Monday, January 14, 2013

OMD back with new album

British electronic music pioneer OMD will release new album English Electric on April 9 via BMG. 

The follow-up to 2010's History of Modern was entirely handled by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, whose 1980 hit "Enola Gay" occupied the world's stage at last year's Olympics Opening Ceremony.

"Kissing The Machine" was composed in collaboration with early influence Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos

As McCluskey says of the album, "The overarching feel tends to be a sense of loss, of melancholia, that things haven't turned out the way you wanted them to, whether it be with technology or personal relationships."

The title itself - taken from a British industrial manufacturing company - has further resonance for the pair as locomotive enthusiasts and self-confessed technology geeks.

Formats include standard CD, deluxe edition (with media book and bonus DVD), vinyl (limited edition die cut sleeve on heavyweight vinyl), limited edition deluxe tin box set and digital.
 Original band mates McCluskey, Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper plan to tour this spring to commemorate OMD's 35th anniversary. Tour dates will be announced soon.

Track listing:

1. Please Remain Seated
2. Metroland
3. Night Café
4. The Future Will Be Silent
5. Helen of Troy
6. Our System
7. Kissing The Machine
8. Decimal
9. Stay With Me
10. Dresden
11. Atomic Ranch
12. Final Song

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