Erasure producer Vince Clarke has stepped in to remix synth-pop pioneers Blancmange.
Electronic music is coming full circle. The roots of machine composition are being unearthed, with a new slew of labels, club nights and more highlighting the dark waves of disco, electro and synth-pop.
Minimal Wave have proved more adept than most, and are now focussed on re-invigorating 80s duo Blancmange. Formed in the UK by Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe, the duo released their seven inch EP 'Irene & Mavis' back in 1980.
Recorded in one short burst, its DIY sound remains intoxicating - so much so that Mute boss Daniel Miller declared them to be "the maiden aunts of electronic music".
Set to be re-issued on November 5th, the news comes as Blancmange prepare to re-visit their debut album 'Happy Families' on an upcoming tour. Announcing a string of UK shows, the pair have decided to highlight the dates with a new remix.
Vince Clarke is part of the same generation as Blancmange, the first wave of British electronic pop. Fresh from completing Erasure's new album, the producer lifts 'Living On A Ceiling' into disco-house nirvana.
Listen to it below.
Blancmange are set to play the following shows:
3 Clitheroe The Grand
4 Darwen Library
5 Darwen Library
6 Manchester Soundcontrol
8 Newcastle Think Tank
9 Southampton The Brook
10 Brighton Concorde 2
11 Wolverhampton Robin
12 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
13 Liverpool Erics
14 Wakefield The Hop
15 London The Garage
16 Cardiff Ifor Bach
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