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Mick Harvey

Five Ways To Say Goodbye

    Five Ways to Say Goodbye marks Harvey’s fifth solo album, featuring an introspective blend of originals and covers brimming with wistful acoustic rock gems. The vinyl includes Harvey's translated reworking of Marlene Dietrich's 1950s ode to Berlin, 'A Suitcase in Berlin' ('Ich Hab' Noch Einen Koffer in Berlin'), which was released as a standalone single in 2023, hinting at the forthcoming album.

    In true Mick Harvey fashion, the album pays homage to fellow Australian musicians with covers of songs by Ed Kuepper - 'Demolition'; Fatal Shore - 'We Had an Island'; David McComb - 'Setting You Free'; Lo Carmen - 'Nashville High'; and The Saints - 'Ghost Ships.' These tracks sit alongside a cover of Lee Hazelwood's 'Dirtnap Stories,' and Harvey's rendition of Neil Young's 'Like a Hurricane.’

    Following on from the collaborative album Phantasmagoria in Blue with Amanda Acevedo, who also lends her voice to 'Dirtnap Stories' on this record, Five Ways to Say Goodbye adds to Mick Harvey's extensive repertoire, affirming his significant contributions to music.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Heaven's Gate
    2. We Had An Island
    3. Demolition
    4. The Art Of Darkness
    5. Setting You Free
    6. Alone With The Stars
    7. Nashville High
    8. Ghost Ships
    9. Dirtnap Stories
    10. When We Were Beautiful & Young
    11. A Suitcase In Berlin
    12. Like A Hurricane

    A Certain Ratio

    It All Comes Down To This

      It All Comes Down to This is the brand new album from Manchester legends A Certain Ratio, produced by Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey.

      This album takes A Certain Ratio back to their roots, featuring 10 straight-to-the-point tracks, with a sprinkling of electronics for good measure. It is the first time the band has recorded as the core 3-piece lineup of Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop, and Donald Johnson, with no additional collaborators or members of the live setup. Following on from ACR's acclaimed 1982 album and the electrifying 2023 EP, It All Comes Down to This continues the lineage of constant progression demonstrated by the band.

      TRACK LISTING

      Vinyl Tracklist
      A1 All Comes Down To This
      A2 Keep It Real
      A3 We All Need
      A4 Surfer Ticket
      A5 Bitten By A Lizard
      B1 God Knows
      B2 Out From Under
      B3 Estate Kings
      B4 Where You Coming From
      B5 Dorothy Says

      CD Tracklist
      1 All Comes Down To This
      2 Keep It Real
      3 We All Need
      4 Surfer Ticket
      5 Bitten By A Lizard
      6 God Knows
      7 Out From Under
      8 Estate Kings
      9 Where You Coming From
      10 Dorothy Says

      These Immortal Souls

      I’m Never Gonna Die Again - 2024 Remaster

        Mute presents These Immortal Souls’ second album, I’m Never Gonna Die Again, remastered on vinyl and CD.

        Finally re-released after 30 years, this record was remastered from the original tapes at legendary Birdland Studio by Lindsay Gravina and original These Immortal Souls members Harry Howard and Genevieve McGukin. This is available alongside the 2024 remaster edition of their debut album, Get Lost (Don’t Lie!), and EXTRA, a brand new album including unearthed live recordings and remasters of covers tracks from across their career.

        I’m Never Gonna Die Again was originally released in June 1992, after a long hiatus brought on by a crippling case of writer's block from lead vocalist and guitarist Rowland S. Howard. These Immortal Souls announced their return with the gritty lead single ‘King of Kalifornia,’ their first release on Mute, which was quickly followed up by the album. The band were joined by Anthony Thistlethwaite (The Waterboys, The Saw Doctors), who performed saxophone and slide mandolin on the record.

        The band consisted of Australian-born Rowland S. Howard, who rose to prominence as Nick Cave's collaborator in the Birthday Party, his bass-playing brother Harry Howard, drummer Epic Soundtracks (formerly of Swell Maps and Jacobites), and keyboardist Genevieve McGuckin. They came together 1987, after Soundtracks and the Howard brothers split from Crime & the City Solution and were joined by McGuckin to form These Immortal Souls in London.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. The King Of Kalifornia
        2. Shamed
        3. Black Milk
        4. Hyperspace
        5. So The Story Goes
        6. Insomnicide
        7. All The Money's Gone
        8. Crowned

        These Immortal Souls

        EXTRA

          Mute presents EXTRA a brand new album of unearthed live recordings and remastered tracks by Australian London-based post-punk band These Immortal Souls, on vinyl and CD.

          This record includes extensive sleeve notes by original member Harry Howard and is released alongside the 2024 remaster editions of their debut album, Get Lost (Don’t Lie!), and their second album I’m Never Gonna Die Again. The tracklist for this record features their visceral, propulsive reimagining of Alice Cooper’s 1972 track ‘Luney Tune’, as well as covers of ‘Open Up and Bleed’ by Iggy Pop & James Williamson, ‘Some Velvet Morning’ written by Lee Hazlewood, which lead singer Rowland S. Howard notably covered with Lydia Lynch, and ‘Hey! Little Child’ written by Alex Chilton.

          The band consisted of Australian-born Rowland S. Howard, who rose to prominence as Nick Cave's collaborator in the Birthday Party, his bass-playing brother Harry Howard, drummer Epic Soundtracks (formerly of Swell Maps and Jacobites), and keyboardist Genevieve McGuckin. They came together 1987, after Soundtracks and the Howard brothers split from Crime & the City Solution and were joined by McGuckin to form These Immortal Souls in London.

          Available on vinyl and CD.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Bad (Remastered)
          2. My One-Eyed Daughter (Remastered)
          3. Luney Tune (Remastered)
          4. Open Up And Bleed (Remastered)
          5. Up On The Roof (Remastered)
          6. Some Velvet Morning (Live)
          7. "Blood And Sand" She Said (Live)
          8. Hey! Little Child (Live)
          9. These Immortal Souls (Live)
          10. Get Lost (Don't Lie!) (Live)

          These Immortal Souls

          Get Lost (Don’t Lie!) - 2024 Remaster

            Mute presents These Immortal Souls’ first full-length album, Get Lost (Don’t Lie!), remastered on vinyl and CD.

            Finally re-released after 35 years, remastered from the original tapes at legendary Birdland Studio by Lindsay Gravina and original These Immortal Souls members Harry Howard and Genevieve McGukin. This is available alongside the 2024 remaster edition of their second album, I’m Never Gonna Die Again, and EXTRA, a brand new album including unearthed live recordings and remastered cover tracks from across their career.

            The 30-minute LP, Get Lost (Don’t Lie!), was originally released at the end of 1987 following the band's debut EP, Marry Me, on the American underground label SST. The band consisted of Australian-born Rowland S. Howard, who rose to prominence as Nick Cave's collaborator in the Birthday Party, his bass-playing brother Harry Howard, drummer Epic Soundtracks (formerly of Swell Maps and Jacobites), and keyboardist Genevieve McGuckin. They came together 1987, after Soundtracks and the Howard brothers split from Crime & the City Solution and were joined by McGuckin to form These Immortal Souls in London.

            Available on vinyl and CD.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Marry Me (Lie! Lie!)
            2. Hide
            3. Hey! Little Child
            4. These Immortal Souls
            5. I Ate The Knife
            6. "Blood And Sand” She Said
            7. One In Shadow, One In Sun

            Liars

            MESS - 2024 Reissue

              Originally released in 2014, 'MESS' was the sound of Liars not only facing their fears but also chewing them up and spitting them back out in all their technicolor glory. Written and recorded by Angus Andrew and Aaron Hemphill, produced by Angus and mixed by Timothy "Q" Wiles, this record was less concerned with place compared to previous albums, and saw the band back in their own studio in LA.

              Angus explained at the time of release, "We go from one extreme to the other. Working on the last record was really doubtful and paranoid, and that's fine, but it just meant that when work started on this one, it was the exact opposite. It was way more instinctual, fun, and confident.”


              TRACK LISTING

              1. Mask Maker
              2. Vox Tuned D.E.D.
              3. I'm No Gold
              4. Pro Anti Anti
              5. Can't Hear Well
              6. Mess On A Mission
              7. Darkslide
              8. Boyzone
              9. Dress Walker
              10. Perpetual Village
              11. Left Speaker Blown

              Looper

              Up A Tree - 25th Anniversary Edition

                Mute celebrates the 25th Anniversary Edition of Looper’s 1999 album, Up A Tree, featuring never-before-released songs.

                Initially released on Sub Pop, Up A Tree is the debut record by the Scottish lo-fi band led by Stuart David (co-founder and bass player of Belle & Sebastian) and his wife Karn David. Upon release, the album reached #24 on the UK independent album charts and received acclaim for its gentle sound and honest lyrics, being described by singer-songwriter Ben Folds as “…a gift of a record.”

                The anniversary edition also features alternative artwork designed by Karn and includes new sleeve notes by Sub Pop’s Jenny Hayo, who recounts working with Looper on their first records and first US tour, alongside words from Stuart’s sister Karla Black, who takes us back to Glasgow School of Art in 1998, reminiscing about the first Looper show.

