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Trevor Horn's autobiography is to be released in the form of a hardback book, digital edition and an audiobook on 13th October 2022. It will focus on Trevor's long career as one of the world's most respected record producers and will no doubt focus on his time as a co-founding member of the Buggles and the Art of Noise.
Pre-order here
ART OF VINYL | Tuesday 25th January 2022

Devote the first day of the month to silence.
A pilot project for Art of Silence vinyl editions is in the works. We'll announce on email first, before social media. So sign-up here for inside information:

Anne Dudley returns with another beautiful soundtrack album to Paul Verhoven's film Benedetta which has been released digitally. No physical release as yet.
Click here for tracklisting information.


Art of Noise's ZTT back catalogue is being reissued via ZTT Records/UMC today, kicking off with Moments In Love (Rob Searles Anthem MIx) (under the alias Vision) that finally gets it official release after being previously scheduled for 16th October 2000 but was withdrawn at the last minute.
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Eye Of A Needle (Live in Tokyo, 1986) is the third track borrowed from the forthcoming album Noise In The City
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Graham Massey's remixes of Moments In Love are available as a digital single alongside Peter Gunn (Live in Tokyo, 1986), the second track taken from the forthcoming Noise In The City long player
Click here to download & stream 808 State of Art of Noise in Love.
Click here to download & stream Peter Gunn (Live in Tokyo, 1986).

First track lifted from the forthcoming Noise In The City long player
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NOISE IN THE CITY! | Thursday 24th June 2021 (via Art of Noise official)

Set for release on 06 August: on vinyl, CD and digital: a new live album from The Art of Noise, recorded in Tokyo in 1986 on the In Visible Silence tour.
This is the first time a full-length, unedited live Art of Noise concert has ever been released, and the entire set was mixed in 2021 by Gary Langan from the original multitrack tapes. Highlights include Peter Gunn, Legs, Paranoimia, and the first-ever release of 1986 live renditions of Eye Of A Needle and In The Mood. On stage are Anne Dudley and JJ Jeczalik with Dave Bronze on bass, Simon Moreton on percussion, Paul Robinson on drums, and The Noisettes (Katie Humble, Pepe Lemer, and Linda Taylor) on vocals. Please be seated for:
Side T:
1. Peter Gunn (Arrival), 01:12
2. Close (to the Edit), 05:40
3. Paranoimia, 05:07
Side A:
4. Eye of a Needle, 07:07
5. Legs, 04:28
6. Moments in Love, 10:16
Side O:
7. Beatbox, 09:26
8. Instruments of Darkness, 05:40
9. Peter Gunn, 05:08
Side N:
10. From Tokyo to Hammersmith and Back, 11:22
11. Opus III, 03:20
12. In The Mood, 04:10
This album came to fruition when Anne Dudley, JJ Jeczalik, and Gary Langan returned to Tokyo for live dates in 2017. They found that the 1986 concert had been recorded for FM radio broadcast and music journalist Ian Peel (who wrote the liner notes for this release and was with the group for the 2017 tour), tracked down the original multitrack master tapes to a vault in London.
The recordings were mixed this year by Gary Langan, and the rest is, as they say, a mystery. According to Music On Vinyl: "This live album beautifully represents The Art of Noise’s mid-Eighties Visible Silence tour, while also perfectly documenting one of their first concerts in Tokyo."
The vinyl edition, released by Music On Vinyl, is housed in a gatefold sleeve designed by Philip Marshal with the concert spanning two white vinyl 33rpm discs. It will be limited to 1500 copies.
The CD edition, housed in a digipack complementary to the current Adventure Series of Art of Noise's China-era recordings will be released simultaneously via Music on CD. And Warner Music UK will release the album digitally worldwide - with some sneak previews coming very soon...
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The brilliant Pro Synth Network channel will bes hosting an interview with Art of Noise, Art of Silence and Art of What?!'s JJ Jeczalik on Friday 2nd July 2021 at 7pm (BST), 2pm (EDT), 11pm (PDT) .
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NOISESPEAK! | 10th June 2021

Join JJ Jeczalik (@jj_jeczalik), Anne Dudley (@annedudleymusic) and Gary Langan (@gazbo2824) - and the Art of Noise Home Service (@artofnoiseoffic) - for what Tim Burgess describes as "an evening of guaranteed entertainment".
It's the Tim's Twitter Listening Party for In Visible Silence: 6pm, Sunday 27th June.
More info from @LlSTENlNG_PARTY here:
ART OF SILENCE GOES DIGITAL - THE SECOND WAVE | Friday 28th May 2021 has been rebranded Dot UK for it's digital debut along with a mini album of outtakes entitled Dot D.A.T. both albums are out now
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WHO'S AFRAID OF RECORD STORE DAY 2021 | Wednesday 7th April 2021

Art of Noise's debut album is being reissued this years with a bonus LP, Who's Afraid Of Goodbye as part of Record Store Day on 17th July.
Click here for participating stores


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Jazz Cafe have cancelled the three Dudley Jeczalik Langan Reboot Art of Noise shows that were to due to take place from the 16th to 18th June 2010. Please contact your ticket vendor and not this site regarding refunds.
THE ART OF WHAT?! @ LET'S ROCK 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 | Saturday 9th May 2020

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, The Art of What?! set that was due to take place on Saturday 16th May @ Let's Rock The Moor has now been postponed until 22nd May 2021 with the date for Let's Rock Wales now taking place on Saturday 5th June 2021. There are no confirmations at this point about JJ & Gary's appearing at the rescheduled Let's Rock Southampton and Let's Rock Essex events. Please contact your ticket vendor and not this site regarding refunds.
click here to book tickets via this site's home page

Tune into Scala Radio (DAB | Online | App | Smart Speaker | SKY TV 0216) at 1pm (GMT) to hear Anne playing Academy Award winning music from the past 90 years.
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Anne, JJ & Gary will now appear on stage for two nights on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th June 2020 at London's Jazz Cafe instead of the previously scheduled dates of Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th January due to health issues.
click here to book tickets via this site's home page  
JJ Jeczalik & Gary Langan's live DJ/AV show is set to land at the Todays festival in Turin on 24th August and again as part of Butlin's Electric Dreams Weekender from 29th November to 2nd December 2019.
click here for tickets for Todays Festival (Italy) and here for Electric Dreams (UK)
EXPANDED NONSENSE! ARRIVING 26th APRIL 2019 | Monday 11th March 2019

A limited edition individually numbered double turquoise blue vinyl issue of In No Sense? Nonsense! will be we released next month. Only 2,000 copies of this set have been made via Music on Vinyl.
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You can pre-order from the following suggested outlets by clicking on their logos:
KEITH FLINT (17th September 1969 - 4th March 2019) | Monday 4th March 2019

It was announced today that The Prodigy's front man Keith Flint has died at the age of 49. The group famously sampled Art of Noise's (Close To The Edit) on their UK No.1 single Firestarter which made Flint a household name and one of music's best loved performers.

Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Keith's family and friends at this sad time.
RECORD STORE DAY UK 2019 (13th April 2019) | Friday 1st March 2019

ZTT/BMG will be releasing three limited edition box sets exclusively for this years Record Store Day on Saturday 13th April. Each set will contain 4 12" EPs containing remixes and unreleased tracks and are part of ZTT's Element series. This years offerings include Art of Noise's Daft As A Brush! (Element 46), 808 State's Four States Of 808 (Element 44) and Propaganda's The Eight Testaments Of Propaganda (Element 45).
The track listing for Art of Noise's Daft As A Brush! can be viewed here.
Click here for further information about Record Store Day UK and here for worldwide information.
TREVOR HORN ON TOUR | Thursday 28th February 2019

Trevor Horn takes to the road this year perfoming his recent Reimagins - The Eighties album with special guests.
For more details click here.

Trevor Horn is set to release his new album on 25th January that features the likes of Seal, Robbie Williams, All Saints and Simple Minds as well as other guest artists covering classic 80s hits.
Pre-order here
ART OF SILENCE GOES DIGITAL | Friday 11th January 2019

JJ Jeczalik's Art of Silence project has gone digital for the first time, kicking of with the release of the classic West 4.
Click here for upcoming Art of Silence releases

A small fan meet-up will be held at the Euston Flyer pub (83-87 Euston Road, London, NW1 2RA) from 3pm onwards on the 5th November 2018 prior to Anne Dudley and JJ Jeczalik's talk at Spiritland later on in the evening. Please free to pop in and meet fellow Art of Noise fans.
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TREVOR HORN BAND LIVE IN LONDON | Monday 8th October  2018

Trevor Horn has announced a live date at The Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre in London on 2nd November 2018.
Click here to book tickets
ANNE & JJ LIVE AT SPRITLAND TALKS | Thursday 13th September 2018

Hear Anne Dudley and JJ Jeczalik will be talking to Ian Peel about the making of Art of Noise's third studio album In No Sense? Nonsense! on 5th November 2018 at Spiritland, Kings Cross, London. Only 60 tickets are available.
Click here to book.
IN NO SENSE? NONSENSE! DELUXE EDITION | Tuesday 4th September 2018

Art of Noise's classic 1987 album In No Sense? Nonsense! will be made available as a remastered 50 track deluxe edition double CD and download on 2nd November 2018. The extras include outtakes, unreleased remixes, collaborations with Paul McCartney & Duane Eddy, as well as the singles Legacy and Dragnet. This experimental album that defies genre can be pre-ordered from (and other worldwide Amazon sites) along with exclusive limited edition items that can be found at
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JJ & GARY AT FESTIVAL OF SOUND | Thursday 10th August 2018

Art of Noise's JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan are to healine at the Festival of Sound on Friday 28th September 2018 at Novotel London West, Hammersmith. Gary will also be giving a talk on Saturday 29th about the making of Queen's classic Bohemian Rhapsody.
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BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. are set to issue a number of cross artist releases as part of their The Master Collection series at the end of July 2018. This is will be the first UK budget-price release for the Art of Noise. Heavily based upon on the European Best Of that was issued on the Metro Select label with a few tracks replaced and added to appeal to die-hard fans.
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Island Records are to release Anne's long awaited album in the UK & USA after its initial release in Japan last year.
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DUDLEY JECZALIK LANGAN ON 7" VINYL | Wednesday 31st January 2018

A limited edition single is to be released via Electronic Sound magazine on 5th February 2018. Dudley Jeczalik Langan Reboot Art Of Noise's In Visible Silence was recorded in Tokyo last September and features Instruments Of Darkness as the A-side and medley of some Art of Noise classics on the flipside.
Pre-order here.

After the huge success of last year's 2CD deluxe edition of In Visible Silence, Music on Vinyl have announced the release date of the limited edition double 180 gram gatefold blue vinyl counterpart (MOVLP2007) as Friday 23rd February 2018 and April for the black vinyl edition.
click here for track list.
click here to pre-order your copy now

Anne, JJ and Gary perform live once again on the 9th March 2018 at The British Library in London rebooting their classic 1986 album In Visible Silence.
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Trevor releases his first solo project under his own name in Japan on 16th August 2017. The album is the soundtrack to the Japanese anime TV series Reflection Wave One co-created by Hiroshi Nagahama and Marvel's Stan Lee. The album will be available as both standard and limited edition formats.
Pre-order the standard CD or limited edition CD/DVD from

In an exclusive interview by Christopher, JJ talks about many aspects of his musical career.
click here to read the English transcript.

Rob Green will be chatting to Gary about Art of Noise and his career on 28th June 2017.
click here to listen to the entire show.

Following the success of their Sound City gig in Liverpool, Anne, JJ and Gary will appear at Billboard Live Tokyo to reboot their Art of Noise In Visible Silence album live on the 2nd & 4th September 2017.
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Neil Tennant presented Anne with The PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award today.

In her acceptance speach she had this to say: “I’ve been in this business for 39 years and I’d like to take this moment to thank everyone I’ve worked with. Thank you to PRS and BASCA for fighting our corner. Thank you to my husband Roger, I’ve never publically thanked him… and I’ve never privately thanked him. Roger, I could of done it all without you, but it would of been crap.”

Tune in to 80s Show on The Voice FM in North Devon this Saturday from 10:30pm and catch Gary in conversation with Yolanda Jones.

In Visible Silence has been remastered today @ Redlight Studios, London with JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan.
RECORD STORE DAY MOMENTS ON 22nd APRIL 2017 | Tuesday 21st March 2017

As part of Record Store Day, ZTT will release two limited edition versions of the Art of Noise's 1985 hit Moments In Love. The 2017 editions will be available on 22nd April as a 10" shaped picture disc (including the vinyl debut of A Time For Fear (JJ's 12" Remix) on the flipside), issued via BMG. A four track coloured vinyl 12" edition will be issued by Music on Vinyl.
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To tie in with the live reboot of Art of Noise's In Visible Silence in May, Anne will be releasing a new album of her piano re-workings of some the groups best known works entitled Anne Dudley Plays The Art Of Noise. It will be first released in Japan on 24th May 2017 via U/M/A/A Inc.
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The two exclusive limited edition In Visible Silence from PledgeMusic sets are now available. The standard 2CD deluxe edition can be pre-ordered from them and

In Visible Silence officially announced today, and set for release on 19 May 2017. A two-disc, remastered, expanded edition of Art of Noise's million-selling second album, In Visible Silence, featuring the Grammy Award-winning hit single Peter Gunn ft. Duane Eddy.
The release date comes just six days before Anne Dudley, JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan reboot In Visible Silence live on stage at Liverpool Sound City.
Disc One will feature the original album sequence and all the original 7” A-side mixes and B-sides. Disc Two presents eleven previously-unreleased tracks from the cutting room floor – the first time any out-take material from this era of Art of Noise has ever been released – alongside all the rare 12" mixes from the In Visible Silence project.
Every track has been remastered from the original tapes by Dudley·Jeczalik·Langan. The deluxe edition has been compiled and curated by Ian Peel, with design by Philip Marshall based on the original art of John Pasche. The sleevenotes detail Peel's two-year, 'Raiders of the Lost Art' search for the master and session tapes from the making of In Visible Silence.
The deluxe edition is available to pre-order on Amazon now (, though please note tracklist currently displayed there is incorrect).
STAY TUNED for the launch of a special, official store on PledgeMusic where you will be able to pre-order the deluxe edition as well as a series of exclusive limited edition art prints, artefacts and merchandise
Art of Noise official
IN VISIBLE SILENCE REBOOTED ON 19th MAY 2017 | Wednesday 29th March 2017

The Art of Noise's biggest selling album (to date) is beeing rebooted for the 21st century on 2CDs that feature the remastered original album, previously unreleased demos, 7" & 12" mixes and b-sides. Anne Dudley, JJ Jeczalik & Gary Langan will also be appearing live on the 25th May at Clarence Dock in Liverpool (see below or home page for details of that event).
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JOHN HURT, CBE (1940 - 2017) | Saturday 28th January 2017

The legendary British actor and voice over artist passed way yesterday, 27th January 2017, age 77.  Famous for his roles in classic films including Alien; The Elephant Man; 1984 and more recently, the Harry Potter series which are just a few of his memorable performances that spanned six decades in no less than one hundred and twenty films. In 2013 he played the role of "The War Doctor" in the television science fiction series Doctor Who that introduced him to a new generation of fans and was also the narrator throughout Art of Noise's 1999 album, The Seduction Of Claude Debussy.
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to his family and friends at this very sad time.
LIVE CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT! | Monday 23rd January 2017

Dudley·Jeczalik·Langan reboot Art Of Noise's In Visible Silence
A unique outdoor performance on 25 May 2017 at the Clarence Dock, Liverpool.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 27th January 2017, at
Commencing the sixth work in the Adventure Series. (Of flesh and blood we're made...)
Art of Noise official
ELLE | Monday 22nd August 2016

The soundtrack album by Anne Dudley to the Paul Verhoeven film Elle is due for release on the 23rd September 2016. It is her second collaboration with the film Dutch director, the first being Black Book back in 2006.
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Following the huge success of Anne Dudley's soundtrack album to the BBC's period drama, Sony Music are set to release an new expanded edition of her CD on 16th September 2016. Pre-order from
DRAGNET ON BLU-RAY | Wednesday 18th May 2016 have given a release date of 6th June 2016 for the 1987 box office hit Dragnet starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks with the movie's iconic theme tune performed by the Art of Noise.
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ART OF NOISE'S OFFICIAL VIDEO CHANNEL (The China Years) | Friday 22nd April 2016

You can now officially watch for the very first time a collection of Art of Noise's videos made during their time at China Records. All of the videos are HQ (not HD) and stand out from those on certain fan video pages. You can view the videos here or click the Videos on this site's menu bar.
PRINCE (1958 - 2016) | Thursday 21st April 2016

Fans and the music industry are in shock after the sad news of the death of singer/songwriter Prince, aged 57. The superstar performer had numerous hits including Purple Rain, 1999, Little Red Corvette, Sign 'O' The Times, Batdance and Kiss (that was covered by the Art of Noise featuring Tom Jones). The story of his passing broke when it was announced in a statement by Carver County Sheriff Jim Olsen today. An investigation is now under way.
Our thoughts go out to Prince's family and friends at the sad time.
Click here for further updates.
THE ART OF SOCIAL MEDIA | Monday 18th April 2016

Art of Noise's J.J. Jeczalik and Gary Langan can also be found on Twitter and Instagram.
click here to access links.

Who’s Afraid Of The Art Of Noise? was originally released in 1984 and acted as the perfect illustration of the changing dynamics of not only how music sounded, but also how it was to be created in the future. The lines had become increasingly blurred between the artist and producer, not only their roles within the studio, but also their roles within the finished product. George Martin was referred to as the fifth Beatle for his influence on their sound, Brian Eno would develop the idea of the ‘studio as a compositional tool’ and Trevor Horn would go on to define the sound of the 80’s through his work with acts such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Seal.
The Art Of Noise developed the idea of a ‘group without faces’, the ‘band’ was created by engineer/producer Gary Langan and programmer J. J. Jeczalik, along with arranger Anne Dudley, producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley and was without a traditional frontman. The sound was created from a pallet of samples, field recordings and synthesis, blurring the lines between the recognisable genres of new wave, rock, pop and dance music.
Join us for this special one off event which will feature Trevor Horn, Anne Dudley and Paul Morley all in attendance and talking openly about their memories of The Art Of Noise and their classic debut. The album will be replayed in full on our world-class audiophile Classic Album Sundays hi-fi and the replay will be followed by an opportunity for the guests to ask the band the questions they have always wanted to ask.
This will be a very intimate event and seating will be VERY limited.
Wednesday 21st October from 7 to 10pm
The Club at Café Royal, 68 Regent Street, London W1B 0AB
Tickets: £100 (there is also a limited allotment of complimentary tickets for Café Royal Club Members but they must sign up in advance)
Classic Album Sundays

"We are sorry to say that due to increased production and manufacturing costs and problems locating some of the original master tapes we have decided to cancel this campaign as we don't feel the Box Set would be of a high enough quality and value for money we hoped to release. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who Pledged and all of those who expressed interest throughout the campaign. CAS will be back with new campaigns and new releases in the near future.
Your pledge will be automatically cancelled, but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at
Classic Album Sundays"
POLDARK | Friday 8th May 2015

Anne Dudley releases her latest soundtrack CD, Poldark - Music From The TV Series on Monday 11th May 2015.
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Classic Album Sundays and ZTT will be releasing a strictly limited edition deluxe box set of Art of Noise's debut album, along with other exclusive formats. In addition to this, there will be a Classic Album Sundays event to launch the album featuring a full playback of the album on a valve audio system featuring a Q&A session featuring members of The Art Of Noise.
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ARE YOU FOLLOWING ANNE DUDLEY? | Monday 16th March 2015

It's official! You can now follow Anne on twitter @annedudleymusic
COMPETITION WINNERS | Monday 2nd February 2015

Congratulations to: Gwilym Chesterfield, Wales, Rudi Rasmussen, Denmark, Luciano Giampaglia, England. Prizes courtesy of Salvo Music/USM
THE TREVOR HORN BAND LIVE IN LONDON | Thursday 18th December 2014

The Trevor Horn Band (aka The Producers) will be playing at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on the 5th March 2015. Special guest stars will include Seal, with more to be announced soon at a future date.

Art of Noise's At The End Of A Century 2CD+DVD set and the Various Artists compilation set Zang Tuum Tumb: The Value Of Entertainment that includes an expanded edition of Zang Tumb Sampled (featuring Art of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Propaganda, Andrew Poppy, Anne Pigalle and Instinct) are to be released in the United Kingdom on the 2nd and in Germany on 6th February next year.

With deep regret, the SPZ Group and the Horn family announce that Jill Sinclair passed away on Saturday 22 March 2014, aged 61. Click here to read the full statement (
ART OF NOISE ON BBC REGIONAL RADIO | Thursday 6th February 2014

JJ Jeczalik & Gary Langan have been busy recording a series of interviews in London at Broadcasting House this week. The two Art of Noise founder members have been talking about their music and ZTT Records.
click here for more info.
AT THE END OF A CENTURY | Thursday 6th February 2014

ZTT's Ian Peel has been raiding the label's archive yet again to bring us all a new Art of Noise collection. The collection contains Noise-shots from the closing years of the 20th Century to the opening ones of the 21st. At The End Of A Century will contain no less than 3 CDs and a DVD. It acts as the second bookend to the group's groundbreaking career, the first being And What Have You Done With My Body, God? in 2006  The set is due for release later this year. As a prelude, a 12" picture disc is set for release on the 19th April entitled Live At The End Of A Century.
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THE FURTHER EXPLOITS OF ZTT | Thursday 6th February 2014

The 10th February see no less than four releases from ZTT/Salvo. Various Artists: Zang Tuum Tumb - The Art Of The 12", Volume Three (order here);The Organisation Of Pop (London Edition) (order here) containing previously unreleased Art of Noise tracks. From Frankie Goes To Hollywood comes: Relax (Sex Mix Edition 3) for the very first time on 12" (exclusive to order here) and the deluxe edition of Frankie Said (CD/DVD) (order here).
A SOUND OF #ZTT30 | Thursday 17th October 2013

Listen to an art of noise at 19eighties - the rhythm of a decade, with Paul Morley, Anne Dudley, Andrew Poppy, the BBC Concert Orchestra and... "special guests." Art of Noise and ZTT's debut EP, Into Battle with the Art of Noise, will be stripped bare and transformed into a defiantly non-electronic orchestral suite.  And the BBC Concert Orchestra will perform Andrew Poppy's 32 Frames. 19eighties is a brand-new, one-off documentary soundtrack to the decade you either love, or love to hate, presented as part of The Rest Is Noise, the Southbank Centre's year-long festival exploring the sound of the 20th century through talks, debates and films and concerts. 19eighties: 30 November 2013, 7.30pm, Southbank Centre: click here for tickets IS BACK ONLINE | Friday 2nd August 2013

JJ Jeczalik's classic Art of Silence website has been restored complete with a new official Facebook page

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER | Wednesday 27th March 2013

As from today you can officially follow this website on Twitter, in addition to Facebook
THE VOICE UK | Tuesday 26th March 2013

Former Art of Noise collaborator Sir Tom Jones returns to TV on Saturday 30th March 2013 (19:00 GMT) for the second series of the music talent show with fellow judges Jessie J, and Danny O'Donoghue.
Read the Tom Jones interview at the The Guardian's website.
THE LEXICON OF LOVE | Wednesday 12th December 2012

On December 18th 2012 The Lexicon of Love will be re-created as a live concert at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Anne Dudley will be conducting a 40 piece orchestra with ABC's Martin Fry in the gold lamé suit.
CLASSIC POP | Wednesday 24th October 2012

This new music magazine was launched today. The editor of this bi-monthly publication is non other than ZTT's very own Ian Peel.
click here to read more.
MAKING TRACKS - 3. METROPOLIS | Saturday 11th August 2012

Cultural commentator Paul Morley explores a history of popular music through some of the iconic recording studios in which classic albums were created.

Without them music as we know it would simply not exist. At its most basic, there'd be no technology to capture the sounds envisaged by the musicians and created and enhanced by the engineers and producers... and there'd be no music for the record companies to market and distribute. But more than that, the studios actually played a crucial part in the structure and fabric of the music recorded there - the sounds enhanced by the studio space itself... the potential and shortcomings of the equipment and technology housed in the cubicles... and the ability and 'vision' of the engineers and producers operating it all to find the new sound that makes the recordings sound different and fresh.

In the final programme of the series Paul Morley ventures to West London and one of the last major studio complexes to be built in the heyday of the music industry. But without an exalted musical history to fall back on and decades of experience to help run it, how do you go about creating a world-class facility frequented by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Mick Jagger and Rihanna... and how do you keep it going when all around you are closing their doors?

Producer: Paul Kobrak.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 3:30PM Sat, 11 Aug 2012. Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 11:30AM Tue, 7 Aug 2012
BBC Radio 4

The long awaited Made In Basing Street album by the group consisting of Trevor Horn, Lol Creme, Stephen Lipson and Ash Soan will be released on the 25th June 2012 as a double deluxe edition CD. The Producers have been jamming together since the late 2000's and have also been busy playing live gigs. This will be the first studio album that Horn & Creme have appeared on as members of a band since Art of Noise's The Seduction Of Claude Debussy in 1999.
ANNE DUDLEY LATEST | Monday 14th May 2012

Anne Dudley is working as the musical director of the director Tom Hooper's new film "Les Misérables", starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.  In addition to her film work, Anne has composed a new piece, influenced by Handel's Water Music as part of the Thames Pageant for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June where she will be participating 2012. The piece features on a new compilation released on 28th May entitled "ew Water Music - Thames Diamond Jubliee Pageant 
ZANG TUUM TUMB - THE ART OF THE 12" VOLUME 2 | Monday 9th January 2012

The follow up to ZTT's best remixes of the 1980s and 1990s is released on the 20th February 2012. This time around non-ZTT acts such as  OMD, Paul McCartney, Mint Juleps appear alongside the Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Propaganda. This set also sees previously unreleased material surfacing for the very first time like two 808 State versus Art of Noise remixes of Moments in Love
GARY LANGAN TAKES TO THE AIRWAVES (27/08/11) | Tuesday 23rd August 2011

The Art of Noise co-founder, record producer & engineer will be on Absolute Radio - Cafe 80's on Saturday 27th August 2011 between 9am - 12 noon. You can also listen to Gary talking about his time as the assistant engineer on Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody to the birth of the Art of Noise in the BBC Radio Scotland series "Edith Bowman's Album Show" that goes out in the next few weeks.
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Due to an arson attack on the SonyDADC distribution centre the release date of the deluxe edition CD + DVD has been postponed until 19th September 2011.
WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE? (DELUXE) | Wednesday 27th July 2011

Zang Tuum Tumb and Salvo Music are proud to present Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? the Deluxe CD + DVD Edition.
The fearful audio disc: features the classic 1984 album remastered and the first release ever of AoN's BBC Radio 1 live sessions. The first, for Saturday Live in November 1984, includes studio interviews with JJ Jeczalik, Gary Langan, Anne Dudley and Paul Morley and live renditions of Close (to the Edit), Moments in Love and Beat Box (which morphs, only this once, into Video Killed The Radio Star). The second, recorded for Janice Long in March 1985, includes the From Science to Silence rendition of Donna.

The afraid DVD: features Anton Corbijn and Zbigniew Rybczynski's classic videos for Beat Box and Close (to the Edit), a documentary in two parts ('so what happens now?' and ‘so what happened next?’), nine TV adverts including Kenneth Williams' legendary spoken word sessions, previously-unseen live recordings including AoN 4.0 live at Coexistence, the full-length, made-for-cinemas Closer (to the Edit), and cinema trailers voiced by Patrick Allen.

Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? (Deluxe) is released on 05 September 2011.
Click to the Catalogue section for the full track list, and click to to the Zang Tuum Shop to pre-order.

MAKING TRACKS | Friday 15th July 2011

Broadcast: BBC Radio 4, Tuesday 19th July at 13:30 (BST).
Critic and cultural commentator Paul Morley returns to the Basing Street Studios, home to Island Records and then his own ZTT label. These were the very rooms in which everyone from Led Zeppelin, Cat Stevens and Bob Marley through to Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Art of Noise and Grace Jones recorded some of their most iconic albums. In the company of Island's Chris Blackwell and ZTT's Trevor Horn, as well as legendary engineer Tony Platt, Paul attempts to find out what it was about this particular space that led to some of the most memorable recordings of the 70s and 80s.
Producer: Paul Kobrak.
BBC Radio 4
BRASS ON THE BRIDGES | Friday 15th July 2011

Anne was commissioned to compose a fanfare for massed brass players by the South Bank Centre for the opening of the Light Fantastic weekend, June 2011. The piece was designed for 4 Brass Bands positioned across Hungerford bridge, gallery trumpets high up on the Festival Hall and a mass band on the terrace by the river. Brass players of all abilities were asked to download their parts for a performance early evening.
"Brass on the Bridges" became "Brass on the balconies" owing to constant rain! Anne says: "The challenge was to write all the parts for various levels of players. Each part had hard, medium and easy versions that all worked together. It was good to see such a mix of abilities and ages making music together. I hope someday we get a chance to perform it outside!"
INTO BATTLE EXPANDED ON 4TH APRIL 2011 | Saturday 19th March 2011

The first of ZTT and Salvo's expanded Art of Noise re-issues kicks off with their 1983 debut 12" Into Battle With The Art Of Noise being increased in length from a 9 track EP into a 27 track album.

A lot more thought has gone into this version than the 20th Anniversary Edition that was released in Germany in the early 2000s. This is a must for all AoN fans and electronic music as it broke away from the conventional sound of electro-music that had been dominated by the likes of Kraftwerk.

OPERA | Monday 31st January 2011

As part of the Royal Opera House "OperaShots series" Anne was commissioned to write a short opera for their Linbury Theatre. She teamed up with Terry Jones who produced a Pythonesque story about a doctor. This doctor is well loved by all his devoted patients and is a brilliant GP, but, he is a dog! Prejudices abound, he is called up before the GMC but then things take a turn for the worse!

The opera "The Doctor's Tale" is written for 8 performers and scored for a small orchestra and will be performed in April together with a project by Stewart Copeland.
ZANG TUUM TUMB - THE ART OF THE 12" | Monday 3rd January 2011

ZTT/Salvo are to release a double CD of some of the labels best love remixes from Art of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Propaganda, 808 State as well as forgotten gems from the likes of Nasty Rox Inc. and (Lomax). The collection also includes peviously unreleased material by Art & ACT (a pArt of Noise). Available on 7th February 2011.

Trevor Horn, who has been made a CBE in the New Year Honours, is one of the most influential record producers of the last 30 years.

During his career his epic pop treatment has graced hits by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones, Seal and Robbie Williams.

A classically trained musician, Horn began as a session musician and in the house band at the Hammersmith Palais nightclub in London.

It was this apprenticeship, he claims, that taught him "the dynamics of the dance floor". It was not until he reached 30, in 1979, that his career began to take off. His big break came when he donned a pair of giant spectacles, formed The Buggles and wrote the the hit that was to make his name. The duo's Video Killed the Radio Star reached number one in 16 countries. Two years on, it achieved immortality as the first track played on MTV.

Horn then briefly fronted progressive rock band Yes, though he received dire reviews as its bassist and lead singer. Moving behind the mixing desk, Horn made his name as a producer with girl-boy duo Dollar. He then moved on to mastermind The Lexicon of Love, ABC's masterpiece of 1980s pop. Horn's ability to combine emerging synthesiser and sampling technology with rhythm and drama gave even the cheesiest tunes a sense of adventure and futuristic allure.
There was also an unlikely collaboration with punk maestro Malcolm McLaren on the Duck Rock album, not to mention work with innovative electronic group The Art of Noise. The producer returned to Yes in 1983 for the album 90125, single-handedly reinventing the ageing rockers with chart-topping anthem Owner of a Lonely Heart. In the same year he signed Liverpudlian group Frankie Goes to Hollywood to his new label, ZTT. Horn used drum machines and sampling to create the symphonic dance tracks Relax, which topped the charts in January 1984, and Two Tribes, which stayed at number one for nine weeks that summer.

Horn dominated '80s orchestral pop, scoring hits with the Pet Shop Boys, Tina Turner, Simple Minds and Grace Jones's mesmerising Slave To The Rhythm. He was named best producer at the Brit awards in 1983, 1985 and 1992, and won a Grammy in 1995 when Seal's Kiss from a Rose was named record of the year. His eclectic outlook has also seen him lend his polish to such indie acts as Belle & Sebastian, Kid Harpoon, Captain and Delays.
Most recently he produced Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow's duet Shame - recorded, along with part of Take That's reunion album Progress, at his Sarm West studios in west London. He was also at the controls for guitar legend Jeff Beck's album Emotion and Commotion, up for seven Grammy awards in February.

Horn received a standing ovation from his peers in the music industry when he was bestowed with an outstanding contribution honour at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards in London last May. A few months later, the Buggles reformed for a one-off gig to raise money for the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London. It was, he said, "a very special cause, one that's close to my heart".

His words hinted at a family tragedy five years ago when his wife and business partner Jill Sinclair was accidentally shot in the neck with an air rifle by their son, leaving her in a coma. "You soon discover that the things money brings aren't important," he told a newspaper last year. - Source: BBC

MOMENTS IN LOVE MASTERTAPE SOLD | Tuesday 12th October 2010

The mastertape for the 1987 re-issue of Moments In Love (WEEPS 1) was sold for £1,200 on eBay on the 9th October 2010. All of the money will go to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.
The digital download of the track has now spent 33 weeks on the Jazz Digital Songs chart in the USA.
MIND-BUGGLED! | Friday 1st October 2010

Art of Noise's Trevor Horn reformed his late 70's/early 80's band the Buggles for one night only on 28th September 2010 with special guests Richard O'Brien, Propaganda's Claudia Brücken, ex-Yazoo vocalist Alison Moyet and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark to raise money the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. The event was engineered by fellow AoN co-founder Gary Langan with the familiar face of JJ Jeczalik in the audience. Check out studiosarm's eBay auctions to raise more money for this good cause. Items on auction are a mastetape for Art of Noise's Moments In Love 12", Trevor's glasses from the Buggle's and a few more real gems that you will never see again
THE BUGGLES - THE RETURN - 28.09.10 | Friday 13th August 2010

Trevor Horn and ZTT Records is proud to announce the return of The Buggles, live on stage for their first ever full live gig... a mere 30 years after their international #1 hit single Video Killed The Radio Star kick-started a generation of electronic pop. Trevor will reconvene the original Buggles line-up, including Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia) and Bruce Woolley (Camera Club, Grace Jones), to preform their ground-breaking début album - The Age of Plastic - in full. No tour is planned, no DVD or live CD will be released... The Buggles – along with some very special guest artists – will perform live on stage for one night only on 28 September 2010 at at a special and intimate West London venue.
This unique event is being put together to raise funds for London's Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. Active since 1854, the hospital has a simple but very important mission: to add years to life and life to years. Further details - including surprise guests, support acts, and pre-show exclusives - will be announced soon. But to avoid disappointment, please click here to register your interest in what is set to be one of London's - and technopop's - hottest tickets of the coming months...
JJ JECZALIK & GARY LANGAN AT THE BEEB | Friday 6th August 2010

The two founder members of the Art of Noise have been working together in a studio in London and have been recording a series of radio interviews for the BBC to spread the word of the new Influence album. A lot of interest in the Art of Noise has been generated since its release last month and these interviews are due to be broadcast soon.
In his blog on Myspace, Gary said "Well, for all you Art of Noise fans the latest release from this "ground breaking outfit" is in you High St shops. I command you to dip into your pockets.Those of you in rural areas should be getting an interview on BBC local radio from JJ and I over the next days. The two of us spent Thursday and Friday locked in a box in the bowels of Broadcasting House churning out some very funny and witty banter loosely term'd as interviews"
Broadcast dates and details: TBC
ONE WEEK TO GO... | Monday 12th July 2010

Monday 19th July 2010 sees the release of Influence. I can tell you that it has been worth the wait, featuring such classics asLegs (7" Version), Paranoimia (The Paranoid Mix) (with Max Headroom), Close (To The Edit) (a.k.a. Beat Box (Diversion Seven)) and the (Theme From) The Krypton Factor, here on CD for the first time. The set contains two versions of This Is Your Life by Trevor Horn & Paul Morley's spin-off project Art & Act., along with some of the final recordings made during the Anne Dudley and JJ Jeczalik period. The package also includes a booklet written by ZTT's curator and the compiler Ian Peel featuring previously unreleased photos of Art of Noise, words from Anne Dudley and Paul Morley, all housed in a fantastic digipak.
INFLUENCE: THE DETAILS | Monday 21st June 2010

Click here to view details of the new Art of Noise release Influence due for release on 19th July 2010
THE ART OF DREAMING | Monday 21st June 2010

Art Of Noise's unseen promo video for  Dreaming in Colour has made it's official screening on ZTT's  YouTube site more than a decade of being locked away in the vaults of ZTT. The single was originally released in late 1998 as part of Dream On With The Art Of Noise All Mixed Up In Bed By Way Out West as a promo only. A year later it was remixed by Brothers In Rhythm and once again issued as a promo only 12". The song featured on the 1999 album The Seduction Of Claude Debussy featuring vocals by Donna Lewis of I Love You Always Forever fame.
The video is being used as part of ZTT/Salvo's promotion for the upcoming best of album Influence.
18 WEEKS IN LOVE | Monday 21st June 2010

Moments In Love is still in the Billboard Jazz Digital Songs charts. The track has now spent 18 weeks on the chart and is currently at number 40, down two places from last week.
A TIME TO HEAR... INFLUENCE UPDATE PART 3 | Monday 7th June 2010

By now some of you are aware of the "leaked" information regarding the new Art of Noise Influence CD via the retailer However the tracklisting stated isn't 100% accurate. The confirmed tracklist will be listed here as soon as news comes in. Expected release date is 19th July 2010.

The forthcoming Art of Noise retrospective is to be called Influence after dropping the working title Legacy. It will be packaged in a smart eight panel-digipak featuring previously unpublished photographs from every period of the group's history, further details about the actual track-list will be published within the next few weeks. At the moment of publication, ZTT/Salvo have pencilled in a provisional release date for sometime July.
Watch this space for further news...
JUST A MOMENT... | Monday 10th May 2010

Moments In Love is still in Billboard's Jazz Digital Songs chart , spending no less than 14 weeks there
MALCOLM McLAREN 1946 - 2010 | Thursday 8th April 2010

The controversial former manager of the Sex Pistols has died today from a rare cancer called Mesothelioma.
The self-publicist and impresario passed away in New York, USA, aged 64.
He was partly responsible for introducing hip-hop to the UK after seeing young black DJ's scratching records in New York, along with introducing world music to the British public, pre-dating Paul Simon's Graceland. McLaren also became a pop star, releasing the smash hit singles Buffalo Gals and Double Dutch along with the parent album Duck Rock in the early 1980's. The album was produced by Trevor Horn and featured three other Art of Noise members, Anne Dudley, JJ Jeczalik and engineer Gary Langan. It is through their work with McLaren that helped to kick-start the Art of Noise into existence. In the years that followed McLaren continued to create music as well as moving into television and film projects including Channel Four's The Ghosts of Oxford Street.
In 2008 he appeared on Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack and was also to appear on another reality TV show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in 2007, but pulled out of the show before it began saying "The reality is their jungle is a glorified film set. The whole show is a circus. I was shocked to hear I was never going to be in any danger."
He will be best remembered for his involvement with the punk movement and his association with the Sex Pistols, Bow Wow Wow, Adam & the Ants, Afrika Bambaataa, The World Famous Supreme Team Show and Vivienne Westwood. McLaren is survived by his son Joe Corre and his partner Young Kim.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to Malcolm's family & friends at this very sad time.
MOMENTS IN LOVE IS A HIT AGAIN IN 2010 | Monday 22nd March 2010

The Art of Noise's classic Moments In Love track entered Billboard's Jazz Digital Songs chart at #45 on the 6th March and peaked at #43 on 13th March 2010. It first appeared as a track over ten minutes long on the group's debut release Into Battle With The Art Of Noise, before being edited as the b-side for the 1984 7" single Beat Box.
The track became a hit single in 1985 and again in 1987. Madonna replaced the Wedding March with the track when she married Sean Penn. Moments In Love has been sampled by artists such as King Sun-D Moet (Hey Love) and J.T. & The Big Family (Moments In Soul), to name but a few. The track has also been given a fresh make-over as a mash-up entitled 3 Words vs Moments In Love (DJs From Mars Bootleg RMX). It is a mash-up of AoN classic and Cheryl Cole's 3 Words.  It was put together by TheMarsAttax and is taking YouTube by storm with a video featuring both video's mashed-up together.
To view and listen click here
LATEST UPDATE ON LEGACY PART 1 | Saturday 20th February 2010

Other items planned to be featured on the upcoming Art of Noise archive album include experiments from the late 1990's that predate The Seduction Of Claude Debussy album. Also to feature will be unreleased (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise! period tracks and material from the Art of Noise spin-off group Art & ACT (Horn/Morley and Steve Lipson), that was up until now only rumoured to exist.
Watch this space for further news...
ART OF NOISE'S ZTT REISSUES | Saturday 20th February 2010

Salvo hope to start re-issuing the group's ZTT back catalogue as expanded sets featuring additional tracks starting late 2010 and early 2011. They will follow a long line of ZTT/Salvo releases after ZTT's former distributor went bust in 2008. Other reissues by the label will include albums from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, 808 State amonst others. Watch this space for further news..
NEW ART OF NOISE SUMMER RELEASE | Friday 29th January 2010

ZTT/Salvo plan to release a new Art of Noise retrospective album entitled Legacy. The double CD set will contain both ZTT and China Records material, the first album to do so since 1988's original version of The Best Of The Art Of Noise.  This new compilation will feature singles, hits, soundtracks, collaborations and at least an hour of unreleased material from the groundbreaking Grammy award winning group.
This forthcoming collection is being compiled by ZTT's Ian Peel, the man who brought us the Art of Noise tribute album The Abduction Of The Art Of Noise, along with group's own box set And What Have You Done With My Body, God? and ZTT's 25th anniversary box set Zang Tumb Tuum: The ZTT Box Set. No track listings have been confirmed for the album as yet, but it promises to be more than a standard run of the mill compilation.
Watch this space for more news...
FRANKIE SAY DELUXE EDITION | Thursday 28th January 2010

Great news for Frankie Goes To Hollywood fans as ZTT/Salvo are set to release a double CD of their 1984 number one album Welcome To The Pleasure Dome. The Liverpool "lads", Holly Johnson, Peter Gill, Mark O'Toole, Brian Nash and Paul Rutherford were the biggest band in the UK scoring three number one singles with Relax, Two Tribes and The Power Of Love. This infamous group were aided by non other than the Art of Noise's, Trevor Horn, JJ Jeczalik, Anne Dudley, Gary Langan and Paul Morley. The results of which can be heard on this expanded edition that features remixes, interviews and unreleased material from ZTT's vaults.
ADVENTURES IN MODERN RECORDING | Thursday 28th January 2010

Trevor Horn's second Buggles album is due to be released by ZTT/Salvo on Monday 15th February 2010. This new expanded edition of the original 1981 album features no less than seven additional bonus tracks. The original album was released the year after their debut The Age Of Plastic that featured the number one single Video Killed The Radio Star. Between the two albums, Horn & Geoff Downes had joined & left the group Yes.
Unlike the previous album Downes only featured on four of the tracks, leaving Horn to finish the rest of it alone. The original album also credits two other future Art of Noise members, Anne Dudley on keyboards along with Gary Langan on engineering duties.
Trevor Horn will be performing live at the Brit Awards as part of the backing band for Robbie Williams on 16th February 2010

Bill's sell out shows are going from strength to strength. Bill is aided by his partner in crime Anne Dudley, who as well as conducting the orchestra, has composed some of the music for the shows. A show from the Royal Albrt Hall is available to buy on DVD Video and Blu-ray disc
December 2009 Tour Dates & Booking Info:

11 - London O2 - alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Telephone Booking: 0844 277 4321, Book Online)

13 - Edinburgh Usher Hall - alongside The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
(Telephone Booking: 0131 228 1155, Book Online)
14 - Gateshead Sage Centre - Alongside The Northern Sinfonia
(Telephone Booking: 0191 443 4661, Book Online)
Book tickets for any of the shows above on the official tour
Ticket Hotline on 0844 875 8758 or online at (also available via Ticketmaster and See Tickets).
Tickets are priced from £25 to £60. Booking fees may also apply.

ABC'S THE LEXICON OF LOVE TOUR | Friday 10th December 2009

ABC performed two more live show of their classic debut album, aided by two members of the Art of Noise Anne Dudley- conducting the orchestra and Gary Langan in control of sound. They have played to sell out crowds in Shefield and Manchester. Below is a review posted on Gary's official MySpace site: ABC, Bridgewater Hall, December 6, 2009
THAT ABC’s Lexicon Of Love is now considered by some to be one of the top 100 albums of all time for its complexity of song writing, and for Trevor Horn’s miraculous production, is not surprising.
What is a surprise however is that, 27 years later, ABC still has the pulling power to saddle up on the back of a 50-piece orchestra and fill The Bridgewater Hall for a complete run-through of that album, when I’ve never met anyone else other than my dad who admits to liking the band.
It’s a mighty achievement for a band who have been out of the limelight for so long.
Is this a pop concert? I’m not sure. The show is split into two parts, the first seeing ABC perform songs from its non-Lexicon back catalogue. But from the off it feels more like a film score from an eighties’ blockbuster than electro chic.
This is epic reproduction on every level – just how Trevor Horn would like it I’m sure – but despite a high standard with tracks such as Ocean Blue and How To Be A Millionaire, ABC fail to stir the audience who are obviously waiting for the main show in part two.
When it comes, the audience are like a crackling thunder cloud waiting for a break, excitedly dancing in their seats without standing, and ecstatic in their reaction. ABC perform the classic set in order except at the end where they switch 4 Ever 2 Gether for All Of My Heart so they can dedicate it to each and every one of us. That might be cheese too ripe for some, but it’s gladly received by others.
Poison Arrow is popular, and Date Stamp is wrongly, mutely received, but The Look of Love sees people dancing in the aisles.
If this night is anything to go by ABC will continue to play this classic album in its entirety for many years to come.
Thanks to Gary for the info
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD | Friday 16th October 2009

Art of Noise's stablemates Frankie Goes To Hollywood get another greatest hits album in the form of Frankie Say Greatest out on the 2nd November 2009 along with a brand new remixes and a new remix single of Relax, featuring non other than Holly Johnson in the new video. As many of you know, the Art of Noise's Trevor Horn, JJ Jeczalik, Anne Dudley and Paul Morley were all involved with the succss of the band's first album and their biggest hits. This is chance to hear once again why Frankie still remain one of Liverpool's best loved bands.
GARY LANGAN'S LATEST MYSPACE BLOG | Friday 11th September 2009

Beginning of September took me off too Split in Croatia to work on a new project involving three soprano teenagers.The studio in Split was ok, little bit on the under-maintained side ! but workable, just. Only had a small handful of mics to choose from and an old PC running Nuendo (not my favourite combination for music) The upside was not only the fact that the girls are great singers but the writer wouldnt start work untill 3 in the afternoon cause it was too hot,so that left me hanging around on the beach.......... very tough ! We managed to record four tracks and then brought them back to my favourite studio in London, Sphere.Got four good mixes out of them. Looking forward to doing more tracks.
Also had the chance to work with a great singer, Rachel Furner. Looked after the front of house sound for her when she supported Pixie Lott at the Forum for her UK album release. Check out her MySpace.
Gary Langan, Thursday 10th September 2009

Following on from last year's sell out shows at the Royal Albert Hall and the critically acclaimed version on BBC2, Bill Bailey's surreal comic and musical imagination is let loose once more as he takes this show on the road, performing with some of the finest orchestras throughout Britain, accompanied by Anne Dudley, one of the UK's most celebrated composers and arrangers.
A classically trained musician, Bill has for many years covered all kinds of music in his comedy and this show takes the form of an irreverent guide to the instruments of the orchestra, plus 70's cop show music, news themes, Bill's own songs, and some of Anne's specially written new works. Hear the trombone's affection for Cockney music, and find out what bassoon players are secretly obsessed with. It's a unique show which The Times called "blissfully funny" and which Stephen Fry described as "wonderfully driving a Rolls-Royce off-road".
The first show will be at The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Friday 6 November 2009 (at 7.30pm) and will feature the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. As a special treat for those of you reading this now, there are 100 of the best seats reserved for you (Bill's mailing list members). These will be reserved for 7 days, or until they are all bought - whichever comes first. These are the top priced tickets at £60 each. Other tickets will also be available and range in price from £25 to £50.
To get access to these seats, call 08700 402000 from 10am on Wednesday 9 September 2009 (tomorrow!) and quote "Furry Jam Hat 2267" and you will be allowed to purchase tickets from this special allocation.
Further venues to be confirmed...there is a very good chance that tickets will be on sale in Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham, Liverpool, Belfast, and Dublin.
Further information to be revealed early next week...stay tunefully tuned, Tuesday 8th September 2009
ZTT & UNION SQUARE TEAM UP | Tuesday 8th September 2009

Union Square Music have gone into partnership with ZTT Records to relaunch the label's back catalogue after its former distributor, Pinnacle went put of buisnesss. USM's label Salvo will be responsible for all futures physical releases, licensing and synchronisation for Zang Tuum Tumb's recordings around the world apart from the Uniited States, Canada and Japan.
REALITY KILLED THE VIDEO STAR | Monday 31st August 2009

Robbie Williams' new album is set to be released on the 9th November 2009. It is produced by the Art of Noise's Trevor Horn. The title pays homage to Video Killed The Radio Star, a 1979 number one single by The Buggles, a duo of non other than Trevor & Geoff Downes. The album is the anticipated long awaited follow up to Robbie's 2006 flop album Rudebox. With Trevor at the helm it is guaranteed to be a success.

Fans of the former ZTT co-founder will enjoy his new BBC 4 series How To Be A Composer, that begins Saturday 18th July at 9:30pm (BST). The series will see Paul become a music student for a year at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Bootlegs of the 1988 version of The Best Of The Art Of Noise (Art Works 12") have surfaced on eBay. The cassettes are made in Thailand by a company calling itself Michael: Direct To Disc Master Sound., aimed at looking like a promo tape. There are no artist credits on the label, no writer, publisher, producer details on the inlay and no China Records/Polydor logos either. The printing quailty of the inlay is poor, the "record label" logo is the Motown label with the word Motown replaced by Michael.
click here to read an article about the sale of bootlegs on eBay by The New York Times

Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra is being shown on BBC 2 in the United Kingdom at 9.40pm on Saturday 9th May. Bill's madcapshow features Art of Noise's Anne Dudley conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra.
SET THE CONTROLS... | Monday 20th April 2009

...for a new Trevor Horn website. It's "coming soon" at
In the meantime, check YouTube for rough-and-ready footage of Trevor on stage at ABC's glorious one-night-only rendition of The Lexicon of Love at the Albert Hall last week. The show also featured the Anne Dudley masterpiece Overture and SOS, originally produced by Gary Langan. Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love (Part 1) and All of My Heart from The Lexicon of Love are available on the 2004 ZTT release Produced By Trevor Horn.

To celebrate Bleep’s fifth birthday, the world's best electronic download store has been asking various musical luminaries to choose their favourite releases from their catalogue.
Top of Luke Vibert's choices was Art of Noise's Daft which he describes as “a sterling compilation from the band's Trevor Horn era" from the "Avant-garde synth 'n' sample pop group formed with convention-destruction in mind." Soundmurderer a/k/a Todd Osborn chose the recently unearthed Britmix of 808 State's Pacific, declaring it"incomparable tribal- acid-rave from 808 State, featuring that riff." And Tresor artist/producer DJ Surgeon picks (Who's Afraid Of?) the Art Of Noise for its "post-modern pop-dadaist... slapped into the mainstream consciousness in 1984."

For the past few weeks Rhythm Scholar's remix of Close (To The Edit) has been taking the internet by storm. The track is so popular that it has even been mentioned on ZTT's website and Art of Noise fans on various websites having been giving it the thumbs up! This is a first for us to recommend an unofficial item, but it is worth a listen as it is one of the best remixes we have heard for a long time.

check it out @

ABC will performing their entire classic 1980's album The Lexicon Of Love live at the London venue with Anne Dudley conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra. Trevor Horn will be introducing and playing bass on some of the songs while Gary Langan will be behind the mixing desks in charge of the sound.
Tickets can be obtained from the Royal Albert Hall website. - Thanks to Gary Langan for the info
MOMENTS IN LOVE BACK ON YOUTUBE | Sunday 1st February 2009

The music for the Art of Noise's Moments In Love video has been unblocked on ZTT's YouTube channel, so fans can once again hear as well as watch the classic promo clip after Warner Music Group had blocked the audio content to the video.

Music giant Warner Music Group have removed the audio track from the Art of Noise's classic video Moments In Love from ZTT Records' YouTube video channel.

The following message appears under the video: NOTICE. This video contains an audio track that has not been authorised by WMG. The audio has been disabled. Warner were in talks with the internet video channel YouTube when talks broke down in December 2008 over licensing issues. WMG then removed all Warner Bros. owned artists, and songs published by their publishing companies. People who use YouTube to create home videos have also had their videos removed by Warners.
As you may or not know ZTT Records Ltd. were part of the Warner Music Group from 1988 until 1997. This is a mystery as to why Moments In Love has been banned on ZTT's YouTube channel as the recording is owned by ZTT Records Ltd. and the publishing is owned by Perfect Songs Ltd. (originally Perfect Songs Ltd./Unforgettable Songs Ltd.) Both ZTT and Perfect Songs Ltd. are part of the SPZ Group, owned by Trevor Horn & Jill Sinclair and not by the Warner Music Group.

THE ART OF BEING SAMPLED | Monday 22nd December 2008

Jazmine Sullivan is the latest person in a long line of artists to incorporate samples of the Art of Noise into their records. The five Grammy award nominee based the title track of her debut album Fearless around the AoN classic Beat Box.
DIGTAL MOMENTS IN LOVE | Monday 17th November 2008

(ZTT ZTT203D).ZTT have made available the classic Art of Noise single Moments In Love as a digital download it features the 7" version and Moments In Love (Beaten).
THE ART OF JAPAN | Wednesday 29th October 2008

The Japanese deluxe sets of (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise; "daft"; The Seduction Of Claude Debussy; Reconstructed...For You're Listening Pleasure and And What Have You Done With My Body, God? are out now in Japan! See news item below for more details.
ZANG TUMB TUUM: THE ZTT BOX SET OUT NOW! | Monday 27th October 2008

Salvo have at last issued  Zang Tumb Tuum: The ZTT Box Set containing no less than six Art of Noise tracks including for the first time ever on CD Edited, that was issued as a 12" picture disc in early 1985 and the hidden track Egypt that was originally found on the Zang Tuum Tumb Sampled album. This is yet another archive release compiled by Ian Peel covering the best of the label's first 25 years.
BILL BAILEY WITH ANNE DUDLEY | Thurdsay 2nd October 2008

Comedian, musician & actor Bill Bailey has announced three shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London and two shows in Brighton. Bill and his musicial director Anne Dudley have written music especially for the shows. For more information check out Bill Bailey's website at
ANNE DUDLEY: ELECTRIC PROMS | Thursday 2nd October 2008

Saturday Night Fever comes to the Roundhouse as part of the BBC's Electric Proms season. Anne directs a 60 piece orchestra from the keyboard. The show will feature Robin Gibb, Sharleen Spiteri and Sam Sparro amongst other special guests singing tracks from the best-selling soundtrack album. As well as the songs, such disco classics as "A Fifth of Beethoven" and "Manhattan Skyline" will be played live. Pack your boogie shoes and head for the Roundhouse on Saturday 25th October
2008 JAPANESE REISSUES | Monday 29th September 2008

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Art of Noise, the Japanese record label Third Ear will be reissuing no less than four classic Art of Noise albums in Japan on Wednesday 29th October 2008. Each set contains bonus material and are housed in Mini-Vinyl packaging. The four albums are from the two ZTT periods. The box set And What Have You Done With My Bod, God? does not contain any additional material but will be available with a free T-Shirt.
BOX SET MOVED BACK | Monday 29th September 2008

The release date for the Zang Tuum Tumb - The ZTT Box Set has been moved back until the 27th October 2008. Prior to the new release an exhibition entitled The Art Of ZTT Records from the 2nd to the 22nd October 2008 at The Art Vinyl Gallery, 20 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH  (Tel: 020 7241 4129) -  6pm - 10pm free admission! The event will feature artworks from the Art of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and others.
BOXING DAY 29/09/08 | Monday 1st September 2008

The ZTT Boxset is to hit the shops on the 29th September 2008, the full track list can be viewed here.

Gary Langan and Trevor Horn are working in the studio with Escala on their debut album. Gary said on his MySpace blog "In the studio, in Basing Street, with Trevor H and Escala. Start of the second week. Surviving.... Seriously though it goes very well. Great to be working with the Maestro again. Great thing is nothing changes."
BOX CLEVER! | Thursday 31st July 2008

In September Salvo are to release a box set to celebrate 25 years of ZTT. The Zang Tuum Tumb - The ZTT Box Set will include music from the Art of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Propaganda, Grace Jones, Seal along with 808 State, Tom Jones and many more. It will include remixes by the Orb, Brian Eno and William Orbit along with a DVD of the best promo videos from the label with contributions from Trevor Horn and Paul Morley.
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