Published Oct 11, 2013Synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan will release his album Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) on October 15 through Mortal Records, and he's shared the entire thing ahead of time.
Numan has been working on these songs over the past few years, with the album eventually taking shape last year after he moved to Los Angeles.
The material here in much darker than, say, his signature hit "Cars," as Numan relies on his industrial rock work leanings rather than pop-friendly inclinations. Songs like "I Am Dust," "Love Hurt Bleed" and "Who Are You" rely on crushing rhythms and dark electronics, while "Here in the Black" has a classical edge, and "Lost" and "My Last Day" are atmospherically delicate.
Check out the album below [via Noisey].