                                                            CD TRACKLIST

                                                                            1 Fault Line (feat. Miles Cooper Seaton)
                                                                            2 Patterns (feat. Maria Uzor)
                                                                            3 10 West
                                                                            4 Circles
                                                                            5 Something Half Way
                                                                            6 Another Day (feat. Polly Scattergood)
                                                                            7 Cause & Effect
                                                                            8 Whispers And Wires (feat. Ladan)
                                                                            9 Hollow Town (feat. Tom Adams)
                                                                            10 Closedown

                                                                            Hackedepicciotto

                                                                            The Silver Threshold

                                                                              The Berlin-based duo hackedepicciotto have returned with The Silver Threshold, their fourth full length album. This cinematic and hypnotic release combines swirling electronics, shimmering autoharp and the beautiful vocal harmonies of Danielle de Picciotto (co-founder of Berlin’s legendary 'Love Parade', prolific solo artist and illustrator) and Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten), blended with a plethora of instruments from around the world. Danielle and Alex have contributed to a vast and varied legacy of electronic music, although The Silver Threshold is their the first album in partnership with Mute, they are not new to the label, with both Danielle and Alex members of the last incarnation of Crime and the City Solution and Alex a member of Einstürzende Neubauten whilst also contributing to releases by Phew and Miranda Sex Garden.


                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1 Ouvertuere
                                                                              2 The Silver Threshold
                                                                              3 Meteor’s Reign
                                                                              4 Evermore
                                                                              5 Babel
                                                                              6 Trebbus
                                                                              7 Journey East
                                                                              8 Meeres Stille
                                                                              9 Kirchhain
                                                                              10 The Watered Garden

                                                                              Lee Ranaldo

                                                                              In Virus Times

                                                                                In Virus Times is an acoustic instrumental piece by Lee Ranaldo. Composed during the pandemic, In Virus Times will be released as a 1-sided LP with an etching on Side B.

                                                                                The cover is a beautiful photo by Lee’s friend, the great Brazilian photographer Anna Paula Bogaciovas. Originally released as one track as part of a collaboration with Lucien Jean for Le Presses du Reel, the music was featured on a mini CD that accompanied a book that featured 2 short stories.

                                                                                In Virus Times, released by Mute, sees the track transformed into 4 pieces and is available on Limited Edition 12” Transparent Turquoise Vinyl with an exclusive poster designed, signed and individually numbered by Lee Ranaldo. The poster design is based on an electron microscope photo of the Covid-19 molecule.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1 In Virus Times - Part 1
                                                                                A2 In Virus Times - Part 2
                                                                                A3 In Virus Times - Part 3
                                                                                A4 In Virus Times - Part 4

                                                                                A Certain Ratio

                                                                                Loco Remezclada

                                                                                  Following their latest trifecta of EP releases, A Certain Ratio return with the remix album Loco Remezclada. The remix album takes all 10 tracks from 2020’s ACR Loco + ‘Down & Dirty’ from EPA and puts them in the hands of a sensational selection of producers and artists including Lou Hayter, LoneLady, Lounge Society, The Orielles, Maps, Sink Ya Teeth, Skream, Doctor Pieter, Chris Massey, Colleen Cosmo, Number and Muddy Feet. 

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Double Vinyl Tracklisting
                                                                                  Down & Dirty (Mr Dan Remix)
                                                                                  Friends Around Us (Lou Hayter Remix)
                                                                                  Bouncy Bouncy (Chop & Drop Lonelady Mix)
                                                                                  Yo Yo Gimix (The Orielles Remix)
                                                                                  Supafreak (Massey Mix)
                                                                                  Always In Love (Skream Remix)
                                                                                  Family (Finger Tip Mix Suite)
                                                                                  Get A Grip (Maps Remix)
                                                                                  Berlin (Cosmodelica Remix)
                                                                                  What’s Wrong (SYT DMT Remix)
                                                                                  Taxi Guy (Number Rework)

                                                                                  Triple Vinyl Tracklisting
                                                                                  Down & Dirty (Mr Dan Remix)
                                                                                  Friends Around Us (Lou Hayter Remix)
                                                                                  Bouncy Bouncy (Chop & Drop Lonelady Mix)
                                                                                  Yo Yo Gimix (The Orielles Remix)
                                                                                  Supafreak (Massey Mix)
                                                                                  Always In Love (Skream Remix)
                                                                                  Family (Finger Tip Mix Suite)
                                                                                  Get A Grip (Maps Remix)
                                                                                  Berlin (Cosmodelica Remix)
                                                                                  What’s Wrong (SYT DMT Remix)
                                                                                  Taxi Guy (Number Rework)
                                                                                  Always In Love (Muddy Feet Remix)
                                                                                  Friends Around Us (The Lounge Society Remix)

                                                                                  CD Tracklisting
                                                                                  Down & Dirty (Mr Dan Remix)
                                                                                  Friends Around Us (Lou Hayter Remix)
                                                                                  Bouncy Bouncy (Chop & Drop Lonelady Mix)
                                                                                  Yo Yo Gimix (The Orielles Remix)
                                                                                  Supafreak (Massey Mix)
                                                                                  Always In Love (Skream Remix)
                                                                                  Family (Finger Tip Mix Suite)
                                                                                  Get A Grip (Maps Remix)
                                                                                  Berlin (Cosmodelica Remix)
                                                                                  What’s Wrong (SYT DMT Remix)
                                                                                  Taxi Guy (Number Rework)
                                                                                  Always In Love (Muddy Feet Remix)
                                                                                  Friends Around Us (The Lounge Society Remix)

                                                                                  The Pop Group

                                                                                  Y In Dub

                                                                                    The Pop Group’s seminal 1979 album Y has been given a new dub mix by British reggae legend Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell, who has produced for a wide variety of artists including Fela Kuti, Bananarama and Linton Kwesi Johnson. This new version of the album features reimagined arrangements of the original album’s tracks with mind-bending space echoes and a plethora of other studio effects. Y is ranked by The Wire as one of the 100 Most Important Records Ever Made and by Pitchfork as one of the Best Albums of the ‘70s.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Laura says: One of my favourite albums of all time reworked by the legendary Dennis Bovell. Channelling heavy On-U Sound vibes. This is awesome!

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1 Thief Of Fire (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
                                                                                    2 Snowgirl (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
                                                                                    3 Blood Money (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
                                                                                    4 Savage Sea (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
                                                                                    5 We Are Time (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
                                                                                    6 Words Disobey Me (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
                                                                                    7 Don't Call Me Pain (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
                                                                                    8 Boys From Brazil (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
                                                                                    9 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
                                                                                    10 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
                                                                                    11 338 (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)

                                                                                    Phew

                                                                                    New Decade

                                                                                      The renowned avant-garde artist Phew has returned to Mute for her forthcoming album New Decade. Working with voice and electronics, New Decade’s six new tracks define her as a master of her craft. Described by pitchfork as ‘a Japanese underground legend’, she was a founding member of Osaka punk band Aunt Sally, who broke up in 1980. Since then she has worked solo and collaborated with musical luminaries including as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jim O’Rourke, Ana da Silva (The Raincoats), Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms) and Holger Czukay (Can). Her 1992 album for Mute, Our Likeness, features Alexander Hacke (Hackedepicciotto, Einstruzende Neubauten), Jaki Liebezeit (Can) and Chrislo Haas (Crime & the City Solution, DAF, Liaisons Dangereuses). New Decade will be released on CD and Limited Edition ‘Total Clear’ Vinyl. 

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      LP Tracklist:
                                                                                      A1. Snow And Pollen
                                                                                      A2. Days Nights
                                                                                      A3. Into The Stream
                                                                                      B1. Feedback Tuning
                                                                                      B2. Flashforward
                                                                                      B3. Doing Nothing

                                                                                      CD Tracklist:
                                                                                      1. Snow And Pollen
                                                                                      2. Days Nights
                                                                                      3. Into The Stream
                                                                                      4. Feedback Tuning
                                                                                      5. Flashforward
                                                                                      6. Doing Nothing

                                                                                      Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                      B-Sides & Rarities: Part II

                                                                                        All formats come with a free Piccadilly Records EOY Sampler CD whilst stocks last.

                                                                                        B-Side And Rarities Part II was compiled by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis and features 27 tracks from “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!” in 2006 to 2019s “Ghosteen”. Also features 19 rare and unreleased tracks including first recordings of ‘Skeleton Tree’, ‘Girl in Amber’, ‘Bright Horses’ and ‘Waiting for You’.

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Darryl says: Cave and Ellis, what a winning combo! Nick Cave remains one of the greatest talents working in music today, and this offers a fascinating insight into the killer tunes they decided not to release along with some fantastic tracks that were only deemed worthy of B-Side status.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        PART II LP1 & CD1

                                                                                        1. A1. Hey Little Firing Squad
                                                                                        2. A2. Fleeting Love
                                                                                        3. A3. Accidents Will Happen
                                                                                        4. A4. Free To Walk (With Debbie Harry)
                                                                                        5. A5. Avalanche*
                                                                                        6. A6. Vortex *

                                                                                        7. B1. Needle Boy
                                                                                        8. B2. Lightning Bolts
                                                                                        9. B3. Animal X
                                                                                        10. B4. Give Us A Kiss
                                                                                        11. B5. Push The Sky Away
                                                                                        (Live With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)*

                                                                                        PART II LP2 & CD2

                                                                                        1. A1. First Skeleton Tree*
                                                                                        2. A2. King Sized Nick Cave Blues*
                                                                                        3. A3. Opium Eyes*
                                                                                        4. A4. Big Dream (With Sky)*
                                                                                        5. A5. Instrumental #33*
                                                                                        6. A6. Hell Villanelle*
                                                                                        7. A7. Euthanasia*
                                                                                        8. A8. Life Per Se*

                                                                                        9. B1. Steve McQueen*
                                                                                        10. B2. First Bright Horses*
                                                                                        11. B3. First Girl In Amber*
                                                                                        12. B4. Glacier*
                                                                                        13. B5. Heart That Kills You*
                                                                                        14. B6. First Waiting For You*
                                                                                        15. B7. Sudden Song*
                                                                                        16. B8. Earthlings*

                                                                                        *previously Unreleased

                                                                                        Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                        B-Sides & Rarities: Part I & II - Deluxe 7LP Box Set

                                                                                          Following on from the successful ‘An Idiot Prayer’ live album and livestream event released this year, Nick Cave Productions & BMG announce B-Sides And Rarities Part I & II.

                                                                                          B-Sides And Rarities Part I & II contains material from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ 30-plus year career. This collection features 83 tracks across 7 x 180g LPs housed in a deluxe case bound slipcase with foiling, featuring exclusive photographs and sleeve notes written by Sean O’Hagan (The Guardian & The Observer).

                                                                                          This is the first time Part I, compiled by Mick Harvey and originally released in 2005, has been made available on vinyl. It comprises 56 tracks including rarities, out-takes, covers & B-sides from 1988-2005.

