I pretty don't like their album covers (but I have to say that "Happy Families" is so cute anyway) but the music is good. Ugh, I know it's stupid, but I really don't like when good music has not fitting album covers.
this band's been name-dropped a lot during The Great La Roux Incident of 2009, so i'm going to assume this new record is a way of cashing in on their short return to the (relative) limelight. kinda like getting high on second hand smoke, only probably more embarrassing.
This is my first exposure to Blancmange - Indeed, I am impressed. It's a shame they didn't reach my radio airwaves as Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, and Erasure had, in the days of yore. I don't go by charts, but Living on the Ceiling is well, a song that really moved me. I faved it.
Here’s a demo & a little More:
Here are a few tracks for your ears. ‘holiday camp’ first appeared on irene and mavis, our first and only ep, released in 1980. this version was recorded in 2005. it remains unmixed. ‘All things are nice’ is taken from the album ‘mange tout’. ‘Coffee’ is a demo of a new track to be released and let run wild in 2009. fingers crossed! We don’t rush, do we?