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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land review – electronic music pioneer in sparky doc | Musique Non Stop

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land review – electronic music pioneer in sparky doc

Steve Reed and Rob Alexander’s film follows the tortured star in the run-up to the release of his latest album Splinter

After years of being patronised, Gary Numan is recognised as a pioneer of electronic music and there is pure pop inspiration in the elegant, haunted singles of his heyday. A documentary about Numan’s life leading up to the release of his album Splinter is welcome, and, though it does feel a bit like a promo video at times, there is always a kind of tortured honesty in Numan – particularly when he confesses to a Larkinian anxiety at the sight of old people in their seventies, who are facing the death that horrifies him. 

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by Peter Bradshaw via Electronic music | The Guardian