                                                                                          Part II, compiled by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis and features 27 tracks from Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! in 2006 to 2019’s Ghosteen. Including 19 rare and unreleased tracks including first recordings of ‘Skeleton Tree’, ‘Girl in Amber’, ‘Bright Horses’ and ‘Waiting for You’.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          PART I LP1
                                                                                          A1. Deanna (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                          A2. The Mercy Seat (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                          A3. City Of Refuge (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                          A4. The Moon Is In The Gutter
                                                                                          A5. The Six Strings That Drew Blood
                                                                                          A6. Rye Whiskey
                                                                                          A7. Running Scared
                                                                                          B1. Black Betty
                                                                                          B2. Scum
                                                                                          B3. The Girl At The Bottom Of My Glass
                                                                                          B4. The Train Song
                                                                                          B5. Cocks 'n' Asses
                                                                                          B6. Blue Bird

                                                                                          PART I LP2
                                                                                          A1. Helpless
                                                                                          A2. God's Hotel
                                                                                          A3. (I'll Love You) Till The End Of The World
                                                                                          A4. Cassiel's Song
                                                                                          A5. Tower Of Song
                                                                                          A6. Rye Whiskey
                                                                                          B1. What Can I Give You?
                                                                                          B2. What A Wonderful World
                                                                                          B3. Rainy Night In Soho
                                                                                          B4. Lucy (Version #2)
                                                                                          B5. Jack The Ripper (Acoustic Version)

                                                                                          PART I LP3
                                                                                          A1. The Ballad Of Robert Moore And Betty Coltrane
                                                                                          A2. The Willow Garden
                                                                                          A3. King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O
                                                                                          A4. Knoxville Girl
                                                                                          A5. There's No Night Out In The Jail
                                                                                          A6. That's What Jazz Is To Me
                                                                                          B1. Where The Wild Roses Grow
                                                                                          B2. O'Malley's Bar Pt. 1
                                                                                          B3. O'Malley's Bar Pt. 2
                                                                                          B4. O'Malley's Bar Pt. 3
                                                                                          B5. O'Malley's Bar Reprise

                                                                                          PART I LP4
                                                                                          A1. Red Right Hand
                                                                                          A2. Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum
                                                                                          A3. Little Empty Boat
                                                                                          A4. Right Now I'm A-Roaming
                                                                                          B1. Come Into My Sleep
                                                                                          B2. Black Hair
                                                                                          B3. Babe, I Got You Bad
                                                                                          B4. Sheep May Safely Graze
                                                                                          B5. Opium Tea

                                                                                          PART I LP5
                                                                                          A1. Grief Came Riding
                                                                                          A2. Bless His Ever Loving Heart
                                                                                          A3. Good Good Day
                                                                                          A4. Little Janey's Gone
                                                                                          A5. I Feel So Good
                                                                                          A6. Shoot Me Down
                                                                                          B1. Swing Low
                                                                                          B2. Little Ghost Song
                                                                                          B3. Everything Must Converge
                                                                                          B4. Nocturama
                                                                                          B5. She's Leaving You
                                                                                          B6. Under This Moon

                                                                                          PART II LP6

                                                                                          A1. Hey Little Firing Squad
                                                                                          A2. Fleeting Love
                                                                                          A3. Accidents Will Happen
                                                                                          A4. Free To Walk (With Debbie Harry)
                                                                                          A5. Avalanche*
                                                                                          A6. Vortex *
                                                                                          B1. Needle Boy
                                                                                          B2. Lightning Bolts
                                                                                          B3. Animal X
                                                                                          B4. Give Us A Kiss
                                                                                          B5. Push The Sky Away
                                                                                          (Live With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)*

                                                                                          PART II LP7
                                                                                          A1. First Skeleton Tree*
                                                                                          A2. King Sized Nick Cave Blues*
                                                                                          A3. Opium Eyes*
                                                                                          A4. Big Dream (With Sky)*
                                                                                          A5. Instrumental #33*
                                                                                          A6. Hell Villanelle*
                                                                                          A7. Euthanasia*
                                                                                          A8. Life Per Se*
                                                                                          B1. Steve McQueen*
                                                                                          B2. First Bright Horses*
                                                                                          B3. First Girl In Amber*
                                                                                          B4. Glacier*
                                                                                          B5. Heart That Kills You*
                                                                                          B6. First Waiting For You*
                                                                                          B7. Sudden Song*
                                                                                          B8. Earthlings*

                                                                                          Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                          B-Sides & Rarities: Part I

                                                                                            B-Side & Rarities Part I contains material from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ 30-plus year career. This collection features 56 tracks including rarities, out-takes, covers & B-sides from 1988-2005 across 3 volumes, compiled by Mick Harvey.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            PART I CD1

                                                                                            1. Deanna (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                            2. The Mercy Seat (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                            3. City Of Refuge (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                            4. The Moon Is In The Gutter
                                                                                            5. The Six Strings That Drew Blood
                                                                                            6. Rye Whiskey
                                                                                            7. Running Scared
                                                                                            8. Black Betty
                                                                                            9. Scum
                                                                                            10. The Girl At The Bottom Of My Glass
                                                                                            11. The Train Song
                                                                                            12. Cocks 'n' Asses
                                                                                            13. Blue Bird
                                                                                            14. Helpless
                                                                                            15. God's Hotel
                                                                                            16. (I'll Love You) Till The End Of The World
                                                                                            17. Cassiel's Song
                                                                                            18. Tower Of Song
                                                                                            19. What Can I Give You?

                                                                                            PART I CD2

                                                                                            1. What A Wonderful World
                                                                                            2. Rainy Night In Soho
                                                                                            3. Lucy (Version #2)
                                                                                            4. Jack The Ripper (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                            5. Sail Away
                                                                                            6. There's No Night Out In The Jail
                                                                                            7. That's What Jazz Is To Me
                                                                                            8. The Willow Garden
                                                                                            9. The Ballad Of Robert Moore And Betty Coltrane
                                                                                            10. King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O
                                                                                            11. Knoxville Girl
                                                                                            12. Where The Wild Roses Grow (Original Guide Vocal Version)
                                                                                            13. O'Malley's Bar Pt. 1
                                                                                            14. O'Malley's Bar Pt. 2
                                                                                            15. O'Malley's Bar Pt. 3
                                                                                            16. Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum
                                                                                            17. O'Malley's Bar Reprise
                                                                                            18. Red Right Hand (Scream 3 Version)


                                                                                            PART I CD3

                                                                                            1. Little Empty Boat
                                                                                            2. Right Now I'm A-Roaming
                                                                                            3. Come Into My Sleep
                                                                                            4. Black Hair Band Version
                                                                                            5. Babe, I Got You Bad
                                                                                            6. Sheep May Safely Graze
                                                                                            7. Opium Tea
                                                                                            8. Grief Came Riding
                                                                                            9. Bless His Ever Loving Heart
                                                                                            10. Good Good Day
                                                                                            11. Little Janey's Gone
                                                                                            12. I Feel So Good
                                                                                            13. Shoot Me Down
                                                                                            14. Swing Low
                                                                                            15. Little Ghost Song
                                                                                            16. Everything Must Converge
                                                                                            17. Nocturama
                                                                                            18. She's Leaving You
                                                                                            19. Under This Moon

                                                                                            ACR

                                                                                            ACR - EP:A/C/R - Signed Bundle

                                                                                              ALL COPIES SIGNED BY THE BAND.

                                                                                              EPA
                                                                                              is dedicated to Denise Johnson and features the band’s final recordings with Denise, where they used up their final days recording time with a day jamming in the studio with no fixed agenda, the result is something very special.

                                                                                              EPC is dedicated to Andrew Weatherall. All four tracks on ACR:EPC are collaborations. Emperor Machine is a collaboration with Andy Meecham, also known as Emperor Machine, YOYOGRIP is a collaboration with Maria Uzor from Sink Ya Teeth and Jacknife Lee and Music Control is a collaboration with Chris Massey who remixed Dirty Boy in 2019. The track Guv’nor is inspired by longtime ACR friend Andrew Weatherall and is a collaboration in spirit.

                                                                                              EPR is the last of a trilogy. Recorded with the internal brief of anything goes, ACR complete their trilogy of Eps with these four tracks, the mesmerising $ouls In The City is made up of Part 2 and Part 1, in that order, followed by the insanely catchy Night People, Big Boy Pants which was named after Joe Biden when he won the US election as it was mixed on the same day and the final track Downtime Vibes, which is a hypnotic piece of repetitive rhythms built up around a set of chimes that Jez found in the back of his car.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              EPA
                                                                                              Wonderland (Jam 6)
                                                                                              Keep It Together (Jam 5)
                                                                                              Down And Dirty (Jam 2)
                                                                                              Feel No Fear (Jam 1)

                                                                                              EPC
                                                                                              Emperor Machine (ACR Vs The Emperor Machine)
                                                                                              The Guv’nor
                                                                                              YOYOGRIP (Long) Featuring Maria Uzor And Jacknife Lee
                                                                                              Musik Kontrol (ACR Vs Massey)

                                                                                              EPR

                                                                                              $ouls In The City Part 2 & 1
                                                                                              Night People
                                                                                              Big Boy Pants
                                                                                              Downtime Vibes

                                                                                              Chris Carter

                                                                                              Electronic Ambient Remixes Three

                                                                                                Electronic Ambient Remixes Three was originally released in 2001 and includes ambient remixes and soundscapes utilising Chris Carter’s original Throbbing Gristle rhythm tapes from the 70s and 80s. Tracks from this instrumental series have been used internationally in gallery installations, performed at numerous electronic music festivals, featured on TV and radio broadcasts and within Hollywood movie trailers.

                                                                                                Chris Carter

                                                                                                Electronic Ambient Remixes One - Reissue

                                                                                                  Electronic Ambient Remixes One was originally released in 2000 and includes ambient remixes and reinventions of the album ‘The Space Between’. Tracks from this instrumental series have been used internationally in gallery installations, performed at numerous electronic music festivals, featured on TV and radio broadcasts and within Hollywood movie trailers. Electronic Ambient Remixes One is now available for the first time on double violet coloured vinyl as well as CD, download and streaming.

                                                                                                  New Order

                                                                                                  Be A Rebel - Remixed

                                                                                                    ‘Be a Rebel Remixed’ collects all the official versions of this track on physical formats for the first time and includes brand new remixes from Arthur Baker, JakoJako, Mark Reeder and Melawati. Also includes mixes from the band’s own Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris plus club mixes from Maceo Plex and Paul Woolford.

                                                                                                    New Order’s single ‘Be a Rebel’ was the first brand new music from the band since the release of the critically acclaimed album ‘Music Complete’ In 2015. ‘Be a Rebel Remixed’ is available on double clear vinyl and on CD. 


                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    VINYL TRACKLIST
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Paul Woolford Remix New Order Edit)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (JakoJako Remix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Maceo Plex Remix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Melawati Remix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Bernard's Outlaw Mix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Renegade Spezial Edit)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Arthur Baker Remix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Mark Reeder's Dirty Devil Remix)

                                                                                                    CD TRACKLIST
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Bernard’s Renegade Mix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Stephen’s T34 Mix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Bernard’s Renegade Instrumental Mix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Paul Woolford Remix New Order Edit)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (JakoJako Remix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Maceo Plex Remix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Melawati Remix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Bernard's Outlaw Mix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Arthur Baker Remix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Mark Reeder's Dirty Devil Remix)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Edit)
                                                                                                    Be A Rebel (Renegade Spezial Edit)

                                                                                                    Yann Tiersen

                                                                                                    Kerber

                                                                                                      ‘Kerber’, the new album from Yann Tiersen, is a beautifully textured, highly immersive and thoughtfully constructed piano based album fused with electronic music. Piercing piano keys merge with swirling soundscapes, as Tiersen explores the possibilities of infinite smallness. The album was created and recorded at The Eskal, the studio he built on Ushant (the island where he lives), and ‘Kerber’ is named after a chapel in a small village on the island while each track sonically maps the landscape that surrounds Tiersen’s home. 

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1 Kerlann
                                                                                                      2 Ar Maner Kozh
                                                                                                      3 Kerdrall
                                                                                                      4 Ker Yegu
                                                                                                      5 Ker Al Loch
                                                                                                      6 Kerber
                                                                                                      7 Poull Bojer

                                                                                                      The Knife & Planningtorock & Mount Sims

                                                                                                      Tomorrow, In A Year

                                                                                                        In 2009, The Knife was commissioned by the Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma to provide music for an opera set to mark the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Joining Karin and Olof as collaborators were Mt. Sims and Planningtorock.

                                                                                                        Karin: “We were invited by this Danish performance theatre company ​called Hotel Pro Forma ​to make this piece. And we knew it was supposed to be performed in the Danish Royal Opera House in Copenhagen.”

                                                                                                        Olof: “The theatre company wanted to make an opera about evolution theory and Darwin ideas. And they asked if we could make music for that. We entered that project thinking, Of course, it’s important to talk about Darwin’s impact on fascism in Europe.​ It is as important as the colonial history of Europe — how Darwin’s ideas were misused to promote fascism. But throughout the project, it became clear that [the theatre company] was not interested in that. They were interested in biology and geology.”

                                                                                                        Luckily, Karin and Olof had asked their friends Mt. Sims and Planningtorock to write the opera with them. Together, they wriggled free from conceptual potholes. Instead of bowing to the traditional form’s grandiosity, the collaborators went granular with their sonic palette.

                                                                                                        Karin: “You were very into field recordings at this time.”

