out soon: Duet Emmo – Or So It Seems (Remastered) [Mute]

 

Artist:
Duet Emmo

 

Title:
Or So It Seems (Remastered)

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM011

 

Release Date:
19th August 2022 (remastered version)

 

Format:
CD, vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Hill Of Men

02.
Or So It Seems

03.
Friano

04.
The First Person

05.
A.N.C.

06.
Long Sledge

07.
Gatemmo

08.
Last’s Card

09.
Heart Of Hearts (Or So It Seems)

 

Press Info:
Newly remastered from the original tapes, Duet Emmo’s “Or So It Seems” is released via Mute on 19th August 2022. 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.

 

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@ Bleep

 

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“Or So It Seems”

 

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out for a while: Cabaret Voltaire – Nag Nag Nag (Remixes) [NovaMute]

 

Artist:
Cabaret Voltaire

 

Title:
Nag Nag Nag (Remixes)

 

Label:
NovaMute

 

Cat#:
INOMU103

 

Release Date:
2010

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Nag, Nag, Nag

02.
Nag Nag Nag
(Tiga & Zyntherius Radio Version)

03.
Nag Nag Nag
(R.H. Kirk #4 Remix)

04.
Nag Nag Nag
(Akufen Karaoke Slam Mix)

05.
Nag Nag Nag
(Tiga & Zyntherius Full Version)

06.
Nag Nag Nag
(R.H. Kirk #1 Remix)

07.
Nag Nag Nag
(R.H. Kirk #2 Remix)

08.
Nag Nag Nag
(R.H. Kirk #3 Remix)

09.
Nag Nag Nag
(Rh Kirk #5 Remix)

 

Press Info:
novamute is set to re–release one of the greatest and truly innovative records of all time, Cabaret Voltaire’s electro punk classic ‘Nag Nag Nag’, on September 30th.

The single is a pre-cursor to a Cabaret Voltaire retrospective ‘Best of’ ‘The Original Sound of Sheffield’, released on The Grey Area of Mute Records in October 2002.

Originally out in 1979 on Rough Trade, the novamute release will be available on CD and 2 x 12″ and features the timeless original version together with brand new mixes by Tiga & Zyntherius, Akufen and Cabs founder member Richard H Kirk.

Tiga and Zyntherius have contributed to the package with a re-vocalled rework which bears all the hall-marks of an intense ‘labour of love’ approach to the project. Tiga’s vocal punks-up the original whilst Zyntherius’s (Jori Hulkonnen) backing track propels the track firmly into the 21st Century. Techno whizz, man of the moment, Montreal’s Akufen pushes the track into the stratosphere combining 2-step, techno, house, electro and bossa-nova. Even by Akufen current high standards this remix is, as they say, ‘next level’ shit.

The Cabs’ own Richard Kirk, in turn, has completed an intensely spot-on remix which retains all the excitement and atmosphere of the original.

Cabaret Voltaire, who alongside Human League, Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal, were at the forefront of the UK Electronic Movement of the late 70s and are without doubt one of the most influential acts of the last twenty five years.

Initially a three piece, Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson began by playing around with recorded sounds manipulated by basic reel-to-reel tape recorders in Sheffield in 1973. Way ahead of their time, these ideas cumulated in 1975, when the three staged their first performance of these sound experiments and assumed the name Cabaret Voltaire, taken from the name of the club started in Zurich by the principals of the Dada art movement during the First World War. The band began working with Rough Trade in 1978, producing a string of brilliant singles and the now seminal triumvirate of albums “Mix Up” (1979), “Voice of America” (1980) and their most prophetic album “Red Mecca” (1981). Cabaret Voltaire’s rare but much anticipated live performances, with their innovative use of film and video, were documented on the three live albums, “Live at the YMCA” (1979), “Live at the Lyceum” (1981) and “HAI” live in Japan (1982), and the 90 minute video “Doublevision presents….” (1982). Chris Watson left the group in October 1981, but Kirk and Mallinder went on to record further great albums throughout the Eighties, having a huge influence on the developing House and Techno scenes in both America and Europe. Cabaret Voltaire continue to be a major inspiration to this day.

original announcement from 2002.

 

Snippets:
@ JunoDownload

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Nag Nag Nag (Tiga & Zyntherius Radio Version)”

 

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out now: Chris Liebing featuring Polly Scattergood – Another Day (Single Mix) [Mute]

 

Artist:
Chris Liebing featuring Polly Scattergood

 

Title:
Another Day (Single Mix)

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
IMUTE641

 

Release Date:
07th December 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Another Day
[feat. Polly Scattergood]
(Single Mix)

 

Press Info:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Another Day (Single Mix)” [feat. Polly Scattergood]

 

Special:
“am/fm | 350”

 

Related Release:
album “Another Day” on Mute

 

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Chris Liebing’s “Bruson EP” on CLR
Chris Liebing’s “Burn Slow” on Mute
Chris Liebing’s single “Novembergrey” on Mute
Depeche Mode’s “Going Backwards” w/ Liebing remix on Columbia Records

 

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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
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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”

 

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