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STUMM433 (Box Set)
“Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise” – John Cage

We are delighted to announce our latest release in the MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) series: STUMM433, a box set collating an unprecedented selection of Mute artists past, present and future, out in May 2019.

From The Normal, the artist that started Mute, to the label’s newest signing, K Á R Y Y N, STUMM433 will feature a huge array – over 50 – of Mute artists including Depeche Mode, Yann Tiersen, Liars, Silicon Teens, Irmin Schmidt and many more, all presenting their own interpretation of one piece of music: John Cage’s game-changing composition, 4’33”.

4’33” is among the most important of all contemporary music compositions. Composed and premiered in 1952, 4’33” is a piece for any instrument or combination of instruments. The score instructs the performer or performers not to play their instrument for the duration of the piece (generally four minutes and 33 seconds). As challenging and thought-provoking now as it was when it was premiered, 4’33” completely changed popular thinking on silence, sound, composition and listening.

Each artist has created a visual to accompany their performance of 4’33” and the box set launches with a video from Laibach.



To register your interest in STUMM433 and be first in line to pre-order and receive exclusive updates on the contributions, please sign up below.

Profits from the release of STUMM433 will be split between the British Tinnitus Association and Music Minds Matter charities to honour Inspiral Carpets’ founding member Craig Gill who suffered from anxiety and depression as a result of his tinnitus in the years up to his untimely death. The box set will be released in May 2019 with more details being shared over the coming months.

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Artists featured include:
A Certain Ratio, A.C. Marias, ADULT., The Afghan Whigs, Alexander Balanescu, Barry Adamson, Ben Frost, Bruce Gilbert, Cabaret Voltaire, Carter Tutti Void, Chris Carter, Chris Liebing, Cold Specks, Daniel Blumberg, Depeche Mode, Duet Emmo, Echoboy, Einstürzende Neubauten, Erasure, Fad Gadget (tribute), Goldfrapp, He Said, Irmin Schmidt, Josh T. Pearson, K Á R Y Y N, Komputer, Laibach, Land Observations, Lee Ranaldo, Liars, Looper, Lost Under Heaven, Maps, Mark Stewart, Mick Harvey, Miranda Sex Garden, Modey Lemon, Moby, Mountaineers, New Order, Nitzer Ebb, NON, Nonpareils, The Normal, onDeadWaves, Phew, Pink Grease, Pole, Polly Scattergood, Renegade Soundwave, Richard Hawley, Richie Hawtin, ShadowParty, Silicon Teens, Simon Fisher Turner, Michael Gira, The Warlocks, Wire, Yann Tiersen

Profits from the release of STUMM433 will be split between the British Tinnitus Association and Music Minds Matter, charities to honour Inspiral Carpets’ founding member Craig Gill who suffered from anxiety and depression as a result of his tinnitus in the years up to his untimely death. The box set will be released in April 2019 with more details being shared over the coming months.

The British Tinnitus Association
Around one in ten people experience tinnitus, the sensation of sound in the head or ears when there is no corresponding external sound. This means for people with tinnitus, silence is elusive and for some – impossible. The British Tinnitus Association is the only national charity solely dedicated to the tinnitus community. Our vision is a world where no one suffers from tinnitus. We provide information, support and research funds to make this vision a reality.

Help Musicians UK
The leading independent music charity. Since 1921, HMUK has provided help, support and opportunities to empower musicians and those working in the industry at all stages of their lives. The charity’s ambition is to make a meaningful difference to the lives of musicians across the UK through a holistic, integrated programme combining Creative and Health & Welfare services, targeted campaigning and initiatives around issues that affect musicians such as mental health, hearing health and even parenting. The charity has a deep knowledge base and strong trusted relationships within the music industry, the wellbeing sector and beyond. HMUK’s research-led approach creates a strong evidence base from which to educate and advocate for musicians, influencing and improving working conditions across the sector.
[mute.com] STUMM433 (Source)

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Edit: If you take a look at the form on Mute's page to subscribe to the newsletter about this release, you'll see that they ask for your preferred format: "Deluxe Vinyl", "Standard Vinyl" or "CD". I wonder if they've already made up their minds about the format (or formats) for this future box set, or if they will base their decision on the results of this mini-poll...



