28 Jul 2013
The Wake - Harmony FBN 29 double vinyl LP 
The Wake - Harmony FBN 29 double vinyl LP

Factory Benelux is set to release a new double vinyl edition of Harmony, the debut album by The Wake, originally released by Factory Records at FACT 60 in December 1982.

Bonus tracks on this special edition 2LP include the Factory Benelux single Something Outside b/w Host, as well as their John Peel session from July 1983.

The Harmony double vinyl edition is released on 28 October 2013.

Tracklisting

Side 1

1. Judas
2. Testament
3. Patrol
4. The Old Men

Side 2

1. Favour
2. Heartburn
3. An Immaculate Conception
4. Chance

Side 3

1. Something Outside
2. Host

Side 4

1. The Drill (Peel session)
2. Uniform (Peel session)
3. Here Comes Everybody (Peel session)

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Reeder remixes Westbam feat. Bernard Sumner 
Check out Mark Reeder's Oldschool Radio Remix of German techno DJ Westbam's new single 'She Wants' which features New Order's Bernard Sumner on lead vocals. The remix is available to stream now for free via Soundcloud. 'She Wants' is taken from the album Götterstrasse released back in April.



More info on Westbam at westbam.de, Facebook

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Section 25 Eigengrau (Klanggalerie) out now 
Eigengrau - Section 25

Klanggalerie has invited some great bands from the avant-garde and industrial music spheres to remix a selection of tracks by Section 25 and the results may be heard in the new 14-track Eigengrau remix CD album.

Contributors include Atomizer, Monoton, Wrangler/Stephen Mallinder and 23 Skidoo and the results have given the tracks selected (both old and new) a radical refresh.

Read Flipside's Review [7.5/10].

The album is out now via LTM Mailorder.

Tracklisting

1. Girls Don't Count (Atomizer Remix)
2. Beating Heart (Absolute Body Control Remix)
3. Desert (7JK Remix)
4. Colour Movement Sex & Violence (Monoton Remix)
5. Inner Drive (Dust Orchestra Remix)
6. Looking From a Hilltop (Wrangler/Stephen Mallinder Remix)
7. Desert (Samy Morpheus & Erge Storman Version)
8. The Process (Volcano The Bear Remix)
9. Uberhymn (DDAA Remix)
10. Desert (Shane Fahey Remix)
11. New Horizon (23 Skidoo Remix)
12. Girls Don't Count (Renaldo & The Loaf Remix)
13. Desert (:zoviet*france: Remix)
14. Dirty Disco (Portion Control Remix)

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Construction time again 
Apologies for general radio silence round these parts. This has been due to yet more rebuilding work, this time over at factoryrecords.org following on from recent enhancements here.

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11 Jul 2013
Factory Rebuilding 
We are proud to launch today our new template which brings compatibility with a wide range of mobile electronic devices (e.g. iPhone, Android, BlackBerry) and other fringe benefits such as a permanent footer on every page, individual Facebook "Like" buttons and custom error pages.

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10 Jul 2013
The Caesar Stupefied Playlist 
The latest in Stupefaction's Stupefied Playlists with a Factory Records theme is this week's with Caesar out of The Wake. Scream City's regular writer Ian McCartney contributes excellent background notes.

Also in this series: The Donald Johnson Stupefied Playlist and The Vini Reilly Stupefied Playlist.

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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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