A Mute Records Sampler
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Mute Records made a name for itself as the label that was willing to sign post-punk and industrial artists like Fad Gadget (Frank Tovey's pseudonym), EinstÃ¼rzende Neubauten, Throbbing Gristle, Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft (DAF) and Cabaret Voltaire. Once electronic music hit the British charts from 1981 onwards, Mute signed artists like Wire, Depeche Mode, Nitzer Ebb, Yazoo and Erasure that utilised new technology which would eventually redefine the sound of the dancefloor in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Mute redefined itself again to encompass alternative rock with bands such as Sonic Youth on their Blast First imprint. The label also in 1992 launched a subsidiary called Novamute Records, mainly as a distribution channel for experimental electronic music. Mute Records was famous for being the home of Depeche Mode and Erasure despite the lack of what is normally considered a contract. Goldfrapp, Moby, Nick Cave and Laibach are also Mute mainstays.