Blancmange are set to release a new album, Commercial Break - their 14th - which explores acoustic textures and field recordings within their synthesiser exoskeleton. Co-produced by Benge and mixed at his Memetune Studios in Cornwall, the album includes the following sounds within the songs, so listen out for . . . Two electric saws; Waves breaking on beach; People talking/moving (indistinct words); A dishwasher; Ambient mic recording to pick up background noise;Close mic recording to collect the body noise of guitar; Bird song (-2 octaves); Metal gate closing and metal gate locking; Beach with people and waves breaking; Old water pump.
"Listening to Blancmange obsessively. Probably the most under-rated electronic act of all time." - Moby "Blancmange have been a part of the soundtrack to my life ever since 'Happy Families' was released." - John Grant “They were one of my favourite Bands when I grew up as a teenager in the 80’s. Listening to their music walking around with my Walkman back then was adventurous. Mainly because I was already in love with the aesthetics of synthesisers and drum machines. But also because it was unusual pop music with an extraordinary energy that made it in the charts." - Roman Flügel
Tracklisting: 1. Share Out The Light 2. Endless Posts 3. This A State 4. Commercial Break 5. Dog Walk In A Cloud 6. Empty Street 7. Strictly Platonic 8. On A Ride 9. Duo 10. Long Way Road 11. Looking After Aliens