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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Taken from the group's forthcoming English Electric follow-up.
via Consequence of Sound at May 30, 2017
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
Synthpop outfit's 13th studio full-length is due out this September, plus they're going on tour.
via Consequence of Sound at May 16, 2017
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