STUMM433 - Update
Hello

This is a long overdue note to say thank-you for registering interest in STUMM433 and sorry for our silence since we announced this project earlier this year.

As you can imagine, we want this box set to be as special as possible, so we’ve been working behind the scenes to pull everything together and create something unique. We think it will be worth the wait.

We’ll very soon be sharing another track from the project and launching pre-orders for the physical product, please look out for an email from us as you’ll be getting the chance to pre-order before the general public.

Not only does this project unite a number of musicians from throughout our history but we can also announce that we’ve also collaborated with a number of the artists and designers who have worked with us on the memorable artwork packaging from the last 40 years to be featured in the box set.

Thank you for your support and patience. We look forward to sharing more news soon.


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STUMM433 - The Big Update
Hello

Once again, thank-you for your patience.

We’ve been working hard to finalise all the details on our STUMM433 box-set and we’re very pleased to let you know that it will be available to pre-order this Monday!

As a member of this mailing list, you’ll receive an email at 3pm BST on Monday 22nd July with full details of the box-set along with a pre-order link. This will go live at 4pm.

There wil be a CD version and a high priced and very limited (433 copies) vinyl version, so wanted to give you this heads up.

58 artists over 5 pieces of vinyl and CD, STUMM433 is a project very close to our hearts.

We’re excited to finally be able to share this with you.

Many thanks
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Re: Mute STUMM433

Post by Devoleb » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:32 pm

WTF is this?......I've first now checked out what this '433' is all about. Is this a joke? 58 artist playing silence?!.....were about to pre-order, but just didn't order since I've heard several bands cover John Cage's 4'33" (never heard about this song before)...and it's pure silence.....anybody?



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Re: Mute STUMM433

Post by Pughie » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:22 pm

Devoleb wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:32 pm
WTF is this?......I've first now checked out what this '433' is all about. Is this a joke? 58 artist playing silence?!.....were about to pre-order, but just didn't order since I've heard several bands cover John Cage's 4'33" (never heard about this song before)...and it's pure silence.....anybody?
I’m glad you brought his up,and at Erasure4rum we like to give you what you want so with an exclusive add on to this 4rum as you are reading this post the actual track is playing in the background.
Ok I’ve listened a few times now and it starts of slow but that bit at 3.22 is typical Vince it’s like NOTHING you’ve heard before from him. Andy is in fine vocal form to its as if he’s not even singing it’s so natural and not forced at all.
I especially like the way Vince has spent hours programming the individual synth patches then getting them set up and then going to the mains and turning them all off! Pure Erasure at their very very best.
I can’t wait for the video.


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Post by Tin Soldier » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:27 pm

Firstly, this is an artistic project. Yes, music is art, but this is more art as in subverting or not meeting expectations.

I get you. This is a lot of money to plop down for platters of silence. However, I hope that what we're meant to expect is the interpretation of that idea, rather than track after track of actual silence. Cage specified that ambient noise is all that should be heard, and that may be where these artists show their interpretation here.

As for the tangible, the vinyl set sets a bar I hope all future Erasure, Goldfrapp, New Order, etc sets would meet. It, unto itself, will be a work of art.

Despite that, as much as it pains me to admit it, my wallet is too thin to participate in this. It's doubly sad for me since it benefits charities which deal with an affliction which Craig Gill (of Inspiral Carpets, and to which this set is dedicated to) and I share. As such, this actually means a bit more to me that the average Mute boxset (well, Erasure notwithstanding).

The email received today:
MUTE wrote: STUMM433
RELEASED OCTOBER 4. PRE-ORDER TODAY!

MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW)

BOX SET FEATURING OVER 50 MUTE ARTISTS
PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

We’re finally here - the official pre-order for STUMM433. As a thank-you for signing up to the mailing list (and your patience) we’re giving you a head start on pre-ordering the boxset. As an exclusive to this list, you will be able to pre-order the box-set from 3:30pm BST today. The vinyl box-set is limited to just 433 signed copies so be quick, full details below!

STUMM433 is the latest in the MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) series: a box set collating an unprecedented selection of Mute artists past, present and future, out on vinyl as a very limited box set edition of 433, signed by Daniel Miller as well as CD (both 5-piece collections, exclusive to Mute Bank), and to download and stream.

STUMM433 features a huge array – over 50 - of Mute artists including Depeche Mode, Yann Tiersen, Liars, Silicon Teens, Irmin Schmidt and many more, all presenting their own interpretation of one piece of music: John Cage’s game changing composition, 4’33”.

> PRE-ORDER FROM 3:30PM BST TODAY <
http://smarturl.it/STUMM433

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Vinyl Box Set, Limited to 433 copies:
  • 5 x 180gm heavy weight clear vinyl
  • Vinyl sleeved with white foil blocking outers
  • 36 page 12" sized soft touch lamination booklet
  • Black tin candles with the scent of silence
  • Certificate of authenticity, numbered and signed by Daniel Miller
  • Packaged in a unique frosted opal PVC case with 3mm walls
The Normal aka Daniel Miller - the artist that started Mute back in 1978 with the 7” single, ‘T.V.O.D.’ / ‘Warm Leatherette’ - has today shared his tribute to John Cage’s 4’33”. The first music released by The Normal on Mute since the debut 7”, Miller recorded his piece at a site in North London that will be familiar to fans of the label as the site of its foundation: 16 Decoy Avenue.

Listen to the track here: smarturl.it/STUMM433

Each artist has created a visual to accompany their performance and a selection of designers associated with Mute have contributed artwork inspired by 4’33”, including Simone Grant, who worked with Miller on a lot of the early Mute artwork, including The Normal, Fad Gadget and Depeche Mode; Steve Claydon, a member of Add N To (X) who designed for Goldfrapp; Slim Smith, who worked with Mute through the 1980s and 1990s; Malcolm Garrett, who designed the House of Illustrious box set for Vince Clarke and Martyn Ware and Anton Corbjin, who has worked closely with Mute on many campaigns since the early 1980s, including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Fad Gadget.

Award-winning perfumer Joseph Quartana of Six Scents Parfums interprets John Cage's legendary minimalist composition with 4'33", a limited-edition set of black tin candles. Quartana imagined a flash of lightning in an old wooden theater as metaphor for the lingering afterglow of a scintillating concert performance in order to interpret the question: what is the scent of silence?

4’33” is among the most important of all contemporary music compositions. Composed and premiered in 1952, 4’33” is a piece for any instrument or combination of instruments. The score instructs the performer or performers not to play their instrument for the duration of the piece (generally four minutes and 33 seconds). As challenging and thought-provoking now as it was when it was premiered, 4’33” completely changed popular thinking on silence, sound, composition and listening.

Daniel Miller explains, “John Cage’s 4’33” has been present in my musical life for as long as I can remember as an important and inspiring composition. When the idea of every Mute artist doing their own interpretation of the piece came up during a conversation with Simon Fisher Turner, I immediately thought this was the perfect way to mark the label’s MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) series.”

Net profits from the release of the STUMM433 box-set will be split between the British Tinnitus Association and Music Minds Matter, charities chosen to honour Inspiral Carpets’ founding member Craig Gill who suffered from anxiety and depression as a result of his tinnitus in the years up to his untimely death. The box set will be released in May 2019 with more details being shared over the coming months.

