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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

Club 66: 4-Neu

Hearts will break… In 1983, when OMD released the first single from their then-forthcoming album Dazzle Ships, no one was quite prepared for what they were about to hear. Even by the unwieldiness of its title, ‘Genetic Engineering’ was a … Read More

The Year In Review – 2018

OMD on manoeuvres… Since the band’s reformation, it seems as if OMD have been packing in more and more every year since. With 2018 also marking their 40th Anniversary it also meant a year of particularly special landmarks. Here’s the … Read More

Pretending To See The Future

New OMD Book explores the electropop outfit’s legacy OMD have a new book out in November which tracks the band’s extensive history and musical career. It includes input from the band members as well as contributions from the fan community. … Read More

The Year In Review – 2017

2017 was a special year for OMD with a brand new studio album and plenty of live performances that took the band around the globe. Here’s the Messages review of 2017… The biggest news was the announcement of OMD’s latest … Read More

The Red Frame/White Light Saga

‘Red frame white light! Six three two three double o three!’ Those are the immortal words uttered by Andy McCluskey in Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s second single ‘Red Frame/White Light’, released in February 1980 and taken from their eponymous … Read More

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