interlude …. pretending to see the future …. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark ….
… prompted by a feature appearing on the online electronic sound blog about a petition to re-instate the red telephone box the subject of OMD’s ‘red frame white light’ – go here https://electronicsound.co.uk/blog/petition-started-to-reinstate-red-phone-box-that-inspired-omd-song-red-framewhite-light/ – you forget how ahead of the curve OMD really were, while we here would without hesitation, reach for ‘Organisation’ as the benchmark of their greatness, it is to their debuting full length that of late has been frequenting our listening space in down time, housing all their genetic seeds, its possessed of a nostalgic warmth and a futuristic afterglow that pinpoints it to a stationary spot that looks both, back in to the past and far into the future. Pay particular attention to the Peel sessions for a killer version of ‘Messages’ – here retrimmed seductively in a kosmische framing so far better than the finished article.