Synth-pop overlord Gary Numan returns with dark concept album imagining humanity as a planet-destroying virus.
Now resident in California, Gary Numan has had the opportunity to see the devastating ramifications of climate change at first hand. The English synth-pop pioneer, who has influenced the likes of Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode, based his last album, 2017’s Savage: Songs From a Broken World, around the idea of a post-apocalyptic dystopia brought about by humanity’s neglect of the planet, and his forthcoming album, Intruder, is billed as a companion piece, in which Numan sings from the perspective of a disillusioned and battered but defiant Earth, fighting for its very existence.
“The planet sees us as its children now grown into callous selfishness, with a total disregard for its wellbeing,” Numan explains. “It feels betrayed, hurt, and ravaged. Disillusioned and heartbroken it is now fighting back. Essentially, it considers humankind to be a virus attacking the planet. Climate change is the undeniable sign of the Earth saying enough is enough, and finally doing what it needs to do to get rid of us, and explaining why it feels it has to do it.”
Numan has now shared the album’s title track, which mixes his familiar industrial rock sound with an eerie, sinister, disoriented feel.
“Intruder looks at climate change from the planet’s point of view,” says Numan. ‘If Earth could speak, and feel things the way we do, what would it say? How would it feel? The songs, for the most part, attempt to be that voice, or at least try to express what I believe the earth must feel at the moment.”
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- Gary Numan - My Dying Machine - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $9.92, €9.12 (Back In Stock) (arrived 25-Jan-2023 09:08)on January 28, 2023 at 9:00 pm
GARY NUMAN My Dying Machine (1984 UK limited edition 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Here Am I and She Cries, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light wear and the vinyl looks barely played NUM6)
- Gary Numan - Savage (Songs from a Broken World) - UK - CD album - £45.00, $55.80, €51.30 (Back In Stock) (arrived 25-Jan-2023 09:08)on January 28, 2023 at 9:00 pm
GARY NUMAN Savage (Songs from a Broken World) (2017 UK limited Deluxe Edition 11-track CD, including the bonus recording If I Said, digibook picture sleeve with a 20 page booklet of lyrics, photographs and credits)
- Gary Numan - Exile - Sealed - UK - CD album - £14.99, $18.59, €17.09 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jan-2023 16:28)on January 28, 2023 at 9:00 pm
GARY NUMAN Exile (1997 UK original issue 9-track CD album featuring the singles Absolution and Dominion Day. This is brand new original stock, still sealed in the original jewel case, with 12-page booklet picture insert. Instead of returning to his groundbreaking, retro-synth work of the early '80s, Gary Numan tackles twitching electro-rock reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails. A comeback album of sorts, Exile does the job of proving that Numan still has what it takes to remain relevant in the '90s)
- Gary Numan - Cars - Export label - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $31.00, €28.50 (Back In Stock) (arrived 25-Jan-2023 09:08)on January 28, 2023 at 9:00 pm
GARY NUMAN Cars (1987 UK 4-track 12" vinyl single including the Extended 'E' Reg Model Mix [by Zeus B. Held] of the title track, Are 'Friends' Electric?, We Are Glass and the US version of I Die: You Die, title sleeve with the 1987 UK ExhibitionTour dates printed on the reverse. Ththis copy has an alternate label design, supposedly pressed for export. The sleeve, being mostly white shows some minor discolouration from handling in places and little light wear, with the vinyl remaining in excellent condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for over thirty five years BEG199T)
- Gary Numan - The Fury Tour '85 & Ticket Stub - UK - book - £15.00, $18.60, €17.10 (Back In Stock) (arrived 25-Jan-2023 09:08)on January 28, 2023 at 9:00 pm
GARY NUMAN The Fury Tour '85 (Official 1985 UK 48 page photo book for the UK tour, featuring live photos & picture documentaries of hotels, tour coaches, dressing rooms and the after show party. This copy comes with a ticket stubfor the 16th October 1989 show at Manchester Apollo)