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Mute Records

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Mute Records (simply known and stylized as mute) is a British independent record label owned and founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller. [1]

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A Certain Ratio

A Certain Ratio are an English post-punk band formed in 1977 in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

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Adrian Sherwood

Adrian Maxwell Sherwood (born January 20, 1958, London, England) is an English record producer specializing in the genres of dub music and EDM.

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Alison Goldfrapp

Alison Elizabeth Margaret Goldfrapp (born 13 May 1966) is an English musician and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of the electronic music duo Goldfrapp.

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Alison Moyet

Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet (born 18 June 1961) is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice.

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Alive (Goldfrapp song)

"Alive" is a song by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp from their fifth studio album, Head First (2010).

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All Tomorrow's Parties

"All Tomorrow's Parties" is a song by the Velvet Underground and Nico, written by Lou Reed and released on the group's 1967 debut studio album, The Velvet Underground & Nico.

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Alternative Distribution Alliance

Alternative Distribution Alliance is a music distribution company owned by Warner Music Group, which represents the rights to various independent record labels.

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Alternative rock

Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.

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An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of a different word or phrase, typically using all the original letters exactly once.

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Andy Bell (singer)

Andrew Ivan Bell (born 25 April 1964) is the lead singer of the English synth-pop duo Erasure.

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Animal Lover

Animal Lover is an album, released in 2005 by The Residents.

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Annie Lennox

Ann "Annie" Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist.

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Avalanche (Leonard Cohen song)

"Avalanche" is a song by Leonard Cohen.

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Bath, Somerset

Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.

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Ben Frost (musician)

Ben Frost (born 1980) is an Australian composer and producer.

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Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states.

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Blackwing Studios

Blackwing Studios was an English recording studio, most notable for early Depeche Mode and Yazoo recordings in the early 1980s.

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Blast First

Blast First is a sub label of one-time independent record label Mute Records, founded in approximately 1985.

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Blixa Bargeld

Blixa Bargeld (born Christian Emmerich on 12 January 1959) is a West Berlin born musician active in a wide range of artistic fields.

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BMG Rights Management

BMG Rights Management GmbH is an international music company focused on the management of music publishing, recording rights and music distribution.

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Boyd Rice

Boyd Blake Rice (born December 16, 1956) is an American experimental sound/noise musician using the name of NON since the mid-1970s, archivist, actor, photographer, author, member of the Partridge Family Temple religious group, co-founder of the and current staff writer for Modern Drunkard magazine.

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Brian Eno

Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (born Brian Peter George Eno; 15 May 1948) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist.

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Bruce Gilbert

Bruce Clifford Gilbert (born 18 May 1946) is an English musician.

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Bulletin board system

A bulletin board system or BBS (also called Computer Bulletin Board Service, CBBS) is a computer server running software that allows users to connect to the system using a terminal program.

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Cabaret Voltaire (band)

Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson.

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Chicks on Speed

Chicks on Speed is a feminist music and fine art ensemble, formed in Munich in 1997, when members Australian Alex Murray-Leslie and New Yorker Melissa Logan met at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts.

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Cold Specks

Cold Specks is the stage name of Canadian singer-songwriter Ladan Hussein, who was previously known as Al Spx.

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Counterfeit² is the first full-length studio album by Martin Gore, the primary songwriter for the band Depeche Mode, and his second release (his first being Counterfeit e.p. in 1989).

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Cover version

In popular music, a cover version, cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.

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Crime & the City Solution

Crime & the City Solution are an Australian rock music band, which formed in late 1977 by singer-songwriter and mainstay, Simon Bonney.

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Daniel Miller (music producer)

Daniel Otto Junius Miller (born 14 February 1951 in Marylebone, London) is a British music producer and founder of Mute Records.

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Dave Gahan

Dave Gahan (born David Callcott; 9 May 1962) is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the baritone lead singer of the electronic band Depeche Mode since their debut in 1980.

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Demo (music)

A demo (from "demonstration") is a song or group of songs recorded for limited circulation or reference use rather than for general public release.

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Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode are an English electronic band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980.

