The Red Frame/White Light Saga
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‘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

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury
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Consumerist culture receives some harsh introspection on OMD’s latest outing… Following on from previous releases ‘La Mitrailleuse’ and ‘Isotype’, ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ represents the title track culled from OMD’s forthcoming 13th studio album. Musically, the new song (which had … Read More

Happy Birthday ANDY McCLUSKEY
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Andy McCluskey celebrates his birthday today, offering Messages a chance to reflect on Andy’s commentary on being part of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark for nearly 40 years. In interviews Andy has always been effusive and engaging, while also presenting … Read More

OMD – Isotype
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OMD tackle visual information design for their newest song… Taking its name from the method of depicting pictorial symbols to illustrate data, ‘Isotype’ joins OMD’s extensive catalogue for songs on unusual subjects. Wearing their influences on their sleeves, this new … Read More

OMD – La Mitrailleuse
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OMD revisit familar themes of war on their latest song… With details of the new OMD studio album The Punishment Of Luxury finally being released, two samples of what the album will sound like have also been unveiled. The first … Read More

Birmingham 100 10th Anniversary
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Marking a classic date in OMD concert history Today marks the 10th Anniversary of the event that came to be known as the ‘Birmingham 100’ – an event which saw a reformed Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark playing together on … Read More

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

Liberator Revisted
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“I thought this one would be edgier, but I seem to have written my poppiest album ever!” – Andy McCluskey >If you were to poll a cross section of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark fans asking them to rank their … Read More

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