OMD’s new LP ‘English Electric’, out on April 5th!
Cornerstones of British electronic music OMD return to jumpstart and rewire the canon with brand new album ‘English Electric’, out April 5th on BMG Rights.
OMD raise the barometer on pre-album excitement by revealing the brilliantly eye-catching artwork for ‘English Electric’, as designed by Tom Skipp and the band’s creative director, the legendary Peter Saville.
Written, recorded, produced and mixed by OMD – Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys – ‘English Electric’ is a 12-track letter to technology, space, love and a grand return to form for a band whose 1980 hit ‘Enola Gay’ occupied the world’s stage at last year’s Olympics Opening Ceremony.
As percolating synth-pop is pulled along at different speeds and executed with needle-sharp finesse, late night electro ballads collide with big sounding club cuts on a record which also features three interlude tracks, including dystopian missive ‘Please Remain Seated’ and ‘Decimal’, which is accompanied by this suitably mechanical video, directed by Henning M. Lederer, a motion and graphic designer from Germany working as a freelancer for a variety of clients all over the world. Check the video here!
LP Highlights include the radioactive clatter of ‘Atomic Ranch’ – a song which pokes fun at convention with computerised voices – ‘Kissing The Machine’ – which was composed in collaboration with early influence Kraftwerk-member Karl Bartos – ‘Helen of Troy’ – which revives the recurring historical figure motif – and the glacial, uplifting ‘Metroland’, the first single, out March 25th.
The original four-piece – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper – will be reunited once again this spring for a string of must-see shows, which commemorate the band’s 35th anniversary, including AB in Brussels, May 20th.
‘English Electric’ is the follow-up to 2010’s ‘History of Modern’ and the band’s twelfth album to date. The album will be released through PIAS in Belgium on standard CD format, as a deluxe edition – with media book and bonus DVD – vinyl format – ltd edition die cut sleeve on heavyweight vinyl, as a limited edition deluxe tin boxset, as well as digitally.