Rough Trade's Book of the Year
Electronic Sound Magazine's Book of the Year
Mute Records is one of the most revered and influential independent music labels of all time. Through the music of its tight-knit community of artists - ranging from Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Nick Cave's The Birthday Party and Einsturzende Neubauten to Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, Laibach and Goldfrapp - it has had an incalculable impact on popular music for forty years.
This authoritative, sumptuously illustrated history of the label features stunning artwork and photography - much of it previously unseen - and insights from those who have worked with the label. Text contributions from key players, together with ground-breaking shots and video stills from lengendary photographers, make this book the definitive chronicle of the iconic label, which today has offices in the USA, UK, Germany and France and an unparalleled reputation worldwide.
Terry Burrows is an author, musician and producer. Best known as a cult performer under the alias Yukio Yung, Burrows has recorded with The Chrysanthemums, Asmus Tietchens and the duo Push-Button Pleasure. He is also a prolific author of more than 80 books relating to music history, tuition and technology, popular psychology and history.
1. 1978-1979: Warm Leatherette and Letraset: Founding a New New Wave * 2. 1980-1982: Mute in the Charts: Depeche Mode and Yazoo * 3. 1983-1989: Beyond Electropop: The Experimental Side of Mute * 4. 1990-1999: Mute into the Nineties * 5. 2000- Into the Future