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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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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