                The vinyl edition of Up A Tree comes with a Flexi Disc of ‘Brilliant Paper’, an unreleased track by Looper and Sue Tompkins (Life Without Buildings) and the double CD includes a remix by Pulp (credited as The Chocolate layers).

                TRACK LISTING

                LP Tracklist
                1. The Treehouse
                2. Impossible Things #2
                3. Burning Flies
                4. Festival '95
                5. Ballad Of Ray Suzuki
                6. Dave The Moon Man
                7. Quiet And Small
                8. Columbo's Car
                9. Up A Tree Again
                10. Back To The Treehouse

                FLEXI DISC
                1. Brilliant Paper

                CD Tracklist
                CD1
                1. The Treehouse
                2. Impossible Things #2
                3. Burning Flies
                4. Festival '95
                5. Ballad Of Ray Suzuki
                6. Dave The Moon Man
                7. Quiet And Small
                8. Columbo's Car
                9. Up A Tree Again
                10. Back To The Treehouse

                CD2
                1. Back To The Treehouse (Ambient Mix)
                2. Ray's Golden Fist (Bananahand Remix)
                3. Burning Flies (Acoustic)
                4. Columbo's Car (Peugeot 403 Mix)
                5. Blurred Stars
                6. Up A Tree Again (The Chocolate Layers St. John's Ambulance Mix)
                7. Quiet And Small (Acoustic)
                8. Dave The Moon Man (Scott Twynholm Remix)
                9. Impossible Things
                10. Up A Tree Again (Acoustic)

                Ben Frost

                Scope Neglect

                  Renowned Iceland-based Australian composer Ben Frost presents a pre-release limited edition version of his upcoming album, Scope Neglect, exclusive to independent retailers.

                  Scope Neglect is an experimental and genre-shifting album forged from Frost’s admiration for metal with the mindful removal of its conventional attributes. Where the record touches aspects of the genre, it’s met with glitching electronics, immersive ambient industrial churns and deeply contemplative explorations that result in something impossible to pigeonhole. Created with guitarist Greg Kubacki (from New York’s progressive metal band Car Bomb) and bassist Liam Andrews (from Melbourne band MY DISCO), the album was recorded at Candy Bomber studios in Berlin with engineer Ingo Krauss (Swans, Nick Cave, and Mick Harvey)..

                  Ben Frost is known for his groundbreaking contributions to composition, production, sound art, and direction over the past 15 years, including soundtracks for film and TV including Netflix shows Dark and 1899. This album marks his first studio release in six years and adds to the list of his acclaimed releases on the label, 2014’s A U R O R A was album of the year in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Clash, with 2017’s The Centre Cannot Hold as one of Pitchfork’s Top 20 Experimental Albums of the year.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Barry says: I love a bit of Ben Frost, Theory Of Machines and By The Throat are two of my favourite drone albums ever, and there was *always* that metallic heft simmering in the background (or the foreground). What sets 'Scope Neglect' apart is that it's not a simmer, it's a slap around the face of metallic heft. It's Frost's perfect production and off-piste rhythmic uncertainty with the heft. It's heft-forward and it's absolutely brilliant.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Lamb Shift
                  2. Chimera
                  3. The River Of Light And Radiation
                  4. _1993
                  5. Turning The Prism
                  6. Load Up On Guns, Bring Your Friends
                  7. Tritium Bath
                  8. Unreal In The Eyes Of The Dead 

                  Throbbing Gristle

                  Mutant TG - 2023 Reissue

                    In many respects Throbbing Gristle as artists, self-promoters, marketeers, label owners and music makers broke the mould on every level and decentralised the whole music making process into their own hands. It therefore came as no surprise when some of the most notable figures in electronic dance music jumped at the chance to re-work some classic TG catalogue. The record was originally released on Mute’s sub-label NovaMute in 2004, and saw reworks from DJ and producer Carl Craig, electronic duo Two Lone Swordsmen (Andrew Weatherall and Keith Tenniswood), Basement Jaxx’s Simon Ratcliffe, electronic post-industrial duo Motor (Mr Nô and Bryan Black), as well as TG’s very own Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti.

                    Formed in 1975 from the ashes of performance art troupe/media guerrilla cell Coum Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle consisted of Genesis P-Orridge (1950 – 2020), Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter and Peter Christopherson (1955 – 2010). During their most active period of 1975 – 1981, TG fully delivered on punk’s failed promise to explore extreme culture as a way of sabotaging systems of control, releasing seminal records such as The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle (1977), D.O.A The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle (1978), 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979) and more. After years of pursuing different projects, the band reformed in 2004, performing several concerts and releasing projects such as TG Now (2004), Mutant TG and Part Two: The Endless Not (2007) before disbanding for good in 2010.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Persuasion (Motor Remix)
                    2. Hot On The Heels Of Love (Carl Craig Re-Version)
                    3. What A Day (Hedonastik Remix)
                    4. United (Two Lone Swordsmen Remix - Vocal Version)
                    5. Hamburger Lady (Carter Tutti Remix)
                    6. Hot On The Heels Of Love (Ratcliffe Remix)
                    7. Still Walking (Carl Craig Re-Version)
                    8. HotHeelsUnited (Carter Tutti Remix)

                    Plastikman

                    Sheet One - 30th Anniversary Edition

                      Released in 1993 on Mute’s subsidiary label NovaMute, this record was the debut for Richie Hawtin’s alias Plastikman. 30 years on Sheet One is a landmark album in the field of electronic music, it changed the shape of what the genre could be and became.

                      Introducing one of techno's most recognisable logos, the album achieved a degree of notoriety for its acid blotter-style perforated artwork. Musically it focuses on laser-precise minimalist rhythms to drive a series of echo-box acid lines that gradually acquire power over the course of lengthy album tracks, with frequent use of the Roland TB-303, which gained prominence in the electronic music world as a staple of Chicago's acid house scene. Hawtin once described Sheet One perfectly in an interview with MusicRadar, saying "...It's music for the end of the party as you're melting into the floor, which is exactly what the name Plastikman was made to represent."

                      This seminal album helped to establish the template for minimal techno, and is a must listen for lovers of electronic music.


                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Matt says: For someone who came to Richie Hawtin via 1999's "Decks, FX & A 909" and his M_Nus label (conceived in '98) - to learn of this album existing some five or six years previous what a bit of a revelation. A stripped back and futuristic record; exploring the multifaceted Roland 303 - it's become widely accepted as one of the greatest 'acid' records ever made. Plus it's got one of the best logos in dance music history.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Drp
                      2. Plasticity
                      3. Gak
                      4. Okx
                      5. Helikopter
                      6. Glob
                      7. Plasticine
                      8. Koma
                      9. Vokx
                      10. Smak
                      11. Ovokx 

                      Pole

                      Tempus Remixes

                        Pole, aka innovative German electronic artist Stefan Betke, presents a limited edition 12” single with new exciting remixes of tracks from his latest album, Tempus.

                        This 12” sees the track ‘Stechmück’ reworked by UK’s electro-punk duo Sleaford Mods, remixed by Californian interdisciplinary artist Rrose, and edited by Pole. The original song embraces the sound of Betke’s dying Minimoog, which you can hear manipulated in different ways across the different versions. Completing the record is the remix of the title track 'Tempus' by long-time Nine Inch Nails contributor, label mate and “synth connoisseur” Alessandro Cortini.

                        Düsseldorf-native musician, producer and mastering engineer Pole is known for his unique musical language oscillating between melody and avant-garde in electronic music, with audible influences from Dub and Jazz music. Tempus contributed to his ongoing musical evolution, while retaining a relationship to previous work, with Pitchfork stating “It’s the sound of an artist drawing from his repertoire while demonstrating that he is still looking to the future.” 


                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1 Stechmück (Sleaford Mods Rework)
                        A2 Stechmück (Version)
                        AA1 Stechmück (Rrose Remix)
                        AA2 Tempus (Alessandro Cortini Remix)

                        Vince Clarke

                        Songs Of Silence

                          As the album title suggests, Songs of Silence is a lyric-less, instrumental album, and is hugely evocative for that. Unlike anything you’ve previously heard from Vince Clarke, as an artisan of dynamic electropop, (Erasure, Depeche Mode, Yazoo), Songs of Silence has about it a more sober ambient electronic beauty, its unique characteristics put it in a category of its own.

                          For the creation of the record Vince set himself two rules – first that the sounds he himself generated for the album would come solely from Eurorack (a modular synthesizer format introduced in the mid-90s) and secondly that each track would be based around one note, maintaining a single key throughout. The resultant pieces, with the Eurorack sound clay then manipulated on Logic Pro, amount to wordless narratives, in which a sense of synth-generated, cosmic remoteness is often jolted by stark interventions, reminders of the human hand at work amid this machinery.

                          This album sees Vince Clarke not content to rest on his considerable pop legacy, and instead open up for himself, and for the rest of us, exciting new electronic vistas in which the permutations and possibilities are limitless.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Cathedral
                          2. White Rabbit
                          3. Passage
                          4. Imminent
                          5. Red Planet
                          6. The Lamentations Of Jeremiah
                          7. Mitosis
                          8. Blackleg
                          9. Scarper
                          10. Last Transmission

                          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)

                            Swans

                            Feel Good Now

                              Swans’ second live album Feel Good Now is available on vinyl for the first time since its original limited edition release in 1988, via Mute / Young God Records.

