out now: Daniel Avery – Love + Light [Phantasy / Mute]

 

Artist:
Daniel Avery

 

Title:
Love + Light

 

Label:
Phantasy / Mute

 

Cat#:
PHLP 13 / tba

 

Release Date:
26th June 2020 (digital)
September 2020 (CD & vinyl)

 

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

 

Tracks:
A1.
London Island

A2.
Dusting For Smoke

A3.
Depth Wish

A4.
Searing Light, Forward Motion

A5.
Infinite Future

B1.
After The Fire

B2.
Into The Arms Of Stillness

B3.
Fuzzwar

B4.
Pure Life

B5.
A Story In E5

B6.
One More Morning

 

Press Info:
Daniel Avery returns with his third full-length album, Love + Light, a surprise release out now via Phantasy worldwide and Phantasy/Mute in the United States and Canada on all digital platforms, with ethereal artwork taken from an image by Avery’s tour photographer Keffer. A limited vinyl and CD release will follow, which you can pre-order now.

Love + Light arrives unexpectedly, following Avery’s recent collaborations with Alessandro Cortini on the critically acclaimed Illusion of Time LP (“a record that suggests Godspeed You! Black Emperor in drone mode, reimagining Music For Airports as if the runways were covered in gravel and air traffic control was on strike,” said Loud & Quiet, while Q hailed it “lush mood music to get lost in”) and alongside Roman Flügel under the alias of Noun. Avery’s previous solo album Song For Alpha was released in 2018 to similar acclaim.

Avery shares, “This record has been a real positive force of energy in my life, to the point where it almost formed itself in front of me. In that same spirit, I wanted to share it with you now, as soon as it was finished. As I started to collect the pieces together, it was apparent that the album would be split into two distinct halves but halves that were inexorably tied together. One could not have existed without the other. Music has always been a source of personal strength for me yet I remain fascinated by the power it can possess of its own volition. Releasing the record in this way, just a couple of weeks after the final note had fallen, felt like a decision made by an outside force yet one I agreed with entirely. Stay safe, friends and I’ll see you on the other side soon. DA xxx”

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video:
“Infinite Future”

 

Special:
“Junction 2”

 

Recommendations:
“Illusion Of Time” by Daniel Avery + Alessandro Cortini on Phantasy / Mute
Daniel Avery’s album “Song For Alpha” on Phantasy / Mute
Daniel Avery’s album “Song For Alpha (B-Sides & Remixes)” on Phantasy / Mute

 

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out now: Various – Warm Leatherette Re-Covered [Mute]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Warm Leatherette Re-Covered

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
12MUTE614

 

Release Date:
20th June 2020

 

Format:
vinyl

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Laibach
Warme Lederhaut

A2.
Chicks On Speed
Warm Leatherette

A3.
NON
Warm Leatherette

B1.
Terence Fixmer
Warm Leatherette

B2.
The Normal
Warm Leatherette

 

Info:
special 12 inch for #LoveRecordStores with cover versions by Laibach, Terence Fixmer, Chicks On Speed % Non plus the original by The Normal.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
Terence Fixmer – “Warm Leatherette”

Chicks On Speed – “Warm Leatherette”

 

Fan Video:
The Normal – “Warm Leatherette”

 

Specials:
Terence Fixmer – “Dekmantel Podcast 162”

The Normal aka Daniel Miller – “NovaFuture Blog Mix June 2020”

 

Related Release:
The Normal’s single “Warm Leatherette / T.V.O.D.” on Mute

 

Recommendations:
our “Warm Leatherette” special
Fixmer’s “Invasion EP” on Bite
Terence Fixmer’s EP “The Swarm” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Dance Of The Comets” on NovaMute
Laibach’s “Spectremix” on Mute

 

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out now: Chris Liebing – Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 2) [Mute]

 

Artist:
Chris Liebing

 

Title:
Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 2)

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE610

 

Release Date:
12th June 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Trilogy
(ANNA Remix)

02.
Card House
[feat. Miles Cooper Seaton]
(Art Department’s Foolish Perspective Dub)

03.
Out Of This World
(Bjarki Remix)

04.
Polished Chrome (The Friend, Pt. 1)
[feat. Gary Numan]
(Chris Carter Remix)

05.
Trilogy
(Nicolas Bougaïeff Recomposition)

 

Press Info:
Chris Liebing releases the latest instalment of his remix series today: Burn Slow Remixes Pt. IIl.

The tracks from the remix series all originate from Liebing’s Mute debut, Burn Slow, and launched with Brazilian techno artist ANNA, a favourite of Liebling’s on the dancefloor, and her remix of ‘Trilogy’.

