TVD Radar: Mute:
A Visual Document
in stores 11/28, Rough
Trade event 11/21

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Daniel Miller and Anton Corbjin will be at Rough Trade East on Tuesday, November 21 to launch Thames & Hudson’s Mute: A Visual Document, a 320 page hardback book, available November 28. They will be joined by friends of Mute for a panel and Q&A, to discuss Mute’s celebrated visual history. Further details and tickets here.

Mute: A Visual Document is packed with artwork and photography, conceptual artwork, rare ephemera and equipment—much of it previously unseen—from the Mute Archives and from Daniel Miller’s own collection. The book features comprehensive discographies, a family tree of Mute artists, an extensive introduction and commentary by Daniel Miller as well as anecdotal and photographic contributions from key figures in the label’s story. A selection of contributors includes Moby, Alison Goldfrapp, Anton Corbijn, Bleddyn Butcher, Brian Griffin, Jon Spencer, Barry Adamson, Ivan Novak (Laibach), Angus Andrew (Liars), Adrian Shaughnessy, and Tom Hingston.

Mute was created by Daniel Miller, the son of refugee actors from Vienna, who grew up in North West London and went on to release his debut single as The Normal, “Warm Leatherette” / “T.V.O.D”, in 1978. The label quickly grew and established its reputation. Through the music of its community of artists—ranging from Fad Gadget, Goldfrapp, Moby, Can, Diamanda Galás, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds to Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, Laibach, Liars, and Ben Frost—it has had an incalculable impact on popular music for four decades.

Terry Burrows is an author and musician. He has more than 80 books and 50 (predominantly) experimental music releases to his name. Translated and published globally, his books have sold more than four million copies. His music has sold slightly less. He lives in Hackney, London.

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