Blog 544: OMD — English Electric

When I was a young man, and I was first introduced to Dazzle Ships, I remember taking my parents’ original vinyl to my gran’s house so that I could listen to it, because we didn’t have a record player anymore. I had absolutely no conception of the possibility that Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark might one day reform, let alone produce new material. It was just one of those things that was in the past. Gone. Over. Finito. The mosquito trapped in amber with its precious payload of saurian DNA.

And then they came back.

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Blog 508: The E-Blog Queen is Dead

Marsheaux have been long overdue their fourth album for some time now, and, well, this blog isn’t about that.

It recently came to my attention that my favourite Greek synth-pop duo (uh, my only Greek synth-pop duo) were unleashing a compilation of rare and lost tracks. Now, the word was this would only get sold at gigs — since Marsheaux have only ever touched London once or twice, I naturally despaired that I would never be able to get my filthy completist paws on this collection.

Then I got an e-mail from the record company…

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Blog 433: New Music

I’ve raved a lot recently about just how much new music I’ve discovered and listened to on Spotify during my long hours spent in the office.

But while I have had a number of these discoveries played more than once, there have been some I have been not only moved to desire to buy, but moved to actually buy.

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