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New Order: Technique (Quest) ★★★

Ira Robbins, Rolling Stone, 23 March 1989

NEW ORDER has regularly searched out trendy dance-music styles. Most recently, the quartet explored the musical scene of Europe's current hot spot, Ibiza, the Spanish island where Technique was partially recorded. Although it stays within the limits of New Order's basic sound, the album incorporates traces of "the Balearic beat," a purported Mediterranean-derived successor to the now passé (in Britain, at least) acid-house fad.

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