In the latest episode of the “Misadventures in Music” podcast, musician Ian Prowse and ex-BBC chief Mick Ord sit down for an exclusive interview with Andy McCluskey, a key member of the iconic band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD).
Listeners are in for a treat as Andy candidly shares his insights into OMD’s history, their musical influences, and their future endeavours, including their upcoming and reportedly final studio album, “Bauhaus Staircase.”
OMD, known for their unique blend of classic Synthpop and contemporary Electronic Dance Music, has always charted their own course, defying prevailing musical trends. With a successful European tour and critical acclaim for their previous album, “The Punishment of Luxury,” Andy McCluskey opens up about OMD’s creative process and what fans can expect from their highly anticipated 14th studio album.
During the episode, Ian Prowse and Mick Ord engage in an in-depth conversation with Andy, exploring the band’s musical journey and the impact they have had on the music industry. As Andy shares his thoughts on OMD’s influences and the experiences that have shaped their sound, listeners gain valuable insights into the band’s distinctive approach to music-making.
Additionally, the episode features a carefully curated track listing that complements the interview. From iconic tracks like “Autobahn” by Kraftwerk and “Warm Leatherette” by The Normal to OMD’s own classics such as “Electricity,” “Dazzle Ships/Genetic Engineering,” and “Radio Prague,” the selected tracks provide a musical backdrop that enhances the overall experience for the audience.
The episode concludes with Andy McCluskey expressing his gratitude to the listeners and sharing his excitement for the future of OMD.
As fans eagerly anticipate the release of “Bauhaus Staircase,” this intimate interview offers a rare opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the band’s journey, their musical evolution, and the legacy they have created.
Tune in to the “Misadventures in Music” podcast to catch this captivating episode with Andy McCluskey from OMD, as he reflects on the band’s history, provides unique insights into their music, and reveals what lies ahead for one of the most influential acts in the music industry.
A big thanks to Roy and Clare from the Podcafe in Liverpool for use of their recording studios.
Autobahn by Kraftwerk (extract)
Warm Leatherette by The Normal (full track)
Electricity by OMD (full track)
Pyjamarama buy Roxy Music (full track)
Dazzle Ships/ Genetic Engineering by OMD (extracts)
Radio Prague by OMD (extract)