out now: Sylph – Ancient Hole [Mute]

 

Artist:
Sylph

 

Title:
Ancient Hole

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE613

 

Release Date:
03rd December 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Scripture Of Love
[feat. Regis & Simon Shreeve]

02.
Ancient Hole
[feat. Regis & Ann M. Hogan]

03.
Chain Of Love
[feat. Terence Fixmer]

04.
Touch Me Now I’m In Heaven
[feat. Nicolas Bougaïeff]

 

Press Info:
SYLPH returns with a new 4-track EP, Ancient Hole, released today on limited vinyl and digitally: see below

Sylph is the solo project of former S.C.U.M founder and vocalist, Thomas Cohen, and on Ancient Hole – his final release for 2021 – Cohen has worked with heavyweight techno collaborators Regis, Terence Fixmer and Nicolas Bougaïeff as well as renowned composer and singer Anni Hogan.

The limited signed vinyl edition of the EP is released in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory.

A short film by director Victor Gutierrez, accompanies the release. Featuring intimate and atmospheric performances of two tracks from the new EP, ‘Scripture of Love’ with Karl O’Connor aka Regis and ‘Ancient Hole’ alongside ‘Tears Fall From The Sun’ with Rrose, from the previous release Silver As It Was Before, the video brings together some of the tactile elements that inspired the project – which range from architecture to textiles.

“All holes are ancient, this is four songs from those spaces above and below. Chains, Scriptures and Ancient Holes That Touch Me Now I’m in Heaven.” – Thomas Cohen

Cohen’s intention with Sylph was to create something psychedelic and collaborative in nature, informed by notions of space and congregation, and built loosely around the concept of ‘mass’. A very different sonic beast to previous solo work, Sylph’s alien soundscapes have more in common with the after-dark scuzziness of S.C.U.M. He explains, “I wanted to fuse the singer-songwriter format of having a verse or a chorus, with a harder electronic repetition,” explains Cohen. 

 

Snippets:

 

Video Special:
“Ancient Hole – Short Film”

 

Specials:
Terence Fixmer – “Dekmantel Podcast 162”

Regis – “EPM Podcast #147”

Nicolas Bougaïeff – “Earmilk Presents …”

 

Recommendations:
Sylph’s “Silver As It Was Before” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Higher Up The Spiral” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “The Upward Spiral” on Mute
S.C.U.M’s “Again Into Eyes” on Mute
Terence Fixmer’s “Electric Ghosts EP” on Planete Rouge Records
Terence Fixmer’s EP “The Swarm” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Dance Of The Comets” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Oppression” on Planete Rouge Records
Terence Fixmer’s “Techno Body Archives 1998 – 2008” on Planete Rouge
Terence Fixmer’s album “Through The Cortex” on Ostgut Ton
Terence Fixmer’s album “Depth Charged” on CLR
more featured stuff on Mute & sublabels

 

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Vinyl Factory

 

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Sylph @ Bandcamp
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Websites:
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Terence Fixmer
Nicolas Bougaïeff
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out now: Quinquis featuring Gareth Jones – Adkrog [Mute]

 

Artist:
Quinquis featuring Gareth Jones

 

Title:
Adkrog

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
I1STUMM474

 

Release Date:
30th November 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Adkrog

 

Press Info:
Mute have announced the newest signing to the label – QUINQUIS (aka Émilie Tiersen) – and share the first taste of what to expect from the multidisciplinary Breton artist.

Over two albums and several years Émilie recorded and released under the name Tiny Feet but the recent name change, which pays homage to her personal and family history by referencing her maiden name, represents a fresh start musically.

The first track released on Mute, ‘Adkrog’ – which aptly translates as ‘Start Again’ -showcases QUINQUIS’ soothing yet unpredictable pulsations, feeling 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.”

She goes on to explain, “Murat’s video is the counterpoint to the track. When the mind is stuck indoors, it starts looking for an answer from the outdoors”

With new material planned for release in 2022 – a collaboration with producer and artist Gareth Jones (Sunroof, Liars, Depeche Mode and Apparat) – QUINQUIS [pronounced kɛ̃kis] kicks off 2022 with a performance at Eurosonic Festival in Groningen on 21 January before embarking on a tour with collaborator, husband and labelmate Yann Tiersen. A headline dates has been announced at St Pancras Old Church, London on 16 February, and a European tour with Algiers follows in May.

 

Snippets:
soon

 

Video:
“Adkrog”

 

Recommendations:
Gareth Jones’ “Electrogenetic” on Calm + Collect
our features about releases on Mute and sublabels

 

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Quinquis @ Bandcamp
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Websites:
Quinquis
Gareth Jones
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© Photo By Richard Dumas

out now: Chris Liebing feat. Tom Adams – Circles (Jan Blomqvist Remix) [Mute]

 

Artist:
Chris Liebing feat. Tom Adams

 

Title:
Circles (Jan Blomqvist Remix)

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
I8STUMM469

 

Release Date:
29th October 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Circles
(Jan Blomqvist Remix)

 

Press Info:
Chris Liebing has announced details of a new album, Another Day, set for release on Mute on 19 November 2021. The new album will be available on double clear vinyl and CD, both with a silver finish and 16-page booklet, as well as digitally.

