MAN RAY - summer 88 (CD)
Release Date: 08/24/10
Peter Hook (New Order) & Phil Murphy pay homage to The HaÃ§ienda & Acid House, indulging their passion for subliminals.
The first release from legendary Joy Division & New Order bassist Peter Hook's new label, HaÃ§ienda Records UK, is the Man Ray 'summer 88 EP'. Revisiting the staple sounds of the period, the duo used a mixture of classic Roland synths & drum machines to simulate the early Acid House vibes making both tracks feel naturally timeless. 'We're On It' is a twisting laid back groove, permeated with references to early Detroit & Chicago house music & classic elements of the lighter side of Acid. Hooky recalls his memories of the era spoken word style as the track bobs, weaves & breaks with pulsating bass lines, elegant synths & a cooly defined grace. 'Ways Of Making Music' contains another Hook voice over mixed with classic break-beats, rave sirens & floor shaking electro bass. A harsher, more abrasive Acid style reminiscent of middle of the dance floor action. Whistles, keyboard stabs & musical adventure recall the euphoric freedom & passion of the HaÃ§ienda Acid House revolution.
|Label: HACIENDA RECORDS UK|
|Run Time: 24:14 mins|