With a career that has spanned nearly four decades, Gary Numan’s approach to electronic music remains an inspiration to artists across genres and eras, from stadium goliaths such as Depeche Mode, Prince and Nine Inch Nails to alternative heroes such as Beck, Damon Albarn and Marilyn Manson. Even Kanye West owes him a debt and David Bowie once credited him with «writing two of the finest songs» in British music. Numan has written big hits, like Are friends electric? or Cars, two songs that are now part of the music history.
Last year, Gary Numan released Savage (Songs from a broken world), his 22nd album. Savage is set in a post global warming, apocalyptic, Earth in the not-too-distant future. There is no technology left and most of the planet has turned to a desolate, desert wasteland. It’s a harsh, savage environment, as are the survivors who still roam across it.
Gary Numan will be at Kulturfabrik on Friday, March 9th. Be there… or be square!
For fans of : Ultravox, OMD, The Human League, Japan, Killing Joke, Soft Cell, Depeche Mode