David M. Allen

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David M Allen
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Background information
Birth name David M. Allen
Born (1953-06-26) June 26, 1953 (age 61)
Twickenham, England
Genres Rock, New Wave, Electronic, synthpop
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass, vocals, keyboards
Years active 1976-present
Associated acts Pinpoint[disambiguation needed], The Human League, The Cure

David M. Allen is a British record producer, engineer and mixer. He is mostly known for his work with new wave, synthpop and goth rock bands including The Cure,[1] The Sisters of Mercy, The Chameleons, Depeche Mode, The Mission,[2] The Associates, The Human League, Clan of Xymox,[3] Gianna Nannini, Shelleyan Orphan and others. He also produced Neneh Cherry's[1] hit album Man.

He created Blank Multimedia in 1994 operating from the home of XFM during 1995-1997, designed websites for Chrysalis Records and Rough Trade Records, made an interactive cross-platform CD+ featuring The Plunge Club with music from Andy M Wright. Blank organised a 24 hour Internet art gallery, groundbreaking for its time.

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  1. ^ a b Chadbourne, Eugene. "Biography: Dave Allen". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Maçek III, J.C. (4 December 2013). "The Mission: The Brightest Light". PopMatters. 
  3. ^ Bonini, Alessandro; Tamagnini, Emanuele (2006). New wave. Gremese Editore. pp. 101–102. ISBN 978-88-8440-412-1. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 

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