Tag Archives: Architecture + Morality

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 67]

OMD – Architecture + Morality – Dazzle Ships | 2016 – 3.5 [continued from last post] Disc two opened with the title track to “Architecture + Morality” but that sounded like a playback. The next song, “Sealand” was far from … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 66]

OMD – Architecture + Morality – Dazzle Ships | 2016 – 3.5 [continued from this post] On the face of it, I had to admit that the band had some cheek to release two live albums drawing from the same … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 11]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] In 1980, OMD were touring “Organization” in Europe and since they were playing places like Rouen and Orleans, wags in their support band … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 10]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] “Sealand” was an austere epic for this band. Faint boatwhistle synths  with Malcolm Holmes sturdy, unaffected heart beat rhythm while mournful organ chords … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 9]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] When the needle hit the wax I was greeted by sounds heretofore alien to an OMD record. Creaking machinery, pneumatic hissing, and frantically … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 8]

[continued from this post] As OMD moved from 1980 into 1981, they found themselves synchronizing immaculately with the zeitgeist of the year which saw Post-Punk and the emergent New Pop aesthetic reaching for its acme in the public consciousness. 1981 … Continue reading

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Record Review: OMD – Architecture + Morality | Dazzle Ships | 05.16 [part 2]

[continued from previous post] After an intermission, the second disc began with the more popular of the two albums being played that night. As if to draw comparisons, they chose to begin with the musique concrete title track in much … Continue reading

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