Joy Division - Closer (1980) [24 bit FLAC] vinyl

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  Joy Division - Closer (1980) [24 bit FLAC] vinyl

  Released: 1980
  Source: FACTΓêÖXXV / UK
  Genre: Pop/Rock
  Style: New Wave, Post-Punk
  Codec: FLAC
  Bits Per Sample: 24
  Sample Rate: 96,000 Hz

  A1. Atrocity Exhibition 
  A2. Isolation 
  A3. Passover 
  A4. Colony 
  A5. A Means To An End 
  B1. Heart And Soul 
  B2. Twenty Four Hours 
  B3. The Eternal 
  B4. Decades 

  If Unknown Pleasures was Joy Division at their most obsessively, carefully focused, ten songs yet of a piece, Closer was the sprawl, the chaotic explosion that went every direction at once. Who knows what the next path would have been had Ian Curtis not chosen his end? But steer away from the rereading of his every lyric after that date; treat Closer as what everyone else thought it was at first -- simply the next album -- and Joy Division's power just seems to have grown. Martin Hannett was still producing, but seems to have taken as many chances as the band itself throughout -- differing mixes, differing atmospheres, new twists and turns define the entirety of Closer, songs suddenly returned in chopped-up, crumpled form, ending on hiss and random notes. Opener "Atrocity Exhibition" was arguably the most fractured thing the band had yet recorded, Bernard Sumner's teeth-grinding guitar and Stephen Morris' Can-on-speed drumming making for one heck of a strange start. Keyboards also took the fore more so than ever -- the drowned pianos underpinning Curtis' shadowy moan on "The Eternal," the squirrelly lead synth on the energetic but scared-out-of-its-wits "Isolation," and above all else "Decades," the album ender of album enders. A long slow crawl down and out, Curtis' portrait of lost youth inevitably applied to himself soon after, its sepulchral string-synths are practically a requiem. Songs like "Heart and Soul" and especially the jaw-dropping, wrenching "Twenty Four Hours," as perfect a demonstration of the tension/release or soft/loud approach as will ever be heard, simply intensify the experience. Joy Division were at the height of their powers on Closer, equaling and arguably bettering the astonishing Unknown Pleasures, that's how accomplished the four members were. Rock, however defined, rarely seems and sounds so important, so vital, and so impossible to resist or ignore as here.		
Joy Division - Closer (1980) [24 bit FLAC] vinyl/A1 Atrocity Exhibition.flac 129.427 MB
Joy Division - Closer (1980) [24 bit FLAC] vinyl/B4 Decades.flac 133.319 MB
Joy Division - Closer (1980) [24 bit FLAC] vinyl/B3 The Eternal.flac 124.98 MB
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