New Order’s ‘Technique’ is my favourite ever album. In 1989 it never left my turntable, cassette machine or ears in general.
The songs were great, the beats were clean, precise and shiny, and the electronics were beautiful. The mixing of that record remains a point of reference for what I want to achieve.
In a way, this album’s been a template for me and what I try to do.
Steve and Bernard gave a keynote chat at the LEAF festival a week or two ago…really interesting chat about how the album was made.
You can watch it here
And here’s the videos and some live appearances at the time