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Glen Hirschberg

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From the Shadows

JOY DIVISIONHeart and Souls (London) The least funny great band in the history of rock music, Joy Division formed in the industrial gloom of late-1970s Manchester, England. By the time lead singer Ian Curtis hung himself on the eve of the group's first U.S. tour in 1980, they had produced......
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Nothing's Definite

BEATSYSTEMBeatsystem (Emit) The name suggests everything tedious about new electronic music: robotic repetition, formulaic compositions, dead ideas stitched together and shocked into spasmodic, zombified life. But this comes from Emit, the curious English label specializing in computer-driven music whose pulses and passions derive from less precise machines, the kind that......