                                                                                                        Olof: “Yes, a short period. Which, actually, I just think is silly. Who gets to say that recording this sound in nature is art? It shows the hierarchy of contemporary art. Not everyone can say that a recording of the wind, or whatever, is art.”

                                                                                                        The studio recorded versions of the compositions were released as Tomorrow, In A Year in 2010 by Rabid Records. Now The Knife continues its 20th anniversary celebration as they announce the first-ever vinyl pressing of their work Tomorrow, In A Year.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        A1. Intro
                                                                                                        A2. Epochs
                                                                                                        A3. Geology
                                                                                                        A4. Upheaved
                                                                                                        A5. Minerals
                                                                                                        B1. Ebb Tide Explorer
                                                                                                        B2. Variation Of Birds
                                                                                                        B3. Letter To Henslow
                                                                                                        B4. Schoal Swarm Orchestra
                                                                                                        C1. Annie’s Box
                                                                                                        C2. Tumult
                                                                                                        C3. Colouring Of Pigeons
                                                                                                        D1. Seeds
                                                                                                        D2. Tomorrow In A Year
                                                                                                        D3. The Height Of Summer

                                                                                                        Martin Gore

                                                                                                        The Third Chimpanzee Remixed

                                                                                                          The Third Chimpanzee Remixed sees Martin Gore’s recent five-track release reimagined by remixers including Rrose, JakoJako, Kangding Ray and artists from the Mute family including Chris Liebing and ANNA. Martin Gore, one of the founding members and primary songwriter of Depeche Mode, explores euphoric modular sounds and develops his career’s long relationship with electronic music through the primate-themed EP. The Third Chimpanzee follows his eponymous album MG in 2015 and SSSS, his collaboration with Erasure’s Vince Clarke for their VCMG project. The artwork was created by Pockets Warhol, a capuchin monkey based in Canada who paints for charity.

                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Patrick says: Tough, tense and synth heavy, this set of remixes sees a variety of old and new faces nudge the synth legend into techy dancefloor territories.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Howler (ANNA Remix)
                                                                                                          Mandrill (Barker Remix)
                                                                                                          Capuchin (Wehbba Remix)
                                                                                                          Vervet (JakoJako Remix)
                                                                                                          Howler (Kangding Ray Remix)
                                                                                                          Howler (The Exaltics Remix)
                                                                                                          Mandrill (Rrose Remix)
                                                                                                          Capuchin (Jlin Remix)
                                                                                                          Vervet (Chris Liebing Remix)
                                                                                                          Mandrill (MoReVoX Remix)

                                                                                                          A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                          ACR:EPR - Signed Edition

                                                                                                            ALL COPIES SIGNED BY THE BAND.

                                                                                                            ACR:EPR is the last of a trilogy of EPs by A Certain Ratio.

                                                                                                            Recorded with the internal brief of anything goes, ACR complete their trilogy of Eps with these four tracks, the mesmerising $ouls In The City is made up of Part 2 and Part 1, in that order, followed by the insanely catchy Night People, Big Boy Pants which was named after Joe Biden when he won the US election as it was mixed on the same day and the final track Downtime Vibes, which is a hypnotic piece of repetitive rhythms built up around a set of chimes that Jez found in the back of his car.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            $ouls In The City Part 2 & 1
                                                                                                            Night People
                                                                                                            Big Boy Pants
                                                                                                            Downtime Vibes

                                                                                                            Desire Marea

                                                                                                            Desire

                                                                                                              Newly signed to Mute for the physical release of the critically acclaimed album ‘Desire’, serving as a captivating introduction to the singular and multifaceted world of Kwazulu-natal born, multidisciplinary artist Desire Marea.

                                                                                                              Includes the singles ‘You Think I’m Horny’ and ’Tavern Kween’.

                                                                                                              Desire is from Durban and is a founding member of South African arts collective FAKA, who partnered with Versace to soundtrack their S/S 19 menswear show and were included in the Vogue World 100 and Dazed 100 lists.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Self Center
                                                                                                              Zibuyile Izimakade
                                                                                                              You Think I’m Horny
                                                                                                              Tavern Kween
                                                                                                              Thokozani
                                                                                                              The Void
                                                                                                              Uncle Kenny
                                                                                                              Ntokozo
                                                                                                              Studies In Black Trauma

                                                                                                              Liars

                                                                                                              The Apple Drop

                                                                                                                The Apple Drop is the 10th studio album from Liars. Recorded in Australia with avant-garde jazz drummer Laurence Pike and multi-instrumentalist Cameron Deyell, mixing their raw, organic live instrumentation with Angus’s solo tinkering at the computer, resulting in an album that blurs boundaries between the archetypal band structure and experimental electronics. The album feels distinctly and recognisably Liars, yet also fresh and singular. Rich textures overlap with engulfing ambience, before giving way to eruptive blasts of noise, crackling electronics and thrashing drums. Includes the single ’Sekwar’. 

                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                Barry says: Having drifted between bonkers noise and galloping avant mayhem, it's a delight to hear Liars honing their sound down to a pitch-perfect mix of more outsider math rock with the streamlined, jagged groove giving definition to proceedings. Endlessly listenable, and constantly inventive grooves.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                A1 The Start
                                                                                                                A2 Slow And Turn Inward
                                                                                                                A3 Sekwar
                                                                                                                A4 Big Appetite
                                                                                                                A5 From What The Never Was
                                                                                                                B1 Star Search
                                                                                                                B2 My Pulse To Ponder
                                                                                                                B3 Leisure War
                                                                                                                B4 King Of The Crooks
                                                                                                                B5 Acid Crop
                                                                                                                B6 New Planets New Undoings

                                                                                                                Erasure

                                                                                                                The Neon Remixed

                                                                                                                  ‘The Neon Remixed’ sees a star-studded selection of artists reworking the original Erasure album ‘The Neon’, the band’s highest charting album in 26 years.

                                                                                                                  The collection includes ‘Secrets’, a brand new track, alongside interpretations of the original album from Kim Ann Foxman, Hifi Sean, Octo Octa, Paul Humphreys (OMD), Gareth Jones, Brixxtone, Theo Kottis and more.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  2CD
                                                                                                                  Secrets
                                                                                                                  Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) (Hifi Sean Remix)
                                                                                                                  Nerves Of Steel (Andy Bell & Gareth Jones' Sapphire And Steel Mix)
                                                                                                                  Fallen Angel (Saint Remix)
                                                                                                                  No Point In Tripping (John “J-C” Carr & Bill Coleman 808 BEACH Extended Remix)
                                                                                                                  Shot A Satellite (GRN Extended Remix)
                                                                                                                  Tower Of Love (BSB’s Stella Polaris Remix)
                                                                                                                  Diamond Lies (Armageddon Turk Extended Remix)
                                                                                                                  New Horizons (Matt Pop Extended Remix)
                                                                                                                  Careful What I Try To Do (Brixxtone Extended Remix)
                                                                                                                  Kid You’re Not Alone (Theo Kottis Remix)
                                                                                                                  Secrets (Kim Ann Foxman’s Heaven Mix)
                                                                                                                  No Point In Tripping (Can Love Be Synth Remix)
                                                                                                                  Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) (Hifi Sean Dub)
                                                                                                                  Careful What I Try To Do (Brixxtone Synthwave Dub)
                                                                                                                  Nerves Of Steel (Gareth Jones’ ElectroGenetic Terabyte Of Love Mix)
                                                                                                                  Kid You’re Not Alone (Paul Humphreys Remix)
                                                                                                                  Secrets (Octo Octa’s Psychedelic Visions Disco Dub)

                                                                                                                  2LP
                                                                                                                  Secrets
                                                                                                                  Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) (Hifi Sean Remix)
                                                                                                                  Nerves Of Steel (Andy Bell & Gareth Jones’ Sapphire And Steel Mix)
                                                                                                                  Fallen Angel (Saint Remix)
                                                                                                                  No Point In Tripping (John “J-C” Carr & Bill Coleman 808 BEACH Extended Remix)
                                                                                                                  Shot A Satellite (GRN Extended Remix)
                                                                                                                  Tower Of Love (BSB’s Stella Polaris Remix)
                                                                                                                  Diamond Lies (Armageddon Turk Extended Remix)
                                                                                                                  New Horizons (Matt Pop Extended Remix)
                                                                                                                  Careful What I Try To Do (Brixxtone Extended Remix)
                                                                                                                  Kid You’re Not Alone (Theo Kottis Remix)
                                                                                                                  Nerves Of Steel (Gareth Jones’ ElectroGenetic Terabyte Of Love Mix)

                                                                                                                  A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                  ACR:EPC

                                                                                                                    ACR:EPC is the second of a trilogy of EPs by A Certain Ratio.

                                                                                                                    EPC is dedicated to Andrew Weatherall.

                                                                                                                    All four tracks on ACR:EPC are collaborations. Emperor Machine is a collaboration with Andy Meecham, also known as Emperor Machine, YOYOGRIP is a collaboration with Maria Uzor from Sink Ya Teeth and Jacknife Lee and Music Control is a collaboration with Chris Massey who remixed Dirty Boy in 2019. The track Guv’nor is inspired by longtime ACR friend Andrew Weatherall and is a collaboration in spirit.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Emperor Machine (ACR Vs The Emperor Machine)
                                                                                                                    The Guv’nor
                                                                                                                    YOYOGRIP (Long) Featuring Maria Uzor And Jacknife Lee
                                                                                                                    Musik Kontrol (ACR Vs Massey)

                                                                                                                    Alessandro Cortini

                                                                                                                    Scuro Chiaro

                                                                                                                      "Scuro Chiaro" is the brand new solo album from Alessandro Cortini, following his recent collaboration with Daniel Avery. "Scuro Chiaro" means ‘dark light’, and the new album shares themes with his highly acclaimed previous solo LP, "Volume Massimo". Cortini recently joined the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as the keyboard player and bass guitarist of Nine Inch Nails, but he's a world away from their grinding industrial funk here, instead shepherding pastoral sequences and spaced out electronics through the four track, encouraging wow and flutter before each track becomes absorbed in a fog of white noise. Essential for fans of ambient, synth and drone - Barry approves!

                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      Barry says: Cortini's last album proper (not including various reissues and remasters) 'Volume Massimo' still hasn't left my heavy rotation pile, and 'Scuro Chiaro' will no doubt get the same reception. Endlessly rich swathes of meticulously crafted analogue synths grooves, all-encompassing ambient washes and Cortini's playful melodic leanings all coalesce into a quintessential outing from one of the masters of the business.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Ecco
                                                                                                                      2. Chiaroscuro
                                                                                                                      3. Lo Specchio
                                                                                                                      4. Corri
                                                                                                                      5. Sempre
                                                                                                                      6. Verde
                                                                                                                      7. Nessuno
                                                                                                                      8. Fiamma

                                                                                                                      Sunroof

                                                                                                                      Electronic Music Improvisations Vol. 1

                                                                                                                        Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1 is a collection of eight improvised modular pieces recorded in various studio spaces across London in the spring and summer of 2019 by Sunroof, aka Daniel Miller, the Founder and Chairman of Mute and Gareth Jones, a producer and engineer, notable for working with Depeche Mode, Einstürzende Neubauten, Erasure and Yann Tiersen.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Barry says: A selection of deep modular cuts, blipping oscillators and paddling arpeggios, imbued with the spirit of experimental German synth music but brought to you by a couple of already legendary names in the music biz. It's entrancing and immersive experimental synth music at its best.

                                                                                                                        Telex

                                                                                                                        This Is Telex

                                                                                                                          All formats come with a free Piccadilly Records EOY Sampler CD whilst stocks last.

                                                                                                                          This Is Telex is a brand new compilation collecting 14 tracks from the innovative Belgium trio, covering their career from formation in 1978 up to the final album in 2006. This compilation includes the hit single Moskow Diskow as well as their Eurovision Song Contest entry, aptly called Euro-vision.

                                                                                                                          There are also 2 wonderful and previously unreleased tracks unearthed from the Telex archive, a cover of The Beatles’ Dear Prudence and a reinterpretation of a Sonny & Cher track called The Beat Goes On/Off. 
                                                                                                                          All the tracks were newly mixed and remastered from the original tapes by band members Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, keeping all the tracks in the spirit of the originals but adding a freshness to them. 
                                                                                                                          This compilation sets the way for a comprehensive reissue campaign of the entire Telex catalogue. 

