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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Founded: 1977

Location: United Kingdom

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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English electronic band formed in Wirral, Merseyside, in 1978. The group consists of founding duo and principal songwriters Andy McCluskey (vocals, bass guitar) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals), along with Martin Cooper (keyboards, saxophone) and Stuart Kershaw (drums). Regarded as pioneers of electronic music, OMD combined an experimental, minimalist ethos with pop sensibilities, becoming key figures in the emergence of synth-pop; McCluskey and Humphreys also introduced the "synth duo" format to British popular music. In the United States, the band were an early presence in the MTV-driven Second British Invasion.

Albums

1980 Organisation
1980 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
1981 Architecture & Morality
1983 Dazzle Ships
1984 Junk Culture

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