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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English electronic music band formed in Wirral, Merseyside in 1978. Spawned by earlier group The Id, the outfit was founded by Andy McCluskey (vocals, bass guitar) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals); amid rotating line-ups, Martin Cooper (various instruments) and Malcolm Holmes (drums) are the longest-serving additional members. OMD released their influential debut single, "Electricity", in 1979, and gained popularity throughout Europe with the 1980 anti-war song "Enola Gay". The band achieved broader recognition via their seminal album Architecture & Morality (1981) and its three singles, all of which were international hits. Steadily resistant to celebrity status, the group earned acclaim for their adventurous recordings, which combined sonic experimentation and atypical subject matter with musical hooks.

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07/28/2017

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The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, US

07/29/2017

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OMD’s video for new song “The Punishment of Luxury” is a neon condemnation of consumption society: Watch

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark premiere the title track of their upcoming album.

via Consequence of Sound at July 18, 2017

OMD share video for hypnotic new song “Isotype” — watch

Taken from the group's forthcoming English Electric follow-up.

via Consequence of Sound at May 30, 2017

OMD Gets Kraftwerkian, Examines Our Emoji Present In A Zoetropic Video For 'Isotype'

The British synthpop duo's new song is a soaring six minutes of Kraftwerk-ian vocoder-pop, and a clever comment on how emojis have replaced everyday language.

via NPR at May 30, 2017

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