Album artwork for Architecture And Morality by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's eponymous debut and its follow-up, Organisation, were pioneering synth-pop albums, however it wasn't until 1981's Architecture and Morality that they made their best and most influential work. Andy Mccluskey and Paul Humphreys integrate their electronics gracefully into the format of the pop song, and Malcolm Cooper's live drums do much to keep the album from sounding too machine-made. The album's centerpiece is the two-part Joan of Arc / Maid of Orleans' Suite, OMD's most memorable, as well as prettiest, achievement at that point. The single Souvenir is nearly the equal of those two songs, and the eight-minute atmospheric exploration Sealand shows the duo's experimental bent remains strong.

LP - 180 Gram Vinyl. Half Speed Mastering.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Architecture And Morality

Virgin
Album artwork for Architecture And Morality by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
CD

£6.99

Released 21/05/2013Catalogue Number

didcdr12

Album artwork for Architecture And Morality by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
LP

£29.99

180 Gram Vinyl. Half Speed Mastering.

Released 02/11/2018Catalogue Number

5705082

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Architecture And Morality

Virgin
Album artwork for Architecture And Morality by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
CD

£6.99

Released 21/05/2013Catalogue Number

didcdr12

Album artwork for Architecture And Morality by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
LP

£29.99

180 Gram Vinyl. Half Speed Mastering.

Released 02/11/2018Catalogue Number

5705082

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's eponymous debut and its follow-up, Organisation, were pioneering synth-pop albums, however it wasn't until 1981's Architecture and Morality that they made their best and most influential work. Andy Mccluskey and Paul Humphreys integrate their electronics gracefully into the format of the pop song, and Malcolm Cooper's live drums do much to keep the album from sounding too machine-made. The album's centerpiece is the two-part Joan of Arc / Maid of Orleans' Suite, OMD's most memorable, as well as prettiest, achievement at that point. The single Souvenir is nearly the equal of those two songs, and the eight-minute atmospheric exploration Sealand shows the duo's experimental bent remains strong.

LP - 180 Gram Vinyl. Half Speed Mastering.