Maurizio Pustianaz

Aug 292018
MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) acknowledges when Daniel started Mute out of necessity rather than design and marks the past 40 years, and crucially, looks forward to Mute’s many years to come as we travel unapologetically into tomorrow.

A whole host of special events and releases are planned, with more to be announced, stretching over 2018 and beyond.

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Here are details of the first selection of ‘Anti-versary’ releases, plus there are new albums from Chris Liebing and Mick Harvey, new compilation albums from A Certain Ratio and Barry Adamson as well as some gorgeous reissues from Throbbing Gristle.

Music For Parties

Silicon Teens

Released 12th October 2018

Vinyl LP £18.99


The world’s first manufactured electronic pop band. Originally released in September 1980, Music For Parties was the second ever album to be released on Mute. The album features 14 tracks including Let’s Dance, Memphis Tennessee and You Really Got Me. Music For Parties is being re-released as part of Mute’s 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW).

Fireside Favourites

Fad Gadget

Released 12th October 2018

Orange Vinyl LP £18.99

Ben Frost

Orange Vinyl – Limited Edition of 500

Fad Gadget aka Frank Tovey was at the forefront of the Electronic Movement of the late 70s/early 80s and is recognised as one of the most influential acts of the last twenty years. The first signing to Mute, Fad Gadget released his debut single, the ground breaking, ‘Back To Nature’ in October 1979. Recorded using a drum machine and synthesiser, the debut album ‘Fireside Favourites’ was released in 1980 and is now being re-released as part of Mute’s 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) on limited edition orange vinyl.

Josh T. Pearson

Last Of The Country Gentlemen

Released 12th October 2018

Gold Double Vinyl LP £20.99

CD £9.99

A Certain Ratio

Gold Vinyl – Limited Edition of 1000

The acclaimed solo debut album by Josh T. Pearson. Rough Trade’s Album Of The Year 2011 is being re-released as part of Mute’s 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) on limited edition gold vinyl. The album received phenomenal praise on release; Uncut called it “A stone cold masterpiece” while The Times declared it “Flawless”. Includes ‘Women, When I’ve Raised Hell’ and ’Sweetheart I Ain’t Your Christ’.



12th October 2018

Orange Vinyl LP £18.99


Orange Vinyl – Limited Edition of 500

Vince Clarke (Erasure / Yazoo / Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode) reunited in 2011 for the first time in 30 years as VCMG to release the critically acclaimed techno album ‘Ssss’, described by The Quietus as “fantastic music to dance to”. Including the singles ‘Spock’ and ‘Single Blip’, the album is now being re-released as part of Mute’s 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) on limited edition orange vinyl.

The Devil’s Walk


12th October 2018

Violet Vinyl LP £18.99


Violet Vinyl – Limited Edition of 500

Apparat (aka Sascha Ring)’s debut album for Mute was originally released in 2011 and features the singles ‘Goodbye’ (subsequently used as the theme tune to Netflix’s Dark), ‘Candil De La Calle’ and ‘Song Of Los’. Highlighted as “music for the soul” by Q Magazine, the album is now being re-released as part of Mute’s 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) on limited edition violet vinyl.

The Graveyard & The Ballroom

A Certain Ratio

Released 13th April 2018

Orange Vinyl LP £18.99


Orange Vinyl – Limited Edition of 1000

A Certain Ratio’s debut release, The Graveyard And The Ballroom, originally came out on Factory Records in December 1979 and was reissued last year as part of a new partnership with Mute. Classic Pop call it an “astonishing opening salvo” and this new edition of the album is being released as part of Mute’s 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) and will be available on limited edition orange vinyl with orange coloured PVC sleeve.

Aug 292018




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MAXIMUM IMPLOSION collects all collaborative (and most sought after) pieces between Zeni Geva (KK NULL) and Steve Albini (BIG BLACK / SHELLAC): “Nai-Ha” and “All Right, You Little B*st*rds!”. Also included are bonus tracks from the ultra-limited 12″-only “Superunit”, presented with meticulous Cedar mastering by legendary mastering engineer Denis Blackham.

On the first CD, Zeni Geva present ultra-heavy Japanese noise rock, with sludgy riffs, thundering feedback, lumbering drums, subhuman bass crawl, and complex noise textures, with KK Null’s trademark vocals / unique guitar accompanied by Albini’s heavy guitar. “Nai-Ha” loosely translates to “broken inside”, with the title track relaying the gruesome aftermath of a car accident.

