BOOK REVIEW | CHAPTER AND VERSE: NEW ORDER, JOY DIVISION AND ME BY BERNARD SUMNER [GOODREADS]

Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me by Bernard Sumner My rating: 4 of 5 stars A frank memoir from the musician who was an integral part of two of the most influential bands ever viz. Joy Division and New Order. Sumner comes across as down-to-earth and amiable Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: OLD DISORDER IS THE KEY TO NEW ORDER INVIGORATION.

Does life have to make sense? Does music need to feel complete? Or is it the inherent contradictions that make music the life-affirming force it can be? Did anyone expect a new New Order album? Hooky out, Gillian back? In case you are not keeping score, Hooky (bassist Peter Hook) Continue Reading

PoP ART: PIET MONDRIAN

A PoP feature where we examine the influence on ART on rock and pop music, in particular album covers.   Dutch artist Piet Mondrian was a contributor to the De Stijl (the style) art movement and group. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed neoplasticism. This consisted of white ground, Continue Reading