Daniel Miller founded Mute Records over 35 years ago when he released his own production, The Normal's "T.V.O.D." / "Warm Leatherette". Here he reveals why he loves Krautrock and his favourite LPs from the genre.
An eclectic and well-implemented array of live musical influences and the raw resonance of the production define 'Smokers Delight', marking it out as an album that rises above the too often bleep-orientated ambience of the leftfield movement
Four compositions created by layering tape loops of differing lengths, and was designed to be continuously looped as a sound installation, with the intent of defusing the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal.
The album marked a significant reduction in the reggae influences that were a part of the band's first four records, instead featuring production-heavy textures and liberal use of synthesizers that, at times, drove entire songs.