“Instead” is the full length debut album from Paul Humphreys ( one half of acclaimed electro-pop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ) and Claudia Brücken ( vocalist from cult Glam-Goth Electro-group Propaganda ). OneTwo fuse the epic Teutonic intentions of Propaganda with the charged, atmospheric power of OMD to produce something new, sleek and adventurous.
“Instead” is a lush collection of sleek, dark pop songs : Immaculately produced, pristine modern electronic music (not retro) but with enough references to their previous output to delight their legions of loyal fans, and lovers of electronic music in general. The album features the track “Cloud 9" which is co-written by Martin L Gore of Depeche Mode.
The album is packaged in a glossy digipak, with artwork by Paul Morley. The front cover also include a sticker with “The new album by Claudia Brücken ( ZTT ) & Paul Humphreys ( OMD ).