First album since 2006 for New Wave pioneer promises to “sound like no one else”.

As announced earlier this summer, Gary Numan is set to release his first album in seven years next week via his own Machine Music label.

Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) is Numan‘s first collection of original material since 2006’s Jagged and according to the press release “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.”

The album features contributions from Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck and was recorded with producer Ade Fenton in Numan’s home studio in Los Angeles.

Splinter is now streaming in full ahead of its release on October 15, see below. Pre-orders for the album are also open. Lastly Numan has also announced a short US Fall tour in support of the album, including a support slot for Nine Inch Nails and an appearance at the Mountain Oasis festival. [via Consequence of Sound]



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