Yes, you read that right. Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure has joined forces with one time band mate Martin Gore for a new techno project called VCMG with an album to be released on Mute next Spring. The project was inspired by Clarke’s increasing interest in minimalist techno sounds and when he thought he needed a musical foil to work with he contacted his old band mate to see if he was up for collaborating as Gore explains;
“Out of the blue I got an e-mail from Vince just saying, ‘I’m interested in making a techno album. Are you interested in collaborating?’ This was maybe a year ago. He said, ‘No pressure, no deadlines,’ so I said, ‘OK’.”
The two never met whilst recording the record, writing and recording separately and only exchanging material over the internet. No clips to listen to yet but judging by kind of techno that Gore has been playing in his techno DJ sets, we think you can expect something of the big room, muscular variety. The first release will be an E.P called Spock, with remixes by Regis, Edit Select and DVS1. The album, which is as yet untitled, will be out in Spring.
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Published November 21, 2011.