Artists featured include:
A Certain Ratio, A.C. Marias, ADULT., The Afghan Whigs, Alexander Balanescu, Barry Adamson, Ben Frost, Bruce Gilbert, Cabaret Voltaire, Carter Tutti Void, Chris Carter, Chris Liebing, Cold Specks, Daniel Blumberg, Danny Briottet, Depeche Mode, Duet Emmo, Echoboy, Einstürzende Neubauten, Erasure, Fad Gadget, Goldfrapp, He Said, Irmin Schmidt, Josh T. Pearson, K Á R Y Y N, Komputer, Laibach, Land Observations, Lee Ranaldo, Liars, Looper, Lost Under Heaven, Maps, Mark Stewart / Sonskrif / The New Banalist Orchestra, Michael Gira, Mick Harvey, Miranda Sex Garden, Moby, Modey Lemon, Mountaineers, New Order, Nitzer Ebb, NON / Boyd Rice, Nonpareils, The Normal, onDeadWaves, Phew, Pink Grease, Pole, Polly Scattergood, Richard Hawley, ShadowParty, Silicon Teens, Simon Fisher Turner and Edmund de Waal, The Warlocks, Wire, Yann Tiersen and Gareth Jones.

We’re very happy to be able to share STUMM433 with you all. We hope you enjoy the silence.

Many thanks
Mute HQ
https://mailchi.mp/mute/stumm433-update-601205


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Re: Mute STUMM433

Post by Pughie » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:17 pm

Pughie wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Devoleb wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:32 pm
WTF is this?......I've first now checked out what this '433' is all about. Is this a joke? 58 artist playing silence?!.....were about to pre-order, but just didn't order since I've heard several bands cover John Cage's 4'33" (never heard about this song before)...and it's pure silence.....anybody?
I’m glad you brought his up,and at Erasure4rum we like to give you what you want so with an exclusive add on to this 4rum as you are reading this post the actual track is playing in the background.
Ok I’ve listened a few times now and it starts of slow but that bit at 3.22 is typical Vince it’s like NOTHING you’ve heard before from him. Andy is in fine vocal form to its as if he’s not even singing it’s so natural and not forced at all.
I especially like the way Vince has spent hours programming the individual synth patches then getting them set up and then going to the mains and turning them all off! Pure Erasure at their very very best.
I can’t wait for the video.
I forgot to mention the Depeche Mode 4’33 is subtitled ‘the Enjoy The Silence Remix. (If they miss that opportunity it’s a disgrace)


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Post by Tin Soldier » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:45 pm

Looks like the vinyl is OOS now.


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Post by Pughie » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:48 pm

Just as a taster here is 4’33 by The Normal.



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Post by Tin Soldier » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:06 pm

In all seriousness, I can see the art in that. I can't afford to buy it right now, but I can appreciate it.

As for Erasure, I seriously hope that their version is Angel barking, Dio meowing, glasses clinking, and Tracy yelling at Oscar to clean his room.


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Re: Mute STUMM433

Post by Devoleb » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:21 am

I think this project is stupid......meaning, releasing 5 vinyl and CD sets with nothing else than pure silence/silent ambient noise is some kind of art I don't like/understand......its a waste of money and sources. I might stand alone with this and that's ok.

If I want silence I'll go and sit next to the water at our house (I know not everybody can do this), if I want silence I'll walk into
the forest 2 minutes away (I know not everybody can do this). If I want silence I turn off all electric machines, not starting all up to spin.....nothing!?

I've too late found out that this project is some kinda art and the money coming in are going to charity (that part I really like though)

Not meaning to hurt anybodys feelings when I'm saying this project is stupid, but I will more likely buy real music and then to another side give away money to support 'real' charity....have several friends who died with cancer so most charity money from my hands will therefor go that way.

If this project should make sense in any way (to me) it should be made as 58 music videos instead with all artists recording everything from their home studios so you could see how/where the do their 'stuff'.

I highly respect that charity will collect money to people who needs it, but again doing this as 'no sound' thing only is nonsense to me......but again if Mute can get people pay for such a thing getting charity it's kinda a good thing :-)



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