Martin Hannett

Born 31 May 1948. Died 18 April 1991.


James Martin Hannett (31 May 1948 – 10 April 1991), initially credited as Martin Zero, was a record producer and an original partner/director at Factory Records with Tony Wilson. Hannett's trademark sound, most apparent on Joy Division's debut album Unknown Pleasures (1979) and its follow-up, Closer (1980), is sparse, eerie and spacious.

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