Daniel Miller from Mute interviewed by Richie Hawtin

June 21, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Daniel Miller (Mute, Label, chairman / founder) Interviewed by Richie Hawtin (M-nus, artist)

Miller founded probably the most successful indie label of all time, and after a period with EMI, is back as an independent. Richie Hawtin interviews the man who signed him to Novamute as Plastikman. In the interview you’ll get to learn some more on the very early career of Miller, a student who protested more than he actually attended classes etc. Also included is Miller’s aversion to presets and musicians not sampling their own drums. And although Hawtin isn’t exactly the best interviewer around, his natural, honest way of treating the different subjects makes it a very interesting listen/watch with the private inside kitchen details as an extra.

More Mute classics :-) on stage

May 19, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Josh T. Pearson brilliant adaptation of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” and Erasure’s “A little respect”.

Josh T. Pearson is a musician from Texas. In 1996 he formed the short-lived but now critically acclaimed band Lift to Experience, who released one double album, 2001′s The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, before splitting up soon after. Lift To Experience played live shows and became a favorite of the Denton, TX music scene. They also were played many times on the radio show The Adventure Club with Josh in Dallas on KDGE The Edge. Bella Union saw the band at South By Southwest and they were signed shortly after. Pearson is currently pursuing a solo career, which so far has consisted of a number of tours, both headlining and supporting. Pearson no longer plays any Lift to Experience songs live.

Pearson has not released an album or much else in the way of recorded material since the demise of Lift to Experience. In the meantime Pearson has been selling a variety of self-produced live recordings at recent gigs, including a bootleg album To Hull And Back and a DVD single Live In Paris. He featured on a guitar and backing vocals on two songs, “Seal Jubilee” and “Trophy” on the Bat for Lashes album Fur and Gold.

The only solo studio-recorded song to be released for almost ten years is a cover of Hank Williams’ song “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, which was released as one half of a split 7″ single also featuring Dirty Three. Pearson has notably performed at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival several times over the last few years.

Mute Short Circuit – With Producer Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Wire and Erasure)

May 16, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Mute Short Circuit Festival – With Producer Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Einstürzende Neubauten, Wire and Erasure)

Make sure to check out Garteth CV, very very nice :-) and it truly speaks for itself

Right here >>

In this video:

On day two of Short Circuit, we had many interviews with artists and producers we very much admire – Gareth Jones was a great highlight, full of rather priceless insight on the art of production and mixing and a very interesting view on using synths with presets that really resonated with me (pardon the pun).

 

More coverage on the Mute Short Circuit Festival

May 15, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Short Circuit pays tribute to the key Pioneers of Electronic Music, recent festivals have hosted performances from artists such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Holger Czukay, John Foxx, Jeff Mills and Gavin Bryars.

Short Circuit presents Mute is a 2 day incident which will feature performances and unique collaborations from Mute artists past, present and future alongside DJs, talks, workshops, screenings and installations. A celebration of Mute’s unique and influential work as a label and publisher, the occasion will see all of the Roundhouse’s public spaces open together for the first time.

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Mute was founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, and since then has signed and developed some of the world’s most influential recording artists – including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yazoo, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Moby and Richard Hawley – and become home to a crop of emerging talent and recent signings such as Josh T. Pearson and S.C.U.M.

Video 1:

Mute Short Circuit – Andreas Schneiders Of Schneiders Buero

Video 2:

CarterTutti [Chris & Cosey] Female Artists & Mute Records

Short Circuit Presents Mute – Daniel Miller Interview

May 14, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

My friend Tara Busch has made a great interview with Mute’s father Daniel Miller at the Short Circuit Festival.

