Mute Beat

Mute Beat was an influential dub reggae band from Japan.

They are often touted as a precursor to acid jazz, ambient and trip hop having performed similar-sounding music before those genres emerged. The band was formed by Kazufumi Kodama, who grew up enjoying marching band music and later discovered reggae in the late 70s. In 1981 he formed Mute Beat with the aim to make dub music that would go boldly into unexplored music territories, including the use of marching band techniques. The original keyboardist Gota Yashiki left the band in the mid 80s and moved overseas to produce music for Soul II Soul and Sinéad O'Connor amongst others. Mute Beat's first release was a self-titled cassette on New York's Roir label. They collaborated with many musicians including Jagatara, Gladstone Anderson, Roland Alphonso, King Tubby, and Lee Scratch Perry.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Mute Beat - Organ's Melody 1987 Vinyl, 12"
Mute Beat - Flower 1987 Vinyl, LP
Mute Beat - Dub Wise 1989 CD, Album, Limited Edition
Mute Beat - Tra Special Mute Beat 1985 Cassette, Album
Mute Beat - Still Echo 1993 CD, Compilation, Reissue
Mute Beat - Live 1989 CD, Album
Mute Beat - Flower 2002 CD, Album, Reissue
Mute Beat - Still Echo 1987 CD, Compilation
Mute Beat - Organ's Melody 2019 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Reissue
Mute Beat - Lover's Rock 1994 CD, Album, Reissue
Mute Beat - Organ's Melody 1987 Vinyl, 12"
ミュート・ビート* - ハット・ダンス 1987 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Mute Beat - Live 2002 CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Mute Beat - No. 0 Virgin Dub 1996 Vinyl, LP, Reissue
Mute Beat - Flower 1987 CD, Album
Mute Beat - Dub Wise 1994 CD, Album, Reissue
Mute Beat - Still Echo 1987 CD, Compilation
Mute Beat - Sunny Side Walk 1988 Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Promo
Mute Beat - Sunny Side Walk 1988 Vinyl, 12"
Mute Beat - Mute Beat 1986 Vinyl, 12", EP, Promo
Mute Beat - Lover's Rock 2002 CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Mute Beat - Still Echo 1987 CD, Compilation, Promo
Mute Beat - Mute Beat 1986 Vinyl, 12", EP
Mute Beat - March 1994 CD, Album, Reissue
Mute Beat - March 1989 CD, Album
Mute Beat - No. 0 Virgin Dub 1996 CD, Album, Reissue
Mute Beat - Lover's Rock 1988 CD, Album
Mute Beat - March 2002 CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Mute Beat - Lover's Rock 1988 CD, Album
Mute Beat - Flower 1987 Vinyl, LP
Mute Beat - Still Echo 1986 Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Mute Beat - Lover's Rock 1988 Vinyl, LP, Album
Mute Beat - March 1989 CD, Album
Mute Beat - Sunny Side Walk 1988 Vinyl, 12"
Mute Beat - Mute Beat 1986 Vinyl, 12", EP
Mute Beat - Live 1989 CD, Album
Mute Beat - Something Special / Thread Mill Of Life 2019 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Mute Beat - Japanese Dub 1986 Cassette, Album, Reissue
Mute Beat - Lover's Rock 1988 Vinyl, LP, Album
Mute Beat - Flower 1994 CD, Album, Reissue
ミュート・ビート* - Live 1995 CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Mute Beat - Still Echo 1986 Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Promo
Mute Beat - Still Echo Vinyl, LP, Album
Mute Beat - Best Of Mute Beat : Member's Best Selection 2011 CD, Compilation
Mute Beat - In Dub 1996 CD, Album, Reissue
Mute Beat - Document 1989 : Live At Inkstick Shibaura Factory 1996 CD, Album
Mute Beat - Still Echo 1987 CD, Compilation
Mute Beat - Flower 2017 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Mute Beat - No.0 Virgin Dub 1990 CD, Album, Reissue
Mute Beat - Lover's Rock 1988 CD, Album, Promo

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