MG (12) ‎– MG

Mute ‎– CDSTUMM381
CD, Album


1 Pinking 2:22
2 Swanning 2:57
3 Exalt 4:31
4 Elk 2:05
5 Brink 3:05
6 Europa Hymn 3:16
7 Creeper 3:25
8 Spiral 4:01
9 Stealth 4:16
10 Hum 4:12
11 Islet 3:18
12 Crowly 4:17
13 Trysting 3:17
14 Southerly 4:03
15 Featherlight 2:32
16 Blade 3:08

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Textured debossed (front) and embossed gatefold card sleeve. Protective cloth-like inner sleeve.

Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. c/o Sony/ATV Music (Sony / ATV Music Publishing) licensed by Grabbing Hands Music Ltd.
Mixed by Q (Timothy Wiles) for Big Life Management
Management: Jonathan Kessler for Baron Inc.

℗ 2015 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. © 2015 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. under exclusive license to Mute Artists Ltd.

Made in the EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (EU and UK, Sticker): 5051083087674
  • Barcode (US, Sticker): 724596962329
  • Other (French Catalog#, Sticker): 391.B083.040
  • Other (US Catalog#, Sticker): CDSTUMM381US
  • Other (US Catalog#, Sticker): 9623-2
  • Matrix / Runout: GZ [Logo] B22306 CDSTUMM381
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5J44
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Label Code: LC27959
  • Other (Track 1, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00084
  • Other (Track 2, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00085
  • Other (Track 3, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00086
  • Other (Track 4, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00087
  • Other (Track 5, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00088
  • Other (Track 6, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00089
  • Other (Track 7, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00090
  • Other (Track 8, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00091
  • Other (Track 9, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00092
  • Other (Track 10, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00093
  • Other (Track 11, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00094
  • Other (Track 12, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00095
  • Other (Track 13, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00095
  • Other (Track 14, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00097
  • Other (Track 15, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00098
  • Other (Track 16, ISRC): GB-R8R-14-00099

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDSTUMM381 MG (12) MG(CD, Album, Unofficial, Jew) Mute (2) CDSTUMM381 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
ISTUMM 381, ISTUMM381, 5051083087698 MG (12) MG(16xFile, FLAC, Album) Mute, Mute, Mute ISTUMM 381, ISTUMM381, 5051083087698 Europe 2015
TRCI-53, CDSTUMM381 MG (12) MG(CD, Album) Traffic (3), Mute TRCI-53, CDSTUMM381 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM381 MG (12) MG(CD, Album) Mute CDSTUMM381 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM381 MG (12) MG(CD, Album) Mute CDSTUMM381 Ukraine 2015 Sell This Version


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January 23, 2017

It's the sort of album that can't really be described. It's weird and certainly not for everyone, but Martin tried something new and it turned out well.


June 28, 2016

Written and produced by Martin Gore, work began on ‘MG’ following the final dates of Depeche Mode’s ‘Delta Machine’ tour in March 2013 at Gore’s home studio in Santa Barbara. An entire instrumental album had been in his thoughts for some time, particularly since he has been writing instrumentals for Depeche Mode since 1981.

“I wanted to keep the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality,” Martin explains. “Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least 5 days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.”

‘MG’ is a soundtrack to an emotional and mysterious film of your own design.

From the Angelo Badalmenti – like atmosphere of ‘Elk’ to the industrial electro swagger of ‘Brink’, it landscapes a unique and arresting vision.

After finishing recording ‘MG’, Martin asked Q to mix it which seemed a perfectly natural choice as he previously mixed VCMG, Martin Gore and Vince Clarke’s 2012 album, ‘SSSS’.

Explaining the decision to release the album under the acronym, MG, Gore says, “As the album is very electronic and has no vocals, I felt it deserved another persona so decided to carry on the MG concept from the VCMG album.”

‘MG’ showcases another side to this multi-talented musician. “As a songwriter, I am aware of the power of words,” Martin admits. “Especially when they are juxtaposed in the right way with chords and melody. I am also aware of the power of pure music and the emotions that can be created by musical atmospheres and that is what I wanted to capture with this project.”

Source : Mute Website.


May 28, 2016
What kind of "protective" sleeve does the CD have in the normal CD version cause mine just has a plain paper sleeve with a window there.


March 21, 2016
GZ pressed vinyl is very noisy (especially LP2 and near the end of sides C-D): I have tried two copies and both were unacceptable. The Optimal version (impossible to distinguish without opening and looking at the runout area inscriptions) is so much better.