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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 were brought back to life, and are now operated from LTM Headquarters in the UK.


New and upcoming FBN/TWI/LTM releases

The Names - In Time (FBN 112CD) | CD, out now
Minny Pops - Sparks In A Dark Room (FBN 15CD) | 2xCD, out now
Section 25 - From The Hip (FBN 33CD) | 2xCD, out now
Les Disques Du Crepuscule (TWI 1150) | Postcard Boxset, available now
Various Artists - B9: Belgian Cold Wave 1979-1983 (LTMCD 2486) | CD re-issue, out now
Josef K - The Only Fun In Town (TWI 052CD) | CD, out now
The Durutti Column - The Return Of... (FBN 114CD) | CD, out now
Crispy Ambulance - The Plateau Phase (FBN 4) | t-shirt, available now
Section 25 - From The Hip (FBN 33) | t-shirt, available now
Josef K - The Only Fun In Town (TWI 052) | 2xLP, out now
Mark Reeder - Collaborator (FBN 111CD) | CD, out now


Marnie - The Hunter Remixed (TWI 1160) | RSD 12", due out April 19 2014
Section 25 - Refection (Young Image) (7FBN 53) | RSD 7", due out April 19 2014
Minny Pops - Sparks In A Dark Room (FBN 15) | 2xLP, due out May 19 2014
Various Artists - Of Factory New York (FBN 55) | 2xLP, due out May 26 2014
Various Artists - Of Factory New York (FBN 55CD) | CD, due out May 26 2014


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/Crepuscule)

*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).

all contents Copyright © 1995-2014 by Frank Brinkhuis.