                              Feel Good Now is a collection of live recordings from their 1987 European tour, recorded by the band's sound engineer on a Sony Professional Walkman, with many of the tracks being from their album Children of God, which was released the same year.

                              This follows the re-release of their first live album Public Castration Is a Good Idea and their brand new album The Beggar, released in June 2023. Led by Michael Gira, Swans formed in 1982 and have produced a series of diverse albums both before their disbandment in 1997 and after their reformation in 2010. During this time Swans have made their mark as masters of their craft and are an influential band for countless experimental and post-rock acts.

                              TRACK LISTING

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

                              Liars

                              WIXIW - 2023 Reissue

                                WIXIW is the next album to be released in the Liars’ recycled coloured vinyl reissue series.

                                Initially released in 2012, WIXIW was Liars’ sixth full-length album as a band (Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross). Includes the hit ‘No.1 Against the Rush’, with the emotional video by Todd Cole. WIXIW somehow provided a summation of Liars’ work preceding the record, whilst also providing a complete break from anything that had been heard from the band. Recorded in L.A., the album was self-produced by the band, with additional production from Mute’s Daniel Miller and mixing by Tom Biller. It illustrated an ambiguous, fragile in-between state for Liars, being considered as both their most accessible and most challenging album.


                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. The Exact Colour Of Doubt
                                2. Octagon
                                3. No.1 Against The Rush
                                4. A Ring On Every Finger
                                5. Ill Valley Prodigies
                                6. WIXIW
                                7. His And Mine Sensations
                                8. Flood To Flood
                                9. Who Is The Hunter
                                10. Brats
                                11. Annual Moon Words

                                Crime & The City Solution

                                The Killer

                                  Crime & the City Solution return with their seventh studio album, and first in 10 years, the killer. Played out over 7 tracks and recorded in Berlin, the record is arguably Crime’s finest work and is set to be their masterpiece.

                                  The album sees central figurehead Simon Bonney’s trademark storytelling surrounded by the deep, layered and mesmerising instrumentation created by this new incarnation of the band, including long term member Bronwyn Adams and new members Frederic Lyenn, Donald Baldie, Georgio Valentino, Chris Hughes and Joshua Murphy. This is paired with Martin J. Fiedler’s (Josh T. Pearson, Alex White) production, creating a magical atmosphere of foreboding and opportunity.


                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Rivers Of Blood
                                  2. Hurt You, Hurt Me
                                  3. River Of God
                                  4. Brave Hearted Woman
                                  5. Killer
                                  6. Witness
                                  7. Peace In My Time

                                  A Certain Ratio

                                  2023 EP

                                    Manchester legends, A Certain Ratio, are back with their brand new 2023 EP on limited edition 12” vinyl.

                                    This follows the release of their album 1982, and includes 3 remixes of tracks from the record and a brand new track ‘Day by Day’. The remixers on the EP are fellow mancunians Werkha and Jade Parker, as well as close friend Andy Meecham aka Emperor Machine, who originally contributed keyboards and electronic percussion to the very track he’s reworked, ‘Constant Curve.’ The EP also includes a remix of the popular single ‘SAMO’, which spent 4 weeks on the BBC 6Music playlist, accompanied by an animated lyric video paying homage to the graffiti tag it was named after by Al Diaz and American artist and wunderkind, Jean-Michel Basquiat. The final track on the EP is a remix of ‘Waiting on a Train’, presenting a new and special version of the original song, with the presence of the featuring artists, Ellen Beth Abdi and Chunky, remaining strong.

                                    Formed in 1978 with a core line-up of Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson, A Certain Ratio emerged from the hallowed grounds of the late 70s punk scene, and from that day on they’ve moved forwards with gleeful disregard for the boundaries of style and genre, their eye fixed firmly on constant progression.

                                    To celebrate their 45th anniversary and support the release on 2023 EP, ACR will be taking to the road to play a select number of shows in the UK and Europe, which will see them play all of their 45s in chronological order across 2 sets in one evening in venues hand picked by the band all with limited capacity.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1 Day By Day
                                    A2 SAMO (Werkha Remix)
                                    B1 Constant Curve - Feat. Ellen Beth Abdi (Emperor Machine Extended Rework)
                                    B1 Waiting On A Train - Feat. Ellen Beth Abdi & Chunky (Jade Parker Remix) 

                                    Recoil

                                    Liquid - 2023 Reissue

                                      Recoil is the musical project of former Depeche Mode member, Alan Wilder, and Mute are reissuing the project’s last three albums - ‘Liquid’, ‘subHuman’ and ‘Unsound Methods’.

                                      Originally a solo venture for Alan’s more experimental work outside of Depeche, Recoil became his primary music project after he announced his departure from the band in 1995.

                                      The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Rosa Torras, Diamanda Galás, Nicole Blackman, Samantha Coerbell and others power Alan Wilder’s passionate yet unsettling Recoil album, ‘Liquid’.

                                      Released in 2000, ‘Liquid’ possesses a hypnotic and deeply charged allure drawn from its intense tapestry of desire, fury and violence. An exceptional piece of work for self-reflection in the company of darker side yourself, the record is intended drill holes into your psyche in a genuinely unhinged way.

                                      “‘Liquid’ is a concept album that serves as a look into the mind of a warped and jaded man whose life is flashing in front of his eyes.” - AllMusic

                                      “Meticulous musical sculpting and a filmic sense of creepiness combine to form an intensely dramatic album” - Sputnik Music

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Black Box (Part One)
                                      Want
                                      Jezebel
                                      Breath Control
                                      Last Call For Liquid
                                      Courage
                                      Strange Hours
                                      Vertigen
                                      Supreme
                                      Chrome
                                      Black Box (Part Two)

                                      Recoil

                                      SubHuman - 2023 Reissue

                                        Recoil is the musical project of former Depeche Mode member, Alan Wilder, and Mute are reissuing the project’s last three albums - ‘Liquid’, ‘subHuman’ and ‘Unsound Methods’.

                                        Originally a solo venture for Alan’s more experimental work outside of Depeche, Recoil became his primary music project after he announced his departure from the band in 1995.

                                        After a 6-year break from recording, Alan Wilder returned with Recoil’s fifth studio album, ‘subHuman’. This dark electronic album, which sets the listener a challenge to analyse what makes us human and subhuman, is a collaboration with bluesman Joe Richardson, who Wilder came across via a Google search.

                                        Richardson provided guitar, harmonica and eerie vocals, dealing with themes of murder, death and religion. Singer Carla Trevaskis llent her ethereal vocals on ‘Allelujah’.

                                        “A perfect way to reintroduce Recoil back into the consciousness of underground music fans everywhere.” - Treble

                                        “‘subHuman’ is equally hackneyed and entry-level postmodern, but like the collage, it’s skilfully polished and best suited for lovers of dark, incongruous genre blending.” - AllMusic

                                        “‘subHuman’ traffics in the thick, surging, hip-hopinspired beats, sweeping strings, and grandiose arrangements…” - PopMatters

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Prey
                                        Allelujah
                                        5000 Years
                                        The Killing Ground
                                        Intruders
                                        99 To Life
                                        Backslider

                                        Recoil

                                        Unsound Methods - 2023 Reissue

                                          Recoil is the musical project of former Depeche Mode member, Alan Wilder, and Mute are reissuing the project’s last three albums - ‘Liquid’, ‘subHuman’ and ‘Unsound Methods’.

                                          Originally a solo venture for Alan’s more experimental work outside of Depeche, Recoil became his primary music project after he announced his departure from the band in 1995.

                                          Recorded at Alan Wilder’s home studio, ‘Unsound Methods’ is Recoil’s fourth studio album. The record included a number of collaborators, with four separate solo vocalists: Douglas McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb, Siobhan Lynch, New York spoken word artist and poet Maggie Estep, and Hildia Cambell, who Wilder worked with on his final Depeche Mode album.

                                          Although all collaborators were allowed free range, ‘Unsound Methods’ still reverberates as the epitome of Recoil’s dark and atmospheric sound.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Incubus
                                          Drifting
                                          Luscious Apparatus
                                          Stalker
                                          Red River Cargo
                                          Control Freak
                                          Missing Piece
                                          Last Breath
                                          Shunt

                                          Telex

                                          Looking For Saint-Tropez - 2023 Remastered Edition

                                            Remastered and newly mixed by band members Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, Telex release ‘Looking For Saint-Tropez’.

                                            ‘Looking For Saint Tropez’ was Telex’s debut album, originally released in 1979. It contains covers of Plastic Bertrand’s pop-punk ‘Ça Plane Pour Moi’ and Bill Haley’s ‘Rock Around The Clock’, in which, so to speak, all of the rock is removed leaving nothing but the clock; a ticking, vocoderised, supremely deadpan robot parody of the original.

                                            Had Telex merely confined themselves to such covers they might have been regarded as a rather clever comedy band. But they also cut ‘Moskow Diskow’, a rollocking, swerving, steaming dancefloor classic, a track which lays down the railroad for as yet unimagined electronic musics such as House and Techno. Years ahead of its time, its reputation has only been enhanced over time, as other, more date stamped electropop has fallen by the wayside.  This is released on vinyl alongside ‘Neurovision’ and ‘Sex’ following the now sold-out coloured vinyl box set release. ‘Wonderful World’, ‘Looney Tunes’ and ‘How Do You Dance?’ are set for release later in the year.