In this video:

We (Tara Busch and Maf Lewis from AnalogSuicde.com) kick off our coverage of Short Circuit Presents Mute with Part One of our interview with Mute Records founder, Daniel Miller! Read the rest here:
http://analogsuicide.com/latest/2011/05/13/short-circuit-…f-mute-records.html

Interview: Daniel Miller – Head Of Mute Records

May 5, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Over at Sonic State an interview with legendary boss of Mute Records can be found. Mute has several renowned bands on its listing such as Depeche Mode, Nitzer Ebb, Fad Gadget, Erasure to name but a few. Here is what Sonic State has to say about it:

Without Mute records and the acts they have nurtured in the 30+ years since they were formed by Daniel Miller in 1978 as a way to release his own tracks, a whole swathe of influential electronic pop music may never have made it to mainstream attention. Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, Moby, Goldfrapp and many others have benefitted from their unique, artist-centric focus and been able to flourish and have long term relevance in an industry which is so often driven by the flavour of the month.

With a two-day celebration of all things Mute at the Short Circuit event at the Roundhouse, London on May 13th and 14th looming, we caught up with the founder of Mute – Daniel Miller and talked synths, software and the relevence of todays record company.

Check it out here >>

Get ready for the Mute synth event

February 8, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

On 13-14 May, the British label Mute will host Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival at the Roundhouse in London. Performances and unique collaborations with the past as well as current and prospective Mute artists will be interspersed with discussions, workshops, screenings and installations to celebrate the Mutes successful and influential time as a label.

Program (more names will be added soon)

Friday, May 13
LIVE
RECOIL
Nitzer Ebb
RICHARD H. KIRK
CARTER TUTTI with Nik Void
NON
THE BALANESCU QUARTET
COIL
T. RAUMSCHMIERE
Thomas Fehlmann
THOMAS BRINKMANN
Komputer

DJs
DANIEL MILLER
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Saturday, May 14
LIVE
Erasure AND SPECIAL GUEST
The Residents
Laibach
LIAR
Alison Moyet (SPECIAL GUEST)
S.C.U.M
POPPY AND THE Jezebel
SFT AND MIRA Calix
BIG DEAL
JAMES BROOKS
Peter Gregson

DJ
DANNY BRIOTTET
Irmina SCHMIDT AND Kumo play The Sound Of Can – CAN ARCHIVE SPECIAL

FILM
MARK STEWART ‘ON / OFF’ (2009)
AN EXCLUSIVE NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS FILM BY Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
WITH MORE “To be announced

CALL
GARETH JONES ON Producing MUTE ARTISTS
STEFAN BETKE (AKA POLE) ‘An Introduction
NTO THE SCIENCE OF MASTERING ‘
PLUS MORE “To be announced

INSTALLATIONS – 13 & May 14
SCHNEIDER BEURO
Flies, GUYS AND CHOIR
FELIX’S MACHINES

Mute founded by Daniel Miller in 1978 and has since signed now world-famous artists such as Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Goldfrapp, Erasure and Moby as well as new talents that Yeasayer and soon the album in question Josh T. Pearson.

Whilst maintaining a firmly eclectic roster, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget and DAF through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman / Richie Hawtin and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and S.C.U.M, the label has always been a champion of electronic music.

Mute also looks after a catalogue of seminal electronic artists such as Can, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Kraftwerk.

Short Circuit pays tribute to the key Pioneers of Electronic Music, recent festivals have hosted performances from artists such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Holger Czukay, John Foxx, Jeff Mills and Gavin Bryars.
Tickets for the Mutes festival days in London are available here. www.roundhouse.org.uk

Daniel Miller on the radio

December 17, 2008 · Posted in Electronic Music · Comment 

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Daniel Miller needs no introduction, right? Producer of all early Depeche Mode albums, founder and Executive Chairman of Mute records, which signed artists like Fad Gadget, DAF, Cabaret Voltair, Yazoo, Erasure, Nitzer Ebb, Richie Hawtin, Miss Kitten, Sonic Youth, Nick Cave, Goldfrapp….. need I go on more… 

If you want tap into what the man is into now go to the German Radio Eins home page and listen to Happy Miller Hour bi-monthly radio show.

 

If you ever been curious about what synthesizers Daniel Miller’s been using all those years, here’s an in-depth interview on that. http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec98/articles/daniel.624.htm

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