Jagged - Gary Numan's first album in 5 years released on March 13th , 2006 and is now available on iTunes - click here to preview it on iTunes.
Again, this is an example of an 80's icon who is looking forward and not back and releasing new and contemporary sounding material. The album was co-produced with underground electronic artist DJ Ade Fenton.
Jagged is a natural progression from his last album Pure - but where Pure was heavy becuase of the use of a lot of guitar work in the mix, Jagged achieves intensity instead through the use of interesting industrial samples and synth sounds. I think if you like music from the likes of Nine Inch Nails, you'll enjoy Jagged.
If you are digital musician and/or producer, and want to pick up songwriting/production tips from someone who has sold over 10 million albums world-wide, I encourage you to listen to Gary's podcast where offers insights into the process.
To learn more, check out:
- Link to Jagged on iTunes
- Gary Numan's official web site http://www.numan.co.uk/
- Micro-web site for the album http://www.jagged-album.com/ which contains details about the album, videos and more. He also has a myspace site here
- Gary's myspace site - http://www.myspace.com/garynuman.