Tag: Mute Records

Video: Ex-Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore discuss VCMG

Video: Ex-Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore discuss VCMG

Mute Records this week released a 10-minute video Q&A with former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore in which the duo discuss their reunion under the banner of the VCMG techno project, the making of their album ‘Ssss’ and unresolved issues between the two.

Laibach covers The Normal, Bob Dylan for new ‘Reproduction Prohibited’ compilation

Laibach covers The Normal, Bob Dylan for new ‘Reproduction Prohibited’ compilation

Mute Records this fall continues its new compilation series An Introduction To… with a disc celebrating Slovenian avant-garde industrial group Laibach’s “unique take on the art of the cover version,” compiling 15 tracks, including newly recorded version of The Normal’s “Warm Leatherette” and Bob Dylan’s “Ballad of a Thin Man.”

Video: Daniel Miller, Andy McCluskey, Martyn Ware discuss history of electronic music

Video: Daniel Miller, Andy McCluskey, Martyn Ware discuss history of electronic music

As part of EMI Music’s ongoing Electrospective campaign designed to celebrate the history of electronic music, Mojo magazine recently convened a roundtable discussion of the genre featuring, among others, synthpop pioneers such as Mute Records; Daniel Miller, Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware and OMD’s Andy McCluskey.

Crime and the City Solution reunites for first tour, new album in more than 20 years

Crime and the City Solution reunites for first tour, new album in more than 20 years

Simon Bonney has resurrected his art-rock group Crime and the City Solution — which, during the ’80s, included members of The Birthday Party, Swell Maps and Einstürzende Neubauten — for the band’s first tour in more than 20 years, a brand-new compilation and its first new studio album since 1990’s ‘Paradise Discotheque.’

Stream: Soulsavers featuring Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, ‘The Light the Dead See’

Stream: Soulsavers featuring Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, ‘The Light the Dead See’

The new album from electronic music project Soulsavers — featuring Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan on lead vocals — arrives next week, but Mute Records is letting fans hear the full stream of ‘The Light the Dead See’ via the widget posted here. Also, check out video of Gahan discussing the project..

Video: ‘Fad Gadget / Frank Tovey 1956-2002’ — Mute’s tribute on 10th anniversary of death

Video: ‘Fad Gadget / Frank Tovey 1956-2002’ — Mute’s tribute on 10th anniversary of death

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Frank Tovey — aka electronic act Fad Gadget — and his former label, Mute Records, is honoring its famed first signee with a new video tribute, which we’ve posted above. The label writes: ‘We miss him dearly. Play your favourite Fad Gadget or Frank Tovey tune really loud today.’

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan lends voice to Soulsavers’ album ‘The Light the Dead See’

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan lends voice to Soulsavers’ album ‘The Light the Dead See’

Martin Gore isn’t the only Depeche Mode member who’s been busy during the band’s downtime: Frontman Dave Gahan has lent his well-known voice to electronic project Soulsavers for that group’s fourth album, ‘The Light the Dead See’ — and he’s already talking about making more music and touring with the group.

Video + free MP3: The Normal, ‘Warm Leatherette’ (ditto.tv mix)

Video + free MP3: The Normal, ‘Warm Leatherette’ (ditto.tv mix)

British communications agency ditto is celebrating The Normal’s ‘Warm Leatherette’ — the first release by Mute Records, and ‘the record that started everything’ — by commissioning this ‘re imagining’ of Daniel Miller’s classic 1978 track, with Really O’Reilly providing new production and ‘electro-lady’ Georgie piping in with vocals.

Fad Gadget and Frank Tovey to be honored with month-long FG.Ft tribute in New York

Fad Gadget and Frank Tovey to be honored with month-long FG.Ft tribute in New York

Mute Records will mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Frank Tovey — aka electronic artist Fad Gadget, the first act the label signed — by helping stage FG.Ft, a month-long tribute in New York City that will include a group art exhibition, live music performances and a screening of the documentary ‘Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey.’

Stream: VCMG, ‘Spock’ — debut single from Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore, Vince Clarke

Stream: VCMG, ‘Spock’ — debut single from Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore, Vince Clarke

Today sees the debut of the musical reunion of former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore in the form of ‘Spock,’ the first single off the newly christened VCMG’s as-yet-to-be-titled album, due out next year. Check out streams of the original mix and two remixes.

VCMG: Depeche Mode’s Vince Clarke, Martin L. Gore reunite for EPs, new techno album

VCMG: Depeche Mode’s Vince Clarke, Martin L. Gore reunite for EPs, new techno album

The musical reunion of former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore that was first revealed last summer will see the light of day later this month when the duo releases the first in a series of techno EPs under the moniker VCMG — to be followed by a full-length album in early 2012, Mute Records announced today.

Erasure announces new album ‘Tomorrow’s World,’ sets 25-date North American tour

Erasure announces new album ‘Tomorrow’s World,’ sets 25-date North American tour

Erasure today announced the completion of ‘Tomorrow’s World,’ the group’s first new record in four years, which will arrive this fall on Mute Records and be accompanied by a 25-date North American tour.

Video: Yazoo, Erasure, The Assembly, most of Depeche Mode at Short Circuit Presents Mute

Video: Yazoo, Erasure, The Assembly, most of Depeche Mode at Short Circuit Presents Mute

Short Circuit Presents Mute wrapped up last night in London with a Vince Clarke extravaganza, which included a set with Erasure, an appearance by Alison Moyet for what might have been Yazoo’s final performance and a surprise reunion with Feargal Sharkey to play the lone single the duo recorded as The Assembly.