joy division – unknown pleasures

“I will explore sensations in empty spaces
Outside and inside with colors trading places” – Ryan Cox

“Joy Division” – A Circus Mind

In 1979, Joy Division began working on their debut album Unknown Pleasures, a spacious and atmospheric record that came to define the Joy Division sound. These lines refer to the album artwork, which trade a dark background and white pulses on the outside cover work for a white background and dark pulses on the interior album artwork. I love the driving bass line and commanding vocals from Unknown Pleasures “Shadowplay.” Have a listen…



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