The album Power, Corruption & Lies, New Order
In many ways, the Manchester ‘sound’ can be defined in two bands: Joy Division and New Order. Both bands featured nearly all the same members. The only difference? Ian Curtis, Joy Division’s talismanic front man. This album is really where New Order began to do something about the vast void left by Ian’s tragic passing. And, wow, didn’t they do it with aplomb? With this record they created an album that defined the rules for where electronic music and rock should meet.
What went in the magazine…
May’s Stylus magazine featured an interview with New Order’s iconic bassist, Peter Hook. We talked about all things Power, Corruption & Lies and his thoughts on the record’s place in the ‘classic’ album pantheon. In addition, we reviewed one of his gigs, with band, Peter Hook & The Light. You’ll also find listening and tasting notes, and more.
The artwork Colour Key
May’s album art was created by designer and musician, Rob Johnson. Rob is also the guy behind the look of the Stylus magazine, so we figured it was high time he had a stab at creating some art for one of our boxes. The neon palette used for his piece captures the mood of the record, the sound and the era perfectly. Oh, and while you’re at it, check out his solo music venture here
The wine Más Amor Rosado (Massard)
We’d previously sent a bottle out from this producer, in our David Bowie box, back in December. And we loved it. Then we met this wine. The tasting notes: ‘Light, elegant, complex and dry, with vibrant freshness in the glass and a powerful fruity, herby nose. In the mouth there is subtle minerality with a refreshing finish.’ We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Oh, and it’s a great balanced pairing for the record, too.