Daniel Miller, Anton Corbijn and friends of Mute will be in-store at Rough Trade East to launch the book Mute: A Visual Document. To guarantee entry to this event, order the book via Rough Trade to receive two wrist bands (one per person). As a Rough Trade exclusive, initial copies will be signed by Daniel Miller and include a CD Mute 2017 sampler.
This illustrated history of the label features stunning artwork and photography – much of it previously unseen – and insights from those who have worked with the label. Text contributions from key players, together with ground-breaking shots and video stills from legendary photographers, make this book the definitive chronicle of the label, which today has offices in North America, the UK and an unparalleled reputation worldwide.
Mute is one of the most revered and influential independent music labels of all time. Through the music of its tight-knit community of artists – ranging from Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Nick Cave’s The Birthday Party and Einstürzende Neubauten to Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, Laibach and Goldfrapp – it has had an incalculable impact on popular music for forty years.