Tuesday, August 22, 2006

This Goes With That

The latest in a hitherto dormant, but continuing, series.

A few days ago 1,618 offered up "Genetic Engineering" by Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark, a song I haven't heard since at some point in my extended youth. What strikes me now, and didn't then, is the debt this song owed to the first two "pop" albums by Brian Eno, right down to the rhythmic structure, the crunching guitars, even the vocal delivery. And all cunningly disguised as an electro-pop frippery.