After recently listening to Jonathan Ford’s interview on Washed Up Emo I gained a new insight not only to New Order’s influence on Unwed Sailor but also on Peter Hook’s bass playing in general. Unwed Sailor has been Ford’s primary vehicle since the end of the excellent Roadside Monument broke up. On “Dark of the Morning” we hear Unwed Sailor at their most cinematic and New Order influence. Stately synths, hummable bass line and cavernous percussion lead to propulsive, time-stopping build with full emotional heft. Excellent work from this veteran.

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