                                                                                                                          Housed in a gatefold cover with printed inner sleeves with notes by David Stubbs.

                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Barry says: Active all the way from the late 70's up to 2006, there is an absolute treasure trove of wonderful Telex tracks out there, but this is by far one of the best ways to get clued in on their own particular brand of off-piste playful synth business. Including a couple unreleased tracks and new mixes of some classics, this is a must-have.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          The Beat Goes On / Off
                                                                                                                          Moskow Diskow
                                                                                                                          Twist A Saint-Tropez
                                                                                                                          Euro-vision
                                                                                                                          Dance To The Music
                                                                                                                          Drama Drama
                                                                                                                          Exercise Is Good For You
                                                                                                                          L'amours Tojours
                                                                                                                          Radio-Radio
                                                                                                                          Rendez-vous Dans L'espace
                                                                                                                          Beautiful Li(f)e
                                                                                                                          The Numer One Song In Heaven
                                                                                                                          La Bamba
                                                                                                                          Dear Prudence

                                                                                                                          Cabaret Voltaire

                                                                                                                          BN9Drone

                                                                                                                            Cabaret Voltaire is Richard H. Kirk and Shadow of Fear was the band’s first studio album in 26 years and was released in 2020 to critical acclaim.

                                                                                                                            BN9Drone delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of “harsh rhythms and threatening detonations” (Classic Pop). A brand new drone album on limited edition double white vinyl, available with high definition audio download.


                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                            Barry says: There are few forces in the synth scene more influential than Cabaret Voltaire, and this outing sees Kirk delving into prime drone territory. We get slowly morphing waves of electronic scree, churning sub-bass and shadowy oscillations aplenty. A monolithic triumph from one of the greatest in the 'biz.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            LP Tracklist :

                                                                                                                            A1. Eins
                                                                                                                            B1. Zwei
                                                                                                                            C1. Drei
                                                                                                                            D1. Vier

                                                                                                                            CD Tracklist :

                                                                                                                            1. BN9Drone

                                                                                                                            Cabaret Voltaire

                                                                                                                            Dekadrone

                                                                                                                              Cabaret Voltaire is Richard H. Kirk and "Shadow of Fear" was the band’s first studio album in 26 years and was released in 2020 to critical acclaim. New release Dekadrone delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of harsh rhythms and threatening detonations, pairing guttural drone with clipped mechanical idents and snarling LFOs.




                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              LP Tracklist :
                                                                                                                              A1. Phase 1
                                                                                                                              B1. Phase 2
                                                                                                                              C1. Phase 3
                                                                                                                              D1. Phase 4

                                                                                                                              CD Tracklist :
                                                                                                                              Dekadrone

                                                                                                                              Visionist

                                                                                                                              A Call To Arms

                                                                                                                                Visionist’s first release for Mute is a hypnotic elegy. ‘A Call To Arms’ is Visionist’s third album release and where previously the artist used his vocals as samples, we hear his singing voice in the form of song and lyric for the first time.

                                                                                                                                Along with the addition of Visionist’s vocals, the album is host to a varied list of collaborators including Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux) and Morgan Simpson (Black Midi).

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                By Design
                                                                                                                                Form
                                                                                                                                Allowed To Dream
                                                                                                                                Nearly God
                                                                                                                                A Born New
                                                                                                                                The Fold
                                                                                                                                Lie Digging
                                                                                                                                Winter Sun
                                                                                                                                Cast

                                                                                                                                Martin Gore

                                                                                                                                The Third Chimpanzee EP

                                                                                                                                Even as I place this record on the turntable it feels like a quasi-religious experience - an artefact containing the essence of a living synth god. The primary songwriter and founder member of Depeche Mode returns with five new solo tracks of expressive modular sounds, futuristic industrial and frazzled ecstasy. 

                                                                                                                                From the first skewed saw wave and unexpected off beat this sounds a cut above the rest, and "Howler" quickly develops into a dark and moody electronic brooder, all bursts of ECT at a mogadon pace and pent up aggression. Still, darkest before the dawn and all that, and the segue into the heart-swelling techno-pagan motif in the final third is no less than sublime. Gun fingers abound on "Mandrill", a high octane blast of industrial dancehall a la Krikor, The Bug or maybe even Clipping. - get me to the White Hotel pronto! Moving on to the B-side and we go further into the darkness, pushing through the dense, witching hour paranoia of some super slow n low Salon shit - Tolouse Low Trax style. For "Vervet", Martin incorporates a little Mille Plateaux glitch into his sound palette, creating a trippy slow techno pulser perfect for your next K-hole, before signing off with the twilight melody of "Howler's End", a gorgeous reprise of the opening track. 

                                                                                                                                A truly exceptional work of industrial synthesis. Oh, and the artwork was made by Pockets Warhol, a capuchin monkey based in Canada who paints for charity. 

                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                Patrick says: Depeche Mode main man Martin Gore set our presales alight when this new vinyl was announced, and I'm pleased to say it more than lives up to those high expectations. Terse industrial, mechanical dancehall and slow n low Salon tackle abound on this ACE release.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1 Howler
                                                                                                                                2 Mandrill
                                                                                                                                3 Capuchin
                                                                                                                                4 Vervet
                                                                                                                                5 Howler’s End

                                                                                                                                A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                                I’d Like To See You Again - ACR Loco Edition

                                                                                                                                  A Certain ratio release four special edition pressings to commemorate the release of their new album ‘ACR LOCO’. ‘I’d Like To See You Again’ is album number four and ACR pushed their sounds into new directions again. This is a more jazz-infused album that continues to receive critical acclaim today after the initial confused reaction, just like all the real classic albums that were misunderstood originally.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  Touch
                                                                                                                                  Saturn
                                                                                                                                  Hot Knights
                                                                                                                                  I’d Like To See You Again
                                                                                                                                  Show Case
                                                                                                                                  Sesamo Apriti – Corco Vada
                                                                                                                                  Axis
                                                                                                                                  Guess Who

                                                                                                                                  A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                                  Sextet - ACR Loco Edition

                                                                                                                                    A Certain ratio release four special edition pressings to commemorate the release of their new album ‘ACR LOCO’. ‘Sextet’ is the band’s third album and a firm fan favourite with Tilly on vocals. Includes the haunting ‘Lucinda’.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    Lucinda
                                                                                                                                    Crystal
                                                                                                                                    Gum
                                                                                                                                    Knife Slits Water
                                                                                                                                    Skipscada
                                                                                                                                    Day One
                                                                                                                                    Rub Down
                                                                                                                                    Rialto
                                                                                                                                    Below The Canal

                                                                                                                                    Cabaret Voltaire

                                                                                                                                    Shadow Of Fear

                                                                                                                                      Shadow of Fear is Cabaret Voltaire’s first studio album in 26 years. Richard H. Kirk is the sole remaining member; he’s released many acclaimed solo albums, having invented bleep techno via his groundbreaking work in Sweet Exorcist. Kirk has formed this new album from a series of pulverising live shows. The tone and personality of CV is ingrained in its core as it dances across techno, dub, house, 1970s Germany and general esoteric explorations coupled with mangled vocal samples.

                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                      Barry says: As important a document as anything they've done, 'Shadow Of Fear' is a swimming electronic odyssey, split between hypnotic industrial percussion and slowly evolving synth arps, bringing the churning driven thump we know so well, as well as a more playful, danceable backbone. Superb.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1 Be Free
                                                                                                                                      2 The Power (Of Their Knowledge)
                                                                                                                                      3 Night Of The Jackal
                                                                                                                                      4 Microscopic Flesh Fragment
                                                                                                                                      5 Papa Nine Zero Delta United
                                                                                                                                      6 Universal Energy
                                                                                                                                      7 Vasto
                                                                                                                                      8 What’s Goin’ On

                                                                                                                                      Swans

                                                                                                                                      Children Of God - Remastered Reissue

                                                                                                                                        Originally released in October 1987 on the Mute subsidiary Product Inc and reissued first in 1997, Children of God is a brand new remaster of the album and will be packaged with a bonus live album, Feel Good Now.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Original Album:
                                                                                                                                        1 New Mind
                                                                                                                                        2 In My Garden
                                                                                                                                        3 Our Love Lies
                                                                                                                                        4 Sex, God, Sex
                                                                                                                                        5 Blood And Honey
                                                                                                                                        6 Like A Drug (Sha La La La)
                                                                                                                                        7 You’re Not Real, Girl
                                                                                                                                        8 Beautiful Child
                                                                                                                                        9 Blackmail
                                                                                                                                        10 Trust
                                                                                                                                        11 Real Love
                                                                                                                                        12 Blind Love
                                                                                                                                        13 Children Of God

                                                                                                                                        Feel Good Now:
                                                                                                                                        1 Intro
                                                                                                                                        2 Blind Love
                                                                                                                                        3 Like A Drug (Sha La La La)
                                                                                                                                        4 Blood And Honey
                                                                                                                                        5 New Mind
                                                                                                                                        6 Sex, God, Sex
                                                                                                                                        7 Beautiful Child
                                                                                                                                        8 Blackmail
                                                                                                                                        9 Trust Me
                                                                                                                                        10 Children Of God
                                                                                                                                        11 Beautiful Child Reprise Backstab
                                                                                                                                        12 Thank You, Goodbye

                                                                                                                                        Pole

                                                                                                                                        Fading

                                                                                                                                          Pole is the project of ground-breaking electronic musician Stefan Betke. The new album Fading is the first since 2015’s Wald. As with every new Pole record, it’s part of a continued forward trajectory but it also connects to a pre-existing sonic framework. “Every Pole record connects to recordings that I've made before,” Betke says, “in order to stay in this kind of vertical development. The ideas from 1, 2, 3 up to now are connected. I keep the interesting elements, languages and vocabulary that I designed and add new elements.” Fading follows the physical released on Mute of remastered versions of his iconic albums 1, 2, 3 to much acclaim.

                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                          Matt says: With me and Barry both long term fans, Pole is a long-serving pioneer of dub-techno, glitch and freestyle electronix. He's lost of his pizaza and originality on this new LP.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1 Drifting
                                                                                                                                          2 Tangente
                                                                                                                                          3 Erinnerung
                                                                                                                                          4 Traum
                                                                                                                                          5 Tölpel
                                                                                                                                          6 Röschen
                                                                                                                                          7 Nebelkrähe
                                                                                                                                          8 Fading

                                                                                                                                          A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                                          Berlin

                                                                                                                                            ‘Berlin’ is the second single to be taken from the new A Certain Ratio album ‘ACR Loco’, a remarkable piece of work that is steeped in 40 years of ACR DNA.

                                                                                                                                            Includes the original version of ‘Dirty Boy’.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            Berlin
                                                                                                                                            Dirty Boy (Original)

                                                                                                                                            Yann Tiersen

                                                                                                                                            Lagniappe Session

                                                                                                                                              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE OCTOBER 24TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                                                                                                                                              LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                              Yann Tiersen’s Lagniappe Session is a special limited edition 12” of 3 tracks recorded for the Los Angeles-based audio journal, Aquarium Drunkard. Originally created to support Yann’s most recent album, Portrait, where he re-recorded a number of tracks from throughout his career, these tracks all fit the mood of that recording and Yann’s most recent tours. Pieces that could be described as minimalist are uprooted and placed into entirely different realms, as Tiersen tackles a 16+ minute Steve Reich piece, a classic Françoise Hardy chanson, and a tune by country gospel musician E.C. Ball. In the hands of Tiersen all become transformed.

                                                                                                                                              Back with their first new album in 12 years, a confident and revitalised ACR jumped back into the studio following their most successful tour in over 20 years. 

                                                                                                                                              ACR Loco feels like an accumulation of ACR's DNA from point zero in 1977 through to 2020 and sounds like a band who have effortlessly perfected their craft. An album to dance to, cry to, fall in love to and most importantly, to party to. 

