Artrocker To Release ‘GARY NUMAN: NOW…and then’ App with FREE Remix Album
Exclusive App & FREE DOWNLOAD Remix Album curated by Marc Sallis, Ade Fenton & Steve Malins and featuring remixes from Nine Inch Nails, Tim Burgess, and The Duke Spirit
In December 2012 the new interactive Artrocker App 'GARY NUMAN: NOW...and then' –– an official retrospective of an electro legend –– will hit App Stores around the world and will include a download code for an EXCLUSIVE GARY NUMAN REMIX album.
AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE for ALL tablets, including iPad, Kindle Fire and Google Play Store for Android users, the App was created through a series of NEW & EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS with Gary that were undertaken by Artrocker Editor-in-Chief Tom Fawcett. Discussing the past, present and future of the King of Synth, no stone is left unturned and includes the story behind the recording of and subsequent decision to release the classic ‘Are Friends Electric’ as a single.
The subject of two Artrocker covers since 2011, the last few years have seen an amazing resurgence in popularity for Gary Numan, with him returning to form as a recording artist and back in the public gaze as one of the revered greats of Pop.
Artrocker commissioned music & fashion photographer Keith Martin to take a series of new photos of Gary, his crew and fans. The result is a stunning series of nearly 200 brand new, never-seen-before exclusive photos. Embedded in the App are exclusive interview videos on subjects as diverse as Cars and moving to the USA.
Readers will also be given access to an EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD REMIX ALBUM. Entitled 'Dead Moon Falling', the album is a full reworking of Gary Numan’s critically acclaimed ‘Dead Son Rising’ album, featuring remixes by some of the world’s most cutting-edge artists, including – TIM BURGESS, ALESSANDRO CORTINI (NINE INCH NAILS / SONOIO), GAZELLE TWIN, TOBY BUTLER (THE DUKE SPIRIT), THE OFFICERS, ATARI TEENAGE RIOT’S ALEC EMPIRE and IS TROPICAL. Compiled and curated by Musical Directors Marc Sallis, Steve Malins and Ade Fenton, the album was given the full nod of approval by Numan himself. Talking about how the album came about Musical Director Marc Sallis says: "I'd met Gary a couple of years ago on a photo shoot and I knew his team well so I was honoured when they asked me to curate and commission the remixes for this exclusive album release."
"Having met so many great musicians over the years and knowing the kinds of artists Gary himself respects, drawing up a shortlist of musicians for the remixes was an exciting challenge," continues Sallis. "Everyone I wanted to be part of the project said 'YES' immediately, which made my task that much less stressful."
This App is not simply a book made digital, 'GARY NUMAN: NOW...and then' utilises all the bells and whistles that publishing on a tablet allows. It’s a truly immersive experience that turns a book into an interactive plaything that will appeal to Numanoids, synth-poppers and music fans of all ages.
The release of the App also coincides with Gary Numan’s upcoming ‘DEAD MOON FALLING’ UK TOUR that takes place throughout December 2012:
2 Southampton Guildhall (Adv £25)
3 Manchester Ritz (Adv £25)
4 Edinburgh Picturehouse (Adv £25)
5 Norwich UEA (Adv £25)
6 Wolverhampton Wulfren Hall (Adv £25)
7 London Forum (Adv £28)
8 Nottingham Rock City (Adv £25)
More info on this can be found at www.numan.co.uk