Mute records are branching out into electronics and releasing a a small handheld analog synthesizer, the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth, built by John Richards, host of the Dirty Electronics circuit bending workshops. The synth is controlled Lucky Dragons style, using the resistance of the human body, with the circuit completed by touching the copper etching.
The Dirty Electronics Mute synth was originally built for Mute's Short Circuit day at The Roundhouse in London, and has been designed and built by John Richards with Adrian Shaughnessy in collaboration with Mute. It will be stocked by Schneiders Buero in Berlin (which was decamped to The Roundhouse for the duration of Short Circuit), and Rough Trade. Watch a demo video of the synth below: