Tag: Mute Records

MARK STEWART – Song For Ewe

“”The Crackdown” by Cabaret Voltaire reminds me a lot of Sayak Valencia’s “Gore Capitalism”, especially how Mallinder describes this state brutality as a “tool of necroempowerment” with the destruction of the body as a kind of capital accumulation.”

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NICOLAS BOUGAÏEFF – Song For Ewe

“Overt repetition was a fresh idea when it was introduced in the 1960s. The earliest Glass compositions were essentially concept algorithms, process applied to music. But the crossover Knee Play 5 is such a beautiful intersection of strict process and romance. It planted the seed that sometimes a paradox can be solved, that some opposites can be joined.”

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GABE GURNSEY – Song For Ewe

“The vocal treatments and early sampling cuts along with the kind of naive synth sounds I love draw you into this kind of broken technology led neon filled sci-fi world, passing through like one of those weird but really pleasing dreams that come with an afternoon sleep on a shitty bleak Manchester day”

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JOSH T. PEARSON – Song For Ewe

“JD Sumner I think is in the Guinness World Records as having the lowest recorded singing voice or something. You listen to him do the intro and it doesn’t sound that low and then you do it and then you realise he’s doing an octave lower than your lowest note and it’s pretty cool. He’s part of The Stamps Quartet that sing gospel. He was part of Elvis’ group.”

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CAN “THE SINGLES” REVIEW – HOLGER CZUKAY RIP

“With the help of legendary TV producer and magazine collector/curator James Hyman, we came up with the madcap plan of filming the already veteran Holger frantically doing links to videos above the car noise on a tiny traffic island in the middle of Hawley Crescent while being mildly bibbed and heckled. It kind of worked!”

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