New Order's "Blue Monday" Played On 1930's Instruments Is Absolutely Mesmerizing

Quite a step away from the synths and drum machines New Order used.

March 7, 2018
Bernard Sumner of New Order

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New Order's "Blue Monday" is already an incredible song in its own right. However, the futuristic sound created from the smattering of synthesizers and pulse of drum machines becomes even more incredible when it gets thrown back in time.

The BBC released a video with musicians performing the New Order track using instruments from the 1930's. Among the instruments use are a Diddley bow, hammered dulcimer, Harmonium, Zither, Musical Saw, Theremin, and Singing glasses.

Quite a step away from the synths and drum machines New Order used. Nevertheless, it sounds remarkably progressive.