If you are in the mood for Joy Division and that minimal, sometimes electronic, uncatchy sound, then this is the most faithful near reproduction I've come across...in every way. Can you get enough Joy Division? It depends, it's such a specific sound, tied to an even more specific time period. Not to say this is dated there are other influences at work here, Can, Wire, experimental art influenced anti-pop, nearly pure conceptual tracks which, as much as they can pioneer, can also fail miserably. Bipolar is an incredible acheivement, but I wasn't loving so much 'Aeromodeling Club', this deadpan storytelling practically spoken word number from their myspace. Or the B-side 'You were always wrong', sound promising at first but yelling about the paperboy and england on fire sounds like it could be a lot better than it is. Overall it's a pretty mixed bag from instrumental ambient sound, to spoken word to Joy Division reenactment. They could just be highlighting their versatility but it seems uneven...I wouldn't expect anything else to sound like this single unfortunately.
You can paypal Outside Sound and for 5 pounds or roughly $100 us dollars you could play it for yourself. Saying goodbye to imports.
Norman records says:
Here's a debut 7" by Factory Floor who've clearly heard of Joy Division. In fact it sounds so much like Joy Division it's uncanny. It's called 'Bipolar ' which in case you didn't know is a condition affecting polar bears which makes them bisexual.... It's not global warming killing the polar bears... it's the bipolar thing... they don't know which polar bears to 'make sandwiches with'. Fortunately this isn't affecting the seals as they have no problems knowing which side of the bread is buttered. Here's a dark gothy chugging post punk influenced tune which sounds like it was made around that time. It's done rather well and Ant has just chuntered up that it sounds a bit like Artery in places. I think this is rather good. Well done boys.