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Sealand - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Architecture & Morality


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Label: Dindisc - VL 2231,Dindisc - VL 2231N • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Green Sleeve • Country: Canada • Genre: Electronic • Style: Synth-pop
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If there was a clear high point for OMD in terms of balancing relentless experimentation and seemingly unstoppable mainstream success in the U. Again combining everything from design Ukiyogunjou - Cruyff In The Bedroom - Ukiyogunjou presentation to even the title into an overall artistic effort, this album showed that OMD was arguably the first Liverpool band since the later Beatles to make such a sweeping, all-bases-covered achievement -- more so because OMD owed nothing to the Fab Four.

All it takes is a consideration of the three smash singles from the album to see the group in full flower. The mid-song instrumental break, with its shifted tempos and further wordless calls, is especially inspired. If that wasn't enough, the scenario was continued and made even more epic with "Maid of Orleans," starting with a quick-cut series of melancholic drones and shades before a punchy, then rolling martial beat kicks in, with Malcolm Holmes and technology in perfect combination.

With another bravura McCluskey lead and a mock-bagpipe lead that's easily more entrancing than the real thing, it's a wrenching ballad like no other before it and little since. Any number of other high points can be named, such as the opening, "The New Stone Age," with McCluskey 's emotional fear palpable over a rough combination of nervous electronic pulses, piercing keyboard parts, and slightly distorted guitar.

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