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UK-based electro-pop revolutionary Gary Numan has re-emerged with a dark, appropriately synth-heavy new album. His pioneering blend of punk and electronic has informed the styles of artists as varied as Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, and Marilyn Manson. Numan’s “Splinter: Songs from a Broken Mind” tour arrives at the Paradise Rock Club Monday night.
We asked Numan to share with us his top five most influential synthesizers.