A BlankTV Feature Presentation:
Peter Hook and The Light Featuring Rowetta - "Pictures In My Mind"
Following its digital release in May 2011, Peter Hook and The Light's debut EP "1102 / 2011" is to receive a physical CD release with American sister indie label 24 Hour Service Station as an extended edition including instrumentals and two unreleased a capellas of "Atmosphere". The 1102 / 2011 EP its name from the palindromic recording date of 11th February, 2011, at Blueprint Studio, Salford, and features the four tracks from the EP, Rowetta's versions of "Atmosphere", "New Dawn Fades" and "Insight" while Peter Hook sings on "Pictures in My Mind", an unfinished Joy Division track which was unearthed by the band's "bootleg society" from a rehearsal tape stolen in 1977, setting it between Warsaw and Unknown Pleasures. The effervescent and punky tune has been completed for the first time by Hooky and The Light for this release.
The design for the EP is a stunning post-apocalyptic Manchester streetscape by local Manc artist James Chadderton, who works as a 3D and graphic design tutor in the city. Inspired by the nightmarish futuristic visions of movies like The Terminator, Dawn of the Dead, and the BBC's classic "Threads," many assume that James's artwork depict post nuclear fallout but James prefers to characterize them as "human devoid wastelands where the buildings have been left to decay." Click here for more details on James' work.
Press Quotes on Peter Hook and The Light "1102 / 2011" EP
"'Pictures in My Mind' is a worthy addition to the Joy Division canon."
- Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 6 Music
"Very effective and if anyone's going to do a Joy Division song, it might as well be someone who was in them... that song ("Pictures in My Mind"), the unfinished Joy Division song, I actually really like. It sounds like The Seeds or something from the Sixties"
- David Quantick on Steve Lamacq's Roundtable
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