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Ryan
11-26-2011, 08:38 PM
Just making the thread for when new news comes about.

Most recently:

Vince Clarke And Martin L. Gore Announce Details Of Brand New Collaboration - VCMG

After 30 years working on their respective ongoing music projects, Vince Clarke (Erasure / Yazoo / Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode) come together for the first time since 1981 as VCMG to release a brand new album preceded by a series of EPs.

VCMG is the fruit of initially tentative discussion and subsequent enthused collaboration where Vince and Martin, both influential as pioneers in electronic music, get to exercise their lifelong love of the genre as the techno inspired VCMG.

As Vince explains: "I've been getting into and listening to a lot of minimal dance music and I got really intrigued by all the sounds... I realised I needed a collaborator... so it occurred to me to talk to Martin."

Says Gore: "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 writing and recording of the album was done in a typically unique way with the pair working alone in their respective studios, communicating only via email, exchanging files until the album was ready. It was in May 2011 that the pair met for the first time to discuss the project when they both performed at Short Circuit presents Mute festival in London.

The album (title to be announced soon) was produced by Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore and mixed by the influential Californian electronic artist ‹berzone / Q and will be released in the spring of 2012.

The first release is an EP entitled Spock. EP1 / SPOCK will feature remixes from Edit-Select, aka Tony Scott, the UK DJ / producer and founder of EditSelect Records whose previous remix credits include Speedy J, Death In Vegas and Gary Beck; Regis, British techno musician Karl O'Connor, member of the Sandwell District collective and co-founder of Downwards Records); Zak aka DVS1, founder of Hush Records and one of the most prominent figures in US dance music counts techno innovator Derrick May amongst his biggest fans, with his second ever release on May's own Transmat plus XOQ, the alter ego of ‹berzone / Q, who mixed the VCMG album.

EP1 / SPOCK will be available initially as a global exclusive on Beatport on 30 November, and then on all DSPs from 12 December with the 12" release following on 19 December 2011.

EP1 / SPOCK TRACKLIST
Spock - Album Version
Spock - Edit Select Remix
Spock - Regis Remix
Spock - DVS1 Voyage Home Remix
Spock - XOQ Remix


and, U2 cover:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1E5a3-oHrA

lady weetly
11-26-2011, 10:42 PM
I've been a longtime U2/ Depeche Mode fan and I was a little disappointed by the cover. I think that they should have covered one of the other songs instead. Hopefully it will grow on me soon. But I'm really excited to see what will come out of VCMG! :)

Ryan
11-28-2011, 06:49 AM
Samples of VCMG!

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0068MN0PQ

frankie teardrop
12-06-2011, 12:25 PM
was definitely disappointed with the new u2 cover as well as most of sounds of the universe, but still a killer band. obviously a bigger fan of their earlier material (speak and spell through violator), but they've got some modern day gems, as well.

piggy
12-07-2011, 07:40 PM
I love just about everything DM have done from 1984-2005. I was rather embarrassed by the last album and my interest in the earliest material is limited to singles.

aggroculture
12-07-2011, 07:58 PM
I really liked Playing The Angel. But Sounds of the Universe was no good, even though I do like me some Wrong.

Indefinite_Cure
12-08-2011, 08:21 AM
Well I have to disagree here. I'm more of a 84-11 fan. I loved Sounds of the Universe. I also loved Exciter and my favourite album is Ultra. I can't stand much Speak & Spell and A Broken Frame. I can't wait for their next album! Rumor has it they are having a meeting in January and they will hopefully begin recording in March 2012...

Alpha 60
12-08-2011, 09:04 AM
I know I’m in the minority on this one, but I love Sounds Of The Universe. I was not really a fan of Exciter or Playing the Angel. I’m still listening to Sounds Of The Universe quite often. I pretty much like everything from Some Great Reward to Ultra.
I think the U2 cover is alright. I’ve always thought the original was a little too long and obviously think the same about the cover. I think cover and original would benefit by cutting 2 minutes or so off.

frankie teardrop
12-08-2011, 10:03 AM
for those not into the earlier material, give the original some bizarre comp. version of 'photographic' a spin, as well as 'tora tora tora' from the LP. among their best tunes, despite being surrounded by a lot of dated tracks. i also recommend a closer glance at 'the sun and the rainfall' from a broken frame.

to amend my last post, i loved playing the angel, and ultra would have made a fantastic EP, IMO.

Reaps
12-08-2011, 01:51 PM
I'll never forgive them for 'Peace'... Anyway, I like 25% of Exciter 72% of PTA and 36% of SOTU.

Hopefully Martin will put aside his retro synth collection and make an album worthy to sit along side Violator and SOFAD. Flood and Wilder producing. Dream on.

frankie teardrop
12-08-2011, 02:13 PM
i can get behind this entire post.

xmd 5a
12-08-2011, 02:45 PM
The only track from SOTU that I remember, let alone enjoy, is "Come Back". PTA is an excellent album and Exciter is at least 75% quality. There's about 4 or 5 tracks on Ultra that I enjoy and the rest is fairly dispensable, so I too believe an EP would've worked well. Songs on Faith and Devotion is my personal favorite, Violator great and all of the 80s albums fantastic IMO (especially Some Great Reward). Just recently gained an appreciation for A Broken Frame after writing it off for years as the worst Depeche album for reasons unknown.

frankie teardrop
12-08-2011, 02:49 PM
very happy to hear that, xmd 5a. for a long time, i dismissed speak & spell and construction time again, but have recently found major appreciation for both records. 'told you so' and the aforementioned tracks slay me.

batsy
12-08-2011, 09:53 PM
I liked SOTU. Didn't love it but I liked a lot more than PTA. My fave will always remain MFTM though. To me that album is just pure perfection.

Ryan
12-28-2011, 01:33 AM
http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=28337.0

http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/Themes/Home_of_the_universe/images/post/xx.gif (http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=28337.msg546912#msg546912) Fletch: In March 2012 back in the studio for new album (http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=28337.msg546912#msg546912)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHrWd4A8Bgg

butters
12-28-2011, 11:20 AM
Most excellent news, thanks Ryan... and thank you Andrew Fletcher! :D

Senateguard33
12-28-2011, 04:52 PM
Hands down, one my favorite bands. There isn't a single song I dislike. Most of the remixes are awesome as well.

DVYDRNS
01-05-2012, 04:56 PM
I wish they would change that effing picture of that retarded looking chick on their home page. it irritates me every time i visit.

Ryan
01-05-2012, 06:10 PM
lol

ten characters

butters
01-07-2012, 02:37 PM
In the off chance you don't read the Sonoio thread:

Alan Wilder remixed Alessandro Cortini's "Minutes" on the remix version of Red. Free mp3 download on Sonoio's page - sonoio.org (http://sonoio.org) (email widget under the mix on the left.) Badass as expected.

Reaps
01-14-2012, 12:03 PM
^ Loved his 'Minutes' remix for Sonoio as i do for his In Chains remix. I live in hope Mr Wilder finishes off his remix of 'I Want You Now' I adore the '94 live version. He talks about it in his 'Collected' dvd around 7:00 (below)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3_0zGw3gj8

butters
01-14-2012, 12:17 PM
gah, damn country restrictions! Off to find a proxy.

I quit collecting fan-mixes years ago (really liked a lot of yours btw!) but Island did a hell of a good recreation of the 94 live mix (here (https://rs573l32.rapidshare.com/#%21download%7C573l3%7C351314748%7CWEEK0938_08.rar %7C10857%7CR%7E1856BB381FE66C572304B812505FC6D1%7C 0%7C0)) as I'm sure you've heard. I was really bummed when they said Alan's mix was unfinished and wouldn't be included. I thought his "In Chains" was just beautiful.

Reaps
01-14-2012, 01:02 PM
Thanks! Yeah i still do the old fan remixes (it keeps me off the streets.) There's a bit of a love/hate/really hate/I may-just-murder-you-with-an-axe relationship with unofficial remixes etc which is why i keep them out of the forums and leave them on youtube. Anywhoo, i'm hopeful his IWYN remix will be included on the next release somewhere. Would make a great B-side i think.

butters
01-27-2012, 04:52 PM
Looking forward to these, I loved "Spock"



http://cdn2.mute.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/VCMG_Ssss_albumartwork1-250x250.jpg

Album | Ssss | March 12th

01 - Lowly
02 - Zaat
03 - Spock
04 - Windup Robot
05 - Bendy Bass
06 - Single Blip
07 - Skip This Track
08 - Aftermaths
09 - Recycle
10 - Flux



http://cdn1.mute.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/VCMGep2singleblip-250x250.jpg


EP2 | Single Blip | Feb 27th

01 - Single Blip
02 - Single Blip - Byetone remix
03 - Single Blip - Mathew Jonson remix

Deadpool
02-06-2012, 02:56 PM
Pretty sure this is the best Depeche Mode cover to date.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BxQSEvHdyjQ

thevoid99
02-06-2012, 03:07 PM
I just saw that clip. How can anyone not like this? It's so cute.

butters
02-06-2012, 03:13 PM
That was just adorably awesome. :D

EDIT: all three of his videos are awesome, but Everything Counts is the best.

Indefinite_Cure
02-08-2012, 09:21 AM
It has been confirmed that the next album, to be recorded in 2012, will be produced again by Ben Hillier: http://wordpress.hotpress.com/themusicshow/2012/02/06/ben-hillier-confirmed-for-music-show/

While I would have been interested to hear what they would have done with a new producer, I really loved the last two albums.

butters
02-08-2012, 02:19 PM
That's pretty cool. I heard Martin's interview with the German magazine about the "early 2013" release date (SWEET!) but I didn't hear about Hillier. I think Ben was really good for DM with PTA but I think Martin's "retro/vintage synth" idea took far too much precedence in SOTU and Hillier didn't know what to work with. I like a lot of it, but I really want something different this time.

Highly Psychological
02-09-2012, 06:42 PM
On the Vince Clark, Martin Gore record it says there is a remix by a MAT JONSON, does this mean MATT JOHNSON as in from THE THE.
I know Depeche Mode and The The have a long shared history, being on Some Bizarre and touring and having the same vein of music in the 1980's.

But then if that is Matt Johnson from The The....then WOW, words cant express my love for THE THE not so much Depeche Mode, do like them but, not as much...Matt Johnson he has hardly done anything for fucking years, since Naked Self, there have ben rumors he is coming back. So this would be cool.

