New Order – Technique
Technique is the fifth studio album by English electronic rock band New Order. Released on 30 January 1989 by Factory Records, the album was partly recorded on the island of Ibiza, and incorporates Balearic beat and acid house influences into the group’s dance-rock sound. The album was influenced by the then growing acid scene, and Sumner’s experiences at Shoom in London. It was also New Order‘s final studio album to be released under Factory Records (though not their final Factory release, that being the following year’s “World in Motion”); the label would declare bankruptcy in 1992 following a severe financial downturn caused primarily by the significant commercial failure of Happy Mondays’ Yes Please!.
Technique was the first New Order album to reach number one on the UK charts, and “Fine Time”, the first single from the album, reached number 11. Remixed versions of “Round & Round” and “Run” were also released as singles.