The EP includes remixes and reworkings from Icelandic producer Bjarki; labelmate Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Carter Tutti Void, Chris & Cosey); Nicolas Bougaïeff, who recently announced his debut for Mute and Art Department, who tackle ‘Card House’.

Burn Slow Remixes Pt. I, featuring Mark Broom and Dubfire reworkings, came out earlier this year and the Burn Slow project was originally born from a series of remixes, including Depeche Mode’s Going Backwards mix and Goldfrapp’s Everything Is Never Enough. The Burn Slow project looks set to continue through 2020.

Liebing has embraced the recent lockdown and launched a series of online events that include his #alonetogether DJ sets and a regular panel conversation, DJs and Beers with Dubfire and Truncate. Tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/user/audiochrislie/playlists and don’t miss his vegan cooking tips!

 

Listen:

 

Related Releases:
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 1)”
remix single “And All Went Dark (Goldfrapp Remix)”
album “Burn Slow”

 

Special:
“am/fm | 263”

 

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out soon: Nicolas Bougaïeff – The Upward Spiral [Mute]

 

Artist:
Nicolas Bougaïeff

 

Title:
The Upward Spiral

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM451

 

Release Date:
24th July 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Embrace Hope All Ye Who Enter Here

02.
Thalassophobia

03.
The Upward Spiral

04.
Inexadorable

05.
Nexus

06.
Flying High

07.
Positive Altitude

08.
Inward Megalith

09.
Listen Carefully To The Heart Beat

 

Press Info:
Berlin-based producer and artist, Nicolas Bougaïeff has announced details of his debut album for Mute, The Upward Spiral – out on vinyl and digitally on 24 July 2020.

Listen to the first track launched, ‘Thalassophobia’, whose nosebleed kicks and synth bleeps betray the track’s deeper meaning: “It’s about looking inwards. It’s a Greek word that means fear of depth, actually literally it’s fear of water, but it’s the fear of unfathomable depths,” he explains. “I’m pointing to the fear of depths; both literal and metaphorical. It’s a beautiful word that has attracted me going back years.”

On his new album, Bougaïeff reframes familiar tropes for his own mind-expanding vision of body music. Punishing industrial techno charges the album at surface level with beautiful-meets-bleak energy. But peel back the layers of brash ferocity, and there’s a hell of a lot more going on than first meets the ear. The culmination of years of hard work, Bougaïeff grew the album from the seeds of a bespoke composition technique; a carefully thought-out studio experiment in how to bend a love of techno into innovative new shapes.

Across nine metallic misadventures, which Bougaïeff describes as “little open scores”, he blitzes drum patterns and sharp synthwork into a satisfyingly effective blend. Intricate rhythmic structures lurk beneath the “strawberry jam” of the surface aesthetics. This rhythmic illusion seeps into every crevice of a record that brings a slice of academia to the rave.

On the creeping mutation of ‘Nexus’, gabber, IDM and drum ‘n’ bass collide. ‘Flying High’ soars with bright melody, taking the ear to new places while taking the form of an ambient trance shapeshifter with echoes of martial drumming and ‘Positive Altitude’ picks up where the previous track left off, but goes even deeper into hard, hypnotic trance. Distortion rusts at the corners of ‘Inward Megalith’, while the title track takes the minimal route. ‘Inexadorable’ is the most unrelenting and sinister-sounding track on the record, except Bougaïeff’s intentions for the album sing to the tune of optimism and commitment rather than nihilism and destruction.

This new album continues his decades-long love of club music, a love that has compelled Bougaïeff to challenge conventional wisdom, delivering genre-busting Berghain sets that expertly blend French-Canadian hip-hop with Tchaikovsky, moody techno and ambient. Launching his debut record as a producer in 2013, the Movements EP with Max Cooper, Bougaïeff has since put out a string of singles on labels including minimal techno imprint Trapez and an EP on novamute in 2017, Cognitive Resonance.

 

Listen:
sooon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Thalassophobia”

“Nexus”

 

Videos:
“Thalassophobia”

“Nexus”

 

Special:
“EARMILK Presents…”

 

Recommendations:
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “On The Grid EP” on NovaMute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Permutation Djinn” on NovaMute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Cognitive Resonance” on NovaMute
“Projections” by Nicolas Bougaïeff & Marcus C. Maichel on Denkfabrik
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Dust (Remixes)” on Mesh
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Dust” on Mesh
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s album “Les Sauvageries” on Denkfabrik
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s album “Principles Of Newspeak” on Denkfabrik
all release on NovaMute

 

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Mute

 

out now: Pole – 1 2 3 [Mute | Pole Records]

 

Artist:
Pole

 

Title:
1 2 3

 

