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On Friday 29th September, Blancmange are set to release a new album of 10 songs written and recorded by Neil Arthur and co-produced by Benge (Wrangler/John Foxx & The Maths and Gazelle Twin co-producer). A UK tour has been booked to coincide calling at Boiler Shop, Newcastle on Thursday 26th October. For this feature Neil has chose his 5 favourite instrumentals..

Seeland – Neu! 
The best melody I have yet heard on any piece of music. Influenced by Hank Marvin,
but taken to another world by Michael Rother.
The Robinson Crusoe Theme
Always brings a salty tear to my eye although the story leaves me cold. 
The Big Ship – Brian Eno
A blue print for 2nd phase early Blancmange songs like “Holiday Camp” and “Just Another Spectre”.
Circles – The Soft moon
I could have chosen any instrumental track from this album. While i think, I’d like to be singer in this band. That’d spoil it! The idea being amongst this noise and energy, exciting.
Nautilus – Anna Meredith
I couldn’t believe my ears and eyes when I heard and saw this for the first time. Quite remarkable. Brilliant.

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