I like some of this groups material but always found them a bit weird. Love the Underworld Remix for Barrel of a Gun.

piggy
02-09-2012, 09:49 PM
On the Vince Clark, Martin Gore record it says there is a remix by a MAT JONSON, does this mean MATT JOHNSON as in from THE THE.
I don't have an answer for that but I just have to say that I'm glad to see another The The fan on these boards.

Space Suicide
02-09-2012, 10:03 PM
I don't have an answer for that but I just have to say that I'm glad to see another The The fan on these boards.


The The's pretty cool.

butters
02-09-2012, 10:25 PM
The The is great..... but no, it's this Mathew Jonson (http://www.discogs.com/artist/Cobblestone+Jazz), not that one. :)

Highly Psychological
02-09-2012, 10:48 PM
Matt Johnson was seriously overlooked, and The The should have sold just as many records as Depeche Mode. They were very close those Some Bizarre bands, Matt, He was a real proto British Trent Reznor character in the 1980's, elusive genius in the press with much respect and sold loads of records, extremely talented, one man band, multi instrumentalist, with a real songwriting gift, a dark reputation, who made synth/aggressive pop music. He was a much better lyricist however, he had a real gift with lyrics Matt did.*

Soul Mining was the best, he was 20, insane, Burning Blue Soul has an incredible atmosphere to it, *but loved Infected and Pornography of Despair and some of Johnny Marr's work on Dusk, After Dusk he sort of just gave up, and vanished and Depeche Mode sold out stadiums, its odd how they broke huge in the U.S and The The didnt. I dont think Matt gave a shit to be honest.
But respect to Depeche Mode they always supported people they idolized. They also brought Wire, Fad Gadget and Primal Scream out with them too.

EDIT -.... Oh well, i can dream .......who the fucK is that GUY????? please come back other Matt anyway.

butters
02-09-2012, 11:13 PM
...agreed :)

miss k bee
02-10-2012, 06:37 PM
Oooo BBC 4 showing Depeche Mode 101 in full nice to see Depeche Mode and Dave Gahan trending on twitter

butters
03-01-2012, 05:11 PM
Holy shiz! :D:D:D


Soulsavers release their new album 'The Light The Dead See' on 21st May. Featuring vocals and lyrics by Dave Gahan, the record is the follow-up to 2009's critically acclaimed album 'Broken'. Recorded at various locations and mastered at Abbey Road, the record will be available on CD, LP and as a download.

read more (http://www.depechemode.com/news.html#news_151)

Cameron
03-01-2012, 11:19 PM
Awesome news. Mode's one of my favorite artists.

Ryan
03-02-2012, 05:13 AM
http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=28458.0

The band met in January to listen to demos (source: insiders - specific date from Grainne's twitter feed)
Ben Hillier is returning to produce once more (source: The Music Show/Hotpress article)
The band will start recording in March (source: Martin's Gaffa interview, earlier Fletch quotes, Dave interview in The Quietus)
The band will be recording in Santa Barbara (source: that Wine charity auction)
Dave has once again been writing songs for the album (source: top secret)
Dave has been writing with Kurt Uenala - aka Kap10kurt - for this project (source: a months old radio interview with Dave)

DVYDRNS
03-02-2012, 12:45 PM
They better not fill this thing up with crap dave songs.

Ryan
03-02-2012, 07:38 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/video-dave-gahan-discusses-depeche-modes-upcoming-album-20120302

Video: Dave Gahan Discusses Depeche Mode's Upcoming Album Frontman says the band is entering the studio to record their 12th LP




Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/video-dave-gahan-discusses-depeche-modes-upcoming-album-20120302#ixzz1o0uJwb7Y

DVYDRNS
03-03-2012, 12:54 PM
Martin producing. now thats what i like to hear. Dave looks good. Older but good. Now if only we could convince Ellis to get back on board. we'd have a perfect storm brewing.

Ryan
03-03-2012, 02:37 PM
Holy shiz! :D:D:D



read more (http://www.depechemode.com/news.html#news_151)


So Dave is doing lead on every track?

edit: apparently so. Amazing! Almost like another solo record.

P.S. - I'm just getting into the Spock / Single Blip stuff from VCMG now. Really looking forward to the full album 'Ssss' soon! Should leak soon too I think.

>>

03.01.2012
Soulsavers release their new album 'The Light The Dead See' through Cooperative Music/V2 Records on 21st May. Featuring vocals and lyrics by Dave Gahan, the record is the follow-up to 2009's critically acclaimed album 'Broken'. Recorded at various locations and mastered at Abbey Road, the record will be available on CD, LP and as a download.
"There was no real script," says the laconic Rich Machin of the extraordinary fourth album 'The Light The Dead See', a set of songs of majesty and momentum. "It just rolled and rolled; it was effortless." Yet the writing was on the wall from the moment Dave Gahan stepped in to tackle vocal duties that this was going to be something very special. "We realised we were coming from the same place in so many ways," adds Machin. "He's really laid himself bare on this record, his performances are astonishing: he really is a terrific singer." Says Gahan, "Everything about it was relatively unplanned, surprising: a magical thing. We were a perfect match and I'm very, very excited about this record."
Gahan's lyrics and melodies came to him with spontaneity and passion. "About five songs in, I realised I was writing outside myself. I was having a go at myself, to be honest: my questions around faith, and God, or the lack thereof at any given moment. Sometimes I'm full of faith, but there are always questions. And I struggle with letting go of control of what's going on around me. This album became very therapeutic. No restrictions. Coming out of getting sick myself, I found I HAD to get this stuff out of me. This music gave me the perfect palate to play with the BIG questions that we all ask when life becomes less about what can we GET, than: what can we DO? I've been very fortunate, and I'm privileged in my life, so I want to do things I feel really connected to now, otherwise there's no point. Rich and I had both come out of something difficult. This is something to do with that. It was a wonderful experience."
'The Light The Dead See' track listing:
1. La Ribera
2. In The Morning
3. Longest Day
4. Presence of God
5. Just Try
6. Gone Too Far
7. Point Sur Pt.1
8. Take Me Back Home
9. Bitterman
10. I Can't Stay
11. Take
12. Tonight

Ryan
03-03-2012, 04:14 PM
P.S. - I'm just getting into the Spock / Single Blip stuff from VCMG now. Really looking forward to the full album 'Ssss' soon! Should leak soon too I think.

'Bendy Bass' from the new album can be heard here:

http://www.npr.org/2012/02/15/146882787/electronic-edition-burial-the-2-bears-vcmg-and-more#playlist20NPR.Player.Type.STORY,%20%270%27%29

butters
03-03-2012, 04:55 PM
Yeah, it's a bit unclear about Dave's contribution with Soulsavers, but at the moment everything points to him being the main vocalist for the whole album! They've used Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) in the past with guests such as Mike Patton and Gibby Haynes. The first album had jazz musician Josh Haden on it....... so yeah, it seems like Dave's the man this time around! Weird!

As for VCMG - very much what both Mart and Vince are into these days, the sound doesn't surprise me at all. I dig Martin's contribution to Motor's "Man Made Machine" too. :)

Jinsai
03-03-2012, 05:23 PM
Yeah, it's a bit unclear about Dave's contribution with Soulsavers, but at the moment everything points to him being the main vocalist for the whole album! They've used Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) in the past with guests such as Mike Patton and Gibby Haynes. The first album had jazz musician Josh Haden on it....... so yeah, it seems like Dave's the man this time around! Weird!

I'm not sure how I feel about that... It'll probably be good, but I really liked Mark Lanegan doing the vox for Soulsavers

Magtig
03-04-2012, 02:41 AM
I'm not sure how I feel about that... It'll probably be good, but I really liked Mark Lanegan doing the vox for Soulsavers
God, Lanegan did do a great job, didn't he? I love that album. I think Gahan plus the Soulsavers sounds like an amazing, amazing idea on paper, so I have high hopes for the album. Dave's got a low gravely (when it wants it) baritone, just like Lanegan, and to me it seems to have gained gravity with age. Some of the vocals on his last solo album were unbelievable, "Deeper and Deeper," comes to mind.

butters
03-05-2012, 05:56 PM
VCMG Ssss preview on soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/muterecords/sets/vcmg-ssss/s-ZEgyD) (128kbps)

Sounds good for when I'm in the mood for this sort of thing. Exactly what I was expecting.

NotoriousTIMP
03-13-2012, 02:08 AM
*edit* nevermind

Cameron
03-16-2012, 02:35 PM
They better not fill this thing up with crap dave songs.

What?

Have you not heard "Nothing's Impossible", "Suffer Well", or "Come Back"?

"Crap Dave songs", he says. Surely he's never witnessed this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eOj59YEE58&feature=related

Reaps
03-23-2012, 01:18 PM
They better not fill this thing up with crap dave songs.

Nah, from what i've heard Dave's doing that with Soulsavers..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypi_UJrhn0I

butters
03-23-2012, 01:44 PM
Well shit, that song's not that bad. Sounds like a Paper Monsters outtake though. I see this album as Soulsavers with Dave along for the ride, not Dave and a back-up band. (Sorta like the JXL song or maybe what TR did with Josh Wink.)

I actually like the mixture of Dave's songs with Martin's these days on the albums. (OK fine, PTA more than SOTU, but still.) "Come Back" was ruined by production and a bit too long, but stuff like "Nothing's Impossible" and "Oh Well" are solid DM songs.

Babali
03-23-2012, 02:35 PM
^ I agree and I think Come Back is great although haven't listened in a while. I turn that album on every now and then but usually just listen to Fragile Tension, Peace or Perfect.

Ryan
03-24-2012, 10:35 PM
Nah, from what i've heard Dave's doing that with Soulsavers..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypi_UJrhn0I

Yeah, kinda cheesy.

I hope at least one of the tracks is as amazing as 'Nostalgia'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE45pn_AMW0

Reaps
03-26-2012, 09:31 AM
Prefer Reload to Nostalgia to be honest.

BTW, Are the dave gahan single boxsets from paper monsters worth a damn.. i'm about to put em up for sale and i'm not sure what they are worth..

butters
03-26-2012, 12:28 PM
BTW, Are the dave gahan single boxsets from paper monsters worth a damn.. i'm about to put em up for sale and i'm not sure what they are worth..

