24 May 2006
The Factory Revival E.P. Competition 
Cerysmatic Factory is proud to launch yet another competition and this time you can win a 12" vinyl copy of the new Factory Revival E.P. by Neil Landstrumm.

This record is Scandinavia's first release through Kompakt from Cologne, Germany. The 'Factory Revival' E.P. is a re-working of two tracks by two of Factory's most famous and influential bands, Joy Division and the Happy Mondays.

Drawn from his experience of the rave sound and bleep culture that grew outwards from the Haçienda through the late eighties acid house explosion, this 12" looks to get back in touch with those emotions and resurrect them. The bleep remix of the Mondays' 'Hallelujah' has already been well received, taking the original and blending it with a take on the LFO-style subsonic bass and bleep sound.

The AA side, 'She's Lost Control' by Joy Division has been covered direct from the original with a simple electronic rhythm and bass track combined with vocals by Tommy Stuart from The Magnificents. He extracts a facsimile of the Ian Curtis original and blends it with Edinburgh feeling and his own signature vocal style. A cross-over record with support from both the indie and dance camps and deserves to be broken and played in clubs worldwide.

Two lucky people can win a copy and all for answering two simple questions:

1. Who else has recorded a cover version of Joy Division's 'Shes' Lost Control'?
2. Who sang backing vocals on the original version of 'Hallelujah' by Happy Mondays?

Please submit your answers to both questions via the Contact form and the first two out of the hat on the closing date of 22:00 BST Monday 29 May will win a 12" each. Please put "Factory Revival Competition" in the subject field.

The Factory Revival E.P. is out now and can be ordered online from Boomkat and Juno and other good retailers.

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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.

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