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 - Telekon + Bonus 7" - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.75, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jul-2021 15:20)on July 29, 2021 at 4:42 am
GARY NUMAN Telekon (1980 UK limited edition 10-track LP with bonus vinyl 7" featuring Remember I Was Vapour & On Broadway, housed in a hype stickered picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows some light ringwear, whilst the vinyl looksbarely played BEGA19)
- Gary Numan - I, Assassin - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.68, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2021 10:26)on July 29, 2021 at 4:42 am
GARY NUMAN I, Assassin (1982 UK 8-track LP, includes Music For Chameleons, We Take Mystery To Bed and I, Assassin complete with illustrated lyric inner, pictrue sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with light signs of play BEGA40)
- Gary Numan - We Take Mystery To Bed + hypesticker - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $13.90, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 24-Apr-2021 11:33)on July 29, 2021 at 4:42 am
GARY NUMAN We Take Mystery To Bed (Limited edition 1982 UK 3-track 12'' vinyl single, featuring the Extended Version, Early Version plus The Images, Numan in classic 'mysterious pose' behind a lampost picture sleeve. The hype stickered sleeve shows a little light shelfwear with some edge scuffing, whilst the vinyl is in Excellent condition with little sign of play BEG77T)
- Gary Numan - She's Got Claws - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $13.90, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 03-May-2021 12:51)on July 29, 2021 at 4:42 am
GARY NUMAN She's Got Claws (1981 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including I Sing Rain and Exhibition. The picture sleeve displays some light general wear, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play BEG62T)
- Gary Numan - Warriors 1983 + Photobook Advertisement Insert - UK - tour programme - £25.00, $34.75, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 04-May-2021 15:40)on July 29, 2021 at 4:42 am
GARY NUMAN Warriors 1983 (Original 1983 UK 20-page 13" x 9.5" tour programme featuring tour dates, biography and lots of superb photographs. There is just a little evidence of shelfwear to show for its almost forty years but remains in excellent condition and comes with the insert advertisement the Warriors Photobook which has previously been folded by the previous owner!)