Another Day – the follow up to his 2018 debut for Mute, Burn Slow – launches with ‘Whispers and Wires’ featuring Ladan (formerly known as Cold Specks) on vocals. On this new track, electronics simmer away gently, with Ladan’s vocals floating over before the two coalesce.

Another Day sees Liebing once again collaborating with an eclectic mix of artists, including several who were involved with Burn Slow. Miles Cooper Seaton, in one of his last performances following his sad and untimely passing earlier this year, and Polly Scattergood lend vocals to a track each, while Ralf Hildenbeutel returns to produce. Ladan (formerly known as Cold Specks), Tom Adams and Maria Uzor (Sink Ya Teeth) are new collaborators for Liebing.

“With this album, I wanted to take myself out of it as much as possible,” explains Chris Liebing. After three decades working dancefloors with pummelling techno, Chris Liebing has a formidable reputation as a DJ and is certainly comfortable with being in the spotlight, but for his solo work he has chosen a different avenue.

Liebing jokes that this is the result of him “getting lazy” but in reality, it’s more an exercise in intuition and spontaneity, allowing his musical experience – on and off the dance floor – to dictate the creative flow. “I’m a strong believer in letting the moment decide what’s happening,” he says. “If you’ve studied your set up and you know what you’re doing then you can let the moment take over because you’re not busy trying to figure out how things work.”

Despite Liebing very much directing and driving the shape, tone and essence of the album, he ultimately views it as one rooted in collaboration and one more contributor to the album is Mute’s Daniel Miller, “Daniel’s input was just incredible,” he says. “He brought his modular setup in our studio and he added this extra flavour.” This added element, combined with Hildenbeutel’s silky production skills, the eclectic presence of the guest vocalists and Liebing’s intuitive ear for compositions, results in something truly unique.

Liebing has begun work on reimagining the album for a club context and later this month, will premiere some of this music for the first time when he takes part in Beatport’s new three-part series Game Changers, in collaboration with Microsoft. A 90-minute DJ set will be broadcast from Teufelsberg, a decommissioned Cold War listening station, in West Berlin on 26 May, with a documentary to follow in early summer.

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Circles (Jan Blomqvist Remix)” [feat. Tom Adams]

 

Special:
“am/fm | 345”

 

Related Release:
EP “Circles” on Mute

 

Recommendations:
single “Fault Line (Plaid Remix)” on Mute
single “Fault Line” on Mute
single “Whispers And Wires” feat. Ladan on Mute
remix single “Whispers And Wires (Club Mix)” feat. Ladan on Mute
“Bruson EP” on CLR
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 3)”
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 2)”
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 1)”
remix single “And All Went Dark (Goldfrapp Remix)”
album “Burn Slow”
MG’s “The Third Chimpanzee (Remixed)” w/ Chris Liebing remix on Mute
Johannes Motschmann’s “Lifestream (Chris Liebing Remix)” on Neue Meister
all stuff on Mute – old and new

 

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JunoDownload
Qobuz
Beatport
iTunes
Clone Digital
more soon

 

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Spotify
Deezer
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Chris Liebing
Tom Adams
Jan Blomqvist
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
Mute

 

© Photo By Edith Bergfors

out soon: Anita Lane – Sex O’Clock [Mute]

 

Artist:
Anita Lane

 

Title:
Sex O’Clock

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM183

 

Release Date:
21th September 2001 (original release)
10th December 2021 (re-release)

 

Format:
CD, vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Home Is Where The Hatred Is

A2.
The Next Man That I See

A3.
Do That Thing

A4.
I Hate Myself

B1.
A Light Possession

B2.
I Love You, I Am No More

B3.
Like Caesar Needs a Brutus

B4.
Do the Kamasutra

B5.
Bella Ciao

 

Press Info:
“Lane’s work immortalises important themes of human experience, holding awkward and difficult feelings up to the light, to see them in all their imperfect beauty and wonder.” – The Quietus

Mute have announced details of the 20th anniversary reissue of Anita Lane’s second studio album, Sex O’Clock, set for release – for the first time on vinyl – on 10 December 2021.

Initially released in 2001, work began with Anita Lane on the reissue before her untimely passing earlier this year, at the age of 61. The album has long been considered under-appreciated, with The Quietus recently asserting that Lane’s exploration of sexuality was way ahead of its time.

The album – honest, funny and often melancholic – features stand out tracks ‘The Next Man That I See’, ‘Do the Kamasutra’ and an acidic cover of Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Home Is Where the Hatred Is’. Recorded with long time musical partner, Mick Harvey, the album was the final release in a solo career that began in 1988 with the release of the Dirty Sings EP.

