out now: Laibach – Love Is Still Alive EP [Mute]

 

Artist:
Laibach

 

Title:
Love Is Still Alive EP

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE653

 

Release Date:
20th January 2023 (CD & digital)
03rd March 2023 (vinyl)

 

Format:
CD, vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Love Is Still Alive I (Moon, Euphoria)

02.
Love Is Still Alive II (Venus, Libidine)

03.
Love Is Still Alive III (Mercury, Dopamine)

04.
Love Is Still Alive IV (Neptune, Oxytocin)

05.
Love Is Still Alive V (Uranus, Prolactin)

06.
Love Is Still Alive VI (Saturn, Insomnia)

07.
Love Is Still Alive VII (Jupiter, Tristitia)

08.
Love Is Still Alive VIII (Mars, Dysphoria)

 

Press Info:
LAIBACH have shared the first piece of an 8-track EP due out on CD and digitally on 20 January 2023 (with the vinyl following in March), before the Slovenian collective embark on The Coming Race tour later this month (full details below).

Watch the video for ‘Love Is Still Alive I (Moon, Euphoria)’ below.

This is the dawn of the third millennium of Mankind. The planet Earth, which we once knew as our home, is now nothing but a dead rock floating in space, destroyed by wars, pandemics and all the evil that men do. So is the Moon, which once served as the stepping-stone into the vast universe, but later turned into a refuge for the last of us. Now, the remnants of mankind are hurling across the Universe on a single spacecraft, carrying the lucky few who have been saved from annihilation. They are heading for Mars, where all life once originated. They might have lost their history and their planet, but as long as they have a glimmer of hope and a guiding red light shining in the darkness, they will boldly go where no one has gone before – as long as love is still alive. 

The Love Is Still Alive EP tracks the survivors’ journey through our solar system, andt this trip is also a journey through some of the more ‘space’ music genres of recent decades. The EP is an extension of music created for the film, Iron Sky – The Coming Race (dir. Timo Vuorensola, 2019), a hidden sequel. Laibach’s music for Iron Sky – The Coming Race is scheduled for release in 2023, alongside a specially created video game.

Laibach formed in the then-Yugoslavian industrial town Trbovlje. Founded in the year that the country’s founding father Tito died, the band rose to fame to become one of the most internationally acclaimed bands to have come out of the former Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe, recently becoming one of the first bands to perform in North Korea. In 2019 they released a Laibachian interpretation of The Sound of Music, conceived during their trip to North Korea and in 2020 celebrated four decades with Laibach Revisited. An album of music from the acclaimed theatrical production Wir sind das Volk (ein Musical aus Deutschland) based on the writings of Heiner Müller (1929-1995) followed in 2022 and the band announced recently that diplomatic negotiations are underway for a performance in Tehran of Alamut, an original symphonic work composed in collaboration with Iranian composers and performers.

 

Snippets:

 

Video:
“Love Is Still Alive I (Moon, Euphoria)”

 

Video Special:
“Exit Festival 2021 | Main Stage”

 

Recommendations:
Laibach’s “The Future” on Mute
Laibach’s “Spectremix” on Mute
Laibach’s “Spectre” on Mute
Laibach’s “Reproduction Prohibited” on Mute
Laibach’s “Iron Sky Soundtrack” on Mute
all stuff on Mute & sublabels we featured

 

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Laibach @ Bandcamp
Laibach store
MuteBank
WOM
Rough Trade
Juno
OYE Records
Decks
Deejay
more soon

 

Buy CD:
Laibach @ Bandcamp
Laibach store
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out soon: Sunroof – Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 2 [The Parallel Series / Mute]

 

Artist:
Sunroof

 

Title:
Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 2

 

Label:
The Parallel Series / Mute

 

Cat#:
PSST6

 

Release Date:
17th February 2023

 

Format:
CD, vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
January #2

02.
July #2

03.
November

04.
July #3

05.
October

06.
September

07.
July #1

08.
January #1

 

Press Info:
Sunroof [Daniel Miller and Gareth Jones] have announced details of a new album, Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 2 – out on limited edition white vinyl and digitally, via the Parallel Series of Mute on 17 February 2023.

