Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Orchestral Manoeuvres no longer in the Dark | PhillyVoice

Orchestral Manoeuvres no longer in the Dark | PhillyVoice: "Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys started Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (better known as OMD) in 1978 to showcase their innovative ideas pertaining to minimalist electronic music and coolly detached lyricism. It didn’t take long, however, for their then-exotic sound to generate smash pop hits – including 1980s anti-war anthem "Enola Gay," and their smartly romantic "If You Leave" for director John Hughes’ era-defining film “Pretty in Pink.”

Like many electro-pop acts, OMD splintered by the '90s only to reform in the 2000s not as nostalgic hit-makers, but new music crafters with fresh albums such as its recent “The Punishment of Luxury.” We caught up with McCluskey via telephone in Washington, D.C. before the band’s Philly date at Theatre of Living Arts on March 7."

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