Emerging from Melbourne’s post-rock scene, Anita Lane was one of the co-founders of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, co-writing ‘From Her To Eternity’, the title track of their debut album and ‘Stranger than Kindness’ from Your Funeral… My Trial. Arriving in London in 1980 with The Birthday Party, she’s credited with co-writing several of their tracks – ‘A Dead Song’, ‘Dead Joe’ and ‘Kiss Me Black’ before re-locating to Berlin. There followed a series of collaborations that included work with Einstürzende Neubauten, Chrislo Haas, Gudrun Gut and Die Haut, a memorable cover of ‘These Boots Were Made for Walking’ with Barry Adamson and vocals for Mick Harvey’s first two Serge Gainsbourg albums, Intoxicated Man and Pink Elephants.

After her unexpected passing in April 2021, tributes were paid from around the world from a host of artists, with Nick Cave remembering Lane as “the smartest and most talented of all of us, by far”.

 

Snippets:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
soon

 

Videos:
“Do That Thing”

“The Next Man That I See”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Mute – old and new

 

Buy CD:
MuteBank
Rough Trade
Norman Records
Resident Music
Drift Records
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Bleep
Boomkat
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MuteBank
Rough Trade
Norman Records
Resident Music
Drift Records
Piccadilly Records
Juno
WOM
Bleep
Boomkat
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soon

 

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soon

 

Websites:
Anita Lane (Fanpage)
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
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© Photo By Joe Dillworth

out now: Chris Liebing feat. Tom Adams – Circles [Mute]

 

Artist:
Chris Liebing feat. Tom Adams

 

Title:
Circles

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
I7STUMM469

 

Release Date:
07th October 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Circles
(Single Mix)

02.
Circles
(Club Mix)

03.
Circles

 

Press Info:
Chris Liebing has announced details of a new album, Another Day, set for release on Mute on 19 November 2021. The new album will be available on double clear vinyl and CD, both with a silver finish and 16-page booklet, as well as digitally.

Another Day – the follow up to his 2018 debut for Mute, Burn Slow – launches with ‘Whispers and Wires’ featuring Ladan (formerly known as Cold Specks) on vocals. On this new track, electronics simmer away gently, with Ladan’s vocals floating over before the two coalesce.

Another Day sees Liebing once again collaborating with an eclectic mix of artists, including several who were involved with Burn Slow. Miles Cooper Seaton, in one of his last performances following his sad and untimely passing earlier this year, and Polly Scattergood lend vocals to a track each, while Ralf Hildenbeutel returns to produce. Ladan (formerly known as Cold Specks), Tom Adams and Maria Uzor (Sink Ya Teeth) are new collaborators for Liebing.

“With this album, I wanted to take myself out of it as much as possible,” explains Chris Liebing. After three decades working dancefloors with pummelling techno, Chris Liebing has a formidable reputation as a DJ and is certainly comfortable with being in the spotlight, but for his solo work he has chosen a different avenue.

Liebing jokes that this is the result of him “getting lazy” but in reality, it’s more an exercise in intuition and spontaneity, allowing his musical experience – on and off the dance floor – to dictate the creative flow. “I’m a strong believer in letting the moment decide what’s happening,” he says. “If you’ve studied your set up and you know what you’re doing then you can let the moment take over because you’re not busy trying to figure out how things work.”

Despite Liebing very much directing and driving the shape, tone and essence of the album, he ultimately views it as one rooted in collaboration and one more contributor to the album is Mute’s Daniel Miller, “Daniel’s input was just incredible,” he says. “He brought his modular setup in our studio and he added this extra flavour.” This added element, combined with Hildenbeutel’s silky production skills, the eclectic presence of the guest vocalists and Liebing’s intuitive ear for compositions, results in something truly unique.

Liebing has begun work on reimagining the album for a club context and later this month, will premiere some of this music for the first time when he takes part in Beatport’s new three-part series Game Changers, in collaboration with Microsoft. A 90-minute DJ set will be broadcast from Teufelsberg, a decommissioned Cold War listening station, in West Berlin on 26 May, with a documentary to follow in early summer.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video:
“Circles”

 

Special:
“am/fm | 344”

 

Recommendations:
single “Fault Line (Plaid Remix)” on Mute
single “Fault Line” on Mute
single “Whispers And Wires” feat. Ladan on Mute
remix single “Whispers And Wires (Club Mix)” feat. Ladan on Mute
“Bruson EP” on CLR
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 3)”
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 2)”
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 1)”
remix single “And All Went Dark (Goldfrapp Remix)”
album “Burn Slow”
MG’s “The Third Chimpanzee (Remixed)” w/ Chris Liebing remix on Mute
Johannes Motschmann’s “Lifestream (Chris Liebing Remix)” on Neue Meister
all stuff on Mute – old and new

 

Buy Download:
JunoDownload
Qobuz
Beatport
iTunes
Clone Digital
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Spotify
Deezer
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Chris Liebing
Tom Adams
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
Mute

 

© Photo By Edith Bergfors