WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings

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WAU/Mr. Modo Records was a record label set up by Alex Paterson and Youth.[1] "WAU" stands for "What About Us?"[2] (although in a 2016 interview Glover stated that it stood for "weird and unusual")[1] and "Mr. Modo" is Adam Morris, Paterson's manager.[2] They released several early albums by The Orb,[2] that were mainly distributed by record labels such as Big Life.[2] WAU/Mr. Modo Records featured releases from many different ambient artists including Sun Electric, Blue Pearl, and Keiichi Suzuki of the Japanese band Moonriders.[2]

Their sublabel, Inter-Modo, also released records from Juno Reactor and The Orb's collaborative side-project FFWD.

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  1. ^ a b Simpson, Dave (7 June 2016). "How we made the Orb's Little Fluffy Clouds". The Guardian (Interview with Youth and Alex Paterson). Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e Colin Larkin, ed. (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 363. ISBN 0-7535-0252-6.

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