Ikutaro Kakehashi 1930 – 2017
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The passing of Roland’s founder marks the end of an era… Ikutaro Kakehashi was a visionary whose work in the world of electronic music has helped to shape and hone it into a revolution that continues into the modern era. … Read More

The Punishment Of Luxury
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With the release of English Electric there was speculation that the 2013 album could well be OMD’s final release. Following on from 2010’s History Of Modern (which marked OMD’s first studio album since reforming), English Electric boasted a clarity of … Read More

The Year In Review – 2016
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2016 proved to be a busy year for OMD with the band presenting a variety of approaches to live performances, as well as seeing some anniversaries for classic OMD releases. Along the way, Andy McCluskey guested at events and gave … Read More

OMD at the ROYAL ALBERT HALL
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In May 2016, OMD staged a remarkable live show in the amazing Royal Albert Hall… OMD’s ability to successfully perform different setlists and different venues, essentially giving audiences two different versions of the band, has given them an advantage that … Read More

Last Minute OMD Xmas Gift Ideas
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Despite our best plans, it’s often the case that we put aside Christmas present shopping right to the last minute. That accounts for the surge in sales at petrol stations on Christmas Eve where your loved ones receive that festive … Read More

Electri_City In Liverpool
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With the launch of Electri_City: The Düsseldorf School of Electronic Music , author Rudi Esch has been busy promoting the publication and arrived in Liverpool this month to chat to Andy McCluskey about the book, Düsseldorf’s musical legacy and electronic … Read More

The Launch Of Liberator
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The design of a record sleeve can be a difficult and time-consuming process in which initial inspirations can falter when executed as visual ideas. This was probably never more true than when applied to the sleeve design for the 1993 … Read More

Julia’s Song – Handwritten Lyrics
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‘Julia’s Song’ remains one of OMD’s classic songs whose history dates back to pre-OMD outfit The Id. The song’s evocative lyrics were penned by then-member of The Id Julia Kneale whose own history is detailed in her fascinating book Moods … Read More