Half-Mute

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Half-Mute
TuxedomoonHalfMute.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 15, 1980 (1980-03-15)
RecordedDecember 1979 (1979-12)
StudioAudios Amigos Studios
(San Francisco, CA)
GenrePost-punk, experimental rock
Length40:04
LabelRalph
ProducerTuxedomoon
Tuxedomoon chronology
Scream with a View
(1979)
Half-Mute
(1980)
Desire
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Record Collector4/5 stars[2]

Half-Mute is the debut studio album of Tuxedomoon, released on March 15, 1980 by Ralph Records.[3] It was their first long-form record, after two EPs, 1978's No Tears and 1979's Scream with a View.[4] The album was issued on CD in 1985 by Cramboy, bundled together with Scream with a View. Cover art is by Patrick Roques.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Steven Brown, Peter Dachert and Blaine L. Reininger.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Nazca"3:07
2."59 to 1"3:58
3."Fifth Column"2:55
4."Tritone (Musica Diablo)"2:50
5."Loneliness"2:56
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."James Whale"2:42
2."What Use?"4:01
3."Volo Vivace"2:48
4."7 Years"3:08
5."KM/Seeding the Clouds"11:39

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart[5] 10

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the Half-Mute liner notes.[6]

Tuxedomoon

Production and additional personnel

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1980 Ralph LP TX8004
France Celluloid 529806
Netherlands 1985 Cramboy CBoy 1010
CD CBoy 1040
United States 1988 Ralph 80042
Netherlands 2016 Cramboy CBoy 1011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, Ted. "Half-Mute – Tuxedomoon". AllMusic. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Shirley, Ian (June 2016). "Tuxedomoon – Half-Mute/Give Me New Noise". Record Collector (454). Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  3. ^ Gimarc, George (July 11, 2005). Punk Diary. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 306. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  4. ^ Payes, Robert; Sheridan, David (2007). "Tuxedomoon". Trouser Press. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  5. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Archived from the original on June 8, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  6. ^ Half-Mute (sleeve). Tuxedomoon. San Francisco, California: Ralph Records. 1980.CS1 maint: others (link)

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