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2 × CD, Compilation

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1-1 Brian Eno Signals
Written-By, Producer – Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois
1-2 Rod Freeman & The Blue Men* I Hear A New World
Producer – Joe MeekWritten-By – Robert Duke
1-3 Oval Kardamom
Producer – Frank Fenstermacher, Kurt Dahlke, OvalWritten-By – Frank Metzger, Markus Popp, Sebastian Oschatz
1-4 Barbara Morgenstern Die Liebe (R. Lippok: Schneekristall Mix)
Remix – R. Lippok*Written-By, Producer – Barbara Morgenstern
1-5 Throbbing Gristle Hot On The Heels Of Love
Written-By, Producer – Throbbing Gristle
1-6 Christian Zanési Marseille 2
Written-By – Christian Zanési
1-7 BBC Radiophonic Workshop Dr Who (Original Theme)
Arranged By [Realised By, Assisted By] – Dick WillsArranged By [Realised By] – Delia DerbyshireComposed By – Ron Grainer
1-8 I-f Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass (Radio Edit)
Written-By, Producer – Ferenc van der Sluijs*
1-9 Raymond Scott Bufferin: "Memories" (Original)
Narrator [Uncredited] – Jim HensonWritten-By – Raymond Scott
1-10 Schneider TM vs. KPT.Michi.Gan The Light 3000
Producer – Dresselhaus*, Beckett*Written-By – Marr*, Morrissey
1-11 Thomas Leer & Robert Rental Day Breaks, Night Heals
Written-By, Producer – Rental*, Leer*
1-12 Autechre Basscadet
Written-By, Producer – Brown*, Booth*
1-13 New Order 586
Written-By, Producer – New Order
1-14 Matmos Freak 'n' You
Written-By – Drew Daniel, M. C. Schmidt*
1-15 Uusitalo Between Kate And Naomi
Written-By, Producer – Vladislav Delay
1-16 Pierre Henry Atelier
Written-By, Producer – Pierre Henry
1-17 Aphex Twin Inkey$
Written-By, Producer, Recorded By – Richard D. James
1-18 Terre Thaemlitz D.C. D.O.A.
Written-By, Producer – T. Thaemlitz*
1-19 Kraftwerk The Robots
Written-By – Schneider*, Bartos*, Hütter*
1-20 John Cage Radio Music (Edit)
Written-By – John Cage
1-21 NON Out Out Out
Producer – Ken ThomasWritten-By – Boyd Rice
2-1 Faust Just A Second (Starts Like That!)
Producer – Uwe Nettlebeck*Written-By – Faust
2-2 To Rococo Rot Cars (Variant)
Written-By – Lippok*, Lippok*, Schneider*
2-3 Can I Want More
Producer – CanWritten-By – Czukay*, Schmidt*, Liebezeit*, Karoli*, Gilmour*
2-4 Stereolab Freestyle Dumping
Written-By – Sadier*, Gane*
2-5 Pan Sonic Arvio
Written-By – Pan Sonic
2-6 Arovane Tascel_7
Written-By, Producer – Uwe Zahn
2-7 LB* Superbad
Producer – LB*Written-By – J. Brown*
2-8 D Firspk
Written-By, Producer – D. Moore*
2-9 The Human League Being Boiled
Producer – The Human LeagueWritten-By – Marsh*, Ware*, Oakey*
2-10 Aux 88 Direct Drive (Edit)
Producer – Aux 88Written-By – K. Tucker*, T. Hamilton*
2-11 Bruce Haack Mean Old Devil
Producer – Ted Pandel, Thomas HartlageWritten-By – Bruce Haack
2-12 Kevin Blechdom Peanuts
Written-By – Kristin Erikson
2-13 Fischerspooner Turn On
Written-By, Producer – Casey Spooner, Warren Fischer
2-14 Thomas Brinkmann Trixie
Written-By – Thomas Brinkmann
2-15 The Normal Warm Leatherette
Written-By, Producer – D. Miller*
2-16 Depeche Mode Big Muff
Producer – Daniel Miller, Depeche ModeWritten-By – M. L. Gore*
2-17 Dexter Senderwahl
Written-By, Producer – Remy Verheijen
2-18 Fennesz 011
Written-By – Christian Fennesz*
2-19 Farben At The Golden Circle Stockholm Vol. 1. 1965
Written-By, Producer – Jan Jelinek
2-20 ELpH Vs. Coil Ended
Written-By – John Balance, Peter Christopherson

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This compilation ℗ 2002 Mute Records Limited
This compilation © 2002 Mute Records Limited
Made in Great Britain. Distributed by Vital

Issued in 6-panel fold-out Digipak with white trays and 12-page booklet.

