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Mute Records (Record label)
Mute Records is a London-based independent record label, founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller.
Mute Records in Features
Music Interview | posted 24.01.2013
Yeasayer
The Crucial Question
In Goethe’s drama »Faust« the young girl Gretchen forces Faust to answer a rather uncomfortable question: is he religious or not? Really she wanted to know if he is involved in pre-maritial sex to ultimately discover if his heart is good and his soul is true. Our »crucial question« might not be so absolute but it will uncover one aspect with one photograph. No frills. Just one question.
Mute Records in Reviews
Music Review | posted 06.05.2016
LUH
Spiritual Songs for Lovers Sing
The end of WU LYF was the beginning of LUH for Ellery Roberts. Together with Ebony Hoorn he claims with »Spiritual Songs For Lovers Sing« a promise of salvation for love.
Music Review | posted 03.12.2015
Swans
White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity
»White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity« was a turning point in Swan’s history in 1991 – definitely one of the masterpieces by the great band around Michael Gira.
Music Review | posted 03.12.2015
Swans
Love of Life
With »Love Of Life«, another fascinating record from Swan’s creative period in the early nineties is being rereleased.
Music Review | posted 01.10.2014
Zola Jesus
Taiga
Transformation completed. On, »Taiga«, Zola Jesus’s fifth record, she leaves the darkness behind and turns towards pop. And she does it well.
Music Review | posted 23.05.2014
Ben Frost
Aurora
It’s spooky and grand, sublime and terrifying: Ben Frost’s »Aurora« is not an easy record. But there’s pure beauty hidden behind the mix of noise and quietness.
Music Review | posted 15.05.2014
Swans
To Be Kind
It’s a record to smash bones with: On »To Be Kind«, Swans pick up the threads where they left them with »The Seer«. The brute force is eating its children. Enjoy your meal.
Music Review | posted 29.08.2012
Yeasayer
Fragrant World
On their third studio album, »Fragrant World«, Yeasayer conjure a new clarity and compact their sound – but strangulate themselves by doing so.
Music Review | posted 11.06.2012
Liars
WIXIW
After the almost rocky last couple of records, »WIXIW« has become Liars’ dance album. Our critic certifies the albums’ hit-potential.
Music Review | posted 20.04.2012
VCMG
Ssss
Two synth-pop-veterans have reunited and are celebrating their love for techno. But not without chipping in with their concentrated pop-know-how.
Recent Articles
Music News | posted 17.09.2021
Ross From Friends
Green Vinyl Edition: »Tread«
On November 5, 2021, the new album »Tread« by Ross From Friends will be released on Brainfeeder. Exclusively on HHV Records, there will be a limited green vinyl edition.
Music Column | posted 23.09.2021
Records Revisited
Primal Scream – Screamadelica (1991)
1991 – what a year for rock music. The albums by Nirvana, Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers released September 24, 1991 made rock become popular again. But »Screamadelica« by Primal Scream changed the whole genre.
Music Review | posted 18.09.2021
Hozan Yamamoto & Yu Imai
Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku
The soundtrack to the 1979 film »Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku« composed by Hozan Yamamoto and Yu Imai has now been re-released.
Music News | posted 16.09.2021
Das Lunsentrio
Exclusive: »69 Arten Den Pubrock Zu Spielen«
The new album »69 Arten Den Pubrock Zu Spielen« by the Lunsentrio will be released on Tapete Records on October 22, 2021. Exclusively at HHV Records, the record will be available in a green vinyl edition.
Music Essay | posted 22.09.2021
The Beat Era in the GDR
Hostile takeover
Records from the Amiga label are widely available in Germany. In addition to pressings of international stars such as Michael Jackson, the Beatles or Bob Dylan, there was also a lot of music from the GDR itself that was released. Some of it is worth to be rediscovered.