Fac. Dance 02: Factory Records 12

Fac. Dance 02: Factory Records 12" Mixes & Rarities 1980-1987


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Fac. Dance 02: Factory Records 12" Mixes & Rarities 1980-1987

Strut's sequel to 2011's Fac. Dance was compiled and annotated by James Nice, whose depth of Factory knowledge is supreme. Since 1983, Nice has operated the LTM (Les Temps Modernes) label, a valuable outlet for lovingly presented and thoroughly researched Factory and Factory-related reissues, and he authored the 560-page Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records. Fac. Dance 02 takes further strides to demonstrate the label's breadth from 1980 through 1987. Once more, there's no Joy Division, New Order, or even Happy Mondays. The range of styles is more adventurous than that of any major, including slate-gray death disco from Section 25, scraping dub from X-O-Dus, knotty Algerian rai from Fadela, delirious electro-R&B from 52nd Street, and minimalist punk-funk from ESG. For those who are familiar only with Factory's most known acts, the simmering soul-jazz from Kalima -- redolent of Norman Connors' version of Carlos Garnett's "Mother of the Future," about as removed from "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and "Blue Monday" as it gets, and absolutely incongruous in 1985 -- will be most the surprising inclusion of all. Yes, the label synonymous with post-punk bleakness and despair released all of this. Some of it has very limited appeal, and enjoyment of the whole thing requires an open mind and a fair amount of patience; Factory collectors will probably derive more pleasure from owning, rather than hearing, all of it. At the very least, Fac. Dance 02 is another fascinating, alternate look at one of the most vital record labels of the '80s.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2012
Label: Strut Records
UPC: 0730003309823
catalogNumber: 98
Rank: 92353

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Technical Credits

Quando Quango   Producer
Joe Meek   Composer
Biting Tongues   Producer
Certain Ratio   Producer
Anna Domino   Composer
Section 25   Producer
Ian Curtis   Producer
Martin Hannett   Producer
Peter Hook   Producer
Donald Johnson   Producer
Alan Rankine   Producer
Vini Reilly   Composer
Minny Pops   Producer
Stephen Morris   Producer
Bernard Sumner   Producer
Chris Nagle   Engineer
Gillian Gilbert   Producer
Kalima   Producer
Peter Saville   Logo
Renee Scroggins   Composer
Shark Vegas   Producer
Oz McCormick   Producer
Swamp Children   Producer
James Nice   Liner Notes
X-O-Dus   Producer
Rob Gretton   Producer
Stanton Miranda   Composer
Stewart Pickering   Engineer
Windsor   Composer
Roberto Serra   Composer
Kirkham   Composer
Rachid Baba   Arranger,Producer
Quigley   Composer
Jessop   Composer
Saffer   Composer
M. Pickering   Composer
Connell   Composer
Ian Blackburn   Producer
Alistair Gray   Composer
Mohammed Sahraoui   Composer
Luciano Graffi   Composer
Tony Henry   Composer
Mark Reeder   Composer

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