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international news _ JONTY SKRUFFF _ 16th December, 2005

Gary Numan's Jagged Techno Edge

British electro pioneer Gary Numan unveiled details of the upcoming new album 'Jagged' this week and confirmed that make-up wearing techno man Ade Fenton has co-produced the new record.

The album sees the Are Friends Electric?/ Cars legend using live drums for the first time in 20 years, courtesy of ex Nine Inch Nails stickman Jerome Dillon amongst others and will be his first studio album in over five years.

Chatting to Skrufff earlier this year, Gary said the record was originally scheduled for a September release though admitted that since becoming a father he'd radically changed his priorities.

"The family side of things has gone from being absolutely depressing - never going to happen - to now the point where now I've got a proper family, which is really quite cool," said Gary.

"And that is having an effect on work, no doubt, because I didn't really see my dad until I was about four and didn't really get to know him at all until then and I know he really regrets that."

"I don't want that, so my work ethic, since Raven was born has just gone out the window. I don't want to miss any of it, so the amount of time I spend in the studio working is reduced dramatically, but I actually don't care. If it takes me five years to make an album, then providing I can survive financially for those five years, then fuck it. I'd much rather go out with my baby," he admitted.

Jagged is out on 13th March, 2006, on Mortal Records. (Jonty Skrufff)

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