If you've got "I Need You" in a slipcase, it's worth the most, not as many of them went out. I've seen the other slipcases (empty) offered anywhere from €15-€25... so maybe €30 for "I Need You." With CD's? Not much more, the discs are pretty easy to find.

Incidentally, I need the cases for "Bottle Living" & "Dirty Sticky Floors"..... was about to trade on depmod but hey, if you're looking to get rid of them.... well, PM me.

Reaps
03-26-2012, 01:04 PM
I've got all three singles housed in their respective slipcases and i'm fairly sure i have 2 spare slipcases in the loft one of them i'm sure is bottle living.. I'l go have a look.

Babali
03-26-2012, 01:52 PM
Some of you guys are really particular or something about your music, hehe. :P I love that Longest Day song and also I heard someone say they'll "never forgive them for Peace" ??? That's an amazing song, I sat here and sang that main melody to myself and don't understand what would be bad about it. Never heard Nostalgia, either, but that is a damn good song so thank you for sharing.

I agree with everyone who says Sounds of the Universe was amazing. Favorite tracks were Fragile Tension, Little Soul, In Sympathy, Come Back, Peace, Perfect and Miles Away.

Loved Playing The Angel.... Pain That I'm Used To, John The Revelator, Suffer Well, Precious, Macro, Nothings Impossible, Damaged People, Lilian...

Love all their stuff, though, really... Construction Time Again, Music For The Masses, Violator, Black Celebration and Songs Of Faith and Devotion.. some of my favorite albums ever.

Carpathian Psychonaut
03-26-2012, 02:14 PM
The thing about Come Back is that there are versions to suit everybody, and all of them pretty easily available to find in good quality.

The demo version: more stripped down electronic and direct (possibly my favourite version for it's stereo panning work and general colder tone)

The album version: big brash & dirty, purposefully in-your-face desperate & yearning.

The 'studio sessions' version: cleaner & more soulful with room for the more subtle spot effects to breathe

Dave Gahan's 2007 Hourglass demo version: If anything a more mid-period DM sounding version than the final album one.

Gotta love a bit of Come Back action!

Edit: I forgot the mono Ch3 rip of the vocal track from the 5.1 that is actually pretty good in it's own way. Very clean clear vocals but just some of the distorted guitar & spot work leaking through the same channel.

butters
03-26-2012, 02:19 PM
...I heard someone say they'll "never forgive them for Peace" ??? That's an amazing song, I sat here and sang that main melody to myself and don't understand what would be bad about it.

I think "Peace" is a great song in the studio. It however, was pretty damn weak live. The intro was one of the few goosebumps moments during my first listen-through of SOTU in fact, so yeah, to each his own right.

Always thought this was a great fan-mix:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR6FSCxDru8




(Reaps - PM coming...)

butters
03-26-2012, 02:23 PM
The thing about Come Back is that there are versions to suit everybody, and all of them pretty easily available to find in good quality.

The demo version: more stripped down electronic and direct (possibly my favourite version for it's stereo panning work and general colder tone)

The album version: big brash & dirty, purposefully in-your-face desperate & yearning.

The 'studio sessions' version: cleaner & more soulful with room for the more subtle spot effects to breathe

Dave Gahan's 2007 Hourglass demo version: If anything a more mid-period DM sounding version than the final album one.

Gotta love a bit of Come Back action!

Edit: I forgot the mono Ch3 rip of the vocal track from the 5.1 that is actually pretty good in it's own way. Very clean clear vocals but just some of the distorted guitar & spot work leaking through the same channel.

Shit, totally forgot about the boxset demo... I always listen to Dave's demo, which is my favorite. The sound of the studio session is awesome, but again it's structure is way too long and plodding for me.

Indefinite_Cure
03-27-2012, 11:37 AM
My favourite version, though messed up at the beginning, is the version they did at the Royal Albert Hall, with the strings section

edit: if you're wondering: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA7PKnr9TaU

it's simply amazing!

Reaps
03-28-2012, 12:39 PM
I was bored so i made this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jENAWlxWtg

yeah, i know..

Ryan
03-31-2012, 06:34 AM
Shit, totally forgot about the boxset demo... I always listen to Dave's demo, which is my favorite. The sound of the studio session is awesome, but again it's structure is way too long and plodding for me.

I've always preferred that demo that leaked from 2007 as well. All other versions are, as you say, too long and plodding.

Babali
03-31-2012, 09:49 AM
I loved Come Back in it's original version and didn't really think about the "long and prodding" nature much, but since this thread I found the original 2007 and I must say I also agree that it's much better.

butters
03-31-2012, 06:15 PM
I was bored so i made this!

Excellent work! I know I've gushed over your mixes before, but this was great work.

I loved the darkness and aggression added to them all, especially NLMDA. New Dress too, but it got a smidge loud on my first listen. IFL got some much needed balls! Nice job! Not a big fan of the vocal/rhythm change-ups in Policy of Truth, but I know it's a stylistic choice that I'll never get. It's me not you, no worries, you handled it well. Great job all around! :)

Reaps
04-01-2012, 08:41 AM
Cheers! appreciate the feedback.

Yeah i usually try to be a bit aggressive, it's nice to try something different while everyone else and their pets make club mixes..

Ryan
04-02-2012, 05:14 AM
VCMG EP3 / Aftermaths cover

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/8493/2012ep3aftermaths.jpg

Carpathian Psychonaut
04-04-2012, 01:59 PM
I was bored so i made this!

Just playing the downloaded v5 collection and.......wow!

To be honest, there are so many DM remix packs put out by people that I kinda started to stop bothering with them a few years ago. You get kinda snow-blind, you know?
After giving these a go I'm now grabbing your others to catch up. No way I'm passing these by!

One of the things I love most is how the tracks hold together as an album, even though they're originally from different eras.

Top, top work.

Ryan
04-10-2012, 05:40 AM
Forgot how good this Dave solo b-side is.

One last kiss, one last time. Tomorrow will come... all too soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb1GBVkq-cc

Ryan
04-25-2012, 05:31 AM
http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=28574.0

"1st DM recording session now completed, the guys are now having a break until June. Ferg Peterkin is involved again."

frankie teardrop
04-25-2012, 10:22 AM
helluva tune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWRfpC8s6XU

aggroculture
04-25-2012, 11:00 AM
The only thing I want to hear from this thread is: "new DM album will be released on..."

jmtd
04-26-2012, 11:43 AM
I think "Peace" is a great song in the studio. It however, was pretty damn weak live. The intro was one of the few goosebumps moments during my first listen-through of SOTU in fact, so yeah, to each his own right.

Yep I love the intro too. Just before it kicks in there's what sounds (to me) like a little bit of (intentional) detuning, perhaps referencing the analogue vibe that runs through the whole album.

Ryan
04-27-2012, 03:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFr8EVxNV3w&feature=youtu.be

Ryan
04-27-2012, 03:46 AM
http://www.inthemix.com.au/news/aust/49249/Depeche_Mode_talk_Australian_tour_hopes

Speaking to inthemix down the line recently, Fletcher expressed his disappointment at not playing in Australia since the ‘90s.

“It’s always been a bit of a blight on our career that we haven’t been to Australia that many times,” Fletcher told inthemix. “We know a lot of Australian people so that makes it even worse. We tried to get over on our last tour, but Dave [Gahan] had a bit of a bad time and we couldn’t make it” he said before offering a bit of hope by saying that the band are “definitely going to try and get across in future”.

Ryan
04-30-2012, 05:49 AM
http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=28577.10

""Some songs are classic" Christoffer Berg fixes Depeche Mode's new sound.
http://translate.google.cz/translate?hl=cs&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gp.se%2Fkulturnoje%2Fmusik%2F1. 928592-goteborgaren-berg-rattar-depeche-nya

Probably interview with CB but I canīt open link in article, maybe some one of our Swedish friends can help"

>

"The article (if it's the same as the printed one) basically says Christoffer is programming the keyboards for the band. He's contracted for 4 sessions. The songs are exceptional and some will be classics."

Ryan
05-05-2012, 08:56 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/depeche-mode/63636

http://static.nme.com/images/gallery/2012DepecheModePR200212.jpg
Photo: Press
Depeche Mode (http://www.nme.com/artists/depeche-mode)'s Dave Gahan has confirmed that the band should finish work on their new album later this year.

Speaking to Spin (http://www.spin.com/articles/dave-gahan-depeche-mode-plan-be-touring-next-year), the frontman said that that sessions on the as-yet-untitled new LP were progressing quickly and that there was "no reason" why the record shouldn't be completed by the end of 2012.

http://static.nme.com/images/article/DaveGahanDepecheModePA280311.jpgGahan, who previously said that the recording sessions on the album were "very different" (http://www.nme.com/news/depeche-mode/62400) to the way they had worked in the past, said: "We've probably got 20 songs demoed. Some of the songs are in really good shape, some need some work, but we're definitely on track."

He went on to add:

We have a deadline of the end of November, and there's no reason why we won't meet that at the rate we're going.
The singer, who paid tribute to Fever Ray producer Christopher Berg for his work on the album so far and his "fantastic ideas", also said it was likely that the band would play live shows in 2013, stating: "There are already plans in place to be touring next year."

Babali
05-05-2012, 11:50 PM
And here I thought Sounds of the Universe may have been the last one. I'm so glad I was wrong. :)

butters
05-07-2012, 02:53 PM
Dave Gahan has confirmed... there was "no reason" why the record shouldn't be completed by the end of 2012.

Fuck yeah!


Christopher Berg... Cool! I liked what Kurt Uenala did with Dave so I was hoping for more, but Berg could be cool.


"There are already plans in place to be touring next year." Fuck! I need money......

Ryan
05-08-2012, 07:30 AM
I really hope they mix the set list up a lot this tour. But Not Tonight, Freestate, Insight (album version), come awn...

frankie teardrop
05-08-2012, 10:30 AM
yeah, the last tour was the exact same setlist as the playing the angel tour, aside from a few new songs and swapping in one or two "old singles." they gotta start mixing it up more. could do without ever heairng 'home' live again...

butters
05-08-2012, 10:44 AM
Yep, I won't get started on my "don't wanna hear" list... but let's just say it does include PJ. I wish they'd treat it like Trent does with Closer - ie. use it sparingly in the appropriate settings or not at all. Wishful thinking I know. Sadly they will never play BNT. For some reason they do not like that song (something about recording it quickly in a day) but I know it was popular in the US, so it'd be a nice live surprise around here!

