**This show will now take place on the 16th March 2013. Original tickets remain valid**
Claudia Brücken, the first lady of cinematic electronic pop and former lead singer with the seminal Düsseldorf avant pop group Propaganda, releases her new solo album, ‘The Lost Are Found’ on Monday 5th November.
‘The Lost Are Found’ sees Claudia collaborate for the first time with the legendary producer Stephen Hague (New Order, Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Pet Shop Boys).
The partnership began when Claudia recorded a particularly wistful song by The Electric Light Orchestra, ‘One Summer Dream’, the b-side of the more recognised ‘Mr Blue Sky’, which led to thoughts about other songs that might unexpectedly sit around it. Together Claudia and Stephen recorded 11 songs consisting of unfairly obscure tracks by less consistently well-known acts, such as Stephen Duffy’s Lilac Time, Swedish singer/songwriter and David Sylvian collaborator Stina Nordenstam, Dubstar – and less well known songs by those less than obscure acts such as David Bowie, The Bee Gees and Robbie Robertson.
‘The Lost Are Found’ opens with a track from 1986, containing songs written between the 60s and the 90s, released in 2012, that finishes with a track from 1969, and yet the songs all exist in no time at all, where memories, and feelings, and sadness, and new encounters are not timed or dated, but simply exist in the moment that all great songs inhabit. The result is a beautifully recorded album telling a story about loss and loneliness, where uncertainty, fear and despair is transformed into creative energy, where the songs themselves exist in lonely places, even those by David Bowie, the Bee Gees and Electric Light Orchestra.