Looking from a hilltop

This timeless piece of electronic pop always brings a sparkle of wonder to the dreariest places. As the video shows endless lines of grey houses, overpasses and carparks, the "you are here"-spots of every western cityspace, the hands of a solitary man compose a song on a small pocket-keyboard. "We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dreams". This no-budget clip was made in 1984 but it looks and sounds like something that was just released.

Section 25, the band that claims to put back the fun in dysfunction, is about to release a "Best Of"-compilation by the end of this month.

The Blackpool based band that reportedly invented acid-house without knowing it, started out in the late seventies and has recently reformed. As one of the early Factory bands they were always standing in the shadow of Joy Division. They shook that image with the electro-elegance of "From the hip", the album that contained the almost hitsingle "Looking from a hilltop", which put them in the shadow of New Order.

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