New Order

New Order

Rising from the ashes of the legendary British post-punk unit Joy Division, the enigmatic New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the 1980s; embracing the electronic textures and disco rhythms of the underground club culture many years in advance of its contemporaries, the group's pioneering fusion of new wave aesthetics and dance music successfully bridged the gap between the two worlds, creating a distinctively thoughtful and oblique brand of synth pop appealing equally to the mind, body, and soul.

New Order debuted in March 1981 with the single "Ceremony," a darkly melodic effort originally composed for use by Joy Division. The LP Movement followed a few months later, and when it too mined territory similar to New Order's previous incarnation, many observers were quick to dismiss the band for reliving former glories. However, with its next single, "Everything's Gone Green," the quartet first began adorning its sound with synthesizers and sequencers, inspired by the music of Kraftwerk as well as the electro beats coming up from the New York underground; 1982's "Temptation" continued the trend, and like its predecessor was a major favorite among club-goers.

After a year-long hiatus, New Order resurfaced in 1983 with their breakthrough hit "Blue Monday"; "Blue Monday" went on to become the best-selling 12" release of all time, moving over three million copies worldwide. After releasing their brilliant 1983 sophomore album, Power, Corruption and Lies, New Order teamed with the then-unknown producer Arthur Baker to record "Confusion," another state-of-the-art dance classic, which even scraped into the American R&B charts.

Title Album Genre Tools
Confusion Power, Corruption and Lies Alternative, Dance
Client:
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Alternative and Dance
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electronic, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Dramatic, Driving, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, and Night Club
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and New Wave
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Power, Corruption and Lies, #6
Release Year:
1983
Track ID:
23726
main mix 160k MP3
Thieves Like Us Power, Corruption and Lies Alternative
Client:
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Key:
C
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Frat Party, In Love, Night Club, Road Trip, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Power, Corruption and Lies
Release Year:
1987
Track ID:
38622
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Confusion (Blade Soundtrack - Rave Scene) Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electronic, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Key:
G♯
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Driving, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Club, New Wave, and Rave
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
male
Release Year:
1984
Track ID:
38623
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Let's Go Alternative
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Percussion, and Synth
Key:
A minor
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Frat Party, Game Day, Road Trip, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and New Wave
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
instrumental
Release Year:
1987
Track ID:
38636
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back