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

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

UMMAGMA Frequency
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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

FOTONOVELA – A TON OF LOVE
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Greek production duo FOTONOVELA are probably best known for their work with synthpop duo MARSHEAUX. As a recording outfit in their own right, Fotonovela released the Mistakes Are Good album in 2008 and in 2013 followed this up with the … Read More

REVIEW: MOODS, MEMORIES AND OTHER MANOEUVRES
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Moods, Memories And Other Manoeuvres forms a very personal story from one of the members of the early Liverpool and Wirral music scene. Julia Kneale paints an evocative story of childhood, teen years and her involvement with OMD’s Andy McCluskey … Read More

ENGLISH ELECTRIC – The Messages Review
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The release of History Of Modern in 2010, which effectively marked OMD’s revival with the classic line-up, could have been viewed as setting up the template for OMD’s sound in the 21st Century. But if OMD can be said to … Read More

THE FUTURE WILL BE SILENT EP
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One of the songs featured on the forthcoming OMD album ENGLISH ELECTRIC will be getting its own special release later this month as THE FUTURE WILL BE SILENT is issued in a vinyl format for the annual Record Store Day … Read More

METROLAND released
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Today marks the release of the new OMD single METROLAND, the first release from the forthcoming album English Electric. Andy McCluskey described Metroland as being part of English Electric’s theme of failed utopias: “The song is inspired by the early … Read More