'Elegia' (long version)


"Elegia" first appeared in 1985 as a majestic five-minute waltz. The full version is a 17-minute-plus epic that threatens to fade, rebuilds around tortured guitar bursts, and gives up the ghost in a final feedback gasp. Unintelligible voices flicker, but what's being expressed is clearly beyond words.

Listen to New Order's "Elegia":

Photos: Random Notes

From The Archives Issue 1156: May 10, 2012