The 14th edition of Mutek, Montreal's annual "international festival of digital creativ and electronic music," will happen May 29 - June 2. The festival has released the initial line-up of performers, including Matthew Herbert, Andy Stott, Jamie Lidell, John Talabot, Martyn, Onra and more. Mutek Passports (good for the whole fest) and Weekend Passes (good for 5/31 - 6/2) are on sale now.

Jamie Lidell's new, self-titled album came out this week and he'll play NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 13 and tickets are still available.

Andy Stott, whose excellent Luxury Problems was included on many Best of 2012 lists, is touring this spring. No shows in NYC but he will be in Chicago in March.

Matthew Herbert will have a very busy 2013. In addition to a new album, End of Silence, which was constructed from just one sound, he's got a 130 track compilation titled Herbert Complete which collects his house-oriented productions. That digital-only comp will be out in March and his new album a month later. He's also working with the England's Royal Opera House to create a work based on Faust that will premiere in 2014.

John Talabot will be here in May; Dutch artist Martyn recently played NYC and his new EP, Newspeak, came out this week; and Onra was last here in November for the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival.

More info on Mutek 2013 is here and initial line-up is below.


Mutek 2013 Initial Line-Up
Âme [DE]
Andy Stott [UK]
Boundary [Ca]
Franck Vigroux & Antoine Schmitt [FF]
Jamie Lidell [UK]
John Talabot [ES]
Juju & Jordash [NL]
Martyn [NL]
Matthew Herbert [UK]
Michael Mayer [DE]
Nils Frahm [DE]
Onra [FR]
Robert Hood [UR]
Ryoichi Kurokawa [JP]
Saschienne [DE]
Wishmountain [UK]

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