NEW ORDER Released Their Fifth Album ‘TECHNIQUE’ 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

29 January 2019

Band: NEW ORDER

Album: TECHNIQUE – the band’s fifth LP

Released: 30 January 1989 – 30 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Tastes and sounds were changing quickly in the late ’80s, which prompted New Order’s most startling transformation yet — from moody dance-rockers to, well, moody acid-house mavens. After the band booked a studio on the island hotspot of Ibiza, apparently not knowing that it was the center of the burgeoning house music craze, New Order’s sure instincts for blending rock and contemporary dance resulted in another confident, superb LP. ‘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… Placed in the perfect position to deliver the definitive alternative take on house music, the
band produced another classic record.”
Full review here. Score: 4.5/5

Turn Up The Volume! says: New Order was like a musical chameleon evolving from their early gloomy post-punk days to this Ibiza dance extravaganza. With flair and spot on.

Three Top Tracks: Fine Time / Round And Round / Love Less

FINE TIME

ROUND AND ROUND

LOVE LESS

TECHNIQUE in full…

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Making dance records is exhausting

(pic: Getty / Press)

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