Blue Monday Using 1930s Instruments
First, I really think I should have lived in the past. I’ve always had a fascination with the 1930’s so I was sold from the title. But what it doesn’t tell you is the skill and the craft that is needed to not only learn but play these complicated instruments built largely of wood, metal, and strings, that all look so crude and sound so different. The result is a hauntingly beautiful found sound that makes New Order’s almost entirely digitized track re-energized by the hands-on hardware of the past.