Electri_City In Liverpool

The Düsseldorf connection 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 … Read More

The Launch Of Liberator

Sleeve design liberation 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 … Read More

Julia’s Song – Handwritten Lyrics

‘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

MESSAGES XMAS SALE

Grab an OMD fix this weekend as Messages delivers its XMAS SALE on selected merchandise. Snap up back issues of Messages or one of Marsheaux’s CDs. A perfect opportunity to obtain the superb A Ton Of Love album (with its … Read More

UMMAGMA Frequency

Dreampop duo UMMAGMA release an EP of ethereal delights… In a world of landfill indie and ‘retro electro’, it’s always a pleasant diversion to stumble across an aural oasis that occupies its own distinct territory, which is certainly the landscape … Read More

SASH! Q&A

1998 saw the release of The OMD Singles – a compilation album designed to showcase the best of OMD’s single releases. The album had originally been conceived as a double CD release featuring a bonus disc of remixes, although budgetary … Read More

Club 66 : Annex

Give me what I want… The Organisation album had given Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys a fresh canvas to work on. The sombre soundscapes that dominated their second album were a world away from the ‘garage punk’ stylings of their … Read More

The Definitive ENOLA GAY Guide

Despite its troubled beginnings, OMD’s ‘Enola Gay’ has remarkably seen very little variation from its original incarnation to final release. While the song has had its own unique history, the classic Organisation cut has avoided the complicated evolution that tracks … Read More

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