In 1980, Tuxedomoon created a sensation with their masterpiece debut album “Half-Mute“, which immediately established them as one of the leading avant-garde pop bands.
36 years later, in the spring of 2016, Tuxedomoon’s original members, Steven Brown, Peter Principle and Blaine Reininger, joined by Luc van Lieshout, will get together to revisit “Half-Mute” and perform it live on a series of exclusive shows around Europe.
This is the remastered version of the very first Tuxedomoon full-length album which originally came out on The Residents’ label Ralph Records, now released by Crammed Discs. It still 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.