The Normal - Warm Leatherette
Here we have one of the most minimalistic tracks with the richest history ever. The Normal is actually the solo project from the great Daniel Miller, best known to be the founder of Mute Records, home of Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Nick Cave, Apparat, Add N To (X), Plastikman, Goldfrapp, Throbbing Gristle, etc. etc. etc. This EP (the only one by Daniel Miller) was the very first release on Mute Records. Miller used to play with his 150$ Korg 700s in 1978 and made the tracks T.V.O.D. and Warm Leatherette in his living room. This B-Side, today’s slap, is inspired by 1973 Ballard’s novel Crash. Far away to think that this release would work, he sold 30 000 copies, which would help to start the big history of Mute.