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Thursday, May 15 2014

Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s

Mad World celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the ‘80s via new interviews with 35 of the most notable artists of the period including Duran Duran, New Order, the Smiths and here, OMD.


Wednesday, August 28 2013

The Future Will Be Silent: An Interview with OMD

After a lengthy breakup, a historic reuniting of the original members, and some remarkably strong comeback albums, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark let it all out in this plainspoken, open, and rather fascinating interview about their history, their conflicts, and what it means to have fun again while being in OMD.


Wednesday, February 23 2011

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Return to the USA and Talk to PopMatters

OMD, the legendary Godfathers of Electro-Pop, embark on a North American tour in March. Frontman Andy McCluskey talked with PopMatters about the past, the present and the History of Modern.


Thursday, July 31 2008

The Eccentrics

You need not be popular to break the rules, and you need not be popular to break your own conventions. Sometimes the very best music is being crafted right on the fringes of the mainstream, and it is for that reason that sometimes you will find some of rock music's greatest DETOURS.


Reviews

Thursday, September 30 2010

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: History of Modern

The British synthesizer veterans do their best to sabotage their own comeback album.


Wednesday, April 16 2008

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Dazzle Ships

OMD's concept album about Cold War-era technology and tension was a flop upon its original release in 1983. But seen through modern eyes, it's a brilliant precursor to OK Computer.


Blogs

Monday, January 14 2013

OMD Will Release New Album, 'English Electric', in April

A sublime reason for early Monday happiness... a brand new OMD album is on the way April 9th that the duo describes as a "12-track letter to technology, space, love".


Wednesday, February 16 2011

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - "History of Modern (Part I)" (video)

Here is the official video for OMD's latest single, one of the two title tracks for last year's History of Modern. It was directed by


Thursday, August 26 2010

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - "If You Want It" (video)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are set to release their first album in 14 years, History of Modern, on September 17 in Europe, September 20 in the


Thursday, July 1 2010

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - History of Modern (new album / stream)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark History of Modern (100% Records) Releasing: 4 October The veteran British electronic pop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) have announced


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