Posts Tagged ‘OMD’
Claudia Brücken – ‘This Happened’: the live DVD is now available as a pre-order from our There(there) shop for £14.99 which includes the postage and packaging cost to anywhere in the world.
For a limited time only, all copies will be signed by Claudia and can also be personalised as per your instruction via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish for your copy NOT to be signed and left in shrink wrap you can also instruct us accordingly via email. All orders placed now will be shipped to be received on or around the release date of 23rd July 2012.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a PAL formatted DVD set to Region 0, so please make sure that you have compatible equipment BEFORE making you purchase.
You can find the trailer of the DVD in full HD here on YouTube.
In 2011, Claudia Brücken, the first lady of cinematic electronic pop, was joined by a host of special guests to perform her highly anticipated live show ‘This Time: It’s Claudia Brücken’ at London’s The Scala. The show was filmed in its entirety and will be released on DVD / CD to our own There(there) shop, various other shops and online, under the title ‘This Happened’ on 23rd July 2012.
The concert is a sensational celebration of Claudia’s life in pop music from Propaganda to Onetwo and features a host of brilliant one off collaborations. The line-up reads like a who’s who of avant pop and includes Ralf Dörper and Susanne Freytag of Propaganda; Paul Humphreys of Onetwo and OMD; Andy Bell of Erasure; Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 and British minimalist composer Andrew Poppy.
The show will be repeated live at Bush Hall, London on 19th July 2012. Buy your tickets Here(here), Hear(hear)!
You can also find the trailer in full HD here on YouTube.
Buy your tickets here, on sale from Friday 25th May.
“The mediator between head and hands must be the heart”
Record Collector …’But what’s most exciting about Combined is that it showcases four new cuts by Brücken, including the brilliant forthcoming single Thank You. Helmed by Stephen Hague, it oozes the mystique, aural magic and existential drama that Brücken is famed for – undoubtedly a potent combination.’…
27 Apr 2008 Tochka Moscow Russia > Metal Library + pics Musica
08 May 2008 Nachtleben Frankfurt Germany > Medienkonverter
09 May 2008 Het Paard Den Haag The Netherlands > CultuurPodium
10 May 2008 Meier Music Hall Braunschweig Germany
11 May 2008 Wave Gotik Treffen Leipzig Germany > Reflections of Darkness + Daniela Vorndran + Wave of Darkness
13 May 2008 Markthalle Hamburg Germany > jmsphoto
20 Sep 2008 Le Bataclan Paris France
Dr. Mabuse live in Leipzig WGT
Messages live in Leipzig WGT
Onetwo were Special Guests on Erasure’s “Light At The End Of The World” tour with dates in the UK, Germany and Denmark
03 Sep 2007 New Theatre Oxford
04 Sep 2007 Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
05 Sep 2007 Grand Opera House York
07 Sep 2007 Grimsby Auditorium Grimsby
08 Sep 2007 Carling Academy Glasgow
09 Sep 2007 Corn Exchange Edinburgh
11 Sep 2007 Carling Academy Newcastle Upon Tyne
12 Sep 2007 Preston Guildhall Preston
Duel live in Preston
01 Jun 2006 Madame JoJo’s London UK
03 Jun 2006 Wave Gothic Treffen Leipzig Germany
28 Aug 2006 Leicester Cathedral Leicester UK
13 Nov 2006 TOO2MUCH London UK
21 Nov 2006 Mexico City Hall Mexico City Mexico
24 Nov 2006 Niza Lima Peru
25 Nov 2006 Ex Teatro Italia Santiago de Chile Chile
01 The Theory Of Everything (Part I)
02 The Theory Of Everything (Part II)
04 Home (Tonight)
06 Have A Cigar
07 I Don’t Blame You
08 Cloud Nine
11 Kein Anschluss
12 The Weakness In Me
13 A Vision In The Sky
14 Home (Tonight) (Paul Freegard remix)
15 One and Only (Sister)
01 Cloud Nine (Blank & Jones Radio Edit)
02 Cloud Nine (Album Version)
03 Kein Anschluss (S.I.T.D. Remix)
04 Home (Tonight) (Manhattan Clique Remix)
cdsingle deluxe version on iTunes
release date Monday 19.02.07
tracklisting as the hard copy cdsingle, plus:
- Home (Tonight) (Paul Freegard remix)
- One and Only (Sister)
the same tracks as the Instead deluxe version
A. Kein Anschluss (Blank & Jones Rhythmus Raum Remix)
AA. Home (Tonight) (Manhattan Clique Remix)
02 Cloud 9
03 Element of Truth
05 One and Only (Sister)
One half of Onetwo is Paul Humpreys, who is also one half, and sometimes one quarter, of OMD, who began their life in the mid1970s as Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark, an exotic low tech Liverpool experiment in computer generated pop influenced by Kraftwerk and Neu! Their first single, Electricity, a manifesto made out of melody and rhythm about their serious intent to make wired pop with a weird drive, was released on the Factory label of Manchester, with a sleeve designed by Peter Saville that contained ideas about cool, mystery and post-punk secretive marketing that would influence Saville’s work with Joy Division and New Order. Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark tested, approved and distributed various ideas about the potential of electronic pop in ways that made them one of the key groups in the history of electronic pop music, alongside the Human League, Cabaret Voltaire and The Normal. OMD took sparky, warped and intensely entertaining electronic pop music into the British pop charts, and then all around the world, even into America. It cannot be underestimated how remarkable it was to see and hear such an individual group becoming a sort of pop art post punk Pink Floyd without doing the obvious or exploiting standard pop cliches. Nearly 40 years later, OMD still exist, and still wondering about the future, and what happens after the future.
One half of Onetwo is Claudia Brücken, of Düsseldorf, home to Kraftwerk, without whom etc etc. This helps make Onetwo a ghostly hint of what OMD might have been like with a female singer, as well as making Onetwo a ghostly hint of what Propaganda might have sounded like if they had been produced by OMD. Onetwo released a collection of five songs called Item and an album called Instead. Instead sounds plausible as a legitimate follow up to both Propaganda’s masterpiece A Secret Wish and classic OMD albums including Dazzle Ships, Architecture and Morality and Organisation – we would say that, but on the other hand, they all do seem to be part of the same exciting story, and the albums combine to form a soundtrack to the same series of movies, imaginary movies which cover a history of questing, liberated post war activity amongst those who had the sensibility of artists but decided to make pop music, and to make this pop music using machines.
Onetwo have supported Erasure and the Human League on various tours. They are currently working on new music, the follow up to Instead, with a working title The Origins of Artificial Intelligence. It will be released in the future.