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Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft or D.A.F. is an influential German electropunk/Neue Deutsche Welle band from Düsseldorf, formed in 1978 featuring Gabriel "Gabi" Delgado-López (vocals), Robert Görl (drums, percussion, electronic instruments), Kurt "Pyrolator" Dahlke (electronic instruments), Michael Kemner (bass-guitar) and Wolfgang Spelmans (guitar).

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Diamanda Galás

Diamanda Galás (born August 29, 1955) is a Greek-American avant-garde dramatic soprano, composer, pianist, organist, performance artist, and painter.

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Die Kleinen und die Bösen

Die Kleinen und die Bösen (The Small and the Evil) is the second album by Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft.

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Dirty Sticky Floors

"Dirty Sticky Floors" is the first solo single by Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan and is the lead track on his 2003 debut album, Paper Monsters.

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Dome (band)

Dome was an English post-punk band, formed in 1980 and consisting of Bruce Gilbert (guitar, vocals, synthesizer) and Graham Lewis (bass, vocals, synthesizer) of Wire.

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Don't Go (Yazoo song)

"Don't Go" is a song by British synthpop band Yazoo.

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Dreaming of Me

"Dreaming of Me" is the debut single by Depeche Mode recorded at Blackwing Studios, originally released on 20 February 1981 in the UK.

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Dust Lane

Dust Lane is the sixth studio album by Yann Tiersen.

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Easy Listening for the Hard of Hearing

Easy Listening for the Hard of Hearing is a collaboration album between Boyd Rice and Frank Tovey, recorded in 1981, but released in 1984 on Mute Records, and is composed of 12 tracks labeled "extractions" 1-12.

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Einstürzende Neubauten

Einstürzende Neubauten ("Collapsing New Buildings") is a German industrial band, originally from West Berlin, formed in 1980.

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Electronic music

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.

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EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.

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Erasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke.

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Eric Radcliffe

Eric Radcliffe (often credited as E.C. Radcliffe) is a recording engineer and producer who worked with new wave and synthpop bands in the early 1980s in Basildon, England.

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Everything Counts

"Everything Counts" is a 1983 single by the electronic band Depeche Mode from the album Construction Time Again.

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Experimental music

Experimental music is a general label for any music that pushes existing boundaries and genre definitions.

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Extended play

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP.

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F.M. Einheit

Frank-Martin Strauß, better known as F.M. Einheit and also known as Mufti, (born 18 December 1958, in Dortmund) is an industrial and electronic musician and actor from Germany.

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Fad Gadget

Francis John Tovey (8 September 1956 – 3 April 2002), known also by his stage name Fad Gadget, was a British avant-garde electronic musician and vocalist.

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Falklands War

The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas), also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, Malvinas War, South Atlantic Conflict, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Spanish for "South Atlantic War"), was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands, and its territorial dependency, the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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Feargal Sharkey

Seán Feargal Sharkey (born 13 August 1958) is a singer from Northern Ireland most widely known as the lead vocalist of pop punk band The Undertones in the 1970s and 1980s, and also for solo works in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Felt Mountain

Felt Mountain is the debut studio album by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp, released on 11 September 2000 by Mute Records.

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File Transfer Protocol

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network.

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Fireside Favourites

Fireside Favourites is the debut studio album by Fad Gadget.

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Flood (producer)

Mark Ellis (born 16 August 1960), known by his professional pseudonym Flood, is a British post-punk and alternative rock record producer and audio engineer.

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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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From Her to Eternity

From Her to Eternity is the debut studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released on 18 June 1984 on Mute.

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Gag (album)

Gag is an album released in 1984 by British musician Fad Gadget.

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Gareth Jones (music producer)

Gareth Jones (born 1954) is a British music producer and engineer notable for working with Depeche Mode, Einstürzende Neubauten, Wire and Erasure.

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German language

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe.

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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.

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Goldfrapp are an English electronic music duo from London, formed in 1999.

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Grace Jones

Grace Beverly Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, and actress.

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Graham Lewis

Graham Lewis (born Edward Graham Penelope Lewis, 22 February 1953) is an English musician.

