Tag Archives: 2013

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 74]

[continued from last post] The first album after their reformation of 2006 was 2010’s “History Of Modern.” The bulk of it was the sound of OMD trying to see if they could fit back in their own skin. After many … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 62]

2013 shaped up to be a difficult year for OMD in spite of their successful “English Electric” album. While “History Of Modern” had gotten as high as #28 in the UK album charts, “English Electric” built on that new beginning … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 61]

OMD – English Electric | 2013 – 3.5 In the “what were they thinking” sweepstakes of OMD’s career, there have been a few misses of obvious singles, and the latest in this category was the superb ballad “Helen Of Troy.” … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 60]

OMD – English Electric | 2013 – 3.5 OMD had said that they were taking as much time as they needed to follow up “History Of Modern,” their return to recording from 2010. All of 2012 came and went with … Continue reading

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REDUX: Mayan Drums – The Luxuriant Return Of Gina X

February 18, 2014 Austra + Gina X: Mayan Drums UK 12″ [2013] Mayan Drums (Original) Mayan Drums (Instrumental) Mayan Drums (Vocal) Mayan Drums (Zeus B. Held Voice Versa Remix) Mayan Drums (Doldrums Remix) Mayan Drums (Hervé Retro Dark Dub) Back … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks – No. 1 In Heaven DLX RM [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] “Tryouts For The Human Race” began like bubbles of Syndrums® rising up from the blue depths, faster and faster as the approaching and relentless sequencers announced that yes, Giorgio Moroder was indeed in the room. What … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks – No. 1 In Heaven DLX RM [part 1]

Sparks: No. 1 In Heaven DLX RM EURO CD [2013] Tryouts For The Human Race – 6:06 Academy Award Performance – 4:59 La Dolce Vita – 5:52 Beat The Clock – 4:22 My Other Voice – 4:53 The Number One … Continue reading

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