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Orkestra Obsolete play Blue Monday using 1930s instruments
from the page
New Order’s “Blue Monday” was released on 7 March 1983, and its cutting-edge electronic groove changed pop music forever. But what would it have sounded like if it had been made 50 years earlier? In a special film, using only instruments available in the 1930s – from the theremin and musical saw to the harmonium and prepared piano – the mysterious Orkestra Obsolete present this classic track as you’ve never heard it before.
Featured image is by Jorge Saenz.