Honestly, my biggest critique for live shows — NEED DIFFERENT MIXES! They've settled into "live mixes" that are very good, but getting very predictable.

frankie teardrop
05-08-2012, 10:49 AM
yeah, i used to love the split/aggro mix of 'never let me down again' but now i can't listen to it anymore for that very reason. there was that quote from fletch, of all people, who wanted to mix things up a lot more, but it looks like martin's the one who wants to keep it safe as houses. i get that some people are seeing them for the first time- but they have enough classic tracks that they could still play a few mega-crowd pleasures and keep it fresh for the old fans.

i could mostly do without hearing the songs of faith and devotion mega-hits at this point...and 'home' bears repeating again.

that said, seeing the some bizarre mix of 'photographic' at jones beach was a very welcome surprise!

Ryan
05-08-2012, 10:00 PM
Please, no more I FEEL YOU! Change it to Rush or something ffs.

NotoriousTIMP
05-09-2012, 08:42 AM
I 2nd the request for Rush! :D

frankie teardrop
05-09-2012, 11:49 AM
just got this mix via the new life 12''. can't wait to drop it tonight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLfBXQ4a3zU



PS- happy 50th, gahan!

butters
05-09-2012, 05:51 PM
:) Ah "Shout," one of the hidden gems from the early era. Better than many of the singles.

jmtd
05-11-2012, 04:08 PM
I bought a b sides and rarities disc once, which I think is actually a boot.

http://www.discogs.com/Depeche-Mode-B-Sides-Instrumentals-8198/release/790001

I don't know why they never released an official thing like this, apart from maybe extracting as much cash as possible from fans (see: single reissues). The only complaint I have is I have no idea of the provenance of the tracks (vinyl rips for the earlier b sides or sourced some other way? Cd rips for later ones, or second gen mp3 encodes found on the net?)

Their b sides rock.

DVYDRNS
05-11-2012, 11:47 PM
they can play the entire sofad record for all i care. i'd probably die to relive that show...

Ryan
05-13-2012, 03:35 AM
http://violation.weebly.com/2/post/2012/05/-dave-gahan-i-have-written-6-7-songs-martin-13-or-14-second-session-soon.html

Dave Gahan: I have written 6-7 songs, Martin 13 or 14. Second session soon? (http://violation.weebly.com/2/post/2012/05/-dave-gahan-i-have-written-6-7-songs-martin-13-or-14-second-session-soon.html) 12/05/2012

More from a Norwegian article:

"I have written 6-7 songs, Martin 13 or 14, and we'll see which ones we're going to include on the album. I think 3 or 4 of my songs will be recorded. The album seems to have a strong blues feeling. Not exactly like "Violator" and "Songs Of Faith And Devotion", but definitely more direct. We'll be careful not to overproduce this time. Extra sounds aren't necessary. If the melodies are good, they do not need more. "Sounds Of The Universe" was a little overproduced, too smooth, too much was going on."

butters
05-13-2012, 11:56 PM
^^^ "Like" x10!!!

Ryan
06-02-2012, 05:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx7WTWJkBP0

Ryan
06-02-2012, 06:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N5T_kK2TCM

Ryan
06-02-2012, 07:57 PM
My favorite track so far -

You made that mistake now, they were coming for you. You've gone too far, too far too soon. Now you feel nothing. Life can be cruel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=issm3BhYrGM

Ax Mr. L
06-03-2012, 05:19 PM
My favorite track so far -You made that mistake now, they were coming for you. You've gone too far, too far too soon. Now you feel nothing. Life can be cruel.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=issm3BhYrGMSounds great! Going to pick this up first thing on the morning. I thought Dave only did one track for the Soulsavers's new record (haven't really paid any attention to recent DM news), so this is great news for me. :D

Babali
06-04-2012, 01:35 AM
This album(TLTDS) is just as good as a new Depeche Mode album for me.

Ryan
06-06-2012, 04:06 AM
Two unreleased remixes:

The Sun And The Rainfall (Black Light Odyssey's Estranged Mix)
http://soundcloud.com/blacklightodyssey/depeche-mode-the-sun-and-the-1

The Sun And The Rainfall (Black Light Odyssey's Further Excerpts Dub)
http://soundcloud.com/blacklightodyssey/depeche-mode-the-sun-and-the

mp3s:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/t96y0s

http://www.sendspace.com/file/5mc50s

Reaps
06-06-2012, 09:59 AM
I ripped the audio from the soundcloud page a week ago, i'll just assume those are the same? Disappointing that they were excluded from the 'exclusive' only remixes a while back.

Reaps
06-07-2012, 01:42 PM
Speaking of 'exclusive' remixes.. my quest to find every conceivable official remix of every DM song ever is becoming a nightmare..

In the words of some dude in 'Return Of The Jedi'.."There's too many of them!''

slave2thewage
07-05-2012, 07:25 AM
Rumoured list of tour dates for 2013 now making the rounds online.

May
16 Vilnius
17 Riga
19 Tallinn
21 St Petersburg
25 Stockholm
26 Oslo
31 Horsens/Copenhagen

June
03 London
04 London/Manchester
08 Nurnberg
09 Nurburg
11 Prague
12 Budapest
27 Zagreb
30 Rome

July
02 Milan
04 Barcelona
06 Lisbon
07 Madrid
10 Paris
11 Munich
13 Frankfurt
16 Dusseldorf
20 Hamburg
24 Berlin
26 Warsaw

Ryan
07-05-2012, 07:28 AM
o look at dat, still no au since 1994

jmtd
07-05-2012, 01:26 PM
Hrm. Manchester '09 wasn't that great. Not sure if I'd travel.

Ryan
07-13-2012, 08:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v85gICtpVjw&feature=youtu.be

Ryan
07-13-2012, 09:04 PM
I just made the connection with sea shell. If it wasn't for him taking the sea shell back to the ocean he would have never met his wife. He took the shell back home and there he met his wife and now he is taking his wife's ashes back home where they first met. WOW. Very Nice!

Marco Benavides (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbToFz7a8HLmKnn4TBDjNLw) 23 hours ago

DVYDRNS
07-14-2012, 07:33 AM
thats a great video. i know exactly where that beach is too! about 15 minutes from me in Malibu! rad!

NotoriousTIMP
07-15-2012, 07:44 AM
Can we get this thread back on track with DM stuff? You guys get me all excited when this gets a bump but I always end up getting let down when I see its non-DM related talk in here :( I cant wait for another new album and a tour!

Ryan
07-16-2012, 04:34 AM
Can we get this thread back on track with DM stuff? You guys get me all excited when this gets a bump but I always end up getting let down when I see its non-DM related talk in here :( I cant wait for another new album and a tour!

It's Dave Gahan-related. Dave is the leader singer of Depeche Mode. Where else am I going to post about it, up my ass hole?

frankie teardrop
07-16-2012, 10:09 AM
what are you guys, the message board police? seems like this thread in particular is under constant scrutiny for discussion, which is getting really fucking annoying. not for nothing, but isn't a messageboard meant for all relevant discussion on the topic? if you want up-to-date news on DM, go to a DM messageboard or visit their official site. otherwise, i think any discussion on DM here, including stuff relating to past and present members, side projects, composition of sound, etc., is completely acceptable.

slave2thewage
07-16-2012, 10:11 AM
Ryan's post was a lot more relevant than "I can't wait for a new album and tour". Just sayin'.

Ryan
07-17-2012, 03:48 AM
So NotoriousTIMP facepalmed my post...

...riiight...

jmtd
07-17-2012, 04:05 AM
So NotoriousTIMP facepalmed my post...

...riiight...

No need to add fire to fire.

OK let's write something relevant, erm...

I've just obtained a 5.1 surround system for the first time, ever. Which is the best DM album 5.1 mix?

Ryan
07-17-2012, 04:15 AM
http://www.ology.com/post/140362/rumor-control-is-alan-wilder-really-rejoining-depeche-mode-

Photo courtesy of The Electricity Club
http://s3.amazonaws.com/ology/bundles/ologysocial/up/img/user/user_small/user_4f833ec1a002c1.10209497.jpg?v1 (http://www.ology.com/profile/108)
by Brett Warner (http://www.ology.com/profile/108)

Music Editor
On Jul 13, 2012

If you're following Depeche Mode on Facebook, you probably gasped aloud when you saw this…
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/576042_10151103942895329_706694784_n.jpg
…an intriguing still from the "Policy Of Truth" video with the lyrics "Never again / is what you swore" added in ominous ambiguity. Rightly so, fans are foaming at the mouth, wondering if in fact former Depeche Mode sonic architect Alan Wilder will be returning to the fold in conjunction with the group's new studio album, due out sometime next year.

| Related: Depeche Mode To Begin Work On Next Album In March (http://www.ology.com/post/48880/depeche-mode-to-begin-work-on-next-album-in-march) | So, is it true? Is Alan Wilder really rejoining Depeche Mode? The answer: we don't know… yet. But probably… and here's why:
As SPIN (http://www.spin.com/articles/depeche-mode-stir-speculation-former-members-return?utm_source=spintwitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=spintwitter) points out, Wilder, whose keen recording studio know-how and prodigious ear for dense, sonically adventurous arrangements brought the English synth group to a creative and commercial apex in the mid to late '80s, recently performed with the band at a charity concert at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2010. He also contributed to last year's Remixes 2: 81-11 and has repeatedly been spotting around and about London drinking espresso and laughing heartily with Martin Gore and Dave Gahan. Okay, so I made that last part up… but the point is, there's no ill will between all involved parties. Hell, Martin and Vince Clarke have been working together—why not bring Alan back on board? It certainly didn't hurt Black Celebration or Violator in the Awesome Classic Albums department, right?

danebraddy
07-17-2012, 11:10 AM
But probably…

There aren't enough like buttons in the world...

frankie teardrop
07-17-2012, 11:13 AM
i know it's been the topic of speculation since he left, but i do think he's a pretty key ingredient. while i like a lot of the material released since the mid-90s (and don't think they're as lost without him as some hardcore fans believe), the clear favorites all have wilder's hand in them.

DVYDRNS
07-17-2012, 11:51 AM
Lets look at the facts.

