Notes from Andy on “Kill Me”

 Kill Me was actually one of the first ideas that we had for the songs that would form the English Electric collection. I mentioned to Paul that it would be interesting to try a looped vocal idea something like our old song 4-Neu, and suggested the words "kill me". 

He sent me back the harp arpeggio, chord structure, his own sung chorus and spoken female voice (the first time that I was introduced to the Vox Machina programme). In our usual manner I determined to ‘butcher’ Paul’s sweet track to create the OMD balance of beauty and pain. I introduced the glitchy drums and my lyrics began as purely dark.

However, as time elapsed the focus of the lyric became more uplifting. It tells of a journey through pain and darkness to another brighter light. The ‘kill me’ phrase is rather cathartic now, referring to sloughing off an old skin (killing the past or ones former self) and starting again.

It seems appropriate that we close this chapter of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark with this beautiful song. There is a wonderful future if you choose it: we just do not know where it will lead us.

 

 

 

 

You can listen to Kill Me here.
Kill Me is available as part of the Night Café single bundle which is available digitally on iTunes or on CD from Amazon, Recordstore or our official store.

ROBO CAST 29 – Listen To The Voice Of Robo

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ROBO CAST RADIO the electronic music podcast show is back with show 29 – “Listen To The Voice Of Robo”. The show features fantastic, original electronic for your listening pleasure.

Here’s a list of the fantastic artists for this show: –
ARTISTS / TRACKS / LINKS
tenek – WHERE’S THE TIME? (TELEMATIC HOLIDAY 80 EDIT)
http://www.myspace.com/tenekuk

ANDREA MILANA – HARMONIC MOTION
http://www.andreamilana.com
http://www.myspace.com/andreamilana

JAKE NIEMI – ACCESS DENIED
http://www.jakeniemi.com
http://www.myspace.com/niemimusic

CULT WITH NO NAME – SOFT SKILLS
http://www.myspace.com/cwnn
http://www.sonicbids.com/CultWithNoName

THE STATICFIELD – EVOLUTION
http://the_staticfield.myownmusic.de
http://www.myspace.com/thestaticfield

AMBERPHONIK – ELECTROSTATIC
http://www.amberphonik.com
http://www.myspace.com/sotto4voce

FLORIAN GASPERINI – BYE BYE CLANGERS
http://www.cdlcbarcelona.com
http://www.myspace.com/floriangasperini
http://www.vixalondon.com

THE LIGHT DREAMS – FUTURE PERFECT
http://www.myspace.com/thelightdreamsmusic
http://www.thelightdream.net

MACH FOX – LIKE CLOVER (5 LEAF CLOVER MIX)
http://www.machfox.com
http://www.myspace.com/machfox

SYNCHRO NINE FACTOR – MORE THAN MACHINES (AUTOVON MIX)
http://www.myspace.com/synchroninefactor
http://www.myspace.com/snfremixes

NEOTERIC RESEARCH UNIT – PHOSPHORESCENCE
http://www.myspace.com/neotericresearchunit
http://www.last.fm/music/neoteric+research+unit

THE GLIMMER ROOM – HOME WITHOUT THE JOURNEY (part 4)
http://www.theglimmerroom.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/theglimmerroom
http://www.a-framemedia.co.uk

THE GLOBAL ZONE 2 – PEAKS
http://www.myspace.com/tgz2
http://music.download.com/tgz2

sickmoth – FORGOTTEN
http://www.sickmoth.com
http://www.myspace.com/sickmoth
http://www.alpha9records.com

OUR DAUGHTERS WEDDING – LAWNCHAIRS
http://www.myspace.com/ourdaughterswedding
http://www.almacantarrecords.com/product_info.php?cPath=51&products_id=82

PJE – CONVEX
http://www.myspace.com/pjetunes

LADY VEVOM – CINEMA HOUSE
http://ladyvenom75.com
http://www.myspace.com/ldyvenom

JEAN MONTAG – VIANETTE (THE ULTIMATE MIX)
http://www.myspace.com/jeanmontag