Saturday, May 18, 2013

electric engineering

"Dresden" is the second single to be plucked from "English Electric", the twelfth longplayer from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark.

The song is classic OMD with shades of "Enola Gay" well represented by Andy McCluskey's driving bassline and Paul Humphrey's sparkling synth melody.

The lads even had time to lens a beautiful, brightly colored video for the track which starts out with a short James Bond reference and follows a couple as they fall in and out of love in the space of a three minute pop song. Something tells me this little ditty was inspired by Paul's recent divorce.

Clearly, one of many highlights from their current elpee which is chock full of amazing songs and quirky sounds. The album contains all the best bits of OMD distilled into one album.

And as luck would have it, I was commissioned by the label to reswizzle the single. Have a listen and boogie around your handbag.


  1. Dresden is pop perfection, but the John Foxx + The Maths remix is truly amazing!

  2. Now that's how to mix a stomping house track. I like the up front bass in the intro, particularly. I can't stand it when a bass guitar is excised completely from a remix. All the beat with all of the music left in to maintain my pop interest [and invest the proceedings with some humanity - which is why we make the music in the first place]. Well done, Sir Vero. The rehabilitation of daaaaaaance music continues apace. As you show, it doesn't have to be dance porn.

  3. Wasn't Andy the one who got divorced? I thought Paul had been with Claudia Brucken for years but that they had not married, but were still together. She appears in cameos on the album too. It would suck if they had separated as well.