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Label:Factory – Fact275
Vinyl, LP, Album, Lyntone Pressing
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Synth-pop


A1Fine Time
A2All The Way
A3Love Less
A4Round & Round
A5Guilty Partner
B2Mr Disco
B3Vanishing Point
B4Dream Attack

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Back cover:
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

Inner sleeve:
Recorded at Mediterranean Studios, Ibiza & Real World Studios, Box. Mixed at Real World Studios.
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

A Factory Record
Published by Bemusic / Warner Brothers Music.
℗ 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016839302753
  • Barcode (Printed): 5 016839 302753
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): Fact275-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): Fact275-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched/stamped): FACT 275 A1 3 "WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU MEAN, PETER?" (3) [Allied 'ɑ' logo] Δ 23378 L22369 1-1 G
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched/stamped): FACT 275 B 🅇̶. 3 L22370 "?RETEP ,NAEM UOY OD YLTCAXE TAHW" [Allied 'ɑ' logo] (3) [Allied 'ɑ' logo] Δ 23378-X 1-1

Other Versions (5 of 126)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Pre-Released (Cassette, Advance, Album)Warner Bros. Records1-25845US1988
Technique (CD, Album)Factory836 832-2Canada1989
Technique (CD, Album)FactoryFacd275UK1989
Technique (LP, Album)Factory836 832-1Canada1989
Technique (CD, Album, Discovery Pressing)Qwest Records9 25845-2US1989


maybe their best album

a mix up of dance and alternative rock music

the opener is a dance acid song while the next song is alternative rock and more
aka_dmsr's avatar
One of those albums i listen to regularly since i first bought the cassette in the early 90's. My favourite and imho their best LP, every track is SUBLIME. People/Charts always prefer Low-life and i will never know why... New Order at their peak.
elektr0bi's avatar
Reading all the reviews and comments [lol Crijevo - memento notebooks were then popular in my part of Europe, too] I come to think I was lucky I got to know that album as a 12-year-old. From a distance of 25 years I can see it as some milestone that made me open to electronic experiments in rock music [e.g. King Crimson after THRAK] and vice versa. And as a teenager you're so influential that most likely the albums you get to like/love then - you'll cherish for the rest of your life. I could go on and on about how great it seems for blending rock and electronic....but that's been done to death. It's a classic album, perfect album. It is looking back as far as Joy Division [you can hear that in each snare drum hit] and looking to the future with no fear. Few bands these days would risk as eclectic album as this one. As "Dream Attack" fades to end I'm always ready to hear late radio host Tomasz Beksinski say the line from my tape recording of Technique broadcasted on public radio back then: "well, ladies and gentlemen, simultaneous listening with you does wonders..." - meaning that even a classic rock fan like him could find something to enjoy in a cross-genre album like this.
SamuraiFez's avatar
It sure is a bitch getting the record back into the sleeve. That plastic is damn unruly!
Alain_Patrick's avatar
Edited 14 years ago
Despite being produced only after the 'Substance''s blockbusters releases like "Ceremony" (1981), "Blue Monday" and "Confusion" (1983), "Thieves Like Us" (1984), "Perfect Kiss" (1985) or "Bizarre Love Triangle" (1986), the top-quality LP "Technique" was still considered one of New Order's greatests albums; made from 1988 to 1989, it also reflected the Summer of Love era and the European Electronic scene's explosion.
Rather Electronic than Rock & Roll influenced, "Technique" had great synthetic-acoustic arrangement combination, from of Stephen Morris’ drums to Gillian Gilbert's keyboards and most obviously by Peter Hook’s bass lines.
Chosen by a PR company to be New Order's first single from the album 'Technique', "Vanishing Point"'s choice got a veto from the band after they dismissed their Public Relations, and the first single released was "Fine Time", recorded in Ibiza and mixed at Peter Gabriel's Real Life Studios (the final mix was done by Alan Meyerson).
Acclaimed by a massive part of supporters, "Vanishing Point" became the theme for BBC1 TV series 'Making Out', which catapulted the song to even broader audiences. Another of "Technique"'s hits was "Round & Round" which got a 12 inch single release through several labels and became a club hit.
The ensemble of the album deserves your listening, I guarantee.