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Section 25 - From The Hip Album

Section 25 - From The Hip Album
Electro, Synth-pop
  • Performer:
    Section 25
  • Title:
    From The Hip
  • Genre:
  • Style:
    Electro, Synth-pop
  • Release date:
    May 1984
  • Country:
  • Size FLAC version
    2723 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    2982 mb
  • Size WMA version
    1134 mb
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  • Record from:
    Vinyl, LP, Album


1Program For Light
2The Process
5Looking From A Hilltop
6Prepare To Live
7Beneath The Blade


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
FACT 90Section 25 From The Hip ‎(LP, Album)FactoryFACT 90UK1984
FACT 90Section 25 From The Hip ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM + 12", Single, RE, RM)FactoryFACT 90UK2012
LTMCD 2314Section 25 From The Hip ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Son)LTM LTMCD 2314UKUnknown
FACT 90Section 25 From The Hip ‎(LP, Album)Base Record, FactoryFACT 90Italy1984
LTMCD 2314Section 25 From The Hip ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)LTM LTMCD 2314UK1998


  • Design [Design By]PSA, Key
  • EngineerS. Pickering
  • ProducerBemusic, S25
  • Written-BySection 25


Comes with orange coloured inner sleeve.
The coloured posts (and the reverse) use the same colour code, Peter Saville has also applied to Blue Monday (FAC 73) and Power, Corruption & Lies (FACT 75) and spell out "From The Hip".


  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): FACTUS-14 A 18203
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): FACTUS 14 B 18204


  • Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 18203
  • Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 18204
  • Record Company – Factory Communications Ltd.


Wooden Purple Romeo
When I purchased my original vinyl copy of this album some time in the 1980's, I had no idea of the New Order connection, though I was a New Order fan. I found the cover art fascinating, the band name inscrutable, and the minimalism appealing. Little did I know that the grooves contained therein would become permanently etched in my brain to such an extent that this album has become a personal touchstone of excellence for me. Talk about bootstrapping, From the Hip is light years from Section 25's first two releases in nearly every way, from melody to instrumentation. Album opener "The Process" is an exercise in ambient restraint that builds layer upon layer until it finally erupts in a wash of synth chords, blending seamlessly into minor dance club classic "Looking from a Hilltop," which pulsates majestically along until it fades out. While it's hard to beat this initial salvo, various moments come close. "Program for Light" is a relentless, pummeling experience, followed closely on the heels by the langorous, whispery "Desert." The closer, "Inspiration," is aptly named because that is what it causes me to feel when I listen to it. From the Hip is a neglected masterpiece of 80's electronic rock, equal to, but on a separate tangent from, New Order's finest moments. The U.S. vinyl pressing sounds superb.