                                                                                                                                              ACR Loco by the core ACR members Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson, are joined by long term partners Tony Quigley, Denise Johnson and Matt Steele, plus special guests Sink Ya Teeth’s Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford, Factory Floor’s Gabe Gurnsey and Manchester luminaries Mike Joyce and Eric Random.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1 Friends Around Us
                                                                                                                                              2 Bouncy Bouncy 
                                                                                                                                              3 Yo Yo Gi
                                                                                                                                              4 Supafreak
                                                                                                                                              5 Always In Love
                                                                                                                                              6 Family
                                                                                                                                              7 Get A Grip
                                                                                                                                              8 Berlin
                                                                                                                                              9 What’s Wrong
                                                                                                                                              10 Taxi Guy

                                                                                                                                              HAAi

                                                                                                                                              Put Your Head Above The Parakeets

                                                                                                                                                ‘Put Your Head Above The Parakeets’ is a brand new EP from HAAi, her second for Mute.  The EP features four brand new tracks including the pseudo title track ‘Head Above The Parakeets’, which exudes a woozy summery heat while ‘Rotating in Unison’ embraces positivity, written in response to this year’s enforced slowdown. The final two tracks take us back to the club, where HAAi is known for spinning genre-bending and spellbinding DJ sets.




                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                Matt says: Twisting breakbeat, braindance, brutalist techno and IDM into an utterly postmodern sonic collage, HAAi brings the past into the future wonderfully on this fierce four tracker for Mute.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1. Head Above The Parakeets
                                                                                                                                                2. Rotating In Unison
                                                                                                                                                3. Bon Viveur
                                                                                                                                                4. Bass Is The Place

                                                                                                                                                Goldfrapp

                                                                                                                                                Supernature - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                Long-awaited vinyl reissue of Goldfrapp’s third album, “Supernature”. This new, collector’s edition of the album is transparent green vinyl, packaged in a gatefold sleeve with an exclusive art print of the original artwork.

                                                                                                                                                Originally “Supernature” marks the point when Goldfrapp brought their sound to an even wider global audience - the Grammy nominated album debuted at #2 in the UK Albums Chart and the album’s lead single, the pulsing, sophisticated, glam-pop dynamo “Ooh La La”, went straight to #4 in the UK Singles Chart.

                                                                                                                                                The album generated further hits in the form of “Number 1”, “Ride a White Horse” and “Fly Me Away”. Described by The Guardian as ‘a brash, beautiful celebration of love and dancing’, the album is a colossal, multi-layered, sonic-pop thriller, a radical, confident, bold record that took a joyous step forward from 2003’s Black Cherry.


                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                Ooh La La (uk #4)
                                                                                                                                                Lovely 2 C U
                                                                                                                                                Ride A White Horse (uk #15)
                                                                                                                                                You Never Know
                                                                                                                                                Let It Take You
                                                                                                                                                Fly Me Away (uk #26)
                                                                                                                                                Slide In
                                                                                                                                                Koko
                                                                                                                                                Satin Chic
                                                                                                                                                Time Out From The World
                                                                                                                                                Number 1 (uk #9)

                                                                                                                                                Daniel Blumberg

                                                                                                                                                On&On

                                                                                                                                                  On&On, is the brand new album from Daniel Blumberg. A 9-track song-cycle that confirms the London musician and visual artist as a unique creative force, pushing the art of song into expansive new territories.

                                                                                                                                                  On&On - which follows 2018’s Minus, Blumberg’s debut for Mute - is a consolidation of the deconstructed song aesthetic he has developed, operating at the intersection between conventional song structures and free improvisation. Now he takes this further, incorporating recurring, shape-shifting motifs and at times dissolving the boundaries between songs altogether.

                                                                                                                                                  Born out of live sessions with the same core group of players as Minus: Daniel Blumberg (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Ute Kanngiesser (cello), Billy Steiger (violin), Tom Wheatley (double bass) and Jim White (drums), with the addition of electronic maverick Elvin Brandhi (vocals). As such it represents a deepening of relationships and distillation of techniques for this tight-knit group of free-playing musicians, who are loosely based around Café OTO.

                                                                                                                                                  The album is recorded by Peter Walsh (Scott Walker), who has captured the group’s extraordinary performances - encompassing the full expressive range of their instruments from softly-bowed melodies and tender vocal harmonies to rough-hewn scrapes, plucks and rattles - while the sound of the room and the outside world spill naturally into the sound field.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1 On&On
                                                                                                                                                  2 Sidestep Summer
                                                                                                                                                  3 On&On&On
                                                                                                                                                  4 Bound
                                                                                                                                                  5 Silence Breaker
                                                                                                                                                  6 On&On&On&On
                                                                                                                                                  7 Teethgritter
                                                                                                                                                  8 On&On&On&On&On
                                                                                                                                                  9 Pillow

                                                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                  Warm Leatherette (Re-Covered) (Love Record Stores Edition)

                                                                                                                                                    Love Record Stores Edition available from 9am on Saturday June 20th.
                                                                                                                                                    Limited to one per person.


                                                                                                                                                    Includes cover versions of Warm Leatherette by Laibach, Terence Fixmer, Chicks On Speed, Non and the original version by The Normal.


                                                                                                                                                    A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                                                    Friends Around Us (Part 1 And 2) (Love Record Stores Edition)

                                                                                                                                                      Love Record Stores Edition available from 9am on Saturday June 20th.
                                                                                                                                                      Limited to one per person.


                                                                                                                                                      First new track in 12 years. White vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                      Pole

                                                                                                                                                      123

                                                                                                                                                        Pole, aka musician, producer and mastering engineer Stefan Betke releases the remastered reissues of his debut album releases, 1, 2 and 3 as a box set. Released on vinyl (for the first time in nearly 20 years) and CD (remastered since its 2008 reissue), the box set release marks 20 years since the trilogy was completed and a return to the label for the groundbreaking artist.

                                                                                                                                                        Pole 1 (1998), Pole 2 (1999) and Pole 3 (2000), originally released as three consecutive albums in their own right, and described by The Wire as “…a set of roadmaps for the soul”, are presented together to highlight Pole’s deliberate statement - reinforced by the titling of the albums and their minimalist monochrome cover art.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        POLE 1
                                                                                                                                                        1 Modul
                                                                                                                                                        2 Fragen
                                                                                                                                                        3 Kirschenessen
                                                                                                                                                        4 Lachen
                                                                                                                                                        5 Berlin
                                                                                                                                                        6 Tanzen
                                                                                                                                                        7 Fremd
                                                                                                                                                        8 Paula
                                                                                                                                                        9 Fliegen
                                                                                                                                                        10 Modul

                                                                                                                                                        POLE 2
                                                                                                                                                        1 Fahren
                                                                                                                                                        2 Stadt
                                                                                                                                                        3 Streit
                                                                                                                                                        4 Huckepack
                                                                                                                                                        5 Hafen
                                                                                                                                                        6 Weit

                                                                                                                                                        POLE 3
                                                                                                                                                        1 Silberfisch
                                                                                                                                                        2 Taxi
                                                                                                                                                        3 Karussel
                                                                                                                                                        4 Überfahrt
                                                                                                                                                        5 Rondell Zwei
                                                                                                                                                        6 Klettern
                                                                                                                                                        7 Strand
                                                                                                                                                        8 Fohlenfurz

                                                                                                                                                        VINYL BOX SET BONUS 12”
                                                                                                                                                        1 RAUM 1
                                                                                                                                                        2 RAUM 2

                                                                                                                                                        Mick Harvey

                                                                                                                                                        Waves Of Anzac / The Journey

                                                                                                                                                          Waves of Anzac / The Journey is Mick Harvey's first soundtrack release in over 10 years. The album features two recent soundtracks to powerful subject matters recorded by Mick Harvey. The first, Waves of Anzac looks at Sam Neill’s personal family history interwoven with the history of the First World War and the Anzacs through to the modern era while the second, The Journey, is a four-part composition released in support of #KidsOffNauru, a campaign working for the child refugees and people seeking asylum who find themselves in offshore detention.

                                                                                                                                                          Waves of Anzac is a 10-track score, created for the ABC documentary on forgotten war stories and lives lost, a personal history by the actor Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Piano) set against a contemporary increasingly divided political backdrop. ‘Why Anzac? with Sam Neill’ (Dir. KrivStenders, 2015) is named for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) who served together in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in World War I and continued as a military unit until after WW2. The film is a look at this pivotal point in our shared history, and the impact it still has on a personal and on a geopolitical level. Harvey recently examined this period via the prism of a fictional soldier/poet for his collaboration with Christopher Richard Barker, The Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier and the Horrors of War.

                                                                                                                                                          The Journey is a four-part composition, recorded with The Letter String Quartet, in support of people seeking asylum who have found themselves in Australia’s offshore detention program. The piece was composed as a study of the hardships endured by the detainees on Nauru, Manus Island and Christmas Island before and during their internment and as an expression of hope for a humane outcome to their plight. 


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                                                                                                                                                          CD:
                                                                                                                                                          1 After The Bomb
                                                                                                                                                          2 Turkish Theme
                                                                                                                                                          3 Waves Of Anzac
                                                                                                                                                          4 Archives
                                                                                                                                                          5 First Anniversary
                                                                                                                                                          6 The Lovells
                                                                                                                                                          7 The Somme
                                                                                                                                                          8 Poppies
                                                                                                                                                          9 In The Archives
                                                                                                                                                          10 The Cemetery
                                                                                                                                                          11 Modern War
                                                                                                                                                          12 Vietnam
                                                                                                                                                          13 Crete
                                                                                                                                                          14 Back At Kiatora
                                                                                                                                                          15 Waves Of Anzac (Reprise)
                                                                                                                                                          16 The Arch
                                                                                                                                                          17 Return To Anzac Cover
                                                                                                                                                          18 1000 Years On
                                                                                                                                                          19 The Build-Up
                                                                                                                                                          20 The Aftermath
                                                                                                                                                          21 The Ladies Room
                                                                                                                                                          22 The Journey Part 1 – Conflict
                                                                                                                                                          23 The Journey Part 2 – All At Sea
                                                                                                                                                          24 The Journey Part 3 – Capture (Not Real Refugees)
                                                                                                                                                          25 The Journey Part 4 - Hope

                                                                                                                                                          LP:
                                                                                                                                                          A1 Turkish Theme
                                                                                                                                                          A2 Waves Of Anzac
                                                                                                                                                          A3 First Anniversary
                                                                                                                                                          A4 The Somme
                                                                                                                                                          A5 Archives
                                                                                                                                                          A6 Poppies
                                                                                                                                                          A7 The Lovells
                                                                                                                                                          A8 The Cemetery
                                                                                                                                                          A9 Modern War
                                                                                                                                                          A10 Vietnam
                                                                                                                                                          B1 Crete
                                                                                                                                                          B2 Back At Kiatora
                                                                                                                                                          B3 The Arch
                                                                                                                                                          B4 Return To Anzac Cover
                                                                                                                                                          B5 The Journey Part 1 – Conflict
                                                                                                                                                          B6 The Journey Part 2 – All At Sea
                                                                                                                                                          B7 The Journey Part 3 – Capture (Not Real Refugees)
                                                                                                                                                          B8 The Journey Part 4 - Hope

                                                                                                                                                          Rowland S. Howard

                                                                                                                                                          Pop Crimes

                                                                                                                                                            Rowland S. Howard's importance to the world's musical landscape and Mute's history can not be understated. Rowland joined The Boys Next Door in 1978, a band formed by Nick Cave and Mick Harvey and is often sited as the catalyst that turned that band's sound into the force of nature that would become their new band The Birthday Party. After The Birthday Party split up in 1983, Nick Cave formed the Bad Seeds with Mick Harvey and Rowland formed the magnificent These Immortal Souls whilst also collaborating with Simon Bonney's Crime & The City Solution, Lydia Lunch, Nikki Sudden, Fad Gadget, Foetus, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Epic Soundtracks and Mick Harvey. Rowland sadly passed away in 2009 after recording his final solo album Pop Crimes, both this and Teenage Snuff Film have been unavailable physically outside of Australia for many years and both fetch high prices on Discogs and Ebay.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1 (I Know) A Girl Called Jonny
                                                                                                                                                            2 Shut Me Down
                                                                                                                                                            3 Life's What You Make It
                                                                                                                                                            4 Pop Crimes
                                                                                                                                                            5 Nothin
                                                                                                                                                            6 Wayward Man
                                                                                                                                                            7 Ave Maria
                                                                                                                                                            8 The Golden Age Of Bloodshed

