Prog Award winner Claudia Brücken has teamed up with her former Propaganda colleague Susanne Freytag and the band’s former producer Steve Lipson (a member of Trevor Horn‘s pop prog band Producers), to announce a new album as xPropaganda. The new outfit will release a brand new album, The Heart Is Strange through their old label ZTT on May 20. You can listen to first single Don’t (You Mess With Me) below.
The new trio have also announced a London show at The Garage on May 24, where “Claudia, Susanne & Stephen will perform The Heart Is Strange in full, as well as some much-loved Propaganda classics from their back catalogue.”
Propaganda were formed in Dusseldorf in 1982 by industrial musician Ralf Dorper. The band signed to ZTT and released their acclaimed debut album A Secret Wish in 1985. Despite hit singles such as Dr. Mabuse and Duel, the band’s career became embroiled in legal wrangles and they split in 1990.
The four key members, Brücken, Freytag, Dorper and Michael Mertens, have reunited sporadically over the years. This current activity from vocalists Brücken and Freytag came about after the pair performed two sold-out shows at the Grarage as xPropaganda in 2018, and followed it up by convening with Lipson to begin writing new material.
“We always thought it was a shame that an album as distinctive and acclaimed as A Secret Wish seemed destined to be a one-off. It certainly meant a lot to us, and it never seemed right that the story stopped there. Working again with Stephen Lipson and means that we can turn our dreams about what the ZTT follow up to A Secret Wish would sound like into a reality.”
Claudia Brücken teamed up with former Tangerine Dream member Jerome Froese to record the Beginn album in 2018. The same year she won the Outer Limits Award at the Progressive Music Awards.
The Heart Is Strange will be available on coloured vinyl, black vinyl, CD, 2CD and digital
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- Propaganda - A Secret Wish - Deluxe Edition - Sealed - UK - CD album - £14.99, $17.99, €16.79 (New Item) (arrived 31-Jan-2023 12:45)on February 7, 2023 at 9:59 am
PROPAGANDA A Secret Wish (The Art Of The Album Deluxe Edition 2018 UK/EU remastered 9-track CD, their cult classic 1985 debut album featuring the singles Dr. Mabuse, Duel and P:Machinery. This out-of-print deluxe edition is housed inside a hardbook cover and features an extensive 32-page booklet exploring The Times, The Key Players, The Songwriting, The Production, The Impact, and The Legacy. Hype sticker & factory sealed. Recommended)
- Propaganda - Noise And Girls Come Out To Play - Sealed - UK - CD album - £39.99, $47.99, €44.79 (New Item) (arrived 22-Dec-2022 15:08)on February 7, 2023 at 9:59 am
PROPAGANDA Noise And Girls Come Out To Play (2012 original UK 19-track CD album, presented in a jewel case inside an outer picture slipcase, including an 8-page booklet. This example remains factory sealed from new with its hype stickerintact. Subtitled 'A Compact Introduction To' this CD features '7"s, 12"s, album tracks, remix suites, studio outtakes, video soundtracks, dreams, duels, jewels, lies, lives.' Out-of-print and hard-to-find, especially in sealed mint condition!)
- Propaganda - P:Machinery - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $30.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Dec-2022 12:22)on February 7, 2023 at 9:59 am
PROPAGANDA P:Machinery (1985 Japanese 4-track 12" vinyl EP, featuring the Polish Version, Passive Version & Frozen Faces, picture sleeve with wraparound obi-strip with attached lyric insert R13D-2016)
- Claudia Brucken - When Your Heart Runs Out Of Time - UK - shaped picture disc - £15.00, $18.00, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Nov-2022 14:46)on February 7, 2023 at 9:59 am
CLAUDIA BRUCKEN & GLENN GREGORY When Your Heart Runs Out Of Time (1985 UK limited edition 7" Book Shaped Picture Disc single taken from the film 'Insignificance', also includes the Drumless Version. The disc comes issued in its clear PVC sleeve PZTAS15)
- Propaganda - Outside World - UK - CD album - £19.99, $23.99, €22.39 (New Item) (arrived 08-Sep-2022 13:22)on February 7, 2023 at 9:59 am
PROPAGANDA Outside World (2002 original UK 11-track CD album, an essential compilation that collects together remixes, B-sides and extra tracks released on 7-inch and 12-inch records, cassette singles and white-label DJ vinyl pressings duringthe band's tenure on the ZTT label in 1984/85. Chosen by fans with many previously unavailable on Compact Disc. 6-page booklet picture inlay with liner notes by Paul Lester. A recent warehouse find this is brand new old stock, unplayed & mint condition. Recommended)