‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ is OMD’s thirteenth long player and could be considered a natural progression from ‘English Electric’. The album takes its name from an 1891 painting by Giovanni Segantini.
It begins with the title track and a mighty electro rhythm section enhanced by a bright infectious melody, robot harmonies and chants. Reflecting on the dilemma of first world problems, it’s a fabulous opener that captures elements of KRAFTWERK, THE ART OF NOISE and THE PRODIGY. Continue Reading ›
With the first two songs previewed from their new album ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’, could it be possible but OMD are even more electronic than ever before?
‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ is OMD’s thirteenth long player and they continue their retro-futurist themes with ‘Isotype’, inspired by the International System of Typographic Picture Education developed in 1935. Meanwhile, the recently unveiled album title song is a classic OMD number with Germany calling. Continue Reading ›
Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno started out as the EMS VCS3 wielding non-musician in ROXY MUSIC.
Eno’s first four classic vocal albums ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’, ‘Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)’, ‘Another Green World’ and ‘Before & After Science’ have been reissued as deluxe gatefold 2LP heavyweight vinyl editions mastered at half-speed for 45RPM, effectively now presenting each album as two EP mini-albums. Continue Reading ›
PAUL STATHAM first made his name as the guitarist of B-MOVIE who appeared on the ‘Some Bizzare Album’. Following the band’s disbandment, he began a songwriting partnership with Goth icon Peter Murphy of BAUHAUS fame.
With producer Pascal Gabriel and singer Lisa Lamb, Statham formed synthpop trio PEACH who released their only album ‘Audiopeach’ on Mute in 1997. And now he can add ambient and experimental instrumental music to his forte. Continue Reading ›
Synth maestro RICHARD BARBIERI releases his most sonically expansive album yet in ‘Planets + Persona’.
But despite a recording career of nearly 40 years, which began as a member the innovative art muzak combo JAPAN, ‘Planets + Persona’ is only Barbieri’s third solo work. Over the intervening years, he has worked with his former band mates in various guises, Steve Hogarth of MARILLION and most notably, prog rockers PORCUPINE TREE. Continue Reading ›