Mute Records has announced the launch of a new sub-label, Liberation Technologies.
A&Red by Patrick O’Neill (former Honest Jon’s / Doldrums), Liberation Technologies plans to “extend [Mute's] freedom and vision … Within this remit the label will work with highly distinctive and pioneering electronic musicians, some established, some new. Citing reference from Mute’s original and continuing statement of intent, the label exists to give space to and encourage artists to experiment and challenge themselves, anonymously if they choose”.
The first release on Liberation Technologies comes from King Felix, a new project by Laurel Halo. Titled Spring, it’s more dancefloor-driven than Halo’s previous work on labels like Hippos in Tanks and NNA Tapes, but without losing the spacey idiosyncrasies that make her work so appealing.
Liberation Technologies will release Spring on March 19. You can stream Laurel Halo’s FACT mix from last Summer here.