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The Crepuscule and Factory Pages
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This site tells about the mysterious Les Disques Du Crepuscule from Brussels and the mythical Factory label from Manchester, and their countless connections.

poster (57cm x 96cm) by benoît hennebert for a concert in brussels, friday may 15 1981. First off all you can find label histories of Les Disques Du Crepuscule, Factory and Factory Benelux. These were originally written for magazines: NME (UK), Record Collector (UK) and Magic (Fr), but reworked for this site.

Then you can glance through what is very likely the most comprehensive Crepuscule discography ever compiled (once described by the NME as "solving the mystery of the Marie Celeste"). There are separate discographies of all Crepuscule's sister- and sub-labels, such as Operation Twilight, Crepuscule Au Japon and Interior Music. A LTM discog is also included.

Next are the Factory and Crepuscule Image Banques.

Alan Hempsall's legendary Joy Division interview, from January 1980, can be found here too, and there also is an exclusive, intrigueing article on early Factory Records by Howard Slater, which is both a personal and theoretical attempt to get to grips with his obsessions about Factory's early years. Slater even managed to persuade Karl Marx to review Joy Division's Closer.

Please note that both Les Disques Du Crepuscule and Factory Benelux are now operated from LTM Headquarters in the UK.


New and upcoming FBN/TWI/LTM releases

The Wake - Testament (Best Of) (FBN 95) | LP+CD, out now
The Wake - Testament (Best Of) (FBN 95CD) | CD, out now
Various Artists - Par Hasard: Chance Composition 1913-1951 (LTMCD 2583) | CD, out now
Various Artists - The French Avant-Garde In The 20th Century (LTMCD 2571) | 2xCD, out now
Various Artists - The American Avant-Garde In The 20th Century (LTMCD 2579) | 2xCD, out now
Minny Pops - Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement (FBN 13CD) | 2xCD, out now
Pauline Murray - Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls (TWI 016CD) | 2xCD, out now
Pauline Murray - Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls (TWI 016) | 2xLP+CD, out now
Pauline Murray - The Invisible Box (TWI 016) | Boxset, out now
Five A4 Poster Prints/Cinq Imprimes A4 (FBN 58) | Posterset, out now
A Certain Ratio - Sextet (FBN 11) | 2xLP, out now
A Certain Ratio - Sextet (FBN 11CD) | 2xCD, out now
Various Artists - Sampler (Et Sans Reproche) (FBN 113/TWI 1174) | mailorder-only freebie CD, out now
ICA Rock Week 1980/81 (LTM ICA) | poster reprint, out now


Martin Hannett & Steve Hopkins - The Invisible Girls (FBN 65CD) | CD, due out February 2 2015

Further due: Section 25 - Always Now double-CD (FBN 3), Crispy Ambulance - ? CD (FBN 54), Section 25 - ? RSD 7" (FBN ??), Marnie - Wolves RSD 7" (TWI 1165).


Go to the: Les Disques Du Crepuscule/Factory Benelux/LTM Mailorder Catalogue

Visit:

Les Disques Du Crepuscule - Official Site
Factory Benelux - Official Site
LTM Recordings - Official Site


Site index

I | LABEL HISTORIES
Les Disques Du Crepuscule
Factory Communications Ltd.
Factory Benelux

II | LABEL DISCOGRAPHIES | for historical reference only*
Les Disques Du Crepuscule - TWI 001 to TWI 777
Les Disques Du Crepuscule - TWI 800 to TWI 1980
Les Disques Du Crepuscule - sublabels, foreign operations and licensees
Les Disques Du Crepuscule - miscellaneous licensed and related releases
Les Disques Du Crepuscule - artists a to k
Les Disques Du Crepuscule - artists l to z
Les Disques Du Crepuscule - compilations a to z
LTM - incl. Boutique/Les Temps Modernes
Factory Benelux - 2012 and onwards
Les Disques Du Crepuscule - 2013 and onwards

*note: artists who only appear on (a) compilation(s) have no entry in the artists a to z catalogues. please check the compilations catalogue and use the 'search' or 'find' option of your browser.

III | IMAGES
Crepuscule Image Banque
Factory Image Banque

IV | ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS
Perfect Stylistic Attitude | Peter Saville interviewed by James Nice
Graveyard And Ballroom: A Factory Records Scrapbook | by Howard Slater
A Day Out With Joy Division | by Alan Hempsall
Among The Trumpet Thieves: ACR And Section 25 In Europe | by Larry Cassidy
Stark Beauty Mocked By Parrot | J. Ashford on The Power Of Theatrical Madness

poster (50cm x70cm) by claude stassart for a concert in brussels, friday october 31 1980, with the durutti column, a certain ratio, section 25 and the names.