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Grinderman was an Australian-British rock band that formed in London, United Kingdom, in 2006.

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Hammersmith is a district of west London, England, located west-southwest of Charing Cross.

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Hansa Tonstudio

The Hansa Tonstudio is a recording studio, since 1974 located in a former builders' guild hall on Köthener Straße No.

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He Said

He Said was the name used by Wire member Graham Lewis for his solo record releases in the 1980s.

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Head First (Goldfrapp album)

Head First is the fifth studio album by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp.

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Holger Hiller

Holger Hiller (born 26 December 1956) is a German musician.

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I Start Counting (band)

I Start Counting were an electronic music duo from North London.

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Iggy Pop

James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), known professionally by his stage name Iggy Pop, and designated the "Godfather of Punk", is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer and actor.

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In the Ghetto

"In the Ghetto" (originally titled "The Vicious Circle") is a song written by Mac Davis and made famous by Elvis Presley, who had a major comeback hit with it in 1969.

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Independent record label

An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.

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Industrial music

Industrial music is a fusion genre of electronic and experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes.

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INgrooves Music Group is a North American global distribution, technology and marketing company which provides custom services for artists and independent record labels.

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Inspiral Carpets

Inspiral Carpets were an English alternative rock band, formed in 1983 in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

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JG Thirlwell

James George Thirlwell (born 29 January 1960) – also known as JG Thirlwell, Clint Ruin, Frank Want, and Foetus, among other names, is an Australian singer, composer, and record producer.

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John Fryer (producer)

John Fryer (born 1958) is an English record producer.

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John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 19408 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.

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Joy Division

Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester.

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Just Can't Get Enough (Depeche Mode song)

"Just Can't Get Enough" is a song by the English electronic music band Depeche Mode.

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Kicking Against the Pricks

Kicking Against the Pricks is the third album released by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

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Knox Chandler

Knox Chandler is a session guitarist and cellist.

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Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German band formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.

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Laibach is a Slovenian avant-garde music group associated with the industrial, martial, and neo-classical genres.

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Lee Ranaldo

Lee Mark Ranaldo (born February 3, 1956) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, writer, visual artist and record producer, best known as a co-founder of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth.

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist.

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Liaisons Dangereuses (band)

Liaisons Dangereuses was founded by Beate Bartel and Chrislo Haas together with vocalist Krishna Goineau in 1981.

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Liars (band)

Liars is an Australian-American rock band formed in 2000.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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M83 (band)

M83 are a French electronic music project currently based in Los Angeles.

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Mac Davis

Morris Mac Davis (born January 21, 1942) is a country music singer, songwriter, and actor, originally from Lubbock, Texas, who has enjoyed much crossover success.

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Mark Stewart (musician)

Mark Stewart (born 1960) is a British musician and founding member of The Pop Group.

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Martin Gore

Martin Lee Gore (born 23 July 1961) is an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, remixer, and DJ.

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Memphis, Tennessee (song)

"Memphis, Tennessee", sometimes shortened to "Memphis", is a song by Chuck Berry, first released in 1959.

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Michael Clark (dancer)

Michael Duncan Clark CBE (born June 1962) is a Scottish dancer and choreographer.

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Mick Harvey

Michael John "Mick" Harvey (born 29 August 1958) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer.

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A mini-LP or mini-album is a short vinyl record album or LP, usually retailing at a lower price than an album that would be considered full-length.

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Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), better known by his stage name Moby, is an American musician, DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter, and photographer known for his electronic music, veganism, and support of animal rights.

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Music for the Masses

Music for the Masses is the sixth studio album by the English electronic music band Depeche Mode.

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Music for the Masses Tour

Music for the Masses Tour was a 1987/1988 concert tour by English electronic group Depeche Mode in support of the band's sixth studio album, Music for the Masses, which was released in September 1987.

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Music Week

Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry.

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Muteness or mutism is an inability to speak, often caused by a speech disorder or surgery.

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Never Never (The Assembly song)

"Never Never" is the title of the only single released by the Vince Clarke project, The Assembly, in 1983.