                                            The Belgian synthpop trio - Marc Moulin (1942- 2008), Lacksman and Michel Moers - launched in Brussels in 1978 and, as one of only a handful of synthpop pioneers at the time, helped bring electronic pop to the mainstream. Telex announced their retirement in 2008, following Moulin’s death, and in 2021 began a new partnership with Mute beginning with the release of ‘This Is Telex’.

                                            Individual vinyl edition, using the original artwork with inner sleeve.

                                            “If you can find a copy of ‘Looking For Saint Tropez’ - or either of their best ofs - you’re in for an electro treat.” - The Guardian

                                            “Telex were largely misunderstood during their time together in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, yet this boxset containing the arch Belgian synthpop trio’s six newly remastered albums suggests they deserve a closer listen.” - Uncut (8/10)

                                            “This release is a must for all synth music fans.” - Blitzed Magazine

                                            “A vital bridge between Kraftwerk and arguably all subsequent EDM… New Beat’s ground zero.” - Classic Rock

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Moskow Diskow
                                            Pakmoväst
                                            Café De La Jungle
                                            Ça Plane Pour Moi
                                            Some Day / Un Jour
                                            Something To Say
                                            Rock Around The Clock
                                            Victime De La Societe
                                            Twist À Saint-Tropez

                                            Telex

                                            Neurovision - 2023 Remastered Edition

                                              Remastered and newly mixed by band members Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, Telex release ‘Neurovision’.

                                              Released in 1980, the album was the follow up to their debut, ‘Looking For Saint-Tropez’, and includes the track ‘Euro-Vision’, which was famously entered into the Eurovision Song Contest, representing Belgium. Moers says he regarded their entry as “very Situationist International, the worm in the apple” and they resolved either to come first or last. They didn’t achieve that goal, but became part of the Eurovision saga.

                                              This is released on vinyl alongside ‘Looking For Saint- Tropez’ and ‘Sex’, following the now sold-out coloured vinyl box set release. ‘Wonderful World’, ‘Looney Tunes’ and ‘How Do You Dance?’ are set for release later in the year.

                                              The Belgian synthpop trio - Marc Moulin (1942- 2008), Lacksman and Michel Moers - launched in Brussels in 1978 and, as one of only a handful of synthpop pioneers at the time, helped bring electronic pop to the mainstream. Telex announced their retirement in 2008, following Moulin’s death, and in 2021 began a new partnership with Mute beginning with the release of ‘This Is Telex’.

                                              Individual vinyl edition, using the original artwork.

                                              “Telex were largely misunderstood during their time together in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, yet this boxset containing the arch Belgian synthpop trio’s six newly remastered albums suggests they deserve a closer listen.” - Uncut (8/10)

                                              “This release is a must for all synth music fans.” - Blitzed Magazine

                                              “A vital bridge between Kraftwerk and arguably all subsequent EDM… New Beat’s ground zero.” - Classic Rock

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              A/B
                                              Réalité
                                              Cliché
                                              En Route Vers De Nouvelles aventures
                                              Tour De France
                                              We Are All Getting Old 
                                              My Time
                                              Plus De Distance (More Than Distance)
                                              Euro-Vision
                                              Dance To The Music
                                              Lakelele
                                              Soul Waves

                                              Telex

                                              Sex - 2023 Remastered Edition

                                                Remastered and newly mixed by band members Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, Telex release ‘Sex’.

                                                For 1981’s ‘Sex’, the trio teamed up with Sparks, a match made in heaven given both band’s determination to make electronic pop music suffused with conceptual wit. They got along tremendously, Ron and Russell Mael staying on in Brussels far longer than they’d originally intended, and Sparks contributed to the entire album.

                                                This is released alongside ‘Looking For Saint-Tropez’ and ‘Neurovision’ on vinyl following the now sold-out coloured vinyl box set release. ‘Wonderful World’, ‘Looney Tunes’ and ‘How Do You Dance?’ are set for release later in the year.

                                                The Belgian synthpop trio - Marc Moulin (1942- 2008), Lacksman and Michel Moers - launched in Brussels in 1978 and, as one of only a handful of synthpop pioneers at the time, helped bring electronic pop to the mainstream. Telex announced their retirement in 2008, following Moulin’s death, and in 2021 began a new partnership with Mute beginning with the release of ‘This Is Telex’.

                                                Individual vinyl edition, using the original artwork

                                                “Telex were largely misunderstood during their time together in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, yet this boxset containing the arch Belgian synthpop trio’s six newly remastered albums suggests they deserve a closer listen.” - Uncut (8/10)

                                                “This release is a must for all synth music fans.” - Blitzed Magazine

                                                “A vital bridge between Kraftwerk and arguably all subsequent EDM… New Beat’s ground zero.” - Classic Rock

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Brainwash
                                                Drama, Drama
                                                Haven’t We Met Somewhere Before
                                                Long Holiday
                                                The Man With The Answer
                                                Carbon Copy
                                                Exercise Is Good For You
                                                Dream-O-Mat
                                                Dummy
                                                Sigmund Freud’s Party

                                                Yann Tiersen

                                                Kerber Complete

                                                  Yann Tiersen presents the final piece of the Kerber project, Kerber Complete; a CD box set including a brand new Solo Piano version of Kerber, the original album, Kerber Remixes with bonus material, and Tiersen’s live translation of Kerber, 11 5 18 2 5 18.

                                                  Kerber was initially released in 2021 and was very much a new chapter in the Breton artist’s work. Although there is piano at the core, the album was the most overtly electronic material he had presented to date. It was recorded in The Eskal, the studio he built on Ushant where he lives, and was named after a Chapel in a small village on the island. This was followed up by Kerber Remixes (a 12” of remixes from Terence Fixmer, Beatrice Dillon, Laurel Halo, Iku Sakan and remix competition winners) and 11 5 18 2 5 18 (a record of reprogrammed, resampled and reimagined tracks from Kerber and additional tracks from his catalogue that serves as the perfect insight into Tiersen’s live interpretation of the original album).

                                                  This CD box set exhibits the full evolution of the Kerber story, moving from its origins of stripped back piano into its electronic resolution, 11 5 18 2 5 18. It also see Kerber Remixes available for the first time on CD, featuring a new Terence Fixmer remix of ‘Ker al Loch’, a variety of Yann Tiersen’s remixes of tracks by NEU!, Keeley Forsyth, Michael Price, and Simon Fisher Turner and Edmund de Waal, as well as a brand new song titled ‘Nivlenn’. 


                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  CD1 Kerber (Solo Piano)
                                                  1 Kerlann (Solo Piano)
                                                  2 Ar Maner Kozh (Solo Piano)
                                                  3 Kerdrall (Solo Piano)
                                                  4 Ker Yegu (Solo Piano)
                                                  5 Ker Al Loch (Solo Piano)
                                                  6 Kerber (Solo Piano)
                                                  7 Poull Bojer (Solo Piano)

                                                  CD2 Kerber
                                                  1 Kerlann
                                                  2 Ar Maner Kozh
                                                  3 Kerdrall
                                                  4 Ker Yegu
                                                  5 Ker Al Loch
                                                  6 Kerber
                                                  7 Poull Bojer

                                                  CD3 Kerber Remixes
                                                  1 Nivlenn
                                                  2 Ker Al Loch (Terence Fixmer Remix 2, Edit)
                                                  3 Lieber Honig (Yann Tiersen Remix)
                                                  4 Ker Al Loch (Beatrice Dillon Remix)
                                                  5 Ker Al Loch (Sote Remix)
                                                  6 Wash (Yann Tiersen Remix)
                                                  7 Kerlann (Laurel Halo Remix)
                                                  8 Ker Yegu (Iku Sakan Remix)
                                                  9 The Anatomy Of Clouds (Yann Tiersen Remix)
                                                  10 A Quiet Corner In Time (Yann Tiersen Remix)

                                                  CD4 11 5 18 2 5 18
                                                  1 11 5 18 2 5 18
                                                  2 11 5 18. 1 12. 12 15 3 8
                                                  3 1 18. 13 1 14 5 18. 11 15 26 8
                                                  4 16 1 12 5 19 20 9 14 5
                                                  5 3 8 1 16 20 5 18. 14 9 14 5 20 5 5 14
                                                  6 11 5 18 12 1 14 14
                                                  7 11 5 18. 25 5 7 21
                                                  8 16 15 21 12 12. 2 15 10 5 18
                                                  9 13 1 18 25 (6 5 1 20. 17 21 9 14 17 21 9 19)

                                                  Mick Harvey & Amanda Acevedo

                                                  Phantasmagoria In Blue

                                                    The album contains 14 tracks sourced from existing duets, songs that previously were not duets, translations from Spanish and a sprinkling of original compositions. Thematically it explores the perennial themes of mortality, love and mankind’s search for meaning as well as an enthused engagement with the enigmatic and mythical. Harvey and Acevedo met several years ago in Mexico City, but it was during 2020/21 that the project burst into life, as ideas were exchanged across the oceans and through the ether. The resulting collection of songs is lush and sweeping in its emotional content and is full of nourishment for the imagination and the senses.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1 Creators Of Rain
                                                    2 Indian Summer
                                                    3 I Lost Something In The Hills
                                                    4 Song To The Siren
                                                    5 Milk & Honey
                                                    6 Love Is A Battlefield
                                                    7 Al Alba
                                                    8 The Decadence Of Lust
                                                    9 Phantasmagoria In 2
                                                    10 The Blue Unicorn
                                                    11 She Won’t
                                                    12 Trapeze
                                                    13 The One & Only (Phantasmagory)
                                                    14 You’ve Got Me Singing

                                                    Hackedepicciotto

                                                    Keepsakes

                                                      Berlin-based avant-garde duo hackedepicciotto have returned with Keepsakes, their fifth full length studio album.

