I am a really big fan of Martin Hannett and the work he did with Joy Division, OMD, A Certain Ratio, et al. Mike gave me a book about him which I really enjoyed reading about 2 years ago. Well it turns out that his favorite studio was called Cargo in Rochdale and he recorded loads of amazing tracks there including the one below [Atmosphere by Joy Division]. Cargo was the epicenter of British post punk music, recording albums by, well EVERY BRITISH BAND EVER between 1977 and 1983: The Fall, Joy Division, ACR, The Teardrop Explodes, OMD, Gang of Four, Echo and the Bunnymen, etc.

The really cool thing about all this is the recording console they used was a Soundcraft Series Two, exactly the same as our one!

Which gives me a very warm feeling inside


Here’s our one