The difficult first album. You could almost smell the fear. Listeners Immediately solved the acronym on side two. "ICB". lan Curtis Buried. Peter Hook sang the comparatively upbeat "Dreams Never End" while "Doubts Even Here" had the bassist on vocals with Gillian Gilbert providing the enigmatic voiceover. "The Him" jolted from stark proto-eleclro to furious thrash. "Truth" featured a melodica and ectoplasmic synth. "Senses" was an overlooked exercise in ghostly stereo-panning interrupted by the noise of shattering glass. "Denial" was oppressive yet strangely, arhythmically, dance-able. An unjustly maligned return - literally - from the dead.
Gillian Gilbert: "Everybody had a lot of ideas."
Stephen Morris: "There was a bit of an atmosphere. We were just Ending our feet again. Some of the songs are not quite there."
Peter Hook: "I think they're all really good songs. A very good album."
Bernard Sumner: "It was kind of nervous writing, really. I hate those songs. We recorded them, I played tho album once, and I don't think I ever played it again. In fact, I don't own a copy."
Source: Uncut Magazine