                                                      Keepsakes is the duo’s second album released on Mute, and was recorded at one of Europe’s oldest recording spaces, the Neapolitan studio Auditorium Novecento. Inspired by the space, which was home to Caruso and Morricone, the new compositions feature tubular bells and a grand piano within their signature sound of symphonic drone. Where past albums speak of universal themes, this mesmerising new creation has a very personal touch, the duo calls it “an ode to friendship, presenting songs of gratitude”.

                                                      hackedepicciotto are Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto. Both legends of their own making: Danielle the lead singer of the band Space Cowboys and the co-initiator of the Love Parade, and Alexander a founding member of the seminal German group Einstürzende Neubauten, known for working with the likes of Crime & the City Solution (1987 – 1991) and Phew.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1 Troubadour
                                                      2 Aichach
                                                      3 Anthem
                                                      4 La Femme Sauvage
                                                      5 Mastodon
                                                      6 Schwarze Milch
                                                      7 Lovestuff
                                                      8 Song Of Gratitude
                                                      9 The Blackest Crow

                                                      Laibach

                                                      IRON SKY : THE COMING RACE

                                                        Following the release of the Love Is Still Alive EP, the legendary Slovenian group Laibach presents their brand new album and soundtrack for IRON SKY : THE COMING RACE.

                                                        The Coming Race (dir. Timo Vuorensola, 2019), was the follow-up to the film Iron Sky (2012) in which Nazis plot to take over the world after lying dormant in a secret military base on the dark side of the moon. Laibach were commissioned to compose the music for the Finnish dark comedy, which achieved cult-status and raised more than $1 million via crowdfunding, with their original soundtrack being widely acclaimed.

                                                        The Coming Race see’s humanity trying to survive on the former Nazi moon base, but as supplies are running low, a small band of survivor’s journey to the hollow Earth's core where a power is buried that could save or destroy mankind. Along the way they must fight an ancient shape-shifting reptilian race to save humanity.

                                                        This soundtrack is as epic and cinematic as the first, providing a musical journey of orchestral scores with bonus songs featured on the CD and download, including the track ‘The Coming Race’ that adds Slovenian Grammy winner Amaya’s powerful vocals into the Laibach mix.


                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        A1 Title Sequence
                                                        A2 Neomenia Moon Base
                                                        A3 Moonquake
                                                        A4 The Jobsists
                                                        A5 Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish
                                                        A6 Renate And Obi
                                                        A7 Vestal Celestial Amelia
                                                        A8 Moon Führer Is Back
                                                        A9 Vril-ya
                                                        A10 Back To Earth / Crash Landing
                                                        A11 Hollow Earth
                                                        A12 3310 Blue R7309170
                                                        A13 The Promised Land
                                                        A14 The City Of Agartha, Pt. 1
                                                        A15 The Vril Banquet Hall, Pt. 1

                                                        B1 The Vril Banquet Hall, Pt. 2
                                                        B2 The City Of Agartha, Pt. 2
                                                        B3 First Among Steves
                                                        B4 Malcolm Fights Raptors
                                                        B5 The Gate To The Holy Grail
                                                        B6 Malcolm Fights Vril Jobs And Vril Hitler
                                                        B7 The Triceratops Chariot Race
                                                        B8 Escape From Earth
                                                        B9 Sieg Heil, Mutterfückers!
                                                        B10 Zeit Zum Töten
                                                        B11 Renate Dies
                                                        B12 Escape From The Moon / IExcommunicating Wolfgang

                                                        Swans

                                                        The Beggar

                                                          Swans present their sixteenth studio album The Beggar.

                                                          The Beggar was written and produced by founding member Michael Gira and features contributions from recent and former Swans members, members of Angels Of Light, as well as guest Swan Ben Frost.

                                                          Following 2019’s leaving meaning, the album emerged from the 2020 lockdown with Micheal explaining, “after numerous pandemic-induced cancellations of tours for the previous Swans album leaving meaning, and an apparent bottomless pit of waiting, waiting, waiting, and the strange disorientation that came with this sudden but interminable forced isolation I decided it was time to write songs for a new Swans album and forget about everything else. They came relatively easily, always informed by the suspicion that these could be my last. When I finally was able to travel, songs in hand, to Berlin to work with my friends recording this record, the feeling was akin to the moment in The Wizard of Oz when the film changes from Black and White to Color. Now I’m feeling quite optimistic. My favourite color is pink. I hope you enjoy the album.”


                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Barry says: There are few bands more incendiary than Swans, and 'The Beggar' has been a hotly anticipated arrival in the shop for me especially. The atmospheric gloom and soaring heft of Gira & Co's previous LP's is as present as ever, but lightened with a (dare I say it?) more song-based structure to a few of the pieces. It's classic swans, but it's also a perfect sidestep for one of the most visceral bands in the game.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Vinyl Tracklist:
                                                          1. Paradise Is Mine
                                                          2. The Beggar
                                                          3. Los Angeles: City Of Death
                                                          4. The Parasite
                                                          5. The Memorious
                                                          6. Michael Is Done
                                                          7. Why Can't I Have What I Want Any Time That I Want
                                                          8. Unforming
                                                          9. Ebbing
                                                          10. No More Of This

                                                          + 'The Beggar Lover (Three)' Included In The Digital Download.

                                                          CD Tracklist
                                                          CD1
                                                          1. The Parasite
                                                          2. Paradise Is Mine
                                                          3. Los Angeles: City Of Death
                                                          4. Michael Is Done
                                                          5. Unforming
                                                          6. The Beggar
                                                          7. No More Of This
                                                          8. Ebbing
                                                          9. Why Can't I Have What I Want Any Time That I Want?
                                                          CD2
                                                          1. The Beggar Lover (Three)
                                                          2. The Memorious

                                                          Jake Shears

                                                          Last Man Dancing

                                                            Jake Shears turns his lifelong love affair with club culture into his most ambitious pop music to date with his brand new album, Last Man Dancing. The new album sees the rollerblade his way unapologetically through pop culture. The album was brought to vivid life by Jake Shears and a close crew of collaborators, including head-turning features from Kylie Minogue, Jane Fonda, Amber Martin, and a pre-Renaissance turn from the iconic Big Freedia.

                                                            The album launches with the massive single ‘Too Much Music’, which – from its glam rock overture, dramatic strings and irresistible Nile Rodgers groove – announces itself immediately as a definitive Jake Shears anthem. Last Man Dancing is a life affirming record for anyone who has felt lost – out of love, on a night out, or in the modern world – but kept moving anyway.


                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1 Too Much Music
                                                            A2 Do The Television
                                                            A3 Voices (feat. Kylie Minogue)
                                                            A4 I Used To Be In Love
                                                            A5 Really Big Deal
                                                            A6 Last Man Dancing
                                                            B1 8 Ball (feat. Le Chev)
                                                            B2 Devil Came Down The Dance Floor (feat. Amber Martin)
                                                            B3 Mess Of Me
                                                            B4 Doses (feat. Big Freedia)
                                                            B5 Radio Eyes
                                                            B6 Diamonds Don’t Burn

                                                            Daniel Blumberg

                                                            GUT

                                                              GUT, the brand new album from Ivor Novello winning musician and composer Daniel Blumberg.

                                                              An unflinchingly raw and personal album. A suite of six songs performed entirely by Blumberg comprising an extraordinary, soaring vocal take and an unconventional palette of bass harmonica, Steinberger ebass, synthesiser and electronic drums. The album makes reference to the intestinal disease Blumberg has suffered over the last few years, its songs tracing a body stripped back and rebuilt: renderings of pain, frustration and fatigue in ballads made sinew and bone.

                                                              New York director Brady Corbet (Vox Lux, Childhood of a Leader) has made a film to the album shot on 16mm, which will be released at a later date.

                                                              GUT is Blumberg’s third solo record on Mute following the release of Minus (2018) and On&On (2020), as well as his award winning score for the film The World To Come (dir. Mona Fastvold, 2021).


                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. BONE
                                                              2. CHEERUP
                                                              3. HOLDBACK
                                                              4. BODY
                                                              5. KNOCK
                                                              6. GUT

                                                              Liars

                                                              Sisterworld - 2023 Reissue

                                                                Originally released in 2010, Sisterworld is Liars fifth studio album. It was their first record to be recorded in the US since 2004’s They Were Wrong, So We Drowned and was created by Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross, along with Tom Biller who is known for working with the likes of Fiona Apple, Elliot Smith, Silversun Pickups and many more. The dynamic rock album took inspiration from fringe characters lured to LA and the resulting subcultures and alternate spaces that they generate, exploring the underground support systems created to deal with loss of self to society.


