• Arca - Daniel Sannwald 1 RGB SM


  • Looper_Credit_RonnieBlack


  • DuB_pressYellowNew_sm

    Du Blonde

  • OnDeadWaves

    On Dead Waves

  • pressphoto-01

    Lost Under Heaven

  • Lift To Experience

    Lift To Experience

  • acr_studio2 crop

    A Certain Ratio

  • Richard H. Kirk & Sandoz

    Richard H. Kirk & Sandoz

  • Goldfrapp_Annemarieke van Drimmelen


  • AnandWilder_Max Kardon_BreakLine

    Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon

  • Plastikman012


  • ZJ Jeff Elstone Taiga#1 cropped

    Zola Jesus

  • Photograph_CreditNickWilson_sm

    New Order

  • Liars_Scott.Witter_sm


  • SwansLive_CreditJensWassmuth_5


  • BenFrost_BörkurSigthorsson01

    Ben Frost

  • ColdSpecks_CreditSteveGullick_sm

    Cold Specks

  • TheMinistyOfWolves_Thomas Ecke

    The Ministry Of Wolves

  • yeasayerpackshot


  • 2-LandObservations

    Land Observations

  • 2x45 CABS9CD

    2×45 —

  • 0001635648_350

    Big Deal —

  • 71hsDvwDTCL

    Cold Specks —

  • cabs best of 72dpi

    Cabaret Voltaire —
    The Original Sound Of Sheffield '78 / '82 Best Of

  • artworks-000019385968-8g2pzp-crop

    Erasure —
    A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot

  • 51GNbiSdEIL

    Liars —

  • Live YMCA

    Cabaret Voltaire —
    Live At The YMCA 27.10.79.

  • Beth-Jeans-Houghton-The-Hooves-Of-Destiny-Atlas

    Beth Jeans Houghton —

  • arca_mutant_artwork_digital_NEW

    Arca —

  • CV_attic tapes cover

    Cabaret Voltaire —
    Methodology '74-'78: Attic Tapes

  • Blank-Maps-by-Cold-Specks

    Cold Specks —
    Blank Maps

  • Packshot RGB

    New Order —
    Music Complete

  • thegirlwiththedragontattoo

    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross —
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

  • Mix UP

    Cabaret Voltaire —

  • 61Gi--Zu-QL

    Cold Specks —
    Blank Maps/Winter Solstice

  • albumcover_final_nipple_sm

    Du Blonde —
    Welcome Back To Milk


    Cold Specks —
    I Predict a Graceful Expulsion

  • listen up with

    Cabaret Voltaire —
    Listen Up With Cabaret Voltaire

  • 51zKbMR13xL

    Liars —
    No.1 Against The Rush

  • Layout 1

    Martin L Gore —

  • Maps —
    Playlist: Vicissitude

  • Maps —
    Playlist: Turning The Mind & We Can Create

  • Maps —
    Vicissitude (Album Trailer)

  • Crime & The City Solution —
    American Twilight

  • Big Deal —
    In Your Car

  • Polly Scattergood —

  • Cold Specks —
    Hector (Hoxton Hall Session)

  • Can —
    The Lost Tapes (Desert)

  • Can —
    The Lost Tapes (Graublau)

  • Can —
    THE LOST TAPES (Midnight Sky)

  • Liars —
    No.1 Against The Rush (Official Video)

  • Big Deal —
    Talk (Official Video)

  • Erasure —
    Fill Us With Fire [Kaleidoscope Video]

  • White Rabbits —
    Heavy Metal

  • The Mute Synth —
    The Mute Synth

  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross —
    Immigrant Song (Official Video)

  • Josh T. Pearson —
    Drive Her Out (Mute Studio Session)

  • Simon Fisher Turner —
    /Espen J. Jörgensen - Noise Activity (Official Video)

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Johnny YesNo Redux (Video)

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Johnny YesNo Redux

Land Observations

Debut Album – Roman Roads IV – XI – out on 3 Sep 2012

Mute are pleased to announce the signing of Land Observations, and news of the debut release, Roman Roads IV – XI, out on 3 September 2012.

Land Observations is the solo project of James Brooks, which debuted at the Short Circuit presents Mute festival at the Roundhouse in May 2011.

Brooks’ previous band, Appliance, released four critically acclaimed albums on Mute before disbanding. Since then, Brooks has developed his visual and audio art with various shows across the UK, North America and Europe (his current exhibition, The Information Exchange, is at Domobaal, London, WC1 until August 2012). Throughout, music has remained a constant, with Brooks now connecting his conceptual approaches to instrumental musical compositions.

Attempts to develop a new project alongside the visual art meant that Brooks did a lot of home recording at his flat in Hackney, East London. Land Observations, developed out of an interest in the former Roman roads that lay just a short walk from his front door – roads of communication and conquest that stretch from the old City of London and out across parts of Britain, Europe and beyond.

Land Observations sees Brooks exploring the power of minimalism via layered, repetitive electric VI string guitar to create warm, evocative instrumentals. Although Brooks spent considerable time researching Roman Roads – with each of the compositions responding to the psychogeography of an individual road – this isn’t just an historical project, or an attempt to look only into the past. There is an obvious fascination with Roman Roads as man made structures, with their bold lines carving through the landscape, creating an album that’s a reflection on the broader ideas of travel, momentum and progress.

Roman Roads IV – XI is released on Mute on CD, vinyl and download, with packaging featuring original drawings by Brooks. The album was recorded at the Bridge and Tunnel Mobile, Berlin and engineered and mixed by Mark Bihler and James Brooks.

Live dates will be announced shortly.

Before the Kingsland Road
Aurelian Way
From Nero’s Palace
Via Flaminia
Appian Way
The Chester Road
Battle Of Watling Street



Land Observations

Reveals new video for 'Walking The Warm Colonnades' - taken from album The Grand Tour.

Read More


Land Observations

Listen to the new album 'The Grand Tour' - out 28/29 July + Announces two London live dates.

Read More


Land Observations

Releases the video for new single 'On Leaving The Kingdom For The Well-Tempered Continent' - taken from forthcoming album The Grand Tour - out 28/29July.

Read More

Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 16.33.37

Land Observations

Announces new album 'The Grand Tour' - out 28/29 July + releases new trailer

Read More


Read More


Land Observations

Rough Trade East Exhibition - September 2012

Read More


Land Observations

UK Live Dates announced

Read More


Land Observations

Live Dates in November and December

Read More