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Vinyl fault

Dear All
It has been brought to our attention that a percentage of our recently reissued ‘The Blanc Tapes’ vinyl has a manufacturing issue. Band, management and London Records went through a lengthy approval process to produce this release- in fact the test pressings we all approved sounded fantastic but unfortunately the final pressing was affected, in part, by vinyl pollution. This is an issue with the vinyl material itself which was used for part of the run.
The problem has sporadically effected the three albums. If you have one or more copies in your set which have marks/chemical residue on the vinyl itself or sound issues please email info@londonrecordings.co.uk. We will replace faulty copies free of charge. Please include your full name, postal address, proof of purchase (email or copy of receipt) and state which of the faulty albums you have.
Thank you and big apologies to those who have had issues.
London Recordings

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UK ‘Wanderlust’ Tour:  April 25 Bedford Esquires; 26 Southend Chinnerys; 27 London Under The Bridge; May 3 Sheffield Leadmill; 4 Liverpool Arts Club; 10 Manchester Gorilla; 11 Birmingham Hare And Hounds. For more info please visit HERE 

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‘Wanderlust’ Reviews

Blancmange’s ‘Wanderlust’ was released in October 2018 to fantastic reviews
Here’s a selection of what was said: 
‘Delicious synth pop masterclass’ **** UNCUT 
‘The songs are addictive, complex and vital. Arthur has poured his heart into a record that ranks with his very best.’
ELECTRONIC SOUND 
‘The new Blancmange material is absolutely amazing’ 
NEMONE, BBC 6 MUSIC
‘Great lyricists are still out there and one of the less celebrated is Blancmange’s Neil Arthur whose work is packed with striking imagery, enigmatic
Meaning and ultra-smart puns. **** CLASSIC POP
‘This album is potentially Neil Arthur’s finest work. It shows a man at the top of his game. Excellent stuff.’
LOUDER THAN WAR 
‘Absolutely brilliant’. 
RADCLIFFE & MACONIE, BBC 6 MUSIC
‘Shimmers with personality. Musically, Neil Arthur has entered a new realm and as a lyricist he’s doing something highly distinctive.’ THE QUIETUS 
‘Wanderlust demonstrates that electronic pop is timeless – as are the original alchemists.’
**** RECORD COLLECTER
‘A dark and inspired comment on modern life’ **** MUSIC OMH 
 

 

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New Blancmange album – Wanderlust

On 19th October 2018, Blancmange will release a new album of ten songs composed by Neil Arthur, and arranged, co-produced and mixed with Benge (Wrangler/Creep Show) at the latter’s Memetune Studios in Cornwall. This is the pair’s third album together following their Fader First Light album in June 2017 and they also collaborated on last year’s Blancmange opus, Unfurnished Rooms – described by Mojo as ‘detached, wistful, touched by computer-age unease.’

The new album is focussed on similar themes but there’s a new energy to the approach – wistfulness turning to anger; dislocation morphing into a powerful desire to be somewhere else, and always a sense of someone fighting for forward motion, dreams, family and the joys of life while seeing, as Arthur puts it, ‘the pretence of a normal world being erased.’

This spirit is also in the music, which is vital, percussive, full of analogue machine-noise and chunky basslines.

PreOrder HERE

01. Distant Storm
02. In Your Room
03. I Smashed Your Phone
04. Gravel Drive Syndrome
05. Talking To Machines
06. Not A Priority
07. TV Debate
08. Leaves
09. White Circle, Black Space
10. Wanderlust