Over 10 years ago Marc Durif of French electronic project Nova Nova created a mix of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" featuring the original Ian Curtis vocal paired with acoustic piano. Durif sat on the mix for some time but eventually sent a copy to Peter Hook, who loved the mix (Hook would later collaborate with Nova Nova on the 2013 track "Low Ends"). After gaining approval from Joy Division's management and label, the haunting arrangement was released in 2016 as a very limited edition 7" single pressed on blue vinyl, which sold out immediately.
Fans who missed out on the release have another shot at a physical edition of the single. Five hundred copies of the Nova Nova/Joy Division 7" have just been repressed -- this time on white vinyl -- and will be released on January 20th. Pre-order a copy while supplies last through Rough Trade.
Stream Nova Nova's mix of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" below:
If you've never had the pleasure of Nova Nova's "Low Ends" featuring Peter Hook, enjoy below:
Published January 12th, 2017