The new album is a set of eight improvised modular electronic music instrument pieces recorded at the duo’s respective home studios following the release of their debut, Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1 (2021) and where Vol. 1 was the result of four decades of friendship and collaboration, this new album came together in a relatively short space of time. Recorded in the same spirit as their previous sessions – with no pre-planning and no rehearsal – they met up with “unpatched” modular systems, and began improvising. Without any of the parameters they followed in the first sessions, the duo allowed the pieces to expand naturally, keeping editing to a minimum.

“I suppose this is the difficult second album,” jokes Gareth, “it took 40 years to make the first album and just nine months to create this one!” Daniel expands, “We got on a roll and didn’t really stop recording once we had that momentum.”

During the sessions they found themselves aiming for more clarity and space within their improvisation, allowing the listener to be drawn into the pieces in a different kind of way. Textures glide, while random sequences knock against one another – forming then disintegrating before re-forming, and while they do so, uncovering minimal glitching rhythms.

The video imagery of “January #2” (see below), created by Sunroof, depicts manipulated sequences triggered by software connected to the audio – a technique that they introduced into their live performance during a short run of live shows Vol. 1’s release. The album artwork, a watercolour painting by Gareth, draws an extra line between the visuals and the music, as Gareth explains, “the watercolour paintings take on their own life when the water interacts with the colour, bringing a creative connection to how the electronics react to our interaction.”

Daniel Miller (founder of Mute, the “accidental label” that began with the release of his own 7” single The Normal’s T.V.O.D / Warm Leatherette) met Gareth Jones, (the innovative and influential producer, engineer and artist) back when Miller asked Jones to work with him in late 1982 on what became Depeche Mode’s Construction Time Again. After Depeche Mode had gone home for the day, they would stay on to work on their own sessions, a practise that continues to this day. By the mid-nineties Sunroof had emerged as remix project going on to rework the likes of Can, MGMT, To Rococo Rot, Kreidler and Goldfrapp, their first recordings appeared on a compilation paying tribute to Neu!

The eight pieces that make up Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 2 are imbued with the experimental playfulness of early electronic pioneers but retain their modernity thanks to their creator’s constant explorations in electronic music.

 

Snippets:
soon

 

Videos:
“January #2 (Video Edit)”

 

Special:
“Abbey Street 3”

 

Recommendations:
Sunroof’s “Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1” on TPS / Mute
Gareth Jones’ “Electrogenetic” on Calm + Collect
The Normal’s “Warm Leatherette / T.V.O.D.” on Mute
Populist’ “TtatLD001” on The Temple And The Low Dive
compilation “Hammahalle” w/ Daniel Miller track on Sisyphon
all stuff on Mute & sublabels we featured

 

Buy CD:
Sunroof @ Bandcamp
MuteBank
WOM
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Sunroof @ Bandcamp
MuteBank
WOM
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Bleep
more soon

 

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soon

 

Websites:
Gareth Jones
Daniel Miller
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
Mute

 

© Photo By Paul Heartfield

out soon: JakoJako – Verve EP [Mute]

 

Artist:
JakoJako

 

Title:
Verve EP

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE645

 

Release Date:
24th March 2023

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Auris

02.
Auris

03.
Auris

04.
Auris

 

Press Info:
Berlin based modular synthesist JakoJako, aka Sibel Koçer, has announced details of an EP for Mute, scheduled for release on limited edition violet vinyl and digitally on 27 January 2023.

Listen to the hypnotic techno of ‘Auris’, the first track to be shared from the EP, below.

The first three tracks, recorded with an eye on the dancefloor and overflowing with joy and exploration “… came naturally and felt fluid…” explains Koçer. “I allowed myself to create these dance tracks without too many restrictions” and the final track, ‘Nexus’, originated from a recording of her live set. “This one is wholly unique, I will never be able to reproduce it, the recording was a simple stereo track that was very difficult to mix.”

