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Music Prompt #36 “Atmosphere” by Joy Division

Hello again

This week we plunge into the world of rumor and mystery surrounding the untimely death of Ian Curtis, the band’s lead vocalist, in 1980. The band lasted long enough to create two albums and influenced bands like Dead Can Dance.

I must admit that I discovered the band through an episode of  American Horror Story: Hotel, Episode 2 Chutes and Ladders. “Atmosphere” feels like it would have fit alongside any of David Bowie’s magic 😀

…the music here provides a commonality even at its darkest corners, with Curtis treading the cruel and razor-thin brink that separates the human condition from the perpetually looming reality of psychosis. Along with Hook, Sumner, and Morris, the dark brilliance of that journey was one that Curtis perhaps felt compelled to walk and, thankfully, share its darkest shadows

As written by the website, Stereogum

Don’t worry, no one is watching you sing along 😀


Walk in silence,
Don’t walk away, in silence.
See the danger,
Always danger,
Endless talking,
Life rebuilding,
Don’t walk away.

Walk in silence,
Don’t turn away, in silence.
Your confusion,
My illusion,
Worn like a mask of self-hate,
Confronts and then dies.
Don’t walk away.

People like you find it easy,
Naked to see,
Walking on air.
Hunting by the rivers,
Through the streets,
Every corner abandoned too soon,
Set down with due care.
Don’t walk away, in silence,
Don’t walk away.


A-side “Atmosphere”
B-side “Dead Souls”
Released 18 March 1980
Genre Post-punk
Writer(s) Joy Division
Producer(s) : Martin Hannett
Image by Dimitrii Vaccinium

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4 comments on “Music Prompt #36 “Atmosphere” by Joy Division

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  4. Sanaa Rizvi
    April 4, 2016

    Awesome prompt as always 🙂

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