1. The last Recoil tour was an absolute FLOP. very small numbers at the SF show.
2. He's under intense financial burden. He's been selling off all his gear on eBay and other auction sites.
3. He's just finished a divorce.
4. He's said recently he's not opposed to collaboration again with DM

looks like he needs the money. and Once you get older, you let bygones be bygones and water under the bridge becomes just that.

I'd say this is a very real possibility.

Cameron
07-18-2012, 08:11 PM
Lets look at the facts.

1. The last Recoil tour was an absolute FLOP. very small numbers at the SF show.
2. He's under intense financial burden. He's been selling off all his gear on eBay and other auction sites.
3. He's just finished a divorce.
4. He's said recently he's not opposed to collaboration again with DM

looks like he needs the money. and Once you get older, you let bygones be bygones and water under the bridge becomes just that.

I'd say this is a very real possibility.

Hooray for midlife crises!

NotoriousTIMP
07-18-2012, 09:44 PM
I see people still take shit too seriously on here. My post was meant as a light poke at the fact that DM news is kinda slow, no need to get sand in your vagina........

Ryan
07-19-2012, 03:31 AM
Hooray for midlife crises!

I hear ya!

Indefinite_Cure
07-23-2012, 12:06 PM
Bumping the thread to say that Dave has revealed the new album will be MIXED BY FLOOD and that he has done another songwriting collaboration with Martin!

http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/features/soulsavers-dave-gahan-we-were-on-the-same-page-very-quickly/

DVYDRNS
07-23-2012, 02:31 PM
Love love love this!

Ryan
07-24-2012, 04:57 AM
Bumping the thread to say that Dave has revealed the new album will be MIXED BY FLOOD and that he has done another songwriting collaboration with Martin!

http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/features/soulsavers-dave-gahan-we-were-on-the-same-page-very-quickly/

Holy fuck! Flood!

Maximilian
07-24-2012, 06:13 AM
Now if only Alan Wilder really was back in....

eversonpoe
07-25-2012, 02:30 PM
No need to add fire to fire.

OK let's write something relevant, erm...

I've just obtained a 5.1 surround system for the first time, ever. Which is the best DM album 5.1 mix?

i'm quite fond of Ultra in 5.1, but Construction Time Again is my favourite DM album, and sounds phenomenal in surround. really, all of their music lends itself well to the format, because there's so much happening.

zaps30
07-30-2012, 01:46 AM
That is fantastic news about Flood. I'm really looking forward to this album.

Piko
07-30-2012, 07:35 AM
Now if only Alan Wilder really was back in....

Someday perhaps... seems like they're only beating around the bush about it at this point. Awesome to hear about Flood.

Maximilian
07-30-2012, 07:58 AM
I was thinking the other day that the golden years for DM are Construction Time Again through Ultra. The last three and A Broken Frame are solid, but I can't really get down with Speak & Spell.

Piko
07-30-2012, 08:28 AM
I was never really able to get into those first four albums. Granted, that I do enjoy quite a few songs from those albums (Told You So, etc). But something about those albums don't really click with me like Black Celebration and the onward albums. Never really got into A Broken frame at all... Possibly the only album I can say I've never really given a chance. But I could say the same for the other three. But more so for that one.

Exciter is one of my favorites, btw.

frankie teardrop
07-30-2012, 11:12 AM
defense for speak and spell:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGkAh_rt2Ug\



also LOVE: new life, shout, ice machine, photographic (though prefer the compilation version).


defense for a broken frame:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diQwoot067w


also LOVE: leave in silence

Piko
07-30-2012, 11:17 AM
I'll always be a sucker for Just Can't Get Enough. So catchy! And one of the few songs I can play on a keyboard, heh.

Stereo75
07-30-2012, 01:53 PM
Where's the love for 'What's Your Name?' from S&S? *snickers*

henryeatscereal
07-30-2012, 05:01 PM
"Speak & Spell" still sounds Erasure-ish but it's a good album that deserves a second listen:

http://youtu.be/W8woAY8bu_o

I can't wait for them to come to Mexico, they are HUGE here, i really liked the "Tour of the Universe", awesome visuals...

xmd 5a
07-30-2012, 05:35 PM
I was never really able to get into those first four albums. Granted, that I do enjoy quite a few songs from those albums (Told You So, etc). But something about those albums don't really click with me like Black Celebration and the onward albums. Never really got into A Broken frame at all... Possibly the only album I can say I've never really given a chance. But I could say the same for the other three. But more so for that one.

Exciter is one of my favorites, btw.

Some Great Reward is ridiculously good. I can understand why Speak and Spell and A Broken Frame are acquired tastes, and to a lesser extent Construction Time Again, but Some Great Reward really the birthplace of the sound they'd further develop on Black Celebration and Violator.

eversonpoe
07-30-2012, 05:49 PM
construction time again is literally the ONLY depeche mode album i can listen to all the way through without wanting to skip a single song.

Piko
07-30-2012, 09:20 PM
Went and listened to Construction Time Again earlier today. It's not bad at all. And i've never heard Erasure, but I could only imagine the similarities to Speak and Spell. I've never skipped through Ultra or Violator, ever.

Ryan
07-31-2012, 05:12 AM
construction time again is literally the ONLY depeche mode album i can listen to all the way through without wanting to skip a single song.

wat
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eversonpoe
07-31-2012, 11:55 PM
wat
ten characters

ok, i forgot about violator & ultra when i was saying that. i should have specified "from their early period." i don't like any of the ballad-y stuff. just like with tom waits, i prefer the darker/more avant garde songs.

slave2thewage
08-01-2012, 09:16 AM
I love "What's Your Name?", it's so hilariously camp.

Ryan
08-25-2012, 10:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QCOdx8i4Dk&feature=player_embedded

Ryan
08-25-2012, 10:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPc4R2QqyhE

Dave Gahan w/Soulsavers at Capitol Records 7-21-12Take Me Back Home and Tonight. It was a 7 song set.

Indefinite_Cure
09-11-2012, 01:00 PM
The new album is ęa very strong recordĽ says Daniel Miller

They supposedly entered the final stage for the album which is mixing with Flood and then mastering...

I'm actually getting really excited for this!

DVYDRNS
09-11-2012, 08:37 PM
Not that I don't believe him. But he is the label owner. Kinda has to say stuff like that.

I tend to ignore what people involved with a record say about how great it is.

tommygunn
09-12-2012, 05:19 AM
I'm not going to ruin this album for myself like I did with Universe and listen to a net stream. I'm going old school, gonna get the CD, and flick through the booklet while the first song plays, like it's the 90s.

Ryan
09-12-2012, 08:03 AM
Good idea.

eversonpoe
09-12-2012, 04:13 PM
i actually got the box set of "sounds of the universe" and, despite the lack of vinyl, was pleased with its contents. depeche mode in 5.1 is really my favourite way to listen to them, and i could honestly say if there was a "box sets anonymous" i would be in it.

Ryan
09-20-2012, 05:44 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/292957_3363262046733_371053183_n.jpg

Depeche Mode are now mixing and mastering of the new album.
Responsible - Mark Ellis (Flood), producer of the album Depeche Mode "Violator" and "Songs of faith and devotion."

orestes
10-13-2012, 05:39 PM
From today's gawker: http://gawker.com/5951419/the-stigma-of-synth-my-secret-life-with-depeche-mode

Ryan
10-21-2012, 04:42 AM
Depeche Mode press conference - October 23 -

http://countdown.depechemode.com/

Ryan
10-22-2012, 03:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ0Nj6QlceU&sns=fb

Indefinite_Cure
10-23-2012, 09:36 AM
New song! (Angel of Love)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NihMVuspKQw&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLoQ6uXBbRCiRhJctg4HKOEA

And the press conference:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYg0rwRbvR8

Magtig
10-23-2012, 10:37 AM
I love the aggressive sound of the new song!

bobbie solo
10-23-2012, 12:26 PM
me too. im not a big DM fan at all, but that song was very cool.

frankie teardrop
10-23-2012, 12:29 PM
i'm not feeling it, personally. as much as i love blues & goth mixed (nick cave, crime and the city solution, etc.) i don't think it works well with depeche mode (though i liked it on dave's second solo record). the song is kind of a snoozer until the midway point when the electronics really kick in but it still doesn't wow me.

still holding out for some great album cuts. i loved playing the angel but loathed sounds of the universe, so i'm curious to see where it goes from here. hopefully the tour is a little more imaginative in the setlist department. still feel like a chump for paying $100 to hear new songs, the same hits, and a few rarer singles (strangelove, fly on the windscreen).

icklekitty
10-23-2012, 12:46 PM
^ I was going to ask why Dave is doing a Nick Cave impression. I already have albums full of this stuff.


(Also the music sounds a bit like modern Manson)

Reaps
10-23-2012, 02:24 PM
I love the shit out of this.. Industrial blues with a chorus that somehow sounds like The Beatles.. I'm most impressed! Though i said something similar with 'Wrong' and was let down by the rest of the SOTU album. I live in hope this album remains consistant with 'Angel' or whateveryoucallit.

Piko
10-23-2012, 02:41 PM
I'm loving it! Liking Dave's voice also. Maybe its because I'm a Cave fan boy.

dlb
10-23-2012, 03:22 PM
Loving the new song and just got my tickets for June. Can't wait! Only thing left to do: release a great record!

frankie teardrop
10-23-2012, 03:23 PM
I'm loving it! Liking Dave's voice also. Maybe its because I'm a Cave fan boy.

i am, too... but there's enough cave and cave-related material out there to keep me more than satisfied (just saw crime & the city solution last night and it was amazing). however, i really don't like the mix of blues riffs and electronics (nor do i like modern bands jocking the cave thing while i'm here). but hey, enjoy! i'm gonna sit this one out and not buy until i know what the rest of the album sounds like.

i swore i'd never become that guy, but we really need to get alan wilder back in here to help reign those two in.

Ryan
10-23-2012, 05:03 PM
Love the sound of the new track. Watching the press conference now.

Piko
10-23-2012, 05:25 PM
I'm actually kinda surprised Alan hasn't come back yet. You'd think the door would be open. They've all been pretty chummy lately. Think it's only a matter of time (or a question of time?).

miss k bee
10-24-2012, 06:09 AM
Crying at the price of the tickets £55!!!! damn concert tix are soon going to reach £100!

icklekitty
10-24-2012, 06:21 AM
Crying at the price of the tickets £55!!!! damn concert tix are soon going to reach £100!