The second CD captures Zeni Geva and Steve Albini’s live-to-desk tracks from Tokyo & Osaka in 1992. Albini also makes vocal appearances, as well as guitar throughout. All production and mixing by Steve Albini. Final mastering by Martin Bowes at Cage Studios in England, and presented here in its complete form for the first time on Cold Spring.

Presented in a 6-panel double digipak with original artwork/photo by Mitsushiro Hiruma and design/layout by Alonso Urbanos.

“With a huge sound reminiscent of Godflesh in its heavy bottom and impossibly high-end guitar tones, resulting in almost no mid-range, it’s hard to believe that there are only three people in the band… What saves the record from sounding like an impenetrable wall of sludge are a combination of Albini’s sure-handed engineering and production, along with the band’s precise grasp of noise, dynamics, and song construction… Anybody into sheer, painful heaviness should check this one out!” (Korperschwache).

Steve Albini continued to produce / engineer several albums for Zeni Geva, including “Desire For Agony” (Alternative Tentacles) and “10,000 Light Years” (Neurot Recordings).

Barcode: 0641871745203

Track Listing:

Disc 1
1. Autobody (6:09) 2. Shirushi (5:19) 3. Intercourse (2:31) 4. Angel (4:02) 5. Nai-Ha (7:26) 6. Terminal Hz (6:36) 7. Kettle Lake (4:56) 8. Painwise (5:15)
Disc 2
1. I Want You (4:18) 2. New Flesh (2:33) 3. Autobody (3:39) 4. Godflesh (4:42) 5. Guystick Bodie (3:05) 6. Angel (1:55) 7. Kettle Lake (4:26) 8. Painwise (4:35) 9 Total Castration (3:13) 10. Bigman Death (3:42) 11. The Model (2:26) 12. I Hate You (7:57).

Zeni Geva | Steve Albini



Aug 212018

New non-album Sigillum S digital single, “ Intra-dimensional Mining”.

While waiting for the release on September 14 of the new Sigillum S album, “The Irresistible Art Of Space Colonization And Its Mutation Implications “ (pre orders here, a totally new and unavailable elsewhere track is also available now for streaming and free DL, thanks to the mighty XLR8R.

This has been created as a kind of post-project statement, partially re-assembling inputs recorded during the album session and partially recording brand new stuff… the perfect lenses for things to come.

Eraldo Bernocchi, Paolo L. Bandera, B Giuseppe Dorella, Petulia Mattioli

Jul 272018

After the incredible first EP “Magnetic Reel”, out on Swiss Dark Nights Exp./Luce Sia, Braconidae is back with «Gaslighting»; a 40’ album, made of percussive, obsessive and obscure sounds, resulting from a deep research within the possibilities of her instrumentation, mainly made of synthesisers, (d)ronins and other percussive instruments (some self-built).

«Gaslighting» features contributions by guest artists ODRZ and Gerstein and is enriched by a powerful mastering by Marco Milanesio.

«Gaslighting represents a journey in which all its elements flow in every direction, in which the time is represented by specific instants or moments of my life.
Every single track tries to push away my fear, like a prayer, a good-luck ritual or, sometimes, a liberating scream. I chose each sound through a meticulous research in such a way to create the right frames to my thought and transform faces and memories into concrete sounds.»


Out today in a limited edition of 200 copies on black vinyl LP with insert and download code!

Jul 202018

The third coming. Finland‘s otherworldly Electro lords Blastromen return to the Dominance Electricity mothership to deliver their much anticipated new long-player.

Four years after Reality Opens, the ten new compositions featured on Cyberia continue where their last album left off and take it straight to the next level. Elaborate arangements with catchy synth melodies, haunting Electro breakbeats and epic, vocoderized lyrics prove once again that Blastromen are a class of their own.

Packaged in futuristic artwork by The Zonders, the album is available now as black double 12 inch vinyl and deluxe edition red transparent double vinyl inluding a super-size poster, hi-quality pressed CD and in digital formats.

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All tracks composed, produced and mixed by Blastromen at Nucleaire Sound studio. 303 on „Outsider“ played and tweaked by Acid Hausmeister. Mastered by Andreas Kauffelt at Schnittstelle. Graphics by Falk Klemm / The Zonders for Dominance Electricity (with special thanks to Maiko-Eva Verna, Yvan Forestier & Anna Majuri). Executive-produced by MMW for Dominance Electricity 2018.