On 19th October 2018, alternative synth-pop pioneers Blancmange will release a new album of ten songs, titled Wanderlust.
Composed by Neil Arthur and arranged, co-produced and mixed with Benge at the latter’s MemeTune Studios in Cornwall, Wanderlust follows their collaborative project Fader, and last year’s Blancmange record Unfurnished Rooms.
Percussive, melancholy, propulsive, full of analogue machine-noise and chunky basslines, Wanderlust is a soul-searching work that incorporates dreamy vocoders, Moogs, guitars, and a guest vocal from Hannah Peel.
Wanderlust is Neil Arthur’s second album in 2018, following his collaboration with electronic solo artist Jez Bernholz on Near Future’s debut album Ideal Home in May. Since Blancmange’s Stephen Luscombe was forced by illness to stop touring or recording after 2011’s Blanc Burn, the band has continued with Arthur at the helm.
As part of a UK tour, Blancmange perform at The Old Market, 15th November.