Soon? They've long surpassed that! I've seen face value tickets for gigs at the o2 at £300!

tommygunn
10-25-2012, 01:52 PM
I'm not a big fan of Dave's post-2000 bluesy vocal style. He slurs his S's like he has a mouth full of spit. I miss the amazing vocals he did on Exciter and beforehand.

xmd 5a
10-25-2012, 09:05 PM
New track is alright. Grabbed me on the first listen more than "Wrong" did, at least. I agree there's some definite Cave-channeling going on though.

poinoup
11-28-2012, 12:19 PM
I forgot just how good Ultra is/was. Had it on in the car this morning doing good old errands. Took me back to high school when a friend of mine gave me the CD because he thought it was shite. It's been forever since I've listened to it.

I remember reading in a magazine review long ago that Dave was high as hell recording "Sister of Night?" Ryan? frankie? I could defer that question to you two if I may.

Piko
11-28-2012, 12:46 PM
I remember reading somewhere that Dave recorded song of the vocals in rehab.

frankie teardrop
11-28-2012, 12:51 PM
i vaguely recall this article as well, probably had the magazine eons ago but damned if i know where it went. lost all my clippings a long time ago. however, dave was a downright wreck when recording that album and it shows on songs like 'barrel of a gun' where you can downright hear the strain in his voice and the heroin drag in the chord changes. i wouldn't be surprised if he was high as a kite while singing the majority of that record, though i know he did a lot of the vocals while he was recovering in rehab. we're lucky he got out of that era alive...

DVYDRNS
11-28-2012, 01:03 PM
Depeche Mode is one of the few bands that doesnt completely blow sober.

They may not be as genius as they were in the 90's but they are still damn fantastic with everything they do now. I still purchase every record from them. Cant say the same for another dark electronic artist we all know...

i'm not even sure i could attribute their not being quite as awesome to sobriety. Maybe it just comes with getting older? But damn they are still excellent.

frankie teardrop
11-28-2012, 01:17 PM
well, it's difficult to draw comparisons to a one man, one band, one addiction scenario to what depeche mode went through in the 90s. at the time, dave wasn't a songwriter for the band. i can't speak for martin's intake, but as the main songwriter, it seems like he's remained fairly consistent if but past prime, which happens to most bands with a long career as discussed elsewhere.

long story short, you can't draw a comparison to NIN here, nor do i think drugs had much to do with the songwriting process for DM, aside from an obviously dark edge to ultra that reflects what they were going through at the time, trying to carve a new identity after losing alan & dealing with dave.

helping out with the question at hand, tune in about 17 minutes in. sounds like he was definitely high when doing the vocals, doing them syllable by syllable:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKGMLFXhVEg

poinoup
11-29-2012, 10:39 AM
Thanks Piko and frankie! That video you posted is my night viewing I think. I think I need to revisit the early 80s a lot more, we used to play Heroes of Might and Magic III to The Singles 81-85.

Nothing like being in a strategic huge fight, and having "Photographic" as the backing track.:D

frankie teardrop
11-29-2012, 10:40 AM
i'm your man if you ever need early 80s recommendations, DM or otherwise.

fortheloveofgod
12-11-2012, 10:59 AM
http://countdown.depechemode.com/
http://pitchfork.com/news/48900-new-depeche-mode-album-out-in-march/

On the band's website, Depeche Mode's Martin Gore said, "The music has a similar vibe to [1990's] Violator and [1993's] Songs of Faith and Devotion and I think the songs on the album are among some of the very best we've done." Meanwhile, describing the record, Dave Gahan said it's "not a blues record, but it definitely has a soulful vibe."

Can't wait. I like what I hear.

Deepvoid
12-11-2012, 12:49 PM
Columbia Records just announced the signing of Depeche Mode.

Can we entertain the idea of a Depeche Mode/HDTA tour?

trollmanen
12-11-2012, 01:33 PM
Columbia Records just announced the signing of Depeche Mode.

Can we entertain the idea of a Depeche Mode/HDTA tour?

The fact that Depeche Mode went to Columbia should quiet the people who complained that HTDA signed to them. Obviously they're doing something right over there. With the sale of EMI to Universal, they were contractually obligated to shed certain bigger acts (Pink Floyd, etc), so I'm guessing DM was one of those. Daniel Miller has expressed interest in buying back Mute Records, but then he wouldn't have the huge distribution that they enjoyed with EMI, which a band like Depeche Mode needs. One could argue they don't need it, but they don't seem like the sort of band that wants to go the DIY route like NIN or Radiohead.

Ryan
12-17-2012, 01:15 AM
Awesome!

Latest news

http://25.media.tumblr.com/9d80f162cf064354e0e23e999c7b92a1/tumblr_meze5mfAHa1qcoqfio1_500.jpg

Dave Gahan joined Soulsavers for an intimate show at Capitol Studios a few months ago, performing songs from their album “The Light The Dead See”, which Dave co-wrote with Rich Machin and Soulsavers. Watch the entire 30 minute performance on rollingstone.com (http://dpchm.de/TWTlUu).

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/soulsavers-and-depeche-modes-dave-gahan-perform-intimate-set-in-los-angeles-premiere-20121213

DVYDRNS
12-18-2012, 09:41 AM
Columbia Records just announced the signing of Depeche Mode.

Can we entertain the idea of a Depeche Mode/HDTA tour?


didnt mean to like that post. I hope they stay as far away from each other as possible. i dont want DM tainted with that crap.

NotoriousTIMP
12-18-2012, 11:20 PM
^^^
I couldn't agree more :)

Ryan
01-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Someone just posted this here:

http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=28577.820

>>

I was just browsing though the Depeche Mode tag on Instagram, and found some photos of a NYC stylist called Mark Holmes (http://statigr.am/styleitholmes) who worked on Corbijn's videoshoot with DM in New Orleans last November. The photos were online all this time but he tagged only a few with #depechemode, so that must be why they went unnoticed. These photos give more of an idea of what the video(s) will look like. As you know, a month ago a local newssite revealed (http://www.bestofneworleans.com/blogofneworleans/archives/2012/11/29/the-marigny-opera-house-grows-into-an-arts-center) that DM was going to shoot a video in a church.

On the 25th of November (http://statigr.am/p/332190594099969932_5790894), he uploaded a pic of himself with the caption, "Kicking back with a glass of whiskey watching dexter at my second home. A rare night off before going to New Orleans to shoot with Depeche Mode and Anton Corbijn."

Photos of the church:
http://statigr.am/p/334004385146076312_5790894
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http://statigr.am/p/334003668633123984_5790894
http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/a70fc46238b511e28c3c22000a1fb85a_7.jpg

Louisiana Swamp:
http://statigr.am/p/335784978153069012_6043701
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http://statigr.am/p/334867384022990346_5790894
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http://statigr.am/p/335787016995854841_6043701
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"Custom voodoo hat I had made for David Gahan of Depeche Mode. #voodoo #neworleans #depechemode"
http://statigr.am/p/332912560377298580_5790894
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Depeche Mode:
http://statigr.am/p/335627497377758686_5790894
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http://statigr.am/p/335625803130600908_5790894
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http://statigr.am/p/335623814619463093_5790894
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"Shooting Depeche Mode in New Orleans with Anton Corbijn. 70 degrees in the sun. Best cure for a hangover !!"
http://statigr.am/p/335463774281399599_5790894
http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/e9cf1e103a4a11e291b222000a1f98fa_7.jpg

Ryan
01-03-2013, 06:26 PM
lol looks like they took them down. Nevermind, I saved and uploaded the ones that aren't appearing:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151332143188713.497362.540763712&type=3

NotoriousTIMP
01-03-2013, 11:31 PM
Ryan, I gotta hand it to you and how on top of things you are when it comes to DM. Thanks for posting these!!

(Also, your Danzig collection is CRAZY awesome!)

slave2thewage
01-05-2013, 11:20 AM
Apparently the first single is out the 25th and called "Heaven".

Source - http://www.depechemode.de/en/new-depeche-mode-single-heaven-out-on-january-25th-19172/

Ryan
01-05-2013, 06:24 PM
Apparently the first single is out the 25th and called "Heaven".

Source - http://www.depechemode.de/en/new-depeche-mode-single-heaven-out-on-january-25th-19172/

Yeah there was an interview done recently and they listened to the one played at the press conference (non-demo form I'm guessing) and Heaven.

Martin said the title for the other one would naturally be "Angel" or "Angel Of Love" but since it isn't a soft song he isn't happy with those titles.

Space Suicide
01-05-2013, 06:31 PM
Can't wait for more Depeche Mode! Been listening to them non-stop since the beginning of December.

Ryan
01-05-2013, 06:44 PM
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Ryan
01-08-2013, 04:03 AM
Jan 8th, 2013 | Exclusive Interview: Timothy Saccenti (http://www.depeche-mode.com/2013/01/08/exclusive-interview-timothy-saccenti/) Here is a HOME Exclusive interview with the man behind the “Angel” video, Timothy Saccenti. My goal with this interview was simple, I just wanted to reach out to the man behind the “Angel” video and perhaps learn a little more about him. What I got was a fascinating look into a passionate, driven individual who’s thoughts are as motivating as they are insightful. This really is an honor for us here at HOME and we hope you enjoy it.

Which came first, photography or directing?
I have been immersed in photography since I was quite young, film is a more recent medium for me.
Looking back, do you still find that the things that initially drew you to doing something creative still inspires you or do you struggle with finding new inspiration when you approach a new project?
My work is mostly collaborations with artists-musicians, actors, visual artists etc, so each new project brings it’s own new energy, approach, and inspiration. I tend to be particular as to what projects I dedicate my time to to make sure it is worth the emotional investment. I’ve been very lucky in that regard as nearly all of them I’ve learned something new. There’s always a new way to see something, that’s the interesting and challenging part.
Of the two, which do you find more challenging? Does meeting that challenge bring you more reward or do you find yourself more annoyed by having to fight yourself on it?
The film pieces take longer and are much more detailed and collaborative than photography. It is more of a journey and you can’t be quite sure where it will take you. There are many people involved with opinions, talents, and emotional quirks. In that way it’s quite challenging, but the effect can be potent. You can penetrate the viewer on a deep level with film by affecting time and emotion.
And marrying moving images with music is extremely compelling. With film there is the leeway of pushing from reality, it doesn’t carry the burden of truth that photography is expected to. Photography, on the other hand, has an immediate gratification and seduction, a sense of being knowable and factual, that can elevate simple moments to a poetic plane when done properly. It can be more inclusive and intimate in some ways as it is based on a single moment in time. This can also be a burden to chose which is the most truthful of moments since they are all truth and also all lies at the same time. So each has it’s own burden and own reward.

