GOOD NEWS from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark with a touching message from a recovering Mal Holmes and a new remix of the dark disco gem ‘Night Cafe’ by synth pop new comers Vile Electrodes.
‘Night Cafe’ out Sep 16th from the LP ‘English Electric’:
A Message from Mal:
“I have finally arrived home after I collapsed and my heart stopped due to a Cardiac Arrest at the recent OMD Toronto gig. I owe my life to quick thinking members of our crew & band and the Toronto Fire Dept Paramedics who performed CRP and Defibrillation to bring me back to life.
It has been a deeply traumatic time not only for me but the band, crew, management, family, frien…ds and loved ones. I have been overwhelmed with the kind messages of love and support from so many people. I am deeply touched and cannot thank all of you enough.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have helped with my recovery and getting me back home safely …. Toronto Fire Dept Paramedics, Nurses & Dr’s in ICU & CCU at Toronto Eastern General Hospital, Dr Lashevsky and his team at Sunnybrook Hospital Toronto, escort Dr Mike Priestnall, Merv and all the OMD crew, the Band, Remi, Simon our tour manager and our awesome manager Mirelle Davis. Lastly … Sabine (my angel) who has held my hand constantly through the darkest of hours.
It’s good to be home. Thank you everyone.
Mal x”On the single ‘Night Cafe’ Andy McCluskey explains: “I was in New York for the first time in 20 years. I was feeling melancholy.
It was -9 degrees, it was dark and I was on a street corner looking into an almost empty restaurant. How could I not be reminded of Edward Hopper’s paintings?”
The song references 7 titles of his works and combines OMD’s romantic melodic touch with a lyrical sadness that matches the tranquil emptiness of Hopper’s art…”