Koçer’s passion for electronics began with an urge to play with sound, and a desire to learn more about this world of modular systems and patch cables. Before long she had progressed into performing regular live sets, had a Berghain Residency and a position at Berlin electronic music institution, SchneidersLaden. Despite a busy schedule – forthcoming events including Berghain’s New Year celebrations, Ratherlost’s New Year’s Day party in Amsterdam and a non-stop 32-hour ETMAAL party in Utrecht in Feb – she still goes works in the showroom once a week, “It’s still important for me to go there, the exchange of knowledge and ideas is invaluable and I feel like I want to give something of what I got over the years, back.”

The four-track Verve EP follows JakoJako’s debut album, Metamorphos (2022, Bigamo) and her collaboration with Rødhåd, In Vere (2022, WSNWG), both of which came hot on the heels of two blistering remixes for Mute – New Order’s Be A Rebel and Martin Gore’s Vervet.

 

Snippets:
@ Deejay

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Auris”

 

Special:
“Crack Magazine Sunday Mix”

 

Related Release:
single “Auris” on Mute

 

Recommendations:
JakoJako’s “Metamorphose” on Bigamo
all stuff on Mute & sublabels we featured

 

Buy Vinyl:
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Booking:
LittleBig Music Agency for JakoJako

 

Websites:
JakoJako
Mute @ Facebook
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Mute

 

© Photo By Marco Krueger

out for a while: Telex – Telex EP1 [Mute]

 

Artist:
Telex

 

Title:
Telex EP1

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
I1TELEXBOX

 

Release Date:
19th October 2022

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Rock Around The Clock
(2022 Remaster)

02.
Réalité
(2022 Remaster)

03.
Sigmund Freud’s Party
(2022 Remaster)

04.
Wonderful World
(2022 Remaster)

05.
Peanuts
(2022 Remaster)

06.
How Do You Dance?
(2022 Remaster)

 

Press Info:
Telex will release a box set, collating the long-awaited remastered reissues of their 6 studio albums, Looking for Saint-Tropez (1979), Neurovision (1980), Sex (1981), Wonderful World (1984), Looney Tunes (1988) and How Do You Dance? (2006).

Remastered and newly mixed from the original tapes by Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, Telex will be out as a 6-piece vinyl box set, a 6xCD box set and digitally on Mute on 3 March 2023.

The Belgian synthpop trio – Marc Moulin (1942- 2008), Dan 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.

 

Snippets:

 

Related Release:
Telex’ “Telex EP2” on Mute

 

Recommendations:
Telex’ “This Is Telex” on Mute
Depeche Mode’s “Playing The Angel | The 12″ Singles” w/ Telex remix on Mute Records | Sire Records
all releases on Mute & sublabels we featured

 

Buy Download:
Telex @ Bandcamp
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Beatport
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Clone Digital
more soon

 

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Websites:
Telex
Mute @ Facebook
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Mute

 

© Photo By Frank_Uyttenhove

out now: Chris Liebing & Ralf Hildenbeutel feat. Tom Adams – Hollow Town (Frank Wiedemann Remix) [Mute]

 

Artist:
Chris Liebing & Ralf Hildenbeutel feat. Tom Adams

 

Title:
Hollow Town (Frank Wiedemann Remix)

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE658

 

Release Date:
15th December 2022

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Hollow Town
(Frank Wiedemann Remix)

 

Press Info:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Hollow Town (Frank Wiedemann Remix)” [feat. Tom Adams]

 

Special:
“am/fm | 405”

 

Recommendations:
remix album “Another Night” by Chris Liebing & Ralf Hildenbeutel 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
all stuff on Mute – old and new

 

Buy Download:
Chris Liebing @ Bandcamp
Qobuz
JunoDownload
Beatport
iTunes
Bleep
more soon

 

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Websites:
Chris Liebing
Ralf Hildenbeutel
Tom Adams
Frank Wiedemann
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
Mute

 

© Photo By Edith Bergfors