GARY NUMAN - SPLINTER (SONGS FROM A BROKEN MIND)

GARY NUMAN - SPLINTER (SONGS FROM A BROKEN MIND)

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Mortal Records presents Ì_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì_ÌÇÌ_•À_Ì_ÌÇÌ_̤SplinterÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì__�Õ̩ (Songs From A Broken Mind), the inspired new album by pioneer, chart-topper and influential artist Gary Numan.

Ì_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì_ÌÇÌ_•À_Ì_ÌÇÌ_̤SplinterÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì__�Õ̩ features guitarist Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N Roses) and was produced by long-standing collaborator Ade Fenton.

The album finds Gary on fine dark electronic form; sounding both cutting-edge and classic Numan, it marks his best work since the late 70s, early 80s heyday. Although Numan released a straight-to-the-fanbase album Ì_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì_ÌÇÌ_•À_Ì_ÌÇÌ_̤Dead Son RisingÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì__�Õ̩ in 2011, this is his first self-penned full album since Ì_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì_ÌÇÌ_•À_Ì_ÌÇÌ_̤JaggedÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì__�Õ̩ in 2006.

In recent years heÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì__�Õ̩s been quoted as an influence by everyone from Lady Gaga to Kanye West, Matthew Dear to Queens Of The Stone Age, The Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Prince and J Dilla, to Boyz Noise, Richie Hawtin and Battles (they released a single Ì_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì_ÌÇÌ_•À_Ì_ÌÇÌ_̤My MachinesÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì__�Õ̩ on Warp Records with Numan in 2011). But while NumanÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì__�Õ̩s unique style continues to connect with fans from the worlds of metal, hip hop, electronica, industrial and indie, he remains as focussed as ever in pursuing his own singular vision. Ì_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì_ÌÇÌ_•À_Ì_ÌÇÌ_̤SplinterÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì__�Õ̩ sounds unique, while also utilising new sounds and ideas. Perhaps itÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì__�Õ̩s the voice - one of the most distinctive in music and often associated with machines and icy alienation, but for those who are drawn to NumanÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì__�Õ̩s songs, his singing is strangely emotional, almost soulful in places. And if you like that side of his writing, you certainly wonÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì__�Õ̩t be disappointed with the new album, where there are several tracks that set NumanÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì__�Õ̩s vocals against moody, atmospheric torch songs to stunning effect.

1. I Am Dust
2. Here In The Black
3. Everything Comes Down To This
4. The Calling
5. Splinter
6. Lost
7. Love Hurt Bleed
8. A Shadow Falls On Me
9. Where I Can Never Be
10. We're The Unforgiven
11. Who Are You
12. My Last Day