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Introduction: Mute Records

Richard Osborne

Richard Osborne is Senior Lecturer in Popular Music at Middlesex University, UK. Prior to becoming a lecturer he worked in record shops, held various posts at PRS for Music, and co-managed a pub. He is the author of Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Zuleika Beaven

Zuleika Beaven is Senior Lecturer in Music Business and Arts Management at Middlesex University, UK. She is Programme Leader for the MA Arts Management, and teaches on the undergraduate popular music and music business degrees. Her research focuses on musician work and identity in the commercial space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Enjoy the silence Does any other label have a more pertinent foundation story than Mute? It has been recounted many times and is touched upon by several of the authors in this collection. With good reason, we...

Outside Mute? Ut, No Wave and Blast First

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction: Margins This chapter focuses on the all-female no wave band Ut – founded in New York in 1978 by Jacqui Ham, Nina Canal and Sally Young and relocated to London in 1980 – and the similarly uncompromising British independent...

Composing in Circuitry: Sonic Artist Dirty Electronics

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Working the circuit A concept is born John Stephen Richards (also known as Dirty Electronics) is an electroacoustic musician and sonic artist hailing from southwest England. His focus is on collaborative...

Moby, Minstrelsy and Melville

Richard Osborne

Richard Osborne is Senior Lecturer in Popular Music at Middlesex University, UK. Prior to becoming a lecturer he worked in record shops, held various posts at PRS for Music, and co-managed a pub. He is the author of Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In 1999 Mute Records released Play by Moby. Daniel Miller has admitted that the label was not in ‘great shape’ at this point and nor was Moby’s career (2017: 29). The performer had had chart success in the UK with his...

Mark Stewart, ‘Somewhere’

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mark Stewart was born in Bristol in 1960. In 1976 he co-founded the post-punk, funk, dub, free jazz ensemble, the Pop Group, with Gareth Sager, Simon Underwood, John Waddington, Dan Katsis and Bruce...

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

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...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...

Country Girl: Rural Feminism in the Performance of Alison Goldfrapp

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Photographs: Anna Fox and Alison Goldfrapp Goldfrapp occupy a unique place in the Mute roster of artists. Where bands like Depeche Mode, New Order and Cabaret Voltaire suggest urban dystopian vistas with their electronic, industrial...

‘Join That Troubled Chorus’: Nick Cave, the Bad Seeds and the Blues

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In the summer of 1930, young Mississippi bluesman Eddie James ‘Son’ House, Jr. travelled with his friends Charley Patton and Willie Brown to Grafton, Wisconsin, for a recording session with Paramount Records. Patton, some...

Arca: Mute’s Mutant

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Everything is a performance, but that just leaves us with the awareness to shape what we desire.Arca (2015b)Historically, the roster of Mute Records has been replete with transgressive musicians with diverse identities, from...

‘Let’s Make Love Before You Die’: ‘Warm Leatherette’, Boredom and the Invention of the 1980s

S. Alexander Reed

S. Alexander Reed, PhD is a musician and professor, currently teaching at Ithaca College, US. He is author of Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Anatomy The Normal’s ‘Warm Leatherette’, released in November 1978 as the AA-side of MUTE 001, is anatomical. Breaking glass, steering wheel, handbrake: unsentimental parts. A voice. A low drilling sound and a high one. Two...