Monday, July 30, 2018

"Hahaha" by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark


I was a big fan of OMD until they changed their style to become more overtly commercial in the mid 1980s.  I checked in over the years, even after their reformation in 2006, but have mostly stayed on the sidelines.

Then I happened across this - a sprightly instrumental with sampled voices buried at the end of a "B-sides and Bonus Material" album released in 2017.  It has all the earmarks of their earlier, experimental work, while being irresistibly poppy and commercial, and yet sounds modern and fresh.

This is in my Spotify playlist 2018 Picks by DJ Rushton