Label:
Mute | Pole Records

 

Cat#:
POLE123 | PL4

 

Release Date:
24th April 2020 | in 2008

 

Format:
Vinyl+bonus 12″, CD & digital

 

Tracklist CD:
CD01-01.
Modul

CD01-02.
Fragen

CD01-03.
Kirschenessen

CD01-04.
Lachen

CD01-05.
Berlin

CD01-06.
Tanzen

CD01-07.
Fremd

CD01-08.
Paula

CD01-09.
Fliegen

CD01-10.
Modul

CD02-01.
Fahren

CD02-02.
Stadt

CD02-03.
Streit

CD02-04.
Huckepack

CD02-05.
Hafen

CD02-06.
Weit

CD03-01.
Silberfisch

CD03-02.
Taxi

CD03-03.
Karussel

CD03-04.
Überfahrt

CD03-05.
Rondell Zwei

CD03-06.
Klettern

CD03-07.
Strand

CD03-08.
Fohlenfurz

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
LP01-01.
Modul

LP01-02.
Fragen

LP01-03.
Kirschenessen

LP01-04.
Lachen

LP01-05.
Berlin

LP01-06.
Tanzen

LP01-07.
Fremd

LP01-08.
Paula

LP01-09.
Fliegen

LP01-10.
Modul

LP02-01.
Fahren

LP02-02.
Stadt

LP02-03.
Streit

LP02-04.
Huckepack

LP02-05.
Hafen

LP02-06.
Weit

LP03-01.
Silberfisch

LP03-02.
Taxi

LP03-03.
Karussel

LP03-04.
Überfahrt

LP03-05.
Rondell Zwei

LP03-06.
Klettern

LP03-07.
Strand

LP03-08.
Fohlenfurz

BONUS12-A.
RAUM 1

BONUS12-B.
RAUM 2

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Modul

02.
Fragen

03.
Kirschenessen

04.
Lachen

05.
Berlin

06.
Tanzen

07.
Fremd

08.
Paula

09.
Fliegen

10.
Fahren

11.
Stadt

12.
Streit

13.
Huckepack

14.
Hafen

15.
Weit

16.
Silberfisch

17.
Taxi

18.
Karussel

19.
Überfahrt

20.
Rondell Zwei

21.
Klettern

22.
Strand

23.
Fohlenfurz

24.
Rondell Eins

25.
Heim

26.
Sachte

27.
Spaß Rewind

 

Press Info:
Pole, aka musician, producer and mastering engineer Stefan Betke, has announced the remastered reissue of his debut album releases, 1, 2 and 3, available on Mute as a box set on 24 April 2020.

Released on vinyl (for the first time in nearly 20 years) and CD (remastered since its 2008 reissue), the box set releases mark 20 years since the trilogy was completed and a return to the label for the groundbreaking artist. The vinyl edition includes a bonus 12″, RAUM, originally released on DIN records in 1998.

Taking his name from a defective analogue Waldorf 4-Pole filter, the broken machine’s distinctive crackles gave Pole the starting point for his equally simple and subtle sound layers. Rhythmic textures and warmly pulsing bass lines join in play and, at least from Pole 2, experience a slow shift towards Minimal Dub.

Betke explains, “A common factor in all the releases was that they all originated in a kind of dub continuum. Melodies have never been my motivation – they were always more peripheral. But across those albums, the reverbs and the bass lines were always related and interlinked with each other. By working that way, I didn’t feel as if I was under any artificial pressure, and I could allow things to end loosely in order to continue my work.”

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

Pole’s music has a unique way of oscillating between melody and avant-garde, between pop and experimental. While many of his electronic peers swore off all danceable elements during the latter half of the 1990s, Pole decided to walk the edge, championing both radical reductionism and psychedelic dream states. Tracks like ‘Kirschenessen’ or ‘Hafen’ give ample proof that his music doesn’t limit itself to mere functionalism, but encourages new and poetic associations.

Pole’s classic 1 2 3 trilogy still resonates in contemporary electronic music. The unmistakeable crackles infiltrated both mainstream Pop and the burgeoning Dubstep scene and now, with the reissue of his first three albums, listeners get a chance to experience Pole 1-3 as a coherent entity and explore this defining benchmark in the history of electronic music.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Silberfisch”

“Fahren”

“Modul”

 

Special:
“Live at Oscillate april 28th 2018”

 

Recommendations:
HAAi’s “Systems Up, Windows Down EP” on Mute
Alessandro Cortini’s album “Volume Massimo” on Mute
Chris Carter’s album “Archival Recordings 1973-1977” on Mute
Nitzer Ebb’s best-of album “Body Of Work” on Mute

 

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