                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1. Scissor
                                                                2. No Barrier Fun
                                                                3. Here Comes All The People
                                                                4. Drip
                                                                5. Scarecrows On A Killer Slant
                                                                6. I Still Can See An Outside World
                                                                7. Proud Evolution
                                                                8. Drop Dead
                                                                9. The Overachievers
                                                                10. Goodnight Everything
                                                                11. Too Much, Too Much

                                                                Telex

                                                                Telex

                                                                  Following 2021’s compilation This is Telex, Telex return with a vinyl and CD boxset of their full catalogue of studio albums: Looking For Saint Tropez, Neurovision, Sex, Wonderful World, Looney Tunes and How Do You Dance?

                                                                  These studio albums have all been remastered and newly mixed by band members Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, keeping the spirit of the original tracks whilst adding a freshness to produce a definitive version of each album. The boxset is a timeline of the Belgian synthpop trio’s career, from their 1979 debut up to their last studio album How Do You Dance? (2006).

                                                                  “If you can find a copy of Looking for Saint Tropez – or either of their best ofs – you're in for an electro treat.” - The Guardian

                                                                  “…Telex’s bubbly energy and club-ready rhythms were just as influential to the first wave of techno and house DJs and producers.” - Pitchfork [This is Telex]

                                                                  Available on limited edition vinyl and CD box sets. 


                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                  Matt says: Unbelievably ahead of their time, the first Telex record (featured here) dates back to 1979 (!!!). Proto-techno, the group would become a feature in DJ sets by everyone from Jeff Mills to DJ Harvey. This catch-all set is extensive and thorough - everything you need to get fully immersed in this pioneering and highly influential group.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  VINYL BOX SET TRACKLIST
                                                                  LP1 Looking For Saint-Tropez (Remastered)
                                                                  A1 Moskow Diskow
                                                                  A2 Pakmoväst
                                                                  A3 Café De La Jungle
                                                                  A4 Ça Plane Pour Moi
                                                                  A5 Some Day / Un Jour
                                                                  B2 Something To Say
                                                                  B3 Rock Around The Clock
                                                                  B4 Victime De La Societe
                                                                  B5 Twist À Saint-Tropez

                                                                  LP2 Neurovision (Remastered)
                                                                  A1 A/B
                                                                  A2 Réalité
                                                                  A3 Cliché
                                                                  A4 En Route Vers De Nouvelles Aventures
                                                                  A5 Tour De France
                                                                  A6 We Are All Getting Old
                                                                  B1 My Time
                                                                  B2 Plus De Distance (More Than Distance)
                                                                  B3 Euro-Vision
                                                                  B4 Dance To The Music
                                                                  B5 Lakelele
                                                                  B6 Soul Waves

                                                                  LP3 Sex (Remastered)
                                                                  A1 Brainwash
                                                                  A2 Drama, Drama
                                                                  A3 Haven’t We Met Somewhere Before
                                                                  A4 Long Holiday
                                                                  A5 The Man With The Answer
                                                                  B1 Carbon Copy
                                                                  B2 Exercise Is Good For You
                                                                  B3 Dream-O-Mat
                                                                  B4 Dummy
                                                                  B5 Sigmund Freud’s Party

                                                                  LP4 Wonderful World (Remastered)
                                                                  A1 L’amour Toujours
                                                                  A2 So Sad
                                                                  A3 Raised By Snakes
                                                                  A4 It Could Happen To You
                                                                  A5 Second Hand
                                                                  B1 Tell Me It’s A Dream
                                                                  B2 Vertigo
                                                                  B3 The Voice
                                                                  B4 Radio-Radio
                                                                  B5 Wonderful World

                                                                  LP5 Looney Tunes (Remastered)
                                                                  A1 I Don’t Like Music
                                                                  A2 Temporary Chicken
                                                                  A3 Spike Jones
                                                                  A4 Beautiful Li(f)e
                                                                  A5 Dingo Bells
                                                                  B1 I Want Your Brain
                                                                  B2 Baby, When?
                                                                  B3 Peanuts
                                                                  B4 Happy End (I Wanna)
                                                                  B5 Rendez-vous Dans L’espace

                                                                  LP6 How Do You Dance? (Remastered)
                                                                  A1 On The Road Again
                                                                  A2 How Do You Dance?
                                                                  A3 This Is Your Song
                                                                  A4 The Number One Song In Heaven
                                                                  B1 J’aime La Vie
                                                                  B2 White Noise
                                                                  B3 Move!
                                                                  B4 Jailhouse Rock
                                                                  B5 Do Worry

                                                                  CD BOX SET TRACKLIST
                                                                  CD1 Looking For Saint-Tropez (Remastered)
                                                                  1 Moskow Diskow
                                                                  2 Pakmoväst
                                                                  3 Café De La Jungle
                                                                  4 Ça Plane Pour Moi
                                                                  5 Some Day / Un Jour
                                                                  6 Something To Say
                                                                  7 Rock Around The Clock
                                                                  8 Victime De La Societe
                                                                  9 Twist À Saint-Tropez

                                                                  CD2 Neurovision (Remastered)
                                                                  1 A/B
                                                                  2 Réalité
                                                                  3 Cliché
                                                                  4 En Route Vers De Nouvelles Aventures
                                                                  5 Tour De France
                                                                  6 We Are All Getting Old
                                                                  7 My Time
                                                                  8 Plus De Distance (More Than Distance)
                                                                  9 Euro-Vision
                                                                  10 Dance To The Music
                                                                  11 Lakelele
                                                                  12 Soul Waves

                                                                  CD3 Sex (Remastered)
                                                                  1 Brainwash
                                                                  2 Drama, Drama
                                                                  3 Haven’t We Met Somewhere Before
                                                                  4 Long Holiday
                                                                  5 The Man With The Answer
                                                                  6 Carbon Copy
                                                                  7 Exercise Is Good For You
                                                                  8 Dream-O-Mat
                                                                  9 Dummy
                                                                  10 Sigmund Freud’s Party

                                                                  CD4 Wonderful World (Remastered)
                                                                  1 L’amour Toujours
                                                                  2 So Sad
                                                                  3 Raised By Snakes
                                                                  4 It Could Happen To You
                                                                  5 Second Hand
                                                                  6 Tell Me It’s A Dream
                                                                  7 Vertigo
                                                                  8 The Voice
                                                                  9 Radio-Radio
                                                                  10 Wonderful World

                                                                  CD5 Looney Tunes (Remastered)
                                                                  1 I Don’t Like Music
                                                                  2 Temporary Chicken
                                                                  3 Spike Jones
                                                                  4 Beautiful Li(f)e
                                                                  5 Dingo Bells
                                                                  6 I Want Your Brain
                                                                  7 Baby, When?
                                                                  8 Peanuts
                                                                  9 Happy End (I Wanna)
                                                                  10 Rendez-vous Dans L’espace

                                                                  CD6 How Do You Dance? (Remastered)
                                                                  1 On The Road Again
                                                                  2 How Do You Dance?
                                                                  3 This Is Your Song
                                                                  4 The Number One Song In Heaven
                                                                  5 J’aime La Vie
                                                                  6 White Noise
                                                                  7 Move!
                                                                  8 Jailhouse Rock
                                                                  9 Do Worry
                                                                  10 La Bamba-X

                                                                  A Certain Ratio

                                                                  1982

                                                                    A Certain Ratio’s greatest strength has always been their unpredictability. They’ve always moved with gleeful disregard for the boundaries of style and genre, their eye fixed firmly on constant progression. It’s an ethos that’s open-minded over all else, and that’s seen them take everything from experimental electronica to vintage funk, filtered through their own Mancunian lens.

                                                                    And their latest studio album 1982 is no different in its unpredictable multidimensional nature. It shoots off in every direction, whether via searing Afrobeat, mind- melting jazz breakdowns or moody electronic experiments all with pop hooks and irresistible dance rhythms.

                                                                    It might be called 1982, but it’s no nostalgia trip, fearlessly facing up to the future and running at it with full speed.

                                                                    The album follows ACR Loco and EP:ACR in what is turning out to be the band’s most creative period, unmistakably ACR and unmistakably like nothing else.

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Barry says: There are few bands that manage to competently pull together as many influences as ACR do, and have been doing since the late 70's. It's no surprise then that '1982' is a groove-filled odyssey, dipping seamlessly into disco, afrobeat and funk as they are wont to do. Brilliantly inventive, endlessly innovative and most importantly, hugely enjoyable.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1 Samo
                                                                    2 Waiting On A Train
                                                                    3 1982
                                                                    4 A Trip In Hulme
                                                                    5 Tombo In M3
                                                                    6 Constant Curve
                                                                    7 Afro Dizzy
                                                                    8 Holy Smoke
                                                                    9 Tier 3
                                                                    10 Ballad Of ACR

                                                                    A Certain Ratio

                                                                    1982 - Q&A Ticket Bundle

                                                                      Album Launch - Q&A / Signing Session  - Night & Day Cafe, Friday 31st March 2023, Doors 7:30pm
                                                                       
                                                                      To celebrate the release of their new LP we are delighted to welcome Manchester's finest A Certain Ratio along to Night & Day to chat with 6 Music's Chris Hawkins about the LP and answer a few questions, followed by a signing session.

                                                                      ****Competition Time!****
                                                                      Preorder the album and you will entered into a draw to win the promo banner for the album, which is displayed instore, signed by the band.

