Mute and Thames & Hudson have announced details of Mute: A Visual Document, a 320 page hardback book, available from 16 November.
Mute: A Visual Document is packed with artwork and photography – much of it previously unseen – from the Mute Archives and from Daniel Miller’s own archives, including photography and video stills from legendary photographers, conceptual artworks, rare ephemera and equipment.
Mute was created by Daniel Miller, who grew up in North West London, the son of refugee actors from Vienna, to release his debut single, The Normal ‘Warm Leatherette’ / ’T.V.O.D’ in 1978. The label quickly grew and established its reputation and 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.
• Mute : A Visual Document is available from 16 November. Pre-order your copy below.