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Florian Schneider 1947 – 2020

The lights in the electronic music community dimmed suddenly this week when the news broke of the passing of Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider. Born in 1947, Schneider originally began his musical journey while studying in Düsseldorf. Delving into the experimental music … Read More

The Year In Review – 2019

OMD at 40… 2019 marked the year that OMD really kicked it up a gear in terms of 40th Anniversary celebrations. As well as launching an extensive tour, the release of the Souvenir box set helped to capture the band’s … Read More

THE LOST LIBERATOR

“If I had a complaint about Sugar Tax it was that there was nothing weird on it, so I thought this one would be edgier. But I seem to have written my poppiest album ever – even if, as usual, … Read More

From OMD to YMO: Japanese Manoeuvres

OMD’s Pacific Age With OMD celebrating their 40th Anniversary, it’s also perhaps an opportunity to appreciate the global appeal of the synth-pop pioneers. Japan is no stranger to the world of electronic music, a country which produced iconic technopop outfit … Read More

The New Recruit

1979 seemed like an auspicious year for OMD. With the release of their debut single ‘Electricity’ and their support slot for Gary Numan, the band were on the way to becoming an established part of the UK music scene. But … Read More

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