                                                                      A Certain Ratio’s greatest strength has always been their unpredictability. They’ve always moved with gleeful disregard for the boundaries of style and genre, their eye fixed firmly on constant progression. It’s an ethos that’s open-minded over all else, and that’s seen them take everything from experimental electronica to vintage funk, filtered through their own Mancunian lens.

                                                                      And their latest studio album 1982 is no different in its unpredictable multidimensional nature. It shoots off in every direction, whether via searing Afrobeat, mind- melting jazz breakdowns or moody electronic experiments all with pop hooks and irresistible dance rhythms.

                                                                      It might be called 1982, but it’s no nostalgia trip, fearlessly facing up to the future and running at it with full speed.

                                                                      The album follows ACR Loco and EP:ACR in what is turning out to be the band’s most creative period, unmistakably ACR and unmistakably like nothing else.


                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1 Samo
                                                                      2 Waiting On A Train
                                                                      3 1982
                                                                      4 A Trip In Hulme
                                                                      5 Tombo In M3
                                                                      6 Constant Curve
                                                                      7 Afro Dizzy
                                                                      8 Holy Smoke
                                                                      9 Tier 3
                                                                      10 Ballad Of ACR

                                                                      JakoJako

                                                                      Verve EP

                                                                        Berlin-based modular synthesist and Berghain resident JakoJako returns with her Mute debut, Verve EP.

                                                                        Although newly-signed, JakoJako is not a new name within the Mute catalogue with appearances on both Martin Gore’s The Third Chimpanzee Remixed and New Order’s Be a Rebel Remix 12”. This release follows her immersive debut album Metamorphose, and presents four brilliant new songs including the icy techno track ‘Auris’, released exclusively on Beatport in November 2022. 


                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1 Impetus
                                                                        A2 Opak
                                                                        B1 Auris
                                                                        B2 Nexus

                                                                        Crime & The City Solution

                                                                        The Bride Ship - 2023 Reissue

                                                                          A band out of time, Crime and the City Solution were perennial outsiders who could not rest in their native Australia, and instead found inspiration in the colder climes of London and Berlin. Their mesmeric, expressive music evolved through many incarnations and a great deal of adversity. The first incarnation of the band appeared in 1977/78, in the midst of Australia’s nascent punk scene and re-grouped in London in 1984. The later line-up of singer Simon Bonney, Einstürzende Neubauten’s guitarist Alexander Hacke, DAF’s synth player Chrislo Haas, jazz bassist Thomas Stern, violinist Bronwyn Adams and Bad Seed’s Mick Harvey on drums recorded 3 studio albums in quick succession.

                                                                          Originally released in 1989, The Bride Ship was a creative turn for Crime. Using the sea as the ultimate metaphor for freedom, the album highlighted Bonney’s skill as a lyricist and sense of melody. The crashing guitars and drums propelled a sprawling narrative which concerned itself increasingly with the universal as opposed to the personal.


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1 The Shadow Of No Man
                                                                          A2 The Greater Head
                                                                          A3 Stone
                                                                          A4 The Dangling Man
                                                                          B1 Keepsake
                                                                          B2 The Bride Ship
                                                                          B3 Free World
                                                                          B4 New World

                                                                          Miss Grit

                                                                          Follow The Cyborg

                                                                            Follow the Cyborg, the debut album from Korean-American musician and Mute’s newest signing Miss Grit, moves towards deeper electronic sound and is a sonic leap forward for the artist, occupying a world of chaotic electronic experimentation and stirring electric guitars.

                                                                            Following the release of acclaimed EPs Talk, Talk and Impostor, Follow the Cyborg sees Miss Grit aka Margaret Sohn pursue the path of a non-human machine, as it moves from its helpless origin to awareness and liberation. This album was fully produced by Sohn in their home studio and features guest collaborators Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, Aron Kobayashi Ritch of Momma, and close friend and fellow songwriter Pearla.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1 Perfect Blue
                                                                            2 Your Eyes Are Mine
                                                                            3 Nothing's Wrong
                                                                            4 Lain (phone Clone)
                                                                            5 Buffering
                                                                            6 Follow The Cyborg
                                                                            7 ̂

                                                                            Crime & The City Solution

                                                                            Shine - 2023 Reissue

                                                                              A band out of time, Crime and the City Solution were perennial outsiders who could not rest in their native Australia, and instead found inspiration in the colder climates of London and Berlin. Their mesmeric, expressive music evolved through many incarnations and a great deal of adversity. The first incarnation of the band appeared in 1977/78, in the midst of Australia’s nascent punk scene and re-grouped in London in 1984 with Simon Bonney being joined by former Birthday Party stalwarts Mick Harvey and Rowland S.Howard, Rowland’s bassist brother Harry and one time Swell Maps drummer Epic Soundtracks.

                                                                              With the departure of Soundtracks and the Howard brothers for the formation of These Immortal Souls, Bonney, Harvey and Adams settled in Berlin. Here they called upon Thomas Stern, Bronwyn Adams, DAF’s Chrislo Haas and Einstürzende Neubauten’s guitarist Alexander Hacke to create Shine. The album was recorded at Hansa Tonstudio in the second half of 1987 and later released in 1988. Shine was more finely tuned, optimistic and delicately abrasive, with the reconstructed line-up admirably marrying Hacke’s post-punk-into-blues guitar with Adam's feathered violin and Bonney’s gruff vocals. 


                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              A1 All Must Be Love
                                                                              A2 Fray So Low
                                                                              A3 Angel
                                                                              A4 On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)
                                                                              B1 Hunter
                                                                              B2 Steal To The Sea
                                                                              B3 Home Is Far From Here

                                                                              Crime & The City Solution

                                                                              Paradise Discotheque - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                A band out of time, Crime and the City Solution were perennial outsiders who could not rest in their native Australia, and instead found inspiration in the colder climes of London and Berlin. Their mesmeric, expressive music evolved through many incarnations and a great deal of adversity. The first incarnation of the band appeared in 1977/78, in the midst of Australia’s nascent punk scene and re-grouped in London in 1984. The later line-up of singer Simon Bonney, Einstürzende Neubauten’s guitarist Alexander Hacke, DAF’s synth player Chrislo Haas, jazz bassist Thomas Stern, violinist Bronwyn Adams and Bad Seed’s Mick Harvey on drums recorded 3 studio albums in quick succession.

                                                                                Crime’s freedom of expression and adventurousness reached an apex on 1990’s Paradise Discotheque and its epic Last Dictator saga, which spanned four songs laid out like chapters at the album’s conclusion. The album and the variety of styles used on it, from the metallic sounds of ‘I Have The Gun’ to the magic realism of ‘The Last Dictator’ quartet, were influenced by Bonney and Adams' move to Vienna. 


                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1 I Have The Gun
                                                                                A2 The Sly Persuaders
                                                                                A3 The Dolphins And The Sharks
                                                                                A4 The Sun Before The Darkness
                                                                                B1 Motherless Child
                                                                                B2 The Last Dictator 1
                                                                                B3 The Last Dictator 2
                                                                                B4 The Last Dictator 3
                                                                                B5 The Last Dictator 4

                                                                                Phew

                                                                                Our Likeness

                                                                                  Mute reissues Our Likeness by the renowned avant-garde artist Phew on limited edition clear vinyl and CD.

                                                                                  Originally released in 1992, Our Likeness was Phew’s second solo album following her self-titled debut.

                                                                                  This long out of print album saw Phew collaborate with the legendary and peerless Alexander Hacke (hackedepicciotto, Einstruzende Neubauten), Jaki Liebezeit (CAN) and Chrislo Haas (Crime & the City Solution, DAF, Liaisons Dangereuses).

                                                                                  After leaving the pioneering Japanese punk band Aunt Sally, she worked with many other innovative artists from around the globe, although this particular line up is hard to beat and sounds as great as you’d imagine it would.
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                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. The Last Song
                                                                                  2. Our Likeness
                                                                                  3. Being
                                                                                  4. Like Water And Water
                                                                                  5. Glitter Of Night
                                                                                  6. Spring
                                                                                  7. Smell
                                                                                  8. Depth Of The Forehead
                                                                                  9. Our Element
                                                                                  10. Expression
                                                                                  11. Ocean

                                                                                  Sunroof

                                                                                  Electronic Music Improvisations Vol. 2

                                                                                    Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 2 is the second collection of improvised modular pieces recorded 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. The album recorded through 2022, is available on CD and white vinyl.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. January #2
                                                                                    2. July #2
                                                                                    3. November
                                                                                    4. July #3
                                                                                    5. October
                                                                                    6. September
                                                                                    7. July #1
                                                                                    8. January #1

                                                                                    Maps

                                                                                    Counter Melodies

                                                                                      Mercury-nominated artist Maps, aka James Chapman, presents his fifth studio album, Counter Melodies.

                                                                                      Maps’ music has always embraced melancholia, but with Counter Melodies Chapman has produced an album of upbeat and uplifting dance tracks. The album is a new adventure through the familiar emotional terrain of the Maps sound, while also transporting you to more resolutely optimistic and hopeful places.

