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Mute Announces Anti-Versary Plans
Christian Eede , August 16th, 2018 15:28

2018 marks Mute's 40th year in operation, just don't call it an anniversary

Mute has announced plans for a series of events and releases beginning this month in what is the label's 40th year since launching.

Daniel Miller and the rest of the team at Mute is keen to point out though that these plans are not especially intended as an opportunity to look back, but rather to continue looking forward as an 'anti-versary- of sorts.

Kicking off later this month at Totnes' Sea Change festival, a number of Mute acts will be present for live sets with the likes of Josh T. Pearson, Chris Carter, Daniel Blumberg, Can's Damo Suzuki and Lost Under Heaven all performing. Cosey Fanni Tutti will also be in conversation with journalist Emma Warren at the event which runs from August 24-25.

On October 13, Mute will take over Rough Trade East for a whole day of performances, including a lunchtime modular set from Chris Carter plus a presentation from Simon Fisher Turner. In the evening, A Certain Ratio and Lost Under Heaven will play live, while Maps will DJ.

Forthcoming releases being shared in line with the Mute 4.0 plans include artists from across the label's back catalogue as well as some new signings. A Certain Ratio will release ACR:SET which features two new tracks from the group as well as other material.

Yazoo will release Four Pieces, a four disc box set collecting their two albums alongside remixes and rarities and their BBC Sessions together for the first time, later this year, and more will be announced in the coming months.

Silicon Teens, Fad Gaget, Josh T. Pearson, Apparat, VCMG and A Certain Ratio will also form part of a reissue campaign for a number of past album releases on Mute.

You can find all the details for Mute 4.0, which will continue into 2019 and beyond, as they stand here.