It is thanks to him that we know the cool melodies of Joy Division and the dreary euphoria of New Order. In 2015, with a new band and a new album, “Music Complete”, he prepared new shocks for us.
Bernard Sunmer has a headache. Sitting in a soft pink armchair in the corner of a stuffed office with curved floors on the third floor of the so-so-worn-out Union Club in Soho, dressed in black all over New Order vocalist and former Joy Division guitarist politely wonders if he can’t take off his sunglasses during an interview and not close the window overlooking the bustling greek street.
And there are reasons for these requests. To begin with, we met at the end of a long day devoted entirely to an interview in support of the new album New Order, which comes out after a 10-year hiatus. Unlike the latest LP “Waiting For The Sirens’ Call”, released in 2005 and more likely to be pragmatic in nature and from Sumner’s rock rock project during the “Bad Lieutenant” release, the new album “Music Complete” is a bold collection of eclectic electronics. Continue reading