                                                                                                                                                            Rowland S. Howard

                                                                                                                                                            Teenage Snuff Film

                                                                                                                                                              Rowland S. Howard's importance to the world's musical landscape and Mute's history can not be understated. Rowland joined The Boys Next Door in 1978, a band formed by Nick Cave and Mick Harvey and is often sited as the catalyst that turned that band's sound into the force of nature that would become their new band The Birthday Party. After The Birthday Party split up in 1983, Nick Cave formed the Bad Seeds with Mick Harvey and Rowland formed the magnificent These Immortal Souls whilst also collaborating with Simon Bonney's Crime & The City Solution, Lydia Lunch, Nikki Sudden, Fad Gadget, Foetus, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Epic Soundtracks and Mick Harvey. Rowland sadly passed away in 2009 after recording his final solo album Pop Crimes, both this and Teenage Snuff Film have been unavailable physically outside of Australia for many years and both fetch high prices on Discogs and Ebay.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              1 Dead Radio
                                                                                                                                                              2 Breakdown (And Then…)
                                                                                                                                                              3 She Cried
                                                                                                                                                              4 I Burnt Your Clothes
                                                                                                                                                              5 Exit Everything
                                                                                                                                                              6 Silver Chain
                                                                                                                                                              7 White Wedding
                                                                                                                                                              8 Undone
                                                                                                                                                              9 Autoluminescent
                                                                                                                                                              10 Sleep Alone

                                                                                                                                                              The Pop Group

                                                                                                                                                              Alien Blood

                                                                                                                                                                Alien Blood is the result of the band’s meticulous process of revisiting the original 2” tapes of their studio sessions and recordings, unearthing never-before-heard material, including the studio recording of ‘Kiss The Book’, gloves off version of ‘We Are Time (Ricochet)’, and ‘Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)’ whilst exposing the raw skeletons of iconic tracks such as the original velocity of ‘Thief of Fire (Bass Addict).’ Alien Blood reveals the life of Y before everything was finalized, exposing revelatory dimensions within these iconic works.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                A1 Kiss The Book
                                                                                                                                                                A2 Blood Money (Slow Thief)
                                                                                                                                                                A3 Don't Call Me Pain (First Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                A4 Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                A5 We Are Time (Ricochet)
                                                                                                                                                                B1 Thief Of Fire (Bass Addict)
                                                                                                                                                                B2 Savage Sea (Sparse)
                                                                                                                                                                B3 Boys From Brazil (Ridge Reels)
                                                                                                                                                                B4 Snowgirl (Take 3)
                                                                                                                                                                B5 Don't Sell Your Dreams ('A' Mix)

                                                                                                                                                                The Pop Group

                                                                                                                                                                Y Live

                                                                                                                                                                  The Y Live album is an essential addendum to the original release, one that captures all the fierce urgency of The Pop Group’s live performances at the time. Comprised of Y era recordings captured at a variety of locations including New York, Manchester & Brussels – the latter on a bill with William Burroughs and Joy Division – Y Live exemplifies what had proved so thrilling about The Pop Group. A snapshot of a time when the group were sharing stages with future acolytes including Cabaret Voltaire, Linton Kwesi Johnson & Public Image Ltd, Mark Stewart describes the recordings as attempts to ‘paint the impossible’.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  A1 Thief Of Fire (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                  A2 Snowgirl (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                  A3 Blood Money (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                  A4 Savage Sea (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                  A5 We Are Time (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                  B1 Words Disobey Me (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                  B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                  B3 Boys From Brazil (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                  B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Live)

                                                                                                                                                                  “If you live long enough, you see a lot of people drift in and out of your life,” says Lee Ranaldo, explaining one of the loose themes linking the adventurous pieces that compose his and collaborator RaülRefree’s electrifying new album: that of the ineffable course of time, and the lives that pass in and out of one’s own.

                                                                                                                                                                  In a remarkable career that has seen him flourish as a songwriter, a singer, a guitarist, a noisemaker, a poet, a visual artist, a producer, and more, Ranaldo has seen many fellow quixotics – from his bandmates in Sonic Youth to this most recent collaboration with RaülRefree, whose restless career had taken him from hard-core bands in his youth, to the vanguard of a new movement redefining flamenco. One of the most renowned producers in southern Europe, his collaboration with Rosalíaon her debut album has shaped both the modern sound of flamenco and her new found stardom.

                                                                                                                                                                  Following their collaborative work on 2017’s Electric Trim which saw Refree in the guise of producer and the subsequent tours supporting that album, they went back into the studio but the duo quickly realised they weren’t recording a new Lee Ranaldo solo album, but rather their first as Lee Ranaldo and Raul Refree – “the beginning of a new partnership, a new configuration’”, Ranaldo says. “We’re a two-headed machine,” adds Refree. “We’re both talking about everything. We don’t always agree on everything, but every song, every piece, every sound you hear comes from two people talking about it.”


                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  Alice, Etc
                                                                                                                                                                  Words Out Of The Haze
                                                                                                                                                                  New Brain Trajectory
                                                                                                                                                                  Humps
                                                                                                                                                                  Names Of North End Women
                                                                                                                                                                  Light Years Out
                                                                                                                                                                  The Art Of Losing
                                                                                                                                                                  At The Forks 

                                                                                                                                                                  Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                                                                  Part Two: The Endless Not / TG Now

                                                                                                                                                                    Previously released in 2007, their first full studio album for 25 years, the 12 years that have since past have not diluted it's impact and it stands holding the bands legacy intact and is now part of their classic catalogue. The album has not been available on vinyl for nearly 10 years.


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                                                                                                                                                                    Vinyl
                                                                                                                                                                    Part Two – The Endless Not:
                                                                                                                                                                    A1 Vow Of Silence
                                                                                                                                                                    A2 Rabbit Snare
                                                                                                                                                                    B1 Separated
                                                                                                                                                                    B2 Almost A Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                    B3 Greasy Spoon
                                                                                                                                                                    C1 Lyre Liar
                                                                                                                                                                    C2 Above The Below
                                                                                                                                                                    D1 Endless Not
                                                                                                                                                                    D2 The Worm Waits Its Turn
                                                                                                                                                                    D3 After The Fall
                                                                                                                                                                    TG Now:
                                                                                                                                                                    E1 X-Ray
                                                                                                                                                                    E2 Splitting Sky
                                                                                                                                                                    F1 Almost Like This
                                                                                                                                                                    F2 How Do You Deal

                                                                                                                                                                    CD
                                                                                                                                                                    CD 1 - Part Two – The Endless Not:
                                                                                                                                                                    1 Vow Of Silence
                                                                                                                                                                    2 Rabbit Snare
                                                                                                                                                                    3 Separated
                                                                                                                                                                    4 Almost A Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                    5 Greasy Spoon
                                                                                                                                                                    6 Lyre Liar
                                                                                                                                                                    7 Above The Below
                                                                                                                                                                    8 Endless Not
                                                                                                                                                                    9 The Worm Waits Its Turn
                                                                                                                                                                    10 After The Fall
                                                                                                                                                                    CD2 - TG Now:
                                                                                                                                                                    1 X-Ray
                                                                                                                                                                    2 Splitting Sky
                                                                                                                                                                    3 Almost Like This
                                                                                                                                                                    4 How Do You Deal

                                                                                                                                                                    Plunge Remix is a new compilation of remixed Fever Ray songs. Fever Ray is the solo project of the Knife’s Karin Dreijer and ‘Plunge’ was the first release in eight years since her celebrated self-titled debut in 2009. Remixers were chosen with the goal of creating music for Fever Ray to dance to. Released over a period of almost two years, the tracks will now sit together for the first time. The A-side opens with the full throttle electro-house of Tami T's remix of "Mustn't Hurry", before Bunny Michael incorporates future proofed R&B and footwork into a fresh mix of "IDK About You", a perfect companion to the psychedelic freakout Faka cooks up on the A3. On the B-side, Karin's bro and Knife companion Olof Dreijer gets slinky with a wonderful organic techno mix of "Wanna Sip", fellow art-synther Glasser conjures an epic space-synth translation of "Falling" while Sissel Wincent merges trance and techno in a huge floor melter to close the side. The intensity continues on the C1 as r&S affiliate Paula Temple slams a Berghain sized wrecking ball through "This Country", before a stepping UK bass styled mix from Aasthma offers a bit of rhythmic variation. Lisbon's usually breakneck DJ Marfox sticks to a relatively stately 130 with a bleeping twist on "Plunge" which manages to sound like a lost UR set from a Portuguese slum, while personal favourite Tzusing closes the package out with a chugging industrial incarnation of "Mustn't Hurry" tailor made for our current dystopia.

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                                                                                                                                                                    LP
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Mustn’t Hurry (Tami T Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    2. IDK About You (Bunny Michael Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Plunge (Faka Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Wanna Sip (Olof Dreijer Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Falling (Glasser Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Wanna Sip (Sissel Wincent Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    7. This Country (Paula Temple’s DESTROY Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    8. Mustn’t Hurry (Aasthma’s Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    9. Plunge (DJ Marfox Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    10. Mustn’t Hurry (Tzusing Remix)

                                                                                                                                                                    CD
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Mustn’t Hurry (Tami T Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    2. To The Moon And Back (Los XL Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Wanna Sip (Olof Dreijer Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Falling (Glasser Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Mustn’t Hurry (Dinamarca Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    6. To The Moon And Back (Jowaa Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    7. Wanna Sip (Sissel Wincent Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    8. IDK About You (Bunny Michael Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    9. To The Moon And Back (NAR Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    10. Mustn’t Hurry (Lao Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    11. This Country Makes It Hard TO Fuck (Björk Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    12. IDK About You (rip ME ReWORK)
                                                                                                                                                                    13. Mustn’t Hurry (Tzusing Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    14. Plunge (Faka Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    15. I’m Not Done (Still Not Done Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                    16. This Country (Paula Temple’s DESTROY Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    17. Plunge (DJ Marfox Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                    18. I’m Not Done (Still Not Done Dancing Mix)

                                                                                                                                                                    Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                                                                    A Souvenir Of Camber Sands

                                                                                                                                                                      Throbbing Gristle announce the next phase of their reissues series with the release of ‘Part Two: The Endless Not’ / ‘TG Now’ and ‘A Souvenir Of Camber Sands’. In 2004 Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, Genesis P- Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti reformed - 23 years after their mission was originally terminated - and between 2004 and 2007 the band released 14 new studio tracks and a live album of their appearance at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas in Camber Sands.

                                                                                                                                                                      ‘A Souvenir Of Camber Sands’ is a live document of Throbbing Gristle’s performance at Jake and Dinos Chapman’s All Tomorrow's Parties Nightmare Before Christmas at Camber Sands in December 2004. Throbbing Gristle are renowned for their documentation of live performances - ‘TG24’ (which was reissued in 2002) and ‘TG+’ (released in 2004) collated their live recordings up until the band disbanded. This release reactivated the band’s live performance documentations that include ‘Thirty Second Annual Report’ (from La Villette, Paris) and the ‘Desertshore Installation’ (from the ICA, London).

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      LP
                                                                                                                                                                      Disc 1
                                                                                                                                                                      A1 P-A-D
                                                                                                                                                                      A2 What A Day
                                                                                                                                                                      B1 Greasy Spoon
                                                                                                                                                                      B2 Live Ray
                                                                                                                                                                      B3 Hamburger Lady
                                                                                                                                                                      Disc 2
                                                                                                                                                                      C1 Almost Like This (A Kiss)
                                                                                                                                                                      C2 Splitting Sky
                                                                                                                                                                      D1 Convincing People
                                                                                                                                                                      D2 Fed Up
                                                                                                                                                                      D3 Wall Of Sound

                                                                                                                                                                      CD
                                                                                                                                                                      Disc 1
                                                                                                                                                                      1 P-A-D
                                                                                                                                                                      2 What A Day
                                                                                                                                                                      3 Greasy Spoon
                                                                                                                                                                      4 Live Ray
                                                                                                                                                                      5 Hamburger Lady
                                                                                                                                                                      6 Almost Like This (A Kiss)
                                                                                                                                                                      Disc 2
                                                                                                                                                                      1 Splitting Sky
                                                                                                                                                                      2 Convincing People
                                                                                                                                                                      3 Fed Up
                                                                                                                                                                      4 Wall Of Sound

                                                                                                                                                                      Irmin Schmidt

                                                                                                                                                                      Villa Wunderbar

                                                                                                                                                                        Can founder's retrospective compilation album updated to include music from 5 Klavierstüke and released on vinyl for the first time. The compilation includes tracks such as Villa Wunderbar, Kick On The Floods and Bohemian Step, alongside remixes by Schmidt of two Can tracks, Alice and Last Night Sleep, as well extracts from his extensive soundtrack work. 


