John Foxx / Benge / Gary Numan – Benge Explains what it’s all about..

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Are You Listening To Me?

Benge: “Every so often something comes along that is so awesome that it’s scope defies the limitations of a simple blog post, but here goes anyway. I have just produced and co written a track called Talk (Are You Listening To Me?) that is a collaboration between John Foxx, Me (i.e. The Maths) and Gary Numan. Let me repeat that: I have just produced a track that is a collaboration between John Foxx & The Maths and Gary Numan!

Whats more, I’m not sure GN has been on a track featuring so many vintage synths since he recorded Cars! (well, maybe a bit later than that, but you get the point). I do know that he is a big fan of Foxxy, and is on record as saying John was a huge influence on his early synth-based work. So I guess it makes sense that he would want to get involved in this collaboration, which is essentially a reworking of our original track Talk from our Shape Of Things album. So I sent Gary the individual tracks from Talk, and he added a brand new vocal part and some synth drones and then I added some more synth parts and mixed it all at Memetune Central. It will be coming out in a little while on a new album of JF collaborations including some new JF&TM tracks on Metamatic Records.”

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http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/are-you-listening-to-me.html

John Foxx And The Maths Featuring Gary Numan – Talk (Are You Listening To Me?) by Metamatic Records

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The long-awaited “collaboration”.  But..

  1. The “intro” is too long.
  2. Gary only sings his own lyric “are you listening to me”.  I REALLY wish he’d sung some of the original lyrics as well.
  3. Maybe it would have been better if they’d actually met. The Jarre/Numan track is an ACTUAL collaboration..
  4. It sounds like two tracks nailed together in a shed.

 

Having had my little moan, I do like the Numanised bits better than the original. That classic Numan synth line is a killer. I wonder what synth he’s using now (Virus?)

 

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VINCE CLARKE & PAUL HARTNOLL – Better Have A Drink To Think

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VINCE CLARKE & PAUL HARTNOLL – Better Have A Drink To Think

Better Have A Drink To Think is the first single from Vince Clarke and Paul Hartnoll’s collaborative album 2Square.

It will be released as a one-track single download on 3rd June 2016.

Check back for download links when we have them.

Royal Albert Hall – Live album to be recorded

By popular demand we are happy to announce that we will record the Royal Albert Hall Dazzle Ships/Architecture and Morality show and release it immediately as a 2CD package after the show. It will be available to purchase on the night for collection after the show has finished. Alternatively it can be pre-ordered online and will be dispatched the morning after the show (so that those who are unable to make the show are also able to purchase). Please note that all online pre-orders will be shipped the following morning – in order to collect after the show you must buy it at the venue.

There will also be a download option (which will be available the day after the show) and a triple vinyl set (which will ship in mid-June). A bundle of the 2CD package and the vinyl is also available – the CD will ship on the morning after the show and the vinyl will ship once it is ready.

Unlike last year’s live CD/DVD release which was lovingly mixed and mastered by Paul Humphreys, this recording will be taken straight from the sound board on the night. In this way it will capture an instant snapshot of the energy of the live show and will be available to fans the moment the gig is finished.

Preorder here.

Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise

 

Jean Michel Jarre announces Electronica Volume 2: The Heart of Noise.

Featuring GARY NUMAN, YELLO, Hans Zimmer, Cyndi Lauper (Nope, I don’t get that either), and LOADS More!!!

Available NOW for pre-order via AMAZON UK:

Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 2 – The Heart Of Noise (CD)

Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 2 – The Heart Of Noise (VINYL)

Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 2 – The Heart Of Noise (DOWNLOAD)

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Auction – Julia’s Song Lyric Sheet

Julia Kneale is auctioning a hugely important item of OMD history – the original lyric sheet of Julia’s Song written by her at The Id rehearsal in Greasby Library in 1978.

For details of how to bid on this unique item, please click here.

 

Germany – Tickets and VIP on sale now

Tickets for our Dazzle Ships and Architecture & Morality German shows are on sale now.

11th May – Berlin – Friedrichstadtpalast
13th May – Hamburg – Mehr Theater
15th May – Frankfurt – Alte Oper

Also, VIP Upgrades are available to buy here, including soundcheck access and the opportunity to meet the band. These upgrades do not include a ticket to the evening show which must be purchased separately.

OMD | Germany Shows

Following the huge demand for tickets at the Royal Albert Hall in London, we are pleased to announce that we will be playing Dazzle Ships and Architecture & Morality in full at 3 venues in Germany this May.

11th May – Berlin – Friedrichstadtpalast
13th May – Hamburg – Mehr Theater
15th May – Frankfurt – Alte Oper

Tickets go on sale at 6pm (German time) on Wednesday 10th February here.