New Order - Technique FLAC album
Partly recorded on the island of Ibiza, it incorporates Balearic beat and acid house influences into the group's dance-rock sound. The album was influenced by the then growing acid scene, and Sumner's experiences in the 500 Club in New York and Shroom in London.
Label: Rhino Records (2) – R2 516187, London Records – R2 516187, Warner Bros. We are now in the process of correcting the problems, but it should be noted that due to the age and condition of some of the original source tapes, the sound quality may vary.
Technique was the group's most striking production job, with the single "Fine Time" proving a close runner-up to "Blue Monday" as the most extroverted dance track in the band's catalog. Opening the record, it was a portrait of a group unrecognizable from its origins, delivering lascivious and extroverted come-ons amid pounding beats. It appeared that dance had fully taken over from rock, with the guitars and bass only brought in for a quick solo or bridge
Fine Time, the opener, helps sum up the power of Technique, while Run, Vanishing Point, and Love Less bring disco to the table. Dream Attack, however", leaves an acoustic feel throughout its 39-40 minute run. All in all, it’s another fine time.
The band formed after the demise of Joy Division, following the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis; they were joined by Gillian Gilbert on keyboards later that year.
Album · 1989 · 9 Songs. At the decade's beginning, they were still dour post-punks, but by 1989 they were sunbathing in Ibiza and turning out ecstatic rave-ups influenced by the island's long nights. The guitar-led "All the Way", "Love Less" and "Dream Attack" are extensions of Brotherhood's lush rock sound, but "Fine Time", "Vanishing Point", "Mr Disco" and the Latin-tinged "Round & Round" plunge giddily into acid house.
The opener is fantastic but whatever the album has left to offer is just mediocre. It isn't terrible, but it's the reason for why the band began to fall apart.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||Don't Do It||4:33|
|3||Round & Round
Producer [Uncredited] – Stephen Hague
|4||Best & Marsh||4:30|
Remix [Uncredited] – Scott Litt
|6||MTO (Minus Mix)
Remix [Uncredited] – Mike "Hitman" Wilson
|7||Fine Time (Silk Mix)
Remix – Silk*
|8||Vanishing Point (Instrumental Making Out Mix)||5:12|
|9||World In Motion (Carabinieri Mix)
Remix [Uncredited] – Andrew Weatherall, Terry Farley
- Marketed By – Rhino Entertainment Company
- Manufactured By – Rhino Entertainment Company
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – London Records 90 Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – London Records 90 Ltd.
NotesThe 2008 release of the Technique "Collector's Edition" bonus disc (or CD2) contained several errors mostly relating to audio glitches and remastering flaws. The 2nd edition released in summer 2009 corrected these errors. Artwork and cat./barcode numbers are identical to the 2008 release.
Owners of the defective 2008 Collector's Editions were invited to contact Rhino Records directly via e-mail and upon receipt of photographic proof of ownership, the label would dispatch the fixed 2nd Edition discs free of charge.
The disc is housed in a white paper sleeve with a plastic pane. No additional artwork or inserts were included.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: Z78713 3 R2 516187-2.2 RE-1 01
|Fact275||Neworder*||Technique (LP, Album, Lyn)||Factory||Fact275||UK||1989|
|520 011-4, 520-011-4, 69386, 69-386||Neworder*||Technique (Cass, Album, RE)||London Records, London Records, Polygram, Polygram||520 011-4, 520-011-4, 69386, 69-386||Argentina||1992|
|FACD 275.2, RTDCD 100||Neworder*||Technique (CD, Album)||Factory, Rough Trade||FACD 275.2, RTDCD 100||Benelux||1989|
|EX 220||New Order||Technique (Cass, Album, Unofficial)||Exton||EX 220||Poland||Unknown|
|YX-7448||Neworder*||Technique (LP, Album)||Factory||YX-7448||Japan||1989|