"Electronic music for the electronic generation"
Oppenheimer Analysis (OA) was Andy Oppenheimer and Martin Lloyd.
OA is now disbanded and for further news on any compilation releases, please visit the Oppenheimer Analysis Official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/oppenheimeranalysis
This website contains information about releases, biographies, photos, samples of music and links to other electronic music resources.
This website is no longer being updated and remains as an archive on Oppenheimer Analysis.
Martin sadly died in April 2013.
Martin Lloyd was a genius as a pioneering composer and producer of electronic music. He was loved throughout the electronic scene and knew everything that was going on in the new electronic sound of the early 1980s and during its many evolutions right up until his untimely death in 2013.
From his early sole musical work and in producing work with several performers before forming Oppenheimer Analysis with Andy Oppenheimer, he was devoted to his music. Throughout his life he loved being at the heart of this, his favourite genre, and meeting many of the people involved; he was a great ‘fan’ of many other bands and loved to travel – most notably in Europe, especially Germany – to see other bands and to meet people on the electronic scene.
He was also a great collector of a huge variety of music (in an interview Andy called him “the collector of all time”) -– both as a professional producer and as a passionate enthusiast, combining a technical analysis of the music as well as having a vast knowledge of its cultural history. Martin’s intellectual depth spanned many other types of musical genres as well as other cultural forms and influences. His death marked the end of an era and he is very sadly missed.
Andy’s own personal and impromptu tribute to Martin can be heard as part of an interview with Film Producer Nik Panic in London days after Martin died, on YouTube:
The Martin Lloyd Tribute page on Facebook is at: https://www.facebook.com/MartinLloydTributePage
Andy Oppenheimer continues as a singer/songwriter as Oppenheimer Mk II (with Mahk Rumbae)
See Bandcamp: http://oppenheimermkii.bandcamp.com/
and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OppenheimerMkII
He is also a singer/songwriter with Touching the Void (with Mark Warner)
See Bandcamp: http://touchingthevoid.bandcamp.com/
And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TouchingtheVoidBand
In 1982 OA recorded twelve songs, released on a cassette compilation entitled 'New Mexico'. During the next two years they played a series of gigs in London and Brighton. Copies of the cassettes were sold at shows and by mail order. Oppenheimer Analysis later became recognized among electro-music afficionados as a pioneering combo that has influenced other bands during the club and home-recording phase in the early 1980s.
In 2005 they re-formed and a twelve-inch four-track EP of early material, including "Cold War" and "The Devil's Dancers", was the first release on the New York-based Minimal Wave label.
In 2006 a CD-R EP of new songs, ‘Der Wissenschaftler,’ was home-released.
On Friday 24 March 2006 Andy and Martin performed live as OA for the first time in 22 years at Zwischenfall, Bochum, Germany. More gigs followed in Germany, Belgium, London, Newcastle and Brighton.
Their last live gig together was at Brave Exhibitions in London in 2011.
Their songs are still played at clubs, on the Internet and on the radio. A compilation of Oppenheimer Analysis songs is planned for release by Minimal Wave in 2015 which will include three bonus tracks from the previously unreleased ‘Der Wissenschaftler’ collection.
A 7" EP of Martin's early solo recordings is also available from Minimal Wave.
Special thanks to all of the fans of Oppenheimer Analysis for supporting us over the years, to Veronica Vasicka at Minimal Wave, and to Rob Brannigan for creating this site.