01 September 2012New Order - An Exhibition Catalogue
New Order: An Exhibition
Featuring works by Peter Saville and Kevin Cummins
June 21-July 4, 2012 at. HBC, Berlin
Foreword by Max Dax, Editor-in-Chief, Electronic Beats Magazine
"Life is a struggle, but art in its highest form is victory" (Essay by Paul Morley)
"There was a fascination for everything related to the war because it was all around me" (Bernard Sumner) (A round table interview with Max Dax and New Order's founding members Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert)
Peter Saville - Works 1981-2005 (illustrated catalogue of New Order sleeves)
Kevin Cummins - Works 1981-2009 (selected photographs)
Appendix - Notes on Kevin Cummins, Max Dax, Paul Morley and Peter Saville
Electronic Beats would like to give special thanks to New Order, Kevin Cummins, Peter Saville and Paul Morley, Rebecca Boulton and Andrew Robinson at Prime Management, Alice Cowling and Matt Robertson at Peter Saville Studio, Kathleen Karrer, Corinna Koch, Luci Lux, Damien Mazières and Michael Lutz.
With thanks to Mark Rutter for procuring a copy from the exhibition.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography