Blancmange developed their sound, with their pioneering use of big fat analogue synths and a battery of wondrous Indian percussion from the equally wonderful Pandit Dinesh, including 'Living On The Ceiling', 'Waves', 'Blind Vision' and 'Don't Tell Me' with London Records,
Alongside their contemporaries - the Human League, Magazine, Heaven 17 and OMD - Blancmange are now being recognised as true Electro-Pop trail blazing pioneers.
Blancmange’s new album Unfurnished Rooms was written and recorded by Neil Arthur and co-produced by Benge. It’s been a fantastically creative period for both of them, releasing their debut album as a new electronic duo – Fader’s First Light – in June 2017 and then the final sessions for Unfurnished Rooms followed immediately in the summer.
For the new Blancmange record, all the songs were written by Arthur while Benge added percussion and layers of analogue synth, with the pair then mixing the record together in the latter’s Memetune studios in Cornwall. ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ features John Grant on piano and backing vocals.