                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                        A1 Dreambite
                                                                                                                                                                        A2 Le Weekend
                                                                                                                                                                        A3 Rapido De Noir
                                                                                                                                                                        A4 Love
                                                                                                                                                                        B1 Villa Wunderbar
                                                                                                                                                                        B2 Time The Dreamkiller
                                                                                                                                                                        B3 Fledermenschen
                                                                                                                                                                        C1 Burning Straw In Sky
                                                                                                                                                                        C2 Kick On The Floods
                                                                                                                                                                        D1 Fuchsia's Song - Rainbow Party
                                                                                                                                                                        D2 Ensemble: Joy
                                                                                                                                                                        D3 Klavierstuck V
                                                                                                                                                                        E1 Flavia Theme
                                                                                                                                                                        E2 Quattrocanti (Dream Theme IV)
                                                                                                                                                                        E3 Fresco & Finale (Flavia Theme III & IV)
                                                                                                                                                                        E4 Zicke Zick
                                                                                                                                                                        E5 Schneeland
                                                                                                                                                                        E6 Dangerous
                                                                                                                                                                        F1 Rote Erde (Titel Musik)
                                                                                                                                                                        F2 Es Geht Ein Schnitter
                                                                                                                                                                        F3 Bohemian Step
                                                                                                                                                                        F4 Roll On Euphrates
                                                                                                                                                                        G1 Solo
                                                                                                                                                                        G2 Aller Tage Abend Walzer
                                                                                                                                                                        G3 Morning In Berlin
                                                                                                                                                                        G4 Geisterlied
                                                                                                                                                                        H1 Verdi Prati Valse
                                                                                                                                                                        H2 Messer Im Kopf
                                                                                                                                                                        H3 Lied Vom Verschwinden
                                                                                                                                                                        H4 Alice (artist Can, Remix By Irmin Schmidt)
                                                                                                                                                                        H5 Last Night Sleep (artist Can, Remix By Irmin Schmidt) 

                                                                                                                                                                        Laibach

                                                                                                                                                                        Party Songs

                                                                                                                                                                          These are the last remaining unpublished tracks from the repertoire of the world-famous North Korea concerts in 2015, immortalized in the documentary "Liberation Day", directed by Morten Traavik and UģisOlte. ‘Honourable, Dead or Alive, When Following the Revolutionary Road’isbased on an aria from the classic North Korean revolutionary opera "Tell, O Forest"(1972), written and produced under the guidance of the Dear Leader Kim Jong Il. ‘Arirang’isall-Korean folk song that is often considered the unofficial national anthem of both Koreas.‘We Will Go to Mount Paektu’is a 2015 massive “light music” (read: pop) hit in North Korea, originally performed by the all-female Moranbong band, supposedly under the creative guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un.

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          A1 Honourable, Dead Or Alive, When Following The Revolutionary Road (Arduous March Version)
                                                                                                                                                                          A2 Honourable, Dead Or Alive, When Following The Revolutionary Road (Single Hearted Unity Version)
                                                                                                                                                                          A3 We Will Go To Mount Paektu
                                                                                                                                                                          B1 Arirang (Live At Kum Song Music School, Pyongyang)
                                                                                                                                                                          B2 Honourable, Dead Or Alive, When Following The Revolutionary Road (Live At Kum Song Music School, Pyongyang)
                                                                                                                                                                          B3 We Will Go To Mount Paektu (Live At Ponghwa Theatre, Pyongyang)

                                                                                                                                                                          Portrait. A collection of brand-new analogue recreations of songs from throughout Yann Tiersen’s career - 25 tracks including 3 new songs. Recorded in Yann’s home studio in Ushant with an array of collaborators. Features 3 tracks originally featured on the Amelie From Montmartre soundtrack including Yann’s signature tune, ‘Comptined’UnAutreÉté (L’Après-Midi)’. Includes collaborations with John Grant, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Blonde Redhead and Stephen O’Malley from Sunn O)))

                                                                                                                                                                          All vinyl editions will be packaged with an exclusive 7” single including alternative versions of ‘Comptined’UnAutreÉté (L’ Après-Midi)’ from the Amelie From Montmartresoundtrack and the title track from his debut album, Waltz of the Monsters. These versions will be exclusive to the vinyl and not available anywhere else.


                                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                          Barry says: One of the most legendary voices in modern classical and sountrackery (who could forget the 2001's 'Amélie'?) joins us with his most recent outing, a revisiting of some of his most unforgettable moments, and joined by some of the most important voices in modern music (John Grant, Stephen O'Malley of Sunn, Blonde Redhead etc.) a stunning collection, and yet more proof Tiersen stands as the figurehead he does today.

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          A1 Introductory Movement (Feat. Stephen O’Malley)
                                                                                                                                                                          A2 The Long Road
                                                                                                                                                                          A3 Monochrome (Feat. Gruff Rhys)
                                                                                                                                                                          A4 Chapter 19
                                                                                                                                                                          B1 Rue Des Cascades
                                                                                                                                                                          B2 The Old Man Still Wants It
                                                                                                                                                                          B3 Gwennilied (Feat. Emilie Tiersen)
                                                                                                                                                                          B4 Prad (Feat. Stephen O’Malley)
                                                                                                                                                                          C1 Diouz An Noz (Feat. Emilie Tiersen&ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                                                                                                                          C2 PorzGoret
                                                                                                                                                                          C3 La Dispute
                                                                                                                                                                          C4 Pell (Feat. Emilie Tiersen)
                                                                                                                                                                          D1 Erc’h (Feat. ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                                                                                                                          D2 The Wire (Sur Le Fil)
                                                                                                                                                                          D3 The Waltz Of The Monsters
                                                                                                                                                                          D4 Closer (Feat. Blonde Redhead)
                                                                                                                                                                          E1 Naval
                                                                                                                                                                          E2 The Jetty
                                                                                                                                                                          E3 Koad (Feat. ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                                                                                                                          E4 Prayer No.2
                                                                                                                                                                          E5 Gronjord (Feat. ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                                                                                                                          F1 Kala (Feat. ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                                                                                                                          F2 Comptined’UnAutreÉté (L’Après-Midi)
                                                                                                                                                                          F3 Tempelhof (Part 2)
                                                                                                                                                                          F4 Thinking Like A Mountain (Feat. John Grant & Stephen O’Malley)
                                                                                                                                                                          G1 Comptined’UnAutreÉté (L’Après-Midi) [Harpsichord Version]
                                                                                                                                                                          H1 The Waltz Of The Monsters [Harpsichord Version]

                                                                                                                                                                          The Pop Group

                                                                                                                                                                          Y - Definitive Edition

                                                                                                                                                                            This is the 40th Anniversary Edition of The Pop Group’s highly influential and innovative debut album ‘Y’ released in 1979, remastered (from the original tapes) and cut half speed at Abbey Road.

                                                                                                                                                                            The Pop Group’s Y regularly appears in ‘Greatest Album’ lists - such as Pitchfork’s Greatest Albums of the 70’s where it is listed at #35, The Wire’s 100 Most Important Records Ever Made and Uncut Magazine’s 100 Greatest Debut Albums.

                                                                                                                                                                            The Vinyl and CD deluxe sets will include the debut single 'She Is Beyond Good And Evil' (also remastered).

                                                                                                                                                                            The package will also include the 10 track album Alien Blood, and the album titled Y Live.

                                                                                                                                                                            Alien Blood is the result of the band’s meticulous process of revisiting the original 2” tapes of their studio sessions and recordings, unearthing never-before-heard material, including the studio recording of ‘Kiss The Book’, gloves off version of ‘We Are Time (Ricochet)’, and ‘Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)’ whilst exposing the raw skeletons of iconic tracks such as the original velocity of ‘Thief of Fire (Bass Addict).’ Alien Blood reveals the life of Y before everything was finalized, exposing revelatory dimensions within these iconic works.

                                                                                                                                                                            The Y Live album is an essential addendum to the original release, one that captures all the fierce urgency of The Pop Group’s live performances at the time. Comprised of Y era recordings captured at a variety of locations including New York, Manchester & Brussels – the latter on a bill with William Burroughs and Joy Division – Y Live exemplifies what had proved so thrilling about The Pop Group. A snapshot of a time when the group were sharing stages with future acolytes including Cabaret Voltaire, Linton Kwesi Johnson & Public Image Ltd, Mark Stewart describes the recordings as attempts to ‘paint the impossible’.

                                                                                                                                                                            The Pop Group went on to release 2 further singles, We Are All Prostitutes and Where There Is A Will (Split single with the Slits) and 1 further studio album For How Much Do We Tolerate Mass Murder, before splitting up in 1981.

                                                                                                                                                                            Mark Stewart from the band embarked on a solo career releasing his pioneering album Learning To Cope With Cowardice in 1983. Gareth Sager and Bruce Smith went on to form Rip Rig & Panic alongside Neneh Cherry.

                                                                                                                                                                            The Pop Group reformed in 2010 to tour and have since released 2 new studio albums.

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                                                                                                                                                                            Vinyl Box Set Tracklist

                                                                                                                                                                            Y (Remastered + Cut Using Half Speed Mastering At Abbey Road)
                                                                                                                                                                            A1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            A2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            A3 Blood Money (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            A4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            A5 We Are Time (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            B1 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            B3 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)

                                                                                                                                                                            She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            A1 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            B1 3:38 (Remastered)

                                                                                                                                                                            Alien Blood
                                                                                                                                                                            A1 Kiss The Book
                                                                                                                                                                            A2 Blood Money (Slow Thief)
                                                                                                                                                                            A3 Don't Call Me Pain (First Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                            A4 Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                            A5 We Are Time (Ricochet)
                                                                                                                                                                            B1 Thief Of Fire (Bass Addict)
                                                                                                                                                                            B2 Savage Sea (Sparse)
                                                                                                                                                                            B3 Boys From Brazil (Ridge Reels)
                                                                                                                                                                            B4 Snowgirl (Take 3)
                                                                                                                                                                            B5 Don't Sell Your Dreams ('A' Mix)

                                                                                                                                                                            Y - Live
                                                                                                                                                                            A1 Thief Of Fire (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            A2 Snowgirl (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            A3 Blood Money (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            A4 Savage Sea (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            A5 We Are Time (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            B1 Words Disobey Me (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            B3 Boys From Brazil (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Live)

                                                                                                                                                                            3CD Set Tracklist

                                                                                                                                                                            CD1 

                                                                                                                                                                            1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            3 Blood Money (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            5 We Are Time (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            6 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            7 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            8 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            9 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            10 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            11 3:38 (Remastered)

                                                                                                                                                                            CD2 Alien Blood
                                                                                                                                                                            1 Kiss The Book
                                                                                                                                                                            2 Don't Call Me Pain (First Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                            3 Thief Of Fire (Bass Addict)
                                                                                                                                                                            4 Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                            5 Don't Sell Your Dreams ('A' Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                            6 Boys From Brazil (Ridge Reels)
                                                                                                                                                                            7 Savage Sea (Sparse)
                                                                                                                                                                            8 Snowgirl (Take 3)
                                                                                                                                                                            9 Blood Money (Slow Thief)
                                                                                                                                                                            10 We Are Time (Ricochet)

                                                                                                                                                                            CD3 Y - Live
                                                                                                                                                                            1 Thief Of Fire (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            2 Snowgirl (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            3 Blood Money (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            4 Savage Sea (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            5 We Are Time (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            6 Words Disobey Me (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            7 Don't Call Me Pain (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            8 Boys From Brazil (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                            9 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Live)

                                                                                                                                                                            Y is the highly influential and innovative debut album by The Pop Group, released in 1979. In the same year The Pop Group released their single She is Beyond Good & Evil / 3:38.