V | BAND DISCOGRAPHIES (to be updated)
Crawling Chaos
Crispy Ambulance
Josef K/Paul Haig
Marine
Minny Pops
The Names
The Royal Family And The Poor
Section 25
Tunnelvision - Vee VV
The Wake


48 Related sites

Polite | for Factory Editions postcard sets and pin badges
Operation Twilight - Official Site
Why Not Productions | French film company formerly associated with Crepuscule France
Apres Crepuscule | 2009 exhibition at Cologne Kunstverrein
Dennis Remmer's Factory Discography
Sebastian Luetzow's Factory Overseas Discography
John Cooper's Cerysmatic Factory | huge site with news and many images of posters, artifacts etc.
FactoryRecords.org | new master discography covering everything factory

Kevin Whitlock's Factory Records Project | ever expanding photo collection
Ikon Video Bank - Official You Tube site | the entire FACT 125 and other stuff
Factory 251 | The old Factory HQ as new club and label
Dry | Manchester bar/venue formerly owned by Factory (FAC 201)
Factory Records Complete Graphic Album (FAC 461)
Factory Records Site (FAC 421)
The Durutti Column - Official Site
Rob Stanzel's Durutti Column Web Page (FAC 2.26) | incl. audio files

World In Motion - New Order Site (FAC 441)
Love Is The Law - Official Section 25 Site
Crispy Ambulance - Official Site
Crawling Chaos - Official Site
The Aural Drug - Crispy Ambulance Site
AcrMcr - Official A Certain Ratio Site
Cabaret Voltaire - Unofficial Site
Minny Pops - Official Site

The Martin Hannett Biography Project
Ben Kelly Design | feat. FAC 51, FAC 201, FAC 251, Saville Apartment etc.
Peter Saville - Official Site
Sleeve Designed By Peter Saville
MuirMcNeil | former 8vo
Mark Holt Design | former 8vo
Mark Farrow | designed FAC 41, FAC 58 etc., before moving on to...
Lucien De Roeck | famous Belgian typographer/designer, designed FBN 12

Isabelle Antena - Official Site
Paul Haig - Official Site
Paul Haig's ROL Ltd.
Cardiffians: The Young Marble Giants Web Archive
Tuxedomoon - Official Site
Mundoblaineo - Blaine L. Reininger's Official Site
Winston Tong - Official Site
Virginia Astley Site

Biting Tongues - Official Site
Isolation Ward's My Space Page
Simon Rigot's Official Berntholer Page
Marina Records | Pale Fountains, Josef K etc.
Wim Mertens, In Act - Official Site
Dancing Through Dark Times - The Passage Site
New Wave Photos By Philippe Carly | New Order, Joy Division, The Names, Minny Pops etc.
Bureau Of Public Secrets | Situationist International, Ken Knabb etc.


Mailing lists/Discussion groups

Factory Records Discussion Group at Yahoo
Durutti Column Mailing List at Topica
Durutti Column Discussion Group at Yahoo
A Certain Ratio Discussion Group at Yahoo
Wim Mertens Forum at Yahoo

send correction, additions, comments, complaints to frankbri@wxs.nl
notice: please do not contact me to ask if I have any spare copies of rare Factory or Crepuscule product for sale, because I don't. sorry.


thanks to: Joelle Dagry, Emmanuel Cervo, Neil Jones, Isabelle Corbisier, Greg Hennessee, Eric Mason, Jerry Nilson, Robert Stanzel, Marc Berger, Dennis Remmer, Tom Zimmer, John Cooper, Maximillian Mark Medina, Peter Tunney, Randal McIlroy, Hagen Stockhausen, Harry Young, Stefan Kassel, Mike O'Conner, Sebastian Lützow, Volker Harrach, Robert Phan, Bruce Carle, Fernando Lopez De Victoria, William Alberque, Scott, Paul, Dan Maryon, Regis Nicolas, R. Stevie Moore, Roland Weissflog, Jun Okamoto, Paolo Cesaretti, Enrico Conti, Juan Dapena, Don Reigner, Mats Artvin, Walter Robotka, Michael Eastwood, Cesar Gomes, Etienne Vernaeve, Mike Stein, Justin Bur, Garry Clennell, Pablo Eekman, Howard Slater, Steven Hankinson, Alan Hempsall and Larry Cassidy.

special thanks to: James Nice, Franz Regnot, Klaus Tackenberg and Tsurutani Yuhki.

no thanks at all to: Generation Terrorist magazine (Thailand) and Magic magazine (France).

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