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‘Sometimes, Always’: Erasure, Mute and the Value of Independence

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...Erasure and Mute have had an intertwined history for over thirty years. The relationship between band and label is emblematic of the way both approach music-making and this shared history also reflects the changing...

‘One Man’s Meat’ Fad Gadget’s Social Commentary and Post-Punk

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...In December 1982 NME asked Alison Moyet of synth-pop duo Yazoo to reflect on the music released that year. In her column, titled ‘Commerciality, Once Scorned, is now Embraced’, Moyet touched on the role played by the synthesizer. ‘It became...

Depeche Mode and Soft Cell: Redefining the Synth-Pop Prologue

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...The Mute record label turned forty years old in 2018 and so did Soft Cell, the synth-pop duo, who marked this milestone with a reunion/farewell performance in London. While these two anniversaries may initially seem...
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...Boston indie band the Magnetic Fields, led by Stephen Merritt, developed a unique sound within the city’s music scene. In 1989, Merritt, who had previously worked on his studio project Buffalo Rome, assembled a band for live performance...

Devo

Artist Pages

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...Despite their reputation for comedic novelty, the music of Devo and its visual representations were built on an artistic interpretation of societal devolution. In early 1970, Gerald Casale and Bob Lewis met keyboardist Mark Mothersbaugh...
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...The brainchild of composer, producer, and musician Trent Reznor (born 1965), Nine Inch Nails (NIN) became known in the 1990s for its controversial artistic approach and industrial sound. Reznor formed the group with the support of manager...

Montréal, QC (Anglophone)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: metropolitan area – 3,380,645 (2001); Anglophones – 426,600 (1996) A combination of geographical, economic, social and political factors have made Montréal an attractive place for Canadian...