Featuring over 50 artists, STUMM433 is the latest in the Mute 4.0 (1978 > Tomorrow) series
Mute have shared a track from its forthcoming box set of John Cage interpretations. The new piece is by Mute founder Daniel Miller aka The Normal, under which pseudonym he launched the label back in 1978 with the 7" single “TVOD”/“Warm Leatherette”.
Called STUMM433, the set is the latest in Mute’s 4.0 (1978 > Tomorrow) series, compiling new tracks from the label’s roster of artists. It’s released in a limited vinyl edition of 433, and also in CD and download formats.
The 50-odd takes of John Cage’s 4'33" are by the likes of Ben Frost, Bruce Gilbert, Cabaret Voltaire, Carter Tutti Void, Chris Carter, Chris Liebing, Daniel Blumberg, Danny Briottet, Depeche Mode, Einstürzende Neubauten, Erasure, Irmin Schmidt, Laibach, Land Observations, Lee Ranaldo, Liars, Phew, Pink Grease, Pole, Polly Scattergood, Silicon Teens, Simon Fisher Turner and Edmund de Waal, The Warlocks, Wire, Yann Tiersen and Gareth Jones.
The vinyl edition includes artwork by the musicians and 28 designers who’ve worked with Mute over the years. Also included is a special set of candles designed by Joseph Quartana of Six Scents Parfums.
“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,” says Daniel Miller. “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 will be split between the British Tinnitus Association and Music Minds Matter in honour of Inspiral Carpets’ founding member Craig Gill, who had suffered from anxiety and depression as a result of tinnitus.
Listen to Miller aka The Normal’s take on 4'33" below.