Last October, the electro/industrial music godfather released Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) on his own label Machine Music. Like The New Yorker said, the album “showcases his continued dedication to exploring the darker side of both sonics and psychology” – something Mojo called “Numan’s finest hour.”
Earlier this summer, he also released a special edition EP called I Am Dust. It contains the album version of “I Am Dust,” along with its original demo and a handful of remixes.
Listen to Splinter here: https://play.spotify.com/album/5VYauwYxotVdCXDrcK9KdQ
Here’s the single “I Am Dust”: http://bit.ly/1aXPsdD
While Numan’s unique, pioneering style continues to connect with fans from the worlds of EDM, Industrial, Hip-Hop, Metal, and Indie-rock, he remains as focused as ever in pursuing his own singular vision. Numan has never stopped trying to innovate and his latest album is evidence of this desire to never standstill. Utilizing many new sounds and ideas whilst retaining the feel of a classic Numan record, the softly spoken Numan posses one of the most distinctive voices in music. His unique vocal style evokes a feeling of machinery and icy alienation whilst provoking strong emotions within the electronic noise of classic albums such as ‘The Pleasure Principle’ and ‘Telekon’ that connects with his loyal and ever-growing fan base of self-proclaimed Numanoids.
Gary’s music has influenced everyone from Prince to Lady Gaga, Jack White to Kanye West; Beck to Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Foo Fighters to Nine Inch Nails, many of which have collaborated with him and covered or sampled tracks from his vast back catalogue. People who aren’t familiar with Gary himself have heard his music in some form or another in the past decade. And he’s certainly not stopping now.
Numan, whose signature sound consists of heavy synthesizer hooks fed through guitar effects pedals, is considered a pioneer of commercial electronic music.