Orkestra Obsolete Performs a 1930s Cover of New Order’s Blue Monday

By on March 9, 2016

Orkestra Obsolete performs a cover of the New Order classic Blue Monday using only instruments available in the 1930s.
Orkestra Obsolete Blue Monday cover

To celebrate the anniversary of New Order’s 1983 hit Blue Monday, BBC Arts shared a cover of the song performed using only instruments that existed in the 1930s.

New Order’s classic 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.

Watch Orkestra Obsolete perform Blue Monday below:

h/t Dangerous Minds

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