Despite their success, NEW ORDER still got their hands dirty in helping to produce a number of acts for Factory Records and other associated labels. ‘NEW ORDER Presents Be Music’ gathers a selection of these varied recordings.
This is a lavishly boxed 36 track 3CD affair that documents variations on the NEW ORDER theme before solo projects like ELECTRONIC, REVENGE, THE OTHER TWO and MONACO took over. Continue Reading ›
While PAUL HAIG has a cult following within the post-punk cognoscenti, he has often been overlooked in wider music circles. But between 1982 to 1985, he produced some of the best electronic pop singles of the period.
PAUL HAIG chatted to The Electricity Club about his varied career and ‘Metamorphosis’, an archive 2CD collection released by Les Disques du Crépuscule. Continue Reading ›
MARK REEDER has carved out an impressive reputation for his catalogue of fine remixes. He is credited with introducing Bernard Sumner to the world of electronically propelled dance music.
In a break from his hectic worldwide schedule promoting ’B-Movie (Lust & Sound in West-Berlin)’, MARK REEDER kindly gave The Electricity Club an insightful commentary into the tracks that shaped his own musical career. Continue Reading ›
In the wake of the recent tragic incidents in Paris, tonight's show was always going to be an emotional and thought-provoking one. After a short tribute to those who lost their lives and a “Vive la France!” from Bernard Sumner, the band opened their set with ‘Singularity’ from ‘Music Complete’.
Classic tracks ‘Ceremony’ and ‘Age Of Consent’ followed, both staying largely faithful to the originals, unlike several of the song arrangements which were to come later in the set. Continue Reading ›
‘B-Movie: Lust & Sound In West Berlin 1979 – 1989’ is an insightful new documentary about the music, art and chaos of the divided city before its infamous wall came down.
Starting with punk and ending with The Love Parade, anything seemed possible in a place that was unlike anywhere else in Europe. Using mostly unreleased footage, photos and original interviews, it tells the story of the cultural interzone from the view of MARK REEDER who also narrates the film. Continue Reading ›