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by Tuxedomoon

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moggydon My old vinyl copy may very well still be in storage somewhere but as I've not seen it in at least 2 decades, this is a much welcome replacement! Still a stone classic.
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Dr. Motte WOW. I'm speechless! I cannot belive to find Half-Mute here. This album is so emotional to me & listening to it will trigger the same emotions from 1981 when listening over & over. This Album is deep in my genes & a sound track ov the time early 1980s in West-Berlin when I was involved in the new music scene around Tödliche Doris & Einstürzende Neubauten & myself playing in a band "Tote Piloten".
I think it was John Peel who played the album the first time. What an important inspiration. Thx Favorite track: What Use?.
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Digipack Double CD / includes Half-Mute (re-mastered) and Give Me New Noise, a tribute album for which 13 artists have specially created covers of all songs from Half-Mute and from the album's associated singles

    Includes unlimited streaming of Half-Mute via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Half-Mute LP
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Remastered version on 180 gr. vinyl

    Includes unlimited streaming of Half-Mute via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • The Box (vinyl)

    The Tuxedomoon Vinyl Box is an elaborate, luxurious, bountiful artefact, containing 9 of the band's main albums (see list below), an album ("Appendix") entirely consisting of previously-unreleased tracks, a 28-page 12"-sized book with notes by the band members (who reminisce about the recording of these albums) plus all the lyrics & credits, a 60x60 cm poster and a single code for downloading the content of the 10 albums.

    LP1 Half-Mute 1980

    LP2 Desire 1981
    LP3 Holy Wars 1985
    LP4 Ship Of Fools 1986

    LP5 You 1987

    LP6 The Ghost Sonata 1991
    LP7 Cabin In The Sky 2004

    LP8 Bardo Hotel Soundtrack 2006
    LP9 Vapour Trails 2007

    LP10 Appendix 2015 (bonus LP with unreleased material)
    ... more

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Nazca 03:07
59 to 1 03:58
Fifth Column 02:55
Loneliness 02:56
James Whale 02:42
What Use? 04:01
Volo Vivace 02:48
7 Years 03:08


Re-mastered version of the very first Tuxedomoon full-length album which originally came out in 1980 on The Residents' label Ralph Records. It remains a classic to this day, with its drum machines, minimalistic instrumentation (mostly voice, organ, sax and bass) and strong atmospheres.

Alongside "Desire", "Half Mute" was largely responsible for establishing the band's worldwide cult status. It contains memorable songs such as "59 to 1”, “Seeding the Clouds”, “What Use”, and inimitable instrumental tracks "Tritone", "Nazca", "Volo Vivace" and more.


released September 1, 1980


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Tuxedomoon Brussel, Belgium

Experimental avant-garde post-punk New Wave group formed in San Francisco, California, 1977 and re-located to Europe 1981-2011.

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