Vitamin String Quartet Performs New Order
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Out of tragedy, came triumph. The unexpected death of Ian Curtis in 1980 could have broken the resolve of the remaining members of Joy Division. Instead, the trio of Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, and Stephen Morris, along with new member Gillian Gilbert, found refuge in music. Reborn as New Order, the group used their post-punk past as launch pad for pioneering synth pop. Highlighted by the inescapable “Blue Monday,” a string of successful New Order singles and albums helped inspire the guitar/dance crossover movement in the late eighties. Their music helped create the foundation for the rave culture which later exploded into the mainstream. The String Quartet Tribute to New Order is a stunning exploration of the band’s shit-filled catalog. The mechanical beats of classic hits like “Blue Monday” and “Love Vigilantes” and brand new songs like “Jetstream” are replaced with the organic sounds of bow on string. Enjoy these instrumental interpretations played on violin, viola, and double bass. Relax, don’t dance.
1. Blue Monday 2. Love Vigilantes 3. True Faith 4. Regret 5. Bizarre Love Triangle 6. Krafty 7. Jetstream 8. Waiting for the Siren’s Call 9. Guilt Is a Useless Emotion 10. Turn