1-1 Publisher: Opal Music Ltd.
℗1983 Virgin Records Ltd
1-2 Publisher: copyright control, taken from I Hear A New World
℗1960 Rod Freeman Estate, under exclusive license to Rpm Productions Ltd.
1-3 Publisher: Ata Tak Musikverlag, taken from Wohnton
℗1993 Ata Tak
1-4 Publisher: Maobeat/BMG Ufa, taken from Fan N° 1 Rmx - EP
℗1999 Monika Enterprise
1-5 Publisher: Southern Music Ltd., taken from 20 Jazz Funk Greats
℗1978 Industrial Records
1-6 Publisher: Christian Zanési, taken from Le Paradoxe De La Femme-Poisson
℗1998 Ina-Grm
1-7 Publisher: Warner Chappell
℗1963 BBC
1-8 Publisher: Hotmix Publishing (Strengholt Music Group)
℗2001 Hotmix/Purple Eye Entertainment
1-9 Publisher: Basta Music/Gateway Music, taken from Manhattan Research Inc.
℗2000 Basta Audio Visuals
1-10 Publisher: Marr Songs Ltd./Bona Relations Ltd., taken from Binokular
℗2000 City Slang
1-11 Publisher: Complete Music, taken from The Bridge
℗1979 Industrial Records
1-12 Publisher: Warp Music, taken from Incunabula
℗1993 Warp Records Ltd.
1-13 Publisher: Gema/Mcps, taken from Power Corruption & Lies
℗1983 Factory
1-14 Publisher: copyright control, taken from Split Series #11
℗2000 Fat Cat Records Ltd.
1-15 Publisher: BCP BMG/Ufa, taken from Vapaa Muurari Live
℗2000 Force Inc. Music Works
1-16 Publisher: Pierre Henry, extract from La Ville. Die Stadt (Metropolis Paris)
℗1984 Pierre Henry
1-17 Publisher: Chrysalis Music Ltd., taken from "Girl/Boy" E.P.
℗1986 Warp Records Ltd.
1-18 Publisher: T. Thaemlitz (BMI), taken from Couture Cosmetique
℗1997 Comatonse Recordings
1-19 Publisher: EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Kling Klang Musik, taken from Man Machine
℗1978 Capitol Records Inc.
1-20 Publisher: Cramps
℗1974 Cramps Records
1-21 Publisher: Mute Song Ltd., taken from God & Beast
℗1997 Mute Records Ltd.

2-1 Publisher: EMI Music Ltd., taken from Faust IV
℗1973 Virgin Records Ltd
2-2 Publisher: City Slang Musikverlag, original version from The Amateur View
℗1999 City Slang
2-3 Publisher: Bucks Music Ltd./Gema, taken from Flow Motion
℗1976 Spoon Records
2-4 Publisher: Island Music
℗1996 Duophonic UHF Disks Ltd.
2-5 Publisher: Mute Song Ltd., taken from Aaltopiiri
℗2000 Blast First/Mute Records Ltd.
2-6 Publisher: Copyright control, taken from Atol Scrap
℗1999 Din Records
2-7 Publisher: Dynatone Music, taken from Pop Artificielle
℗2000 KK Records
2-8 Publisher: D. Moore, taken from Untitles
℗Soul Static Records
2-9 Publisher: Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
℗1978 Fast Product
2-10 Publisher: Munchman Music/BMI
℗1995 Direct Beat/430 West Records Ltd.
2-11 Publisher: Bruce Haack Publishing, taken from Electric Lucifer Book 2
℗2001 Normal Records
2-12 Publisher: Copyright control, taken from The Inside Story
℗2001 Tigerbeat6 Music
2-13 Publisher: Copyright control, taken from #1
℗2001 International DJ Gigolos Records
2-14 Publisher: Thomas Brinkmann, taken from Susi / Trixi
℗1999 Ernst
2-15 Publisher: Blue Mountain
℗1978 Mute Records Ltd.
2-16 Publisher: EMI Music Publishing Ltd./assigned by Throbbing Gristle, taken from Speak & Spell
℗1971 Mute Records Ltd.
2-17 Publisher: Clone/C5
℗2001 Klakson Records
2-18 Publisher: Touch Music, taken from plus forty seven degrees 56' 37" minus sixteen degrees 51' 08"
℗1995 Touch
2-19 Publisher: Ongakumusik, taken from Featuring The Dramatics (named "klang elelektronik 32")
℗1999 Ongaku Music
2-20 Publisher: Copyright control, taken from Worship The Glitch
℗1995 World Serpent/Eskaton

