Label: Columbia - YX-7334-AX,Factory - FACT 90 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Electronic • Style: Electro, Synth-pop
From the Hip is the third album by Blackpool band Prepare To Live - Section 25 - From The Hip 25released in Following on from previous album releases Always Now and The Key of Dreams it marked a major departure in terms of sound and scope.
Abandoning their harsh original post-punk sound the group embarked upon a new journey into the realms of electronica and techno, with the help of Bernard Sumner of New Order who co-produced the album at Rockfield Studios.
The album features subtle yet warm and atmospheric electronic tracks, such as "The Process" and "Inspiration", as well as the techno-style "Looking From A Hilltop" and the lighter synthpop of "Reflection". The artwork by Peter Saville and Trevor Key for the album featured a colour-based code that was present on a set of climbing poles on the album's sleeve.
One of the bonus tracks the 12" remix of "Beating Heart" contains an early example of the Roland TB producing an acid house style bassline several years before its popularity in club music. A double vinyl edition appeared in under the Factory Records imprint, with artwork enhanced by Peter Saville. Both Bernard Sumner and Jon Savage contributed liner notes. The new version of Reflection subtitled 'Younger Image' was also issued as a limited edition orange vinyl 7" single to mark Record Store Day in April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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