Factory Records: OFNY 4 A CERTAIN RATIO Knife Slits Water
12": US 1982 (Mango Records MLPS-7802)
9:44 Knife Slits Water
9:40 Kether Hot Knives (mix in Special)
~ MLPS 7802 A, A-1 <-> Sterling
~ MLPS 7802 B, A-1 <-> Sterling
Notes: Although 'Knife Slits Water' was released in the US via Mango (Island), not OFNY, it was allocated an OFNY catalogue number.
The sleeve sticker bears the FCL gear/wrench logo and the inscriptions 'The Sound Sound Proudly Presents', 'FACTA FOURTH', and 'MLPS 7802'.
This is catalogue number FACTA4 (or FA4?), possibly making it a Factory America, not an OFNY release.
OFNY releases have "ordinal" designations (see OFNY 3 and OFNY 5), thus "FOURTH" could make it an OFNY release. But... the Ike Yard release on Factory America is itself a possible pun on the ordinal catalogue system: "(A) FACTA 2nd". (So perhaps the "ordinal" idea was already in use before OFNY...)
This release was also possibly [?] slated as OFNY 2. (To add another note of confusion, the record label itself reads 'FAC 62'...)
OFNY 4 probably started out on the Factory America schedule ("FACTA"), was moved to OFNY (because [?] of the Mango distribution, and like the OFNY New Order [Streetwise] and 52nd Street [A&M] releases), initially assigned OFNY 2, and re-assigned (due to conflict with OF-2?) to OFNY4 ("FOURTH"), finally ending up with a "hybrid" FA/OFNY catalogue number.
Additional: A CERTAIN RATIO
- OF-1 (I/OF-1) THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Pleasureheads Must Burn[OFNY]
- OF-2 (I/OF-2) THE FALL Perverted by Language bis[OFNY, VIDEO, VHS, BETA, ]
- OFNY 2 mis-allocated / Disputed[OFNY]
- OFNY 3 CABARET VOLTAIRE Yashar[OFNY, CABARET VOLTAIRE]
- OFNY 4 A CERTAIN RATIO Knife Slits Water[OFNY, SINGLE, 12-INCH, ]
- OFNY 5 QUANDO QUANGO Love Tempo[OFNY, SINGLE, 12-INCH, 7-INCH, MARK HOLT, BEMUSIC DOJO DONALD JOHNSON, BERNARD SUMNER, ]
- OFNY 6 Not allocated / Unknown
- OFNY 7 Not allocated / Unknown
- OFNY 8 Not allocated / Unknown
- OFNY 9 NEW ORDER Confusion[OFNY, SINGLE, 12-INCH, ARTHUR BAKER,]
- OFNY 10 STREETLIFE Act On Instinct[OFNY, SINGLE, 12-INCH, ENTERPRISE, ]
- OFNY P1 NEW ORDER Paradise Garage[OFNY]
- OFNY P2 SECTION 25/QUANDO QUANGO The Ritz[OFNY]
- OFNY P3 NEW ORDER The Perfect Kiss[OFNY]
- OFNY P4 'The Film & Video Poster'[OFNY, POSTER]
- OFNY P34 NEW ORDER 1987 Substance[OFNY, POSTER]
- (OFNY) 52ND STREET Cool As Ice[OFNY, SINGLE, 12-INCH, 7-INCH, DONALD JOHNSON, BERNARD SUMNER, ]
- (OFNY) MARCEL KING Reach for Love[OFNY, SINGLE, 12-INCH, DOJO DONALD JOHNSON, BERNARD SUMNER, ]
- (OFNY) NEW ORDER Club 1018[OFNY, POSTER, LAWRENCE WEINER, NEW ORDER, MARK KAMINS]
- Of Factory New York APPENDIX[OFNY, JOY DIVISION, THE DURUTTI COLUMN, A CERTAIN RATIO, QUANDO QUANGO, PETER SAVILLE ASSOCIATES, THROBBING GRISTLE, CABARET VOLTAIRE, 23 SKIDOO, OBLIQUE 1, C.T.I.]