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016025 612031 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016025612031
  • Label Code: LC5834
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1: Variants 1,2): A-67066/CDSTUM203A A SONOPRESS
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2: Variants 1,2): A-67067/CDSTUM203B A SONOPRESS
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1: Variants 1,2): IFPI LB45
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2: Variants 1,2): IFPI LB46
  • Mould SID Code (CD1: Variant 1): IFPI 0795
  • Mould SID Code (CD2: Variant 1): IFPI 0757
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 & CD2: Variant 2): IFPI 0721
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Rights Society: MCPS


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May 16, 2018
How I wish this were on vinyl, such a great compilation.


March 28, 2018
edited 5 months ago
A long, long time ago there was an independent label called Mute Records. Very small in the beginning. Mostly noisy electronic music that appealed to some. Times changed and their electronic boy band had a hit. Mute was making money. A boy split from the band and with a woman they recorded beautifully noisy electronic music. Mute was making more money. By this time Mute music was being sold all over the world.
Mute was also very good with finding music that didn't quite fit in. Some was popular, some had a limited audience, but somehow it all mixed together.
This combination of expansion and worldwide hit records continued. Mute made more money, but didn't forget where they started. They still made some very noisy records.
This pattern continued for years, but times change. Some of the legacy musicians weren't selling anymore. The core group of listeners had other priorities. The world stopped listening.
The label needed a larger entity to embrace the vision. For the most part this is where the classic Mute Records ended.
But this compilation is a snapshot of what made Mute Records brilliant.
Cd 1, tracks 7-10 is a cluster of electronic joy. From tape effects & primitive electronic noise generators to vintage drum machines and synthesisers to as many sounds a laptop can contain. Until other forms of noise construction are invented, this is a very microscopic history of electronic music. Like looking at a cell through a microscope before you zoom in.
It's all there, you just have to listen a little closer.
During the great embrace things seemed ok at first, then some of the favorite bands were no longer there.
Tracks were turning up on compilations.
Music was being repackaged. Some in a surroundable listening experience. Others would say not enough immersion.
The Boy Band were taking their music away.
Other musicians were taken away.
One brief affiliation with a German band and it was all over.
The larger entity was gone.
A fragment of Mute Records still survives, but their shirts and merchandise seem to be more interesting than their current roster.

(on a side note, my favourite Mute shirt from 20 years ago has developed some tiny holes. I am devastated. It is impossible to find a replacement.)


August 31, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

From the vintage electronica to the experimental and idm, from the classic sythn pop to the new tendencies in electropop and glitch, from ambient to microhouse, from melodyk sounds to unconfortable scenes, from minimal atmospheres to electro and bass, //// from the genius Cage to the subversive Aphex, from the eager Can to the the amazing Autechre, from the visionary Eno to his futuristic disciples of Pan Sonic, from the dark of Throbbing Whristle to the light of Morgernsten, from the electro godfathers of Kraftwerk to the refresh electro of Fischerspooner, from the classic Depeche Mode to the new sensation of Farben, from the experimentation of Matmos to the minimal style of Fennesz // from the 70's to the 00's/// that is the beatiful of electronic music behind this awful cover desgin.


November 21, 2002
Track 10 on CD1 is a wonderful cover version of The Smiths classic track "There is a light that never goes out". It is worth the price of this release on its own!