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I’m sure in the early days, like anyone, you felt pretty vulnerable putting your work out there, how do you deal with less then favorable criticism these days?
Well this is a good point. It’s a tricky one. In order to create these pieces you must be sensitive and open, as, at least for much of my work, I’m creating pieces for artists themselves. So one must start the process by being very sensitive, listening, and feeling out what is the appropriate way to express their message, while running it through your own filters and feelings. Listening is very important. So you go through this process of acquiring emotional data and building a world for them, you create this together with them and your team, and then you put it out into the world and it is often met with destructive extremely vocal opinions of the masses. This though is just part of creating anything in the current environment we live in and is part of the deal you make with the world when you decide to be a creative.
I was lucky enough to create a body of work before the onslaught of internet feedback seem to take over, so in many ways I feel lucky. My point of view is based on my experiences, not generated by committee, so that gives one the confidence to create new things. I’m not sure how a new artist now would continue to create in the current hostile environment of the internet, which is where, to be fair, most people experience art at the moment. If I was going to start an art school I would definitely create a course “Surviving destructive Youtube comment trolls 101”.
In the end though you create things as a team and you solve the problems and communicate what you attempt with that team and if you are your collaborators feel it was successful that is the most important things, as clichť as that is. There will always be someone trying to take you down, and usually that person is yourself, during the process, as you sometimes painfully deconstruct your own feelings on what you are doing, trying to get to the truth. So by the time someone comments “not feeling it” on YouTube, you’ve already been through the valley of darkness and emerged with your prize, so the comments have more the net effect of a gnat buzzing in your ear. Really it is all just a game in the end.
Can you still enjoy film and photography for what it is or are you constantly critiquing what you’re looking it?
Photography is a way of engaging with the world. How you feel about a thing CHANGES when you photograph it. It is a critique of the world incarnate. As an exploratory tool nothing rivals it in the modern age, and the popularity of things like Instagram proves it. What is your favorite photograph you’ve taken ? For me it is always of a loved one. But to your question I think its interesting that we are surrounded by films and mostly photography, and you start to analyze everything, but for me I see a photograph and am usually interested in the photographers point of view, why they took the image, what led up to it, etc. It is critical, but more in a manner of looking into the mind of the creator. After making some short film pieces I most definitely looked at films in a different manner and the staggering amount of work and focus that goes into creating them.
Have you ever found yourself more confident in one formant and perhaps experimenting with techniques to see if they apply in the other? Perhaps some of your video directing skills can help in directing a photo session go smoother for example.
Photography is good as it teaches you to be quick and interact with humans in a very intimate setting. Creating a portrait of someone is making an unsaid agreement with them about what you are setting out to do together. And photography allows you to quickly try out various techniques, lighting, color, etc to get your ideas across. These skills can translate to film very well were the process is much slower, there’s much less spontenaiety, so often I’ll bring the techniques I used in photography over into my film shoots, knowing that they will work.
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The software and tools used for editing just seems to be evolving so rapidly, especially over the last few years. Do you stay pretty on top if it or just kind of pick and choose what works for you?
I spend most of my time working towards visual ideas rather than the technology of it. I work with amazing people who can bring the ideas to life in a technological manner. My tastes tend to veer towards more experimental art, video art, installation works, programming art, so often I try to bring some of that to the table and work it into a context that can be collaborative within the structure of these video pieces.
How did directing Motor’s “Man Made Machine” video come about? Did working on that video start up your relationship with Depeche directly?
I had worked with Motor for many of their projects before Man Made Machine. Bryan Black and I are both huge fans of industrial, techno, electronic music and the culture around it. We get along like a house on fire, so when they brought up the Man Made Machine track we felt it would make a great video. There’s always many people involved in how these connections are made. I was working with a video commissioner who suggested me to Mute and I think a few stars aligned.
Can you tell us a little bit about how the concept for the “Angel” video come about?
It’s rare that I do an in-studio type piece, most of my work is quite art directed and conceptual, so I was drawn to the idea of trying to translate that into this studio situation. I went into meet the band and was inspired by their energy in the room, they are amazing musicians and you feel it the moment you walk in studio. I actually felt this side of them hadn’t been shown very well, so that was my main concept, show this energy… not knowing where it would take me. After filming it, the amazing editor Dayn Williams and I dedicated a large chunk of our lives carving out the film. I think we accomplished our goal on that one.http://www.depeche-mode.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/tumblr_mcis97ABto1rn57zco1_1280-1024x640.jpg (http://www.depeche-mode.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/tumblr_mcis97ABto1rn57zco1_1280.jpg)

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Ryan
01-08-2013, 04:03 AM
While some minor colors can be seen through out, can you tell us the decision behind doing it primarily in Black & White?
Daylight + Black and white = magic. Also, I couldnít control anything in the room, lighting, color, etc, so using black and white was a classic solution to formal issues that would occur in creating a consistent tonal feel.
While the band have used other people more recently, did the fact that Depeche have worked so closely with Anton Corbijn have any kind of influence or weight on your decision making at all?
Anton was a huge influnce on me growing up and is an amazing artist. The bands image had been crafted by him in such an iconic fashion, so in some ways itís impossible to remove that from the equation. Iíve worked with many artists over time, but I do think with Depeche Mode you walk in knowing that you will be somewhat compared to Anton by the fans and in the lexicon of the bands imagery. Itís humbling and exciting to add to their legacy of iconic visual output. My style is very different from Antons, but I feel itís a good mix, a contemporary take on the band.
Musically, you have worked with some pretty eclectic artists. Names like Flying Lotus, Washed Out, Passion Pit, and Usher having all received your signature. Do these artists reflect much of your personal taste or are you finding they are gravitating towards you?
Iíve been very lucky that most of the artist Iíve worked with are also on my playlists. I think working with artists you must be very into music, so you can speak the language with them. This is my passion and I think it translates into our works together.
What are your thoughts on music videos as a promotional medium these days? The traditional music television outlets are drowning in reality TV shows, sadly, so is the internet viable enough to keep the medium relevant?
I canít say. I think for each project you should create what you want to see in the world and hopefully it will have a life of itís own.
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For more information on Timothy Saccenti, please visit:
timothysaccenti.com (http://timothysaccenti.com/)
twitter.com/timothysaccenti (https://twitter.com/timothysaccenti)
tsaccenti.tumblr.com (http://tsaccenti.tumblr.com/)
Interview by Glen (https://www.facebook.com/dj.glen101). (C) HOME. Do not steal this article without giving full credit and a link! All photos appear courtesy of Timothy Saccenti.

fillow
01-08-2013, 05:36 AM
It would be more readable if you bolded the questions instead of answers.

Ryan
01-08-2013, 05:45 AM
I didn't bold anything. I copied and pasted from the news page here: http://www.depeche-mode.com/category/news/

Ryan
01-08-2013, 06:26 PM
http://www.depechemode.de/en/martin-gore-heaven-is-quite-far-from-what-we-normally-do-19220/

The Q-notesMartin Gore: “Heaven is quite far from what we normally do” (http://www.depechemode.de/en/martin-gore-heaven-is-quite-far-from-what-we-normally-do-19220/) January 8th, 2013 by Sven Plaggemeier
1 Comment (http://www.depechemode.de/en/martin-gore-heaven-is-quite-far-from-what-we-normally-do-19220/#comments)









http://www.depechemode.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/martin-gore-200x200.jpeg (http://www.depechemode.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/martin-gore.jpeg)The January edition of the Q-Magazine (order it here (http://www.qthemusic.com/)) features an interesting interview (“Gore Blimey”) with Martin Gore about the new album and the possibly first single Heaven (keep in mind that it’s still unconfirmed).
Thanks to Ultra_Depeche (follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Ultra_Depeche)!) we got handed over some notes of the editor, that didn’t make it into the print. Additionally, and that will thrill you even more, the notes contain some of the lyrics of the possibly new single – and an exciting quote of Martin Gore about the track.
Here are the original notes. Thanks again to both the Q writer for permission and Ultra_Depeche (Twitter (https://twitter.com/Ultra_Depeche)). Please note that the Q writes listened to Heaven just onece. He describes the song as very catchy, though. Also, Heaven’s lyrics were jotted down. It’s not that they are at all accurate.
HIS PASSION FOR MUSIC STILL BURNS:
“When I was really young first had a job as a paper boy I saved all my money to buy records and thats what I did, and it’s gone of from there really. I have a passion for music, since a young age, and I still do.”
THE MYSTERY OF SONGWRITING
“Um, I want to just say in a very loose way I hate talking about songwriting because it’s something you can easily dismantle and make into something that sounds very simple. whereas ,when you listen to the overall thing it has so much power. The mystery of music is one of the things I fell in love with when I was ten years old.”
WHEN DOES HE KNOW IT’S TIME TO WRITE AGAIN
“It was time for convene – there’s an obvious moment. i start writing at a certain point and dave of course is writing now. he starts writing at a certain point and there is a moment when we both have some good bunch of songs and its a good time to get together and start planning, its very organic. ”
GAP BETWEEN RECORDS:
“There’s a long gap between each of our records… three or four years… and you never know what’s going to happen in that time. You can’t take anything for granted.”
GAP BETWEEN – DID CERTAIN TINGS INSPIRE LYRICS/MOOD?
“I don’t want to sound too…. ‘positive,’ but I personally I feel a lot happier in my own skin as I get older and that dictates what I write the way I go about writing. I think for a lot of time I didn’t feel very happy in my skin and thats a huge difference to me.”
HIS PAST DRINKING:
“It’s been a long time now since I stopped. I’ve gone beyond the point even thinking about drinking. I can go out with people getting completely wasted and I don’t even think about having a drink anymore…”
PAST – DRINKING/SEIZURES – WHEN NOT FEELING GOOD IN SKIN – SPIRITUAL THEMES AS A RESULT:
“I went through the majority of the band’s career drinking… I was functional… (hits) you can’t be happy I don’t think when you’re doing that. I was at the point where I was having seizures and once you have seizures that becomes a constant worry when you’re still drinking. I would go on stage and I’d be constantly worried ‘Oh my god am i going to have a seizure tonight? Those are the sort of things you shouldn’t have to worry about!”
THIS ALBUM:
Some of the songs don’t have titles yet. Like the first one Q hears. It’s difficult because the obvious one would be “Angel” or “Angel of Love” since that’s the chorus but that’s quite sappy isn’t it? And it’s not a sappy song.” (Indeed… menacing…)
DISTINCTLY DM
“I think it is. There are always characteristics that make us sound like us.
Dave is a great front man who has a very distinctive voice. The moment you hear him you know it’s him. Which I think is really important. A lot of singers are interchangeable.
That kind of defines out sound. One of the main things.” (shy to reveal more of the other elements….)
HIS FAMOUS HOARDING
“I’ve got quite an addictive nature in general thats probably why I went through drinking phases and health phases… now I am addicted to collecting guitars and synthesizers and anything I can use to make music.”
DAVE’S SONGS
“They’re good. He’s been working with Kurt. A new partnership. The last couple of albums he’s worked with Christian and Andrew; this time he worked with Kurt, completely different.”
SAME PRODUCER – WHAT BEN BRINGS
“Is this a trilogy?? (Laughing) I think the way Ben works is very suited to our approach to making music. He’s a very strong personality and I think thats’ what we really need. He’s completely focused and always knows exactly what he wants at all times where as we’re off and fumbling in the dark. We need a leader! This time around the demos were a lot more advanced than they usually are and Ben felt they were pointing us in the right direction and that the album had an overall feel we were going for.”
HEAVEN SONGsimple minimalist techno intro
hymnal dirge… procession of the cross… that ends with single drum like a heart beat
LYRICS (as much as I could understand):
sometimes I [CANT UNDERSTAND WORD]
silently
I slowly lose myself
over and over
take comfort in my skin
endlessly
surrender to my will
forever and ever
I dissolve in trust
I will sing with joy
I will end up dust
I’m in heaven
I stand in golden rays
radiantly
I burn a fire of love
Over and over
it sends in endless light
I have embraced the flame
forever and ever
I will scream CANT UNDERSTAND WORD
jump into the void
I will guide the CANT UNDERSTAND WORD
up to heaven
ends with minimal drum. heart beat…
MARTIN: “This track is really different for us because it sounds to me like our take on 70s rock..reminds me of rod stewart almost — there is a modern take to it, its not pure 70s rock but definitely an interesting avenue for us to explore. it’s quite far from what we normally do but still sounds like us….”