                                                                                                                                                                            The band went on to release 2 further singles, We Are All Prostitutes and Where There Is A Will (Split single with the Slits) and 1 further studio album For How Much Do We Tolerate Mass Murder, before splitting up in 1981.

                                                                                                                                                                            Frontman, Mark Stewart embarked on a solo career releasing his pioneering album Learning To Live Cope Cowardice in 1983. Gareth Sager and Bruce Smith went on to form Rip Rig & Panic alongside Neneh Cherry.

                                                                                                                                                                            The Pop Group reformed in 2010 to tour and have since released 2 new studio albums.

                                                                                                                                                                            The Pop Group’s Y regularly appears in ‘Greatest Album’ lists - such as Pitchfork’s Greatest Albums of the 70’s where it is listed at #35, The Wire’s 100 Most Important Records Ever Made and Uncut Magazine’s 100 Greatest Debut Albums.

                                                                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                            Laura says: "She Is Beyond Good And Evil" was my first introduction to the Pop Group in the late 80s at indie night The Wilde Club. On the strength of that track I bought this LP and played it to death and it remains one of my favourite albums. Now remastered it also includes a 12” of the track that made me fall for them them in the first place. Totally uncompromising post-punk genius!

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                                                                                                                                                                            Vinyl Tracklist
                                                                                                                                                                            A1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            A2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            A3 Blood Money (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            A4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            A5 We Are Time (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            B1 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            B3 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)

                                                                                                                                                                            12”
                                                                                                                                                                            A1 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            B1 3:38 (Remastered)

                                                                                                                                                                            CD Tracklist
                                                                                                                                                                            1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            3 Blood Money (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            5 We Are Time (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            6 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            7 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            8 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            9 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            10 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                            11 3:38 (Remastered) 

                                                                                                                                                                            Swans

                                                                                                                                                                            Leaving Meaning.

                                                                                                                                                                              'Leaving meaning.' is the band’s fifteenth studio album, the follow up to 2016’s 'The Glowing Man'. Written and produced by Michael Gira, the album features contributions from recent and former Swans, members of Angels of Light as well as Anna and Maria von Hausswolff, Ben Frost, The Necks, Baby Dee and Jennifer Gira.

                                                                                                                                                                              Michael Gira explains, “leaving meaning. is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the lineup of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 – 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy.”


                                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                              Barry says: Michael Gira is a man who clearly can't quit (nor should he). Having given up on the band a number of times, in the midst smashing out some truly amazing albums, he always returns. This iteration of the band includes all the sounds we'd expect from Gira but bolstered by the perfectly selected cast of collaborators and co-conspirators.

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                                                                                                                                                                              LP
                                                                                                                                                                              A1 Annaline
                                                                                                                                                                              A2 The Hanging Man
                                                                                                                                                                              A3 Amnesia
                                                                                                                                                                              B1 Leaving Meaning
                                                                                                                                                                              B2 Sunfucker
                                                                                                                                                                              C1 Hums
                                                                                                                                                                              C2 Cathedrals Of Heaven
                                                                                                                                                                              C3 The Nub
                                                                                                                                                                              D1 It's Coming It's Real
                                                                                                                                                                              D2 What Is This?
                                                                                                                                                                              D3 My Phantom Limb

                                                                                                                                                                              CD
                                                                                                                                                                              CD1
                                                                                                                                                                              1 Hums
                                                                                                                                                                              2 Annaline
                                                                                                                                                                              3 The Hanging Man
                                                                                                                                                                              4 Amnesia
                                                                                                                                                                              5 Leaving Meaning
                                                                                                                                                                              6 Sunfucker
                                                                                                                                                                              CD2
                                                                                                                                                                              1 Cathedrals Of Heaven
                                                                                                                                                                              2 The Nub
                                                                                                                                                                              3 It's Coming It's Real
                                                                                                                                                                              4 Some New Things
                                                                                                                                                                              5 What Is This?
                                                                                                                                                                              6 My Phantom Limb

                                                                                                                                                                              Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                                                                              Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits

                                                                                                                                                                                Genesis P. Orridge was the Frank Zappa of experimental electronic music, exploring virtually every notion and idea of performance that he could possibly muster. And his period with Throbbing Gristle resulted in some of the most dense and difficult music to ever see the light of day, a staggering thought even decades after the band's demise. Turning the idea of rock music on its head and injecting it with a lethal dose of electronica, Gristle was light years ahead of its time and suffered endless persecution from the British government because of their wild ideas. On this ironically titled collection, the band offers 11 tracks that plant the seeds for a number of genres. Synth pop is here in the primal, awkward guise of "Adrenalin," while "Hot on the Heels of Love" may be one of the very first techno songs ever. "Subhuman" would set the standard for the type of ranting industrial rock that Skinny Puppy and Ministry would actually have to water down, and "Six Six Sixties" is the sort of guitar-driven noise narrative which would later find brief popularity with the New York City art rock scene.  Standing heads and tails above the rest of their contemporaries, this is the best place to first discover Throbbing Gristle's difficult but rewarding body of work. Anyone with even a passing interest in unusual and experimental music would do themselves a big favor by checking this out.

                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                LP / CD1:
                                                                                                                                                                                1 Hamburger Lady
                                                                                                                                                                                2 Hot On The Heels Of Love
                                                                                                                                                                                3 Subhuman
                                                                                                                                                                                4 AB/7A
                                                                                                                                                                                5 Six Six Sixties
                                                                                                                                                                                6 Blood On The Floor
                                                                                                                                                                                7 20 Jazz Funk Greats
                                                                                                                                                                                8 TiabGuls
                                                                                                                                                                                9 United
                                                                                                                                                                                10 What A Day
                                                                                                                                                                                11 Adrenalin & Dialogue

                                                                                                                                                                                CD2:
                                                                                                                                                                                1 The Old Man Smiled (Alt Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                2 Zyklon B Zombie B
                                                                                                                                                                                3 Dead On Arrival
                                                                                                                                                                                4 We Hate You (Little Girls)
                                                                                                                                                                                5 Five Knuckle Shuffle
                                                                                                                                                                                6 Discipline (Berlin – Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                7 Persuasion
                                                                                                                                                                                8 AB7A (AB7B Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                9 Distant Dreams (Part Two)

                                                                                                                                                                                Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                                                                                D.O.A. The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                                                                                  DoA The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle is, along with 20 Jazz Funk Greats, the bands most famous and sought after album, back in print and on coloured vinyl after being unavailable for a few years.

                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                  LP / CD1:
                                                                                                                                                                                  1 I.B.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                  2 Hit By A Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                  3 United
                                                                                                                                                                                  4 Valley Of The Shadow Of The Death
                                                                                                                                                                                  5 Dead On Arrival
                                                                                                                                                                                  6 Weeping
                                                                                                                                                                                  7 Hamburger Lady
                                                                                                                                                                                  8 Hometime
                                                                                                                                                                                  9 AB/7A
                                                                                                                                                                                  10 E-Coli
                                                                                                                                                                                  11 Death Threats
                                                                                                                                                                                  12 Walls Of Sound
                                                                                                                                                                                  13 Blood On The Floor

                                                                                                                                                                                  CD2:
                                                                                                                                                                                  1 Introduction – The Crypt 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                  2 It’s Always The Way – Goldsmiths College, London 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                  3 Industrial Muszak – The Crypt 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                  4 Cabaret Voltaire – IT College Wakefield 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                  5 Hamburger Lady – Goldsmiths College, London 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                  6 IBM – Goldsmiths College, London 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                  7 New After Cease To Exist Soundtrack LFMC 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                  8 Whistling Song – The Crypt 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                  9 Mother Spunk – IT College Wakefield 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                  10 DoA - Goldsmiths College, London 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                  11 Five Knuckle Shuffle
                                                                                                                                                                                  12 We Hate You (Little Girls)

                                                                                                                                                                                  Cabaret Voltaire

                                                                                                                                                                                  Chance Versus Causality

                                                                                                                                                                                    Chance versus Causality is a previously Previously unreleased soundtrack by industrial electronic pioneers Cabaret Voltaire, to 16mm film For Two Projectors by Babeth Mondini from 1979.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Features all original Cabaret Voltaire members – Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, Chris Watson.


                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Part 1
                                                                                                                                                                                    2 Part 2
                                                                                                                                                                                    3 Part 3
                                                                                                                                                                                    4 Part 4
                                                                                                                                                                                    5 Part 5
                                                                                                                                                                                    6 Part 6
                                                                                                                                                                                    7 Part 7

                                                                                                                                                                                    Maps

                                                                                                                                                                                    Turning The Mind - Special Edition Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                      Turning The Mind, recorded with Tim Holmes (Death in Vegas) at the Contino Rooms in London, is Maps’second album from 2009 and followed the release of Maps’ Mercury Prize shortlisted debut We Can Create in 2007. Includes the tracks ‘I Dream of Crystal’, ‘Die Happy, Die Smiling’ and ‘Valium In The Sunshine’

                                                                                                                                                                                      “The tracks for this album never seemed to stop flowing from the day I began working on them, it is a true statement of Maps' music at this precise moment.”James Chapman aka Mapsin 2009.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Maps has remixed Depeche Mode, Public Service Broadcasting, Susanne Sundfør, Moby, C Duncan, M83 and more.


                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                      A1 Turning The Mind
                                                                                                                                                                                      A2 I Dream Of Crystal
                                                                                                                                                                                      A3 Let Go Of The Fear
                                                                                                                                                                                      A4 Valium In The Sunshine
                                                                                                                                                                                      B1 Papercuts
                                                                                                                                                                                      B2 Love Will Come
                                                                                                                                                                                      B3 Everything Is Shattering
                                                                                                                                                                                      B4 Nothing
                                                                                                                                                                                      C1 The Note (These Videos)
                                                                                                                                                                                      C2 Chemeleon
                                                                                                                                                                                      C3 Die Happy, Die Smiling
                                                                                                                                                                                      C4 Without You

                                                                                                                                                                                      Maps

                                                                                                                                                                                      We Can Create - Special Edition Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                        A hugely ambitious, widescreen and epic record that recalls everything from the far away electronics of Basic Channel and Carl Craig, through the skewed songwriting of Postal Service, Flaming Lips and Grandaddy to the euphoric sound-scapes of Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine, We Can Create is a work of heart stopping extremes.

                                                                                                                                                                                        The album was recorded without computers, preferring the painstaking process of splicing sounds together on MAPS’ battered 16 track recorder in his Northamptonshire bedroom, the results were subsequently co-produced by Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Bjork) and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, Hope Of The States). The critically acclaimed album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2007.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Maps has remixed Depeche Mode, Public Service Broadcasting, Susanne Sundfør, Moby, C Duncan, M83 and more.


                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                        A1 So Low, So High
                                                                                                                                                                                        A2 You Don’t Know Her Name
                                                                                                                                                                                        A3 Elouise
                                                                                                                                                                                        A4 It Will Find You
                                                                                                                                                                                        B1 Glory Verse
                                                                                                                                                                                        B2 Liquid Sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                        B3 To The Sky
                                                                                                                                                                                        B4 Back + Forth
                                                                                                                                                                                        C1 Lost My Soul
                                                                                                                                                                                        C2 Don’t Fear
                                                                                                                                                                                        C3 When You Leave

                                                                                                                                                                                        Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

                                                                                                                                                                                        The Road (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

                                                                                                                                                                                          Originally released in January 2010, Mute / BMG are set to release an exclusive version of the acclaimed soundtrack ‘THE ROAD’ available on vinyl for the very first time.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy (author of ‘No Country For Old Men’) ’The Road’ is an epic post-apocalyptic tale of survival of a father and his young son journeying across a barren America destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm, The Road boldly imagines a future in which men are pushed to the worst and the best that they are capable of….

                                                                                                                                                                                          Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, of the internationally celebrated bands Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Dirty Three and Grinderman, have created an evocative score featuring violin and piano with beautiful fleeting melodies and eerie sound loops filled with terror and suspense. Cave and Ellis have previously scored John Hillcoat's critically acclaimed 2005 Australian 'Western', The Proposition’ and Andrew Dominik’s 2007 savage tale of the true west ‘The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’, both reissued on Colour LP by Mute/BMG in the last year.



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