25 May 2013FAC 318 Classics in Motion T-Shirt
FAC 318 was allocated to the "Classics in Motion" Classical showcase event (featuring I Fagiolini, Rolf Hind, Graham Fitkin, Red Byrd, Steve Martland and The Durutti Column) to launch the second wave of Factory Classical CD releases (FACT 316, 326, 336, 346 and 356) at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London on 29-31 October 1990.
FAC 318 was also issued to a 'Classics in Motion' T-shirt (in grey with black/yellow graphics), a poster and a leaflet; all with related graphics and "FAC 318" on them.
However, in typical Factory fashion, FAC 318 was ALSO later issued to the FAC 318 Flying Start exhibition stand...
Their debut album, The Year of the Snake is due out this summer. Meanwhile more info is available on Facebook and Twitter and you can check out their Soundcloud streams...
Belated congratulations to NewOrderWeb.net, a New Order fansite featuring discographies, timelines, forums and more, on the occasion of their first birthday (an occasion that has been marked by the creation of a special commemorative badge).
Official Other Two T-Shirt in orange-on-navy blue featuring Peter Saville-designed "O2" wireframe logo.
However, although the age of the 3D printer is only a few years young, this isn't the first time the classic cover has been modelled in 3D. Morph did it in 2006 in moulded latex in a series of exclusive (and pricey) one-off editions.
22 May 2013Carol Morley - The Alcohol Years
Tickets are available priced 10.00 via WeGotTickets.
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Spotlight - Wim Mertens
Wim Mertens (born 14 May 1953) is a Belgian minimalist and contemporary-classical composer and instrumentalist.
His earlier work on Les Disques du Crepuscule was recorded under the name Soft Verdict, with key material that includes For Amusement Only (composed using pinball and arcade machines), Vergessen and Struggle For Pleasure, both of which contain several tracks used on the Belly Of An Architect soundtrack
Mertens's later material has typically been a mixture of solo-piano, vocal/piano and string/woodwind-ensemble recordings, some of which have included works comprised of multiple CDs and intricate repetitive cycles.
His key works, most of it initially released on Crepuscule then later licensed to EMI Benelux, include A Man Of No Fortune And With A Name To Come, Educes Me and Jeremiades.
Biography by Paul Pledger - with thanks.
Wim Mertens - Selected Discography