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New Order (band)

New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.

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Nick Cave

Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor, best known as the frontman of the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld.

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A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place, or thing, for affection or ridicule.

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Nitzer Ebb

Nitzer Ebb are a British EBM group formed in 1982 by Essex school friends Vaughan "Bon" Harris (programming, synthesizers, drums, vocals), Douglas McCarthy (vocals), and David Gooday (drums).

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Novamute Records

Novamute Records was the electronic dance music subsidiary of Mute Records, which was started in 1992.

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Only You (Yazoo song)

"Only You" is a song written by English musician Vince Clarke.

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Opus Dei (album)

Opus Dei is the third studio album by Laibach, released in 1987.

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Paper Monsters

Paper Monsters is the debut solo album by Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan.

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People Are People

"People Are People" is Depeche Mode's 10th UK single, and was recorded at Hansa Mischraum in West Berlin, and released on 12 March 1984. It was their first hit single in the US and the first single from the Some Great Reward album.

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The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.

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Phonograph record

A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English, or record) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.

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PIAS Recordings

PIAS Recordings was founded in 1983 in Belgium as Play It Again Sam by Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Ralph Records

Ralph Records was the Residents' original record label, the name coming from the slang phrase for vomiting, "calling Ralph on the porcelain telephone".

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Remaster (also digital remastering and digitally remastered) refers to enhancing the quality of the sound or of the image, or both, of previously created recordings, either audiophonic, cinematic, or videographic.

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Rhythm King

Rhythm King Records Ltd was an independent record label founded in the mid-1980s by Martin Heath, Adele Nozedar, DJ Jay Strongman and James Horrocks.

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Richard H. Kirk

Richard Harold Kirk (born 21 March 1956) is an English musician who has specialised in electronic music since the 1970s.

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Ricky's Hand

"Ricky's Hand" is a song by Fad Gadget, released as a single in 1980.

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Robert Görl

Robert Görl (born June 15, 1955 in Munich) is a German musician, best known for his work with Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.) and for his solo recordings, particularly Night Full Of Tension and "Darling Don't Leave Me" (together with Annie Lennox).

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Robert Rental

Robert Donnachie (1952–2000), known under the stage name of Robert Rental, was a British pioneer of the post-punk DIY industrial electronic music scene in the United Kingdom.

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Rocket (Goldfrapp song)

"Rocket" is a song by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp from their fifth studio album, Head First (2010).

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Rough Trade (shops)

Rough Trade is a group of independent record shops in the UK and the US and headquartered in London, UK.

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Rough Trade Records

Rough Trade Records is an independent record label based in London, England.

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Rowland S. Howard

Rowland Stuart Howard (24 October 1959 – 30 December 2009) was an Australian rock musician, guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work with the post-punk group The Birthday Party and his subsequent solo career.

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Saint of the Pit

Saint of the Pit is the fourth album by American avant-garde artist Diamanda Galás, released on 17 November 1986 by record label Mute.

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Silicon Teens

Silicon Teens were a British virtual electronic new wave pop group.

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Simon Bonney

Simon Philip Bonney (born 1961) is an Australian country rock musician.

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Sisterworld is the fifth studio album by experimental rock trio Liars, released on March 9, 2010.

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Snakedrill is an EP by English rock band Wire.

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Snakes and Ladders (Frank Tovey album)

Snakes and Ladders is a studio album from Frank Tovey.

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Some Bizzare Records

Some Bizzare Records was a British independent record label owned by Stevo Pearce.

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Some Great Reward

Some Great Reward is the fourth studio album by the English electronic band Depeche Mode, released on 24 September 1984 by Mute Records.

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Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart

"Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart" is a song written by Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook.

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Sometimes (Erasure song)

"Sometimes" is a song by British synthpop duo Erasure, released in October 1986 as their fourth single overall.

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Sony Music

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.

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Soulsavers (also known as The Soulsavers Soundsystem) is an English production and remix team comprising Rich Machin and Ian Glover.

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South West England

South West England is one of nine official regions of England.

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Stereolab were an English-French avant-pop band from London, formed in 1990 by Tim Gane (guitar/keyboards) and Lætitia Sadier (vocals/keyboards/guitar) who both remained at the songwriting helm across many line-up changes.

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Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers are a punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Strategies Against Architecture '80–'83

80-83 Strategies Against Architecture (German: 80-83 Strategien Gegen Architekturen) is a compilation album of live tracks and B-sides by the German industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten recorded from 1980 to 1983 and released in 1984.

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Strategies Against Architecture IV

Strategies Against Architecture IV (Strategien gegen Architektur IV) is a compilation album by Einstürzende Neubauten released on December 7, 2010.

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A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.

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Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.

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Telnet is a protocol used on the Internet or local area network to provide a bidirectional interactive text-oriented communication facility using a virtual terminal connection.

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Thames & Hudson

Thames & Hudson (also Thames and Hudson and sometimes T&H for brevity) is a publisher of illustrated books on art, architecture, design, and visual culture.

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That Total Age

That Total Age is the debut album of the British EBM group Nitzer Ebb.

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The Assembly

The Assembly were a British synthpop project formed in 1983 in Basildon, England, by Vince Clarke (songwriting, keyboards, backing vocals) and Eric Radcliffe (songwriting, production).

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The Birthday Party (band)

The Birthday Party (originally known as The Boys Next Door) were an Australian post-punk band, active from 1978 to 1983.

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The Divine Punishment

The Divine Punishment is the third album by American avant-garde artist Diamanda Galás, released on June 30, 1986 by record label Mute.

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The Firstborn Is Dead

The Firstborn Is Dead is the second studio album released by the post-punk band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Ideal Copy

The Ideal Copy is the fourth studio album by the English rock group Wire.

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The Normal

The Normal is the recording artist name used by English music producer Daniel Miller, a film editor at the time, who is best known as the founder of the record label Mute Records.

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The Residents

The Residents are an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works.

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The Singles 81→85

The Singles 81→85 is a greatest hits album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode.

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The Voice of Midnight

The Voice of Midnight is a concept album by The Residents, released in 2007.

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Thomas Leer

Thomas Leer (born Thomas Wishart, 1953, Port Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish musician.

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Throbbing Gristle

Throbbing Gristle were an English music and visual arts group, officially formed on 3 September 1975 in Kingston upon Hull.

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UK Singles Chart

The UK Singles Chart (currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming.

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Under the Flag

Under the Flag is an experimental electronic album released in 1982 by Fad Gadget.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi.

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Vince Clarke

Vince Clarke (born Vincent John Martin; 3 July 1960) is an English synthpop musician and songwriter.

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Warm Leatherette

"Warm Leatherette" is a song by Daniel Miller's project The Normal, released in 1978.

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Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group (WMG, also referred to as Warner Music or WEA International) is an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City.

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Will Gregory

William Owen "Will" Gregory (born) is an English musician and record producer.

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Wiltshire is a county in South West England with an area of.

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Wire (band)

Wire are an English rock band, formed in London in October 1976 by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar) and Robert Gotobed (drums).

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Yann Tiersen

Yann Tiersen (born 23 June 1970) is a French musician and composer.

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Yazoo (band)

Yazoo (known as Yaz in North America for legal reasons involving Yazoo Records) were a British synthpop duo from Basildon, Essex, England, consisting of former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke (keyboards) and Alison Moyet (vocals).

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Yeasayer is an American experimental rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2006.

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You and Me Both

You and Me Both is the second and final studio album by British synthpop duo Yazoo, released on Mute Records in July 1983.

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Your Funeral... My Trial

Your Funeral… My Trial is the fourth studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released on 3 November 1986 by Mute Records.

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101 (album)

101 is a live album and documentary by the English electronic band Depeche Mode released on 13 March 1989 chronicling the final leg of the band's 1987/1988 Music for the Masses Tour and the final show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena which was held on 18 June, 1988.

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12-inch single

The 12-inch single (often simply called 12″) is a type of gramophone record that has wider groove spacing and shorter playing time compared to typical LPs.

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4AD is a British independent record label, founded by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent in 1980.

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