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Barry says: A near perfect collection of rave-influenced electronics, with a bright sidechained synth lines and saw wave stabs, underpinned with an intricate and dynamic percussive backdrop. It's a heady and hypnotic mix, and one that results in an album that sits somewhere between chilled home listening and dark dancefloor business. Really lovely.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Witchy Feel
                                                                                      Heya Yaha
                                                                                      Thru Lights
                                                                                      Psyche
                                                                                      Windows Open
                                                                                      Transmission
                                                                                      Lack Of Sleep
                                                                                      Valentine
                                                                                      Fever Dream
                                                                                      My Love Is Like

                                                                                      Liars

                                                                                      Liars - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                        Liars fourth album is next in the band’s recycled coloured vinyl reissue series. Originally released in 2007 and recorded on the heels of 2006’s ‘Drum's Not Dead’ somewhere between LA and Berlin, the album marked another bold transition for the band.

                                                                                        They took a more practical approach for this album, one based on traditional song structures and instrument usage, with Angus explaining at the time of release that “I’d never felt like a songwriter ‘til this album.”

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1 Plaster Casts Of Everything
                                                                                        A2 Houseclouds
                                                                                        A3 Leather Prowler
                                                                                        A4 Sailing To Byzntium
                                                                                        A5 What Would They Know
                                                                                        A6 Cycle Time
                                                                                        B1 Freak Out
                                                                                        B2 Pure Unevil
                                                                                        B3 Clear Island
                                                                                        B4 The Dumb In The Rain
                                                                                        B5 Protection

                                                                                        Laibach

                                                                                        Love Is Still Alive

                                                                                          Legendary Slovenian group Laibach return with their new EP LOVE IS STILL ALIVE, via Mute.

                                                                                          The EP is a 40 minute country, dance and electronic masterpiece, featuring different versions of the song Love Is Still Alive. The original song is taken from Laibach’s soundtrack for the sci-fi action film Iron Sky: The Coming Race, and centres around Milan Fras’ unmistakable gravely vocal over an old time country western accompaniment, a musical curveball from a career that defies genres. The Coming Race is the sequel to Iron Sky, which Laibach were commissioned to compose the score for in 2012. The Finnish dark comedy achieved cult-status and raised more than $1 million via crowdfunding. This release follows a series of important theatrical performances and releases from Laibach, and supports their Coming Race tour dates (2022/2023).


                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Love Is Still Alive I (Moon, Euphoria)
                                                                                          2. Love Is Still Alive II (Venus, Libidine)
                                                                                          3. Love Is Still Alive III (Mercury, Dopamine)
                                                                                          4. Love Is Still Alive IV (Neptune, Oxytocin)
                                                                                          5. Love Is Still Alive V (Uranus, Prolactin)
                                                                                          6. Love Is Still Alive VI (Saturn, Insomnia)
                                                                                          7. Love Is Still Alive VII (Jupiter, Tristitia)
                                                                                          8. Love Is Still Alive Viii (Mars, Dysphoria)

                                                                                          Mick Harvey

                                                                                          One Man's Treasure / Two Of Diamonds - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                            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

                                                                                            Mick Harvey

                                                                                            Sketches From The Book Of The Dead - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                              Originally released on 2nd May 2011, Mick Harvey’s sixth studio solo album Sketches From The Book Of The Dead is being reissued on clear vinyl, alongside 2013’s Four (Acts of Love), with Delirium Tremens and Intoxicated Women set to follow later in 2023.

                                                                                              Sketches From The Book Of The Dead is Mick Harvey's first fully self-penned album; the 11-track album was recorded and mixed with David McCluney at Atlantis Sound, Port Melbourne with additional recording at Harvey's own Grace Lane music room. The record sees Mick Harvey (playing most of the instruments) joined by Rosie Westbrook on double bass and J.P. Shilo on accordion and violin, with Xanthe Waite contributing occasional ethereal backing vocals. Containing an extraordinary investigation into a rarely scrutinised area of the human condition, Sketches From The Book Of The Dead is a truly unique piece of work.


                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A1. October Boy
                                                                                              A2. The Ballad Of Jay Givens
                                                                                              A3. Two Paintings
                                                                                              A4. Rhymeless
                                                                                              A5. Frankie T. & Frankie C.
                                                                                              B1. A Place Called Passion
                                                                                              B2. To Each His Own
                                                                                              B3. The Bells Never Rang
                                                                                              B4. That's All, Paul
                                                                                              B5. How Would I Leave You?

                                                                                              Mick Harvey

                                                                                              Four (Acts Of Love) - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                Originally released on 29th April 2013, Mick Harvey’s sixth studio solo album Four (Acts of Love) is being reissued on clear vinyl, alongside 2011’s Sketches From The Book Of The Dead, with Delirium Tremens and Intoxicated Women set to follow in mid 2023.

                                                                                                Four (Acts of Love) is a contemplation on romantic love - its loss, re-awakening, its tumultuous struggle and its place in our universe. The album is a song cycle, divided into 3 Acts, featuring original compositions by Mick Harvey alongside a song by long time collaborator PJ Harvey (Glorious) and interpretations of The Saints’ The Story of Love, Van Morrison’s The Way Young Lovers Do, Exuma’s Summertime in New York and Roy Orbison’s Wild Hearts (Run Out of Time). Recorded at Grace Lane, North Melbourne and Atlantis Sound, Melbourne, Four (Acts of Love) features regular collaborators Rosie Westbrook on double bass and JP Shilo on guitar and violin.


                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                A1. Praise The Earth (Wheels Of Amber And Gold)
                                                                                                A2. Glorious
                                                                                                A3. Midnight On The Ramparts
                                                                                                A4. Summertime In New York
                                                                                                A5. Where There's Smoke (Before)
                                                                                                A6. God Made The Hammer
                                                                                                A7. I Wish That I Were Stone
                                                                                                B1. The Way Young Lovers Do
                                                                                                B2. A Drop, An Ocean
                                                                                                B3. The Story Of Love
                                                                                                B4. Where There's Smoke (After)
                                                                                                B5. Wild Hearts
                                                                                                B6. Fairy Dust
                                                                                                B7. Praise The Earth (An Ephemeral Play)

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                          Liars

                                                                                                          Drum's Not Dead - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                            ‘Drum’s Not Dead’ is the next instalment of the Liars’ reissue series, where every two months an album from the back catalogue is being released on recycled coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                            Originally released in 2006, ‘Drum’s Not Dead’ is Liars’ third album, following up 2004’s ‘They Were Wrong, So We Drowned’. Once again, the album shattered all past reference points and preconceptions of Liars. Partly inspired by a relocation from New York to Berlin, the album finds Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross taking another seismic step forward, switching continents and seizing new musical territory.

                                                                                                            The album’s title and several track names refer to two fictional characters: Drum and Mount Heart Attack. For the band they are like Yin and Yang, each a state of being. Drum is assertive and productive, the spirit of creative confidence. With two drum kits integral to many of these percussive, propulsive, highly rhythmic convulsions, Drum came to be acknowledged as a fourth member of the band. Conversely, Mount Heart Attack is the reaction to Drum’s action, the embodiment of stress and self-doubt. Both became key elements in the creative process.

                                                                                                            “Liars have had the last laugh: ‘Drum’s Not Dead’ is a majestic victory lap, and on all levels, a total f**king triumph.” - Pitchfork

                                                                                                            “Liars have achieved a captivating level of sonic brilliance that deserves to be listened as an entity and not in scant sessions of personal musical ambivalence.” - Treble

                                                                                                            “Liars have delivered just what you need... even if you don't realize it yet.” - Tiny Mix Tapes

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Be Quiet Mt. Heart Attack!
                                                                                                            Let's Not Wrestle Mt. Heart Attack
                                                                                                            A Visit From Drum
                                                                                                            Drum Gets A Glimpse
                                                                                                            It Fit When I Was A Kid
                                                                                                            The Wrong Coat For You Mt. Heart Attack
                                                                                                            Hold You, Drum
                                                                                                            It’s All Blooming Now Mt. Heart Attack
                                                                                                            Drum And The Uncomfortable Can 
                                                                                                            You, Drum
                                                                                                            To Hold You, Drum
                                                                                                            The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack

                                                                                                            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. 

                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Barry says: I'm always up for another Pole release, and Betke's latest mines deeply into the furrow of dub that he's artfully crafted out, but this time with a rich melodic overtone lightening the impossibly organic sub-bass throb he's so well known for. A perfect meeting of celestial lightness and indescribable heft. Classic Pole.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                              Nicolas Bougaïeff

                                                                                                              Begin Within

                                                                                                                Nicolas Bougaïeff presents his brand new album, ‘Begin Within’, released on Mute.

                                                                                                                This is the first vocal-lead record from Nicolas and is inspired by self-transformation. It’s about honesty, instinct and lessons hard learned through intimate Berlin stories. Nicolas addresses these themes in form and content, explored with the use of his voice.

                                                                                                                Much like his debut album, ‘The Upward Spiral’, ‘Begin Within’ continues to illustrate Bougaïeff’s approach to electronic music from a compositional lens, pushing boundaries of rhythm and genre.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Every Day
                                                                                                                Naked Eye
                                                                                                                Outside In
                                                                                                                Pain Goes Away
                                                                                                                Begin Within
                                                                                                                Designer Love
                                                                                                                Inside Out
                                                                                                                We Rejoice
                                                                                                                Inner Pattern
                                                                                                                Designer Love

                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                          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)

                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                    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)

                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                  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 

                                                                                                                                                    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 

                                                                                                                                                      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 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 II

                                                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                            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)

                                                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      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


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