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Mute is one of the most revered and influential indie labels of all time. Through the music of its tight-knit community of artists—ranging from Cabaret Voltaire, Nick Cave’s The Birthday Party and Moby to Depeche Mode, Erasure, and Goldfrapp—it has had an incalculable impact on popular music for forty years. Mute quickly established a reputation for cultivating the experimental, releasing cutting-edge industrial sounds, and chart-topping electronic music by the likes of Depeche Mode and Yazoo. The label was equally at home with the savage punk of Nick Cave’s The Birthday Party and—to critical acclaim—his next outfit, The Bad Seeds. It also proved to be an Internet pioneer, launching the online site Mute Liberation Technologies in 1994.

In Mute, readers will see captivating photographs and artwork -unseen- and insight from the amazing cast that created the label.

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 2017
  • Book Size: 243.8 x 195.5 mm
  • Language: English