“We’re Not as Good as When We Go for an Adventure”: An Exclusive Interview with Andy McCluskey of OMD on the “Souvenir” Greatest Hits and Deluxe Boxset (Part 3) by Mary L. Chang

The second of the two European-coded DVDs is an impressive trinity of material.  The first two parts are live shows that Andy McCluskey says demonstrate how time and experience changed the band for the better.  The 1981 show filmed at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane was during the “Architecture and Morality” era, “when we were …

Ghost Box Showcase in Barcelona

The second part of a series of live discussion and music events looking at memory. It’ll be held at Barcelona’s El Born Cultural Centre on 23rd November. There’ll be a live set from Pye Corner Audio and a discussion with cofounder of Ghost Box Records, Julian House (aka The Focus Group). He’ll also be showing …

“Oh My God, We’ve Arrived”: An Exclusive Interview with Andy McCluskey of OMD on the “Souvenir” Greatest Hits and Deluxe Boxset (Part 2) – By Mary L. Chang

Two of the five audio discs are live show recordings, and from virtually opposite sides of OMD’s long career.  The earlier recorded of the two discs comprises tracks recorded live in 1983, at London Hammersmith Odeon and at the end of their tour campaign for the then-critically-maligned “Dazzle Ships”.  While we can now enjoy the …

“Different Colours, Different Shades”: An Exclusive Interview with Andy McCluskey of OMD on the “Souvenir” Greatest Hits and Deluxe Boxset (Part 1) – By Mary L. Chang

2019 will be remembered for a great many notable anniversaries.  In British music history, the greatest will be the 40th anniversary of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD).  The pioneering electronic act from a humble, working-class beginning in the Wirral, England, went on to become a successful, multimillion album-selling group who, except for the few …

In Another Room 7″ EP by Paul Weller and other new releases for 2020

In Another Room is a four track 7″ EP by very special guest, Paul Weller. On Ghost Box, Weller finds the perfect home to explore his interest in experimental tape music and early electronics. The four tracks here though are more than just experiments and build a subtly melancholic atmosphere from field recordings and melodic …

Brook reveal the official video for Built You For Thought

VeryRecords recording artists Brook have today revealed the video to accompany the title track of their new album Built You For Thought. The Built You For Thought album is available to buy right now in CD and WAV Download editions from the VeryRecords shop, and as an MP3 download from iTunes and all good online …

Pye Corner Audio, Soundcarriers and Chanctonbury Rings Live at the Midsummer Happening

Filmed for The state51 Conspiracy by Michelle Tofi, Edited & Directed by Rob Curry, Sound by Dotan Cohen   Chanctonbury Rings live dates: Thursday, 26 September with visuals by Wendy Pye + special guest solo set from Alasdair MacLean (the Clientele) The Horse Hospital, London. Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/481549 Info: https://www.thehorsehospital.com/events/justin-hopper-sharron-kraus Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/424131378207392/ Friday, 27 September w/ Gareth Rees, …

Soundcarriers and Chanctonbury Rings Live at the Midsummer Happening

Filmed for The state51 Conspiracy by Michelle Tofi, Edited & Directed by Rob Curry, Sound by Dotan Cohen   Chanctonbury Rings live dates: Thursday, 26 September with visuals by Wendy Pye + special guest solo set from Alasdair MacLean (the Clientele) The Horse Hospital, London. Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/481549 Info: https://www.thehorsehospital.com/events/justin-hopper-sharron-kraus Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/424131378207392/ Friday, 27 September w/ Gareth Rees, …

Listen to Brook’s Built You For Thought album premiere on PopMatters…

Brook’s Built You For Thought album, the fifth VeryRecords album release will be out on Friday (September 20th) but you can get an advance listen right now courtesy of the pop-culture website PopMatters who are hosting a stream alongside an introductory feature about the band and the album… LISTEN & READ