Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (Band)

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
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Alternative Name OMD
Group Members Andy McCluskey
Paul Humphreys
Stuart Kershaw
Martin Cooper
Past Group Members Dave Hughes
Michael Douglas
Graham Weir
Neil Weir
Phil Coxon
Nigel Ipinson
Abe Jukes
Malcolm Holmes
Music Genre (Text) Synthpop
electronic
new wave
experimental
post-punk
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Origin Meols, Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England
Year(s) Active 1978–1996, 2005, 2006–present
Record Label 100%
Virgin
Dindisc
Factory
Bright Antenna
Official Websites omd.uk.com
Associated Acts The Id
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Godot
The Listening Pool
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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English new wave/synthpop group formed in 1978, whose founding members, Andy McCluskey (vocals, bass guitar) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals), are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. While steadily eschewing pop star status, the band cultivated a fanbase in the United Kingdom from 1978–1980. They gained popularity throughout Europe with the 1980 single "Enola Gay", and achieved broader recognition via album Architecture & Morality (1981) and its singles. OMD garnered acclaim for their experimental recordings, which are noted for their intellectual depth.

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