Video(s) of the Moment #2371: OMD

By on Thursday, 1st June 2017 at 6:00 pm

Legendary synthpop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, also known by their leaner, meaner acronym OMD, have announced they’ll be releasing a new studio album this autumn. ‘The Punishment of Luxury’, their lucky thirteenth, will drop on the 1st of September on White Noise Records. This time around, Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys appear to be taking cues from fellow vanguards of history Kraftwerk on ‘Isotype’, their newest taster from the upcoming LP. Its accompanying promo video is an animated tour de force, beautiful and hypnotic at the same time.

And tonight, I’m not giving you one, but two videos from the new record. The sound of ‘La Mitrailleuse’, a short tune which was unveiled a few weeks back, has an overt political bent, with gunshots ringing out through the song and cannons firing in its animated promo. That said, the video ends with what looks like something far brighter than war. Could it be a new day in its Technicolor brilliance? Catch up on both videos below. A massive UK tour in November and December will take place just before a string of Continental dates. All their announced shows and summer festival appearances for 2017 are listed here.To read more of our coverage here on TGTF on OMD, including my review of their last album ‘English Electric’, follow this link.

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