There’s no beating around the bush, New Order is easily one of the most important British bands ever. From the humble Joy Division beginnings, shaping up timeless post-punk, to an unforeseen mutation as electronic precursors and dance pioneers, their long course has been an uncompromising one. The four mancunians always did it their way and in their own terms, the importance of the Hacienda in UK culture as well as their amazing discography are here to prove it. If with their last albums they have now retreated to a more formularised spot, it’s still an exquisite experience to hear Barney’s fragile voice and Hooky’s catchy basslines (not forgetting Stephen Morris’ active drumming/programming) over brand new tracks. Only these days it’s often via astute remixes that the magic gets to operate once again. Taken from last long player ‘Waiting For The Sirens’ Call’, this new single has been remixed by an array of prestigious names, Richard X, Arthur Baker, Tom Neville, but it’s co-writer/co-producer of said song, Stuart Price, who delivers the best re-interpretation. In the more than capable hands of the young Wall Of Sound prodigy ‘Jetstream’ – which features Scissor Sisters vocalist Ana Matronic – becomes a graceful epic, full of new wave echoes and yet a complete floor burner.

5 Out Of 5

Reviewed By: Jerry Bouthier