The sound of Martin Hannett , factory records

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The sound of Martin Hannett , factory records

Message par Asymetrik le Jeu 24 Aoû - 12:57

Je ne fais que recopier pour ceux que ça intéresse ce qui se trouve sur http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Hannett !!! Ce type avait une patte reconnaissable sur tous les disques produits par lui, et y est pour beaucoup dans l'élaboration du style de chaque groupe. D'après sa biographie, c'était un drôle de gus ... mais alors quels disques !

Selected discography as producer
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Albums
Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures 1979
The Durutti Column, The Return of Durruti Column 1979
Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls, Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls 1979
The Psychedelic Furs, The Psychedelic Furs 1980 (songs "Susan's Strange" and "Soap Commercial")
Joy Division, Closer 1980
Joy Division, Still 1981
Magazine, The Correct Use of Soap
New Order, Movement 1981
The Stone Roses, Garage Flower 1985
Happy Mondays, Bummed 1988
Various, Martin: The Work of Record Producer Martin Hannett 1992
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EPs
The Buzzcocks, Spiral Scratch 1977
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Singles
OMD, "Electricity" 21.05.1979
U2, "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" 1980
Stockholm Monsters, "Fairy Tales" 1981
ESG, "ESG" 1981
New Order, "Everything's Gone Green" 1982
Kitchens of Distinction, "Quick as Rainbows" 1990
Dead Kennedys, "Nazi Punks Fuck Off"

Martin Hannett (May 31, 1948 - April 18, 1991, sometimes credited as Martin Zero) was an innovative record producer who helped discover Joy Division and co-founded Factory Records with Tony Wilson. His trademark sound, most apparent on Joy Division's groundbreaking debut album Unknown Pleasures and its dirge-like follow-up, Closer, was spare and eerie, sonically matching frontman Ian Curtis' dark, depressive musings and tremorous baritone vocals. He frequently utilized looping technology to delay, repeat, and heavily echo notes using cutting-edge digital filters--his application of such inventive techniques to Joy Division's music is especially prominent within the band's drum sounds, which were often very echoey and clanging. In this sense, Hannett's production highlighted the negative space in Joy Division's sound, placing as much importance on the surrounding emptiness as on the band's spartan instrumentation.

As a producer, Hannett was infamously difficult to work with. He famously obsessed over drum sounds, never being content until they completely coincided with the sounds in his head. Legend has it that he once forced Joy Division drummer Stephen Morris to take apart his drum kit during a recording session and reassemble it to include additional parts from a toilet. The resulting complexity and distinctiveness of Morris' drums can be especially heard on Joy Division songs such as "Atrocity Exhibition" and the album version of "She's Lost Control."

The hallmarks of Hannett's production can also be heard on Basement 5's album 1965 - 1980. Like many British bands of their time (e.g., The Clash), Basement 5 sported a harsh, punk attitude borne out in their dystopian lyrics referencing the perceived injustices (e.g., those concerning the council estate youth of the late 1970s and early 1980s) of the early Thatcher era. However, musically, they drew from a slightly wider palette than many of their punk peers, utilizing a variety of Caribbean influences, particularly reggae. With the help of Hannett, they blended such styles with tuneful, contemporary synth-pop, yielding a sound that balances the rustic and the futuristic, in much the same way that Joy Division paradoxcially crafted a cool, modernist sound primarily through primitive riffing and primal rhythms. Hannett remixed some of the tracks from 1965-1980 for In Dub, which, as its title would suggest, features highly nuanced and spacey dub versions of Basement 5's material.

In 1981, Hannett was name checked by the Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra on their track "Nazi Punks Fuck Off!," which appears on the In God We Trust, Inc. EP. Biafra introduces the track by saying, "This is 'Nazi Punks Fuck Off!', overproduced by Martin Hannett."

Hannett had impressive range as a producer, as evidenced by his ability to adroitly magnify the disillusionment and disparate influences within the music of bands such as Joy Division and Basement 5, while also retaining a keen pop sense. His brief work with U2, New Order, and Factory Records band Stockholm Monsters exhibits his ability to sublimely enhance more conventional and tuneful work.

A rift formed with Factory and he sued them in 1982 over a financial dispute; the matter was eventually settled out of court. At this point, Hannett's career had spiralled into decline due to his massive drug use, especially his love of heroin. His weight eventually doubled, and he finally died of heart failure in 1991 at the age of 42.

He was portrayed by actor Andy Serkis in the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People, which was based on Wilson's career as the co-founder of Factory Records and The Haçienda nightclub. In the DVD commentary, Tony Wilson notes a review that described Hannett as Serkis's "strangest role," and points out that Serkis is best known for his portrayal of Gollum in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. He concludes that the implication is correct, that indeed, Hannett was far stranger than Gollum.


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