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Both Polly Scattergood and James Chapman aka MAPS, have established themselves as two of the brighter stars on the current Mute Records roster.
Having previously worked together at the Mute Short Circuit Festival, the two have joined musical forces and this has resulted in the eponymous ‘On Dead Waves’ album, a collection of songs which have a far more retro-based aesthetic than their individual works. Continue Reading ›
It’s only April, but could ‘Diagram Girl’ by BEYOND THE WIZARDS SLEEVE be one of the songs of 2016? The duo are set to release their debut album proper ‘The Soft Bounce’ on 1st July 2016, following establishing their reputation as remixers.
‘Diagram Girl’ is the gorgeously enticing lead track from the album and comes over as a blissfully sequenced electronic take on M83 or MAPS, but with the twist of unisex vocals by HANNAH PEEL. Continue Reading ›
Without doubt, Mute Records is one of the most important record labels in the history of electronic music. While the early electronic legacy of Virgin Records helped the genre gain its first foothold in the mainstream, the discerning ethos of Mute has maintained its presence in both pop and more experimental fields.
So what twenty albums or EPs best represent Mute’s electronic legacy? With a restriction of one release per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s choices. Continue Reading ›
In a multitude of people’s eyes, being an artist on Mute Records IS still a big deal… currently carrying the flag and representing both the commercial and more esoteric side of Mute’s synthetic roster is MAPS.
The current MAPS album ‘Viscissitude’ features a selection of what appear to be highly personal songs, all of which are produced with rich, electronic textures and a strong melodic backbone. Continue Reading ›