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ARTICLE ROBERT ALFONS

PHOTOGRAPHY HEDI SLIMANE

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JENNY RETURNS TO THE BLOCK

HEROES: GARY NUMAN

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Production Kim Pollock and Yann Rzepka

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THE ROUNDUP BACKSTAGE: KTZ F/W \'14 ASIA MAJOR THE BALLAD OF LANA DEL REY

HEROES: GARY NUMAN

PHOTOGRAPHY HEDI SLIMANE
TEXT ROBERT ALFONS



I can still remeber the first time I heard those early recordings ("Are 'Friends' Electric," "Metal," "M.E."). Even to this day, they are untouchable. Everything about them is otherworldly: the lyrics, the production, the whole aesthetic. Remembering those Top of the Pops outfits, he was an alien!

He was absolutely successful with that delicate balance of making dark, frightening, gritty industrial music totally inviting and catchy. The melodic phrasing of "Metal" stumbles brilliantly and yet falls so gracefully in place with the song's pulse. It's a perfect example of what he did best. He's also responsible for my favorite version of Erik Satie's "Gymnopédie No. 1"

Numan's Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) is out now from Machine Music.

June 5th, 2014. A new remix of "I Am Dust" premiered today:

EXTRA CREDITS

Production Kim Pollock and Yann Rzepka

MORE TO LOVE

THE ROUNDUP BACKSTAGE: KTZ F/W \'14 ASIA MAJOR THE BALLAD OF LANA DEL REY
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