19 Jan 2013
Deciphered: Peter Saville upon paper 
There is an interview with Peter Saville by Paul Hetherington at uponpaper.com. This is an extensive discourse on the colour code design that Saville developed for Blue Monday, Power Corruption and Lies, Confusion and From The Hip.

The online publication accompanies the "colour" issue of UPON PAPER magazine; a collectable XXL-format visual arts magazine. Saville has created new works using the colour code in the magazine. Inside the magazine there is no text, which is keeping with the enigmatic style of th.

Watch out at the Upon Paper Facebook page for some giveaway signed copies nearer to the 30th anniversary of the release of Blue Monday.

More on Peter Saville's colour code at factoryrecords.org.

Peter Saville Colour Code

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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