Gary Numan Details 'Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)'

Gary Numan Details 'Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)'
Having released music steadily since the late '70s, synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan has detailed his latest album, the previously promised Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind). It's out on October 14 in the UK through Mortal Records, with the North American release likely to follow the next day.

Numan explained in an interview with Stereogum that he has been tinkering with these songs over the past few years, and the album began to properly take shape after he moved to Los Angeles last year. He noted that the material "veers towards the darker heavier side," something that's reflective of periods of depression and money troubles.

See the artwork above and the 12-song tracklist below. Scroll past that to hear the ominously crushing opening track "I Am Dust."

Also below, see Numan's upcoming tour schedule, which, as previously reported, includes a Canadian stop in Vancouver on August 30.

When he announced these shows last month, a press release described the forthcoming album like this: "Splinter sounds like no one else while utilizing new sounds and ideas. Perhaps it's the voice — one of the most distinctive in rock music and often associated with machines and icy alienation, but for those who are drawn to Numan's songs, his singing is strangely emotional, almost soulful in places. And if you like that side of his writing, you certainly won't be disappointed with the new album where there are four or five tracks that set Numan's vocals against moody atmospheric slow-burners to stunning effect."

This album follows 2011's Dead Son Rising, which was a reworked collection of leftover material from other projects.

Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind):

1. I Am Dust

2. Here in the Black

3. Everything Comes Down to This

4. The Calling

5. Splinter

6. Lost

7. Love Hurt Bleed

8. A Shadow Falls on Me

9. Where I Can Never Be

10. We're the Unforgiven

11. Who Are You

12. My Last Day

Tour dates:

08/28 Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades

08/29 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall

08/30 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

08/31 Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival

09/01 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

09/03 Oakland, CA - Metro Opera House

09/04 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory

10/25 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade

10/26 Asheville, NC - Mountain Oasis Festival

10/27 Washington, DC - The Black Cat

10/29 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/30 Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center *

10/31 Orlando, FL - Amway Center *

* with Nine Inch Nails