Indefinite_Cure
01-24-2013, 09:55 AM
Hey, beat you to it Ryan! :

Depeche Mode have released details about their 13th studio album, "Delta Machine" with track listing for both the standard and the deluxe edition and details about their first single!

Details here:
http://dpchm.de/deltamachinehttp://cdn3.pitchfork.com/news/49193/2c84db2c.png

STANDARD:
1 - Welcome To My World
2 - Angel
3 - Heaven
4 - Secret To The End
5 - My Little Universe
6 - Slow
7 - Broken
8 - The Child Inside
9 - Soft Touch / Raw Nerve
10 - Should Be Higher
11 - Alone
12 - Soothe My Soul
13 - Goodbye
DELUXE EDITION: (includes hardcover 28-page booklet)
DISC 1
1 - Welcome To My World
2 - Angel
3 - Heaven
4 - Secret To The End
5 - My Little Universe
6 - Slow
7 - Broken
8 - The Child Inside
9 - Soft Touch / Raw Nerve
10 - Should Be Higher
11 - Alone
12 - Soothe My Soul
13 - Goodbye
DISC 2
1 - Long Time Lie
2 - Happens All The Time
3 - Always
4 - All That’s Mine
The tracklisting for the “Heaven” CD single is as follows:
“Heaven” CD SINGLE:
1 - Heaven
2 - All That’s Mine (b side bonus track)
“Heaven” CD MAXI:
1 - Heaven
2 - Heaven (Owlle Remix)
3 - Heaven (steps to heaven rmx)
4 - Heaven (Blawan Remix)
5 - Heaven (Mathew Dear vs Audion Remix)

Ryan
01-24-2013, 03:34 PM
Holy shit.

DVYDRNS
01-24-2013, 03:37 PM
Is it just me or does the recent logo suck?

I expected more from anton. Last good DM logo was ultra era.

fillow
01-24-2013, 04:54 PM
Last good DM logo was ultra era.
and the last good DM album was Ultra.

DVYDRNS
01-24-2013, 05:13 PM
I actually like every album theyve done since then. Not as much as Ultra mind you, but I have enjoyed them all.

piggy
01-24-2013, 10:31 PM
Very interested to see how the music will sound but I hate the title, hate the logo, hate the cover.

DVYDRNS
01-25-2013, 12:42 AM
I like the name of the album. but it essentially means
The D Machine

Delta: The fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (Δ, δ), transliterated as “d.”.


thats... awkward....

Ryan
01-25-2013, 07:05 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91-PYskCPPL._AA600_.jpg

Fixer808
01-25-2013, 08:03 PM
and the last good DM album was Ultra.
Hey, Playing The Angel was a great album!

Maximilian
01-26-2013, 01:41 AM
I like the name of the album. but it essentially means
The D Machine

Delta: The fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (Δ, δ), transliterated as “d.”.


thats... awkward....

Maybe it's a nod to the Delta blues....

Ryan
01-26-2013, 01:52 AM
Also triangle = three members of the band.

Only downside is abbreviating it. DM

jmtd
01-26-2013, 04:28 AM
Interesting that the q interview talks about producer ben's influence but makes no mention of fletch.

DVYDRNS
01-26-2013, 11:45 AM
its obvious to everyone that fletch doesnt do anything.

Piko
01-26-2013, 11:53 AM
I think Fletch plays some stuff, but just not much. Live, it seems like he's the engineer, while the other guys play. I don't doubt him not contributing much though. But I think he contributed "some".

DVYDRNS
01-26-2013, 12:20 PM
its always been stated that fletch handles the business side of the band.

Piko
01-26-2013, 01:26 PM
True. But they also say he plays some of the "bass" parts of the songs.

DVYDRNS
01-26-2013, 03:11 PM
Oh right. The bass parts.

Ryan
01-26-2013, 09:35 PM
Fletch eats bananas very well during the live gigs.

NotoriousTIMP
01-27-2013, 12:24 AM
fletch eats bananas very well during the live gigs.

this.......

Ripe(withdecay)
01-27-2013, 06:11 PM
I'm super excited for this new album. Depeche Mode is currently my favorite band right now. Fantastic music!

Ryan
01-27-2013, 06:41 PM
http://heaven.depechemode.com/

Ryan
01-27-2013, 06:45 PM
http://d3ehrhs646vxq9.cloudfront.net/depechemode/heaven/audio/drums.mp3
http://d3ehrhs646vxq9.cloudfront.net/depechemode/heaven/audio/guitar.mp3
http://d3ehrhs646vxq9.cloudfront.net/depechemode/heaven/audio/vox.mp3




http://d3ehrhs646vxq9.cloudfront.net/depechemode/heaven/images/content/video-still-2.png

http://d3ehrhs646vxq9.cloudfront.net/depechemode/heaven/images/content/video-still.png

http://d3ehrhs646vxq9.cloudfront.net/depechemode/heaven/images/content/video-still-3.png

NotoriousTIMP
01-27-2013, 11:13 PM
Dave's going back to the leather jacket!? :D

Ryan
01-28-2013, 12:20 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91-PYskCPPL._AA600_.jpg


Another version:

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/5100/image1wgn.jpg

Ryan
01-28-2013, 12:41 AM
http://d3ehrhs646vxq9.cloudfront.net/depechemode/heaven/audio/drums.mp3
http://d3ehrhs646vxq9.cloudfront.net/depechemode/heaven/audio/guitar.mp3
http://d3ehrhs646vxq9.cloudfront.net/depechemode/heaven/audio/vox.mp3


Someone put them together.

https://soundcloud.com/beatscape/depeche-mode-heaven-snippet

fillow
01-28-2013, 02:17 AM
Screencaps remind me of APC Judith video

Indefinite_Cure
01-30-2013, 08:44 AM
Just a heads up, the single has leaked!

Don't kill the messenger...


It reminds me of Condemnation, in a good way! Dave's voice is gorgeous and the song is too!

DVYDRNS
01-30-2013, 09:28 AM
ooooohhh ahhhhh...

DVYDRNS
01-30-2013, 10:07 AM
not sure if allowed to post this here. but its streaming at soundcloud. along with a b side. and angel.

https://soundcloud.com/moremoremore-1


Not sure how I feel about these tracks... they dont really hit me very hard.

I hope that feeling changes with the album.

tommygunn
01-30-2013, 10:32 AM
The single bored me, but I'm enjoying the B-side, kind of like the Playing The Angel b-sides were fairly strong too.

Hey, at least there's no fucking dubstep on it! :D :D :D :D

_incoma_
01-30-2013, 12:29 PM
Loved it. Odd choice for a single but for a board created around a band that's first single in like two years was "The day the world went away" it should be no problem. :p

konstantin
01-30-2013, 01:37 PM
DM and HTDA should form a super band and play with loops all day long.

enjoying the b-side

fortheloveofgod
01-30-2013, 02:25 PM
The single bored me, but I'm enjoying the B-side, kind of like the Playing The Angel b-sides were fairly strong too.

Hey, at least there's no fucking dubstep on it! :D :D :D :D

Guessing you didn't like the new Muse record:)

The B side is totally doing for me. Can't to hear the rest of the album.

Kroq is streaming it for all the non leak ppl.

DVYDRNS
01-30-2013, 03:53 PM
I need to crank it on my system.

LaneSax
01-30-2013, 08:56 PM
I think Heaven's a beautiful track, a grower with each listen

slave2thewage
01-30-2013, 09:07 PM
It's a grower, alright. The b-side is a good one too. I will be reserving judgement though, since I thought that "Wrong" was AMAZING and then that album turned out to be pretty shit imo.

danebraddy
01-31-2013, 04:24 AM
It's streaming on KROQ's website:

http://kroq.cbslocal.com/2013/01/30/exclusive-depeche-mode-premiere-heaven-from-forthcoming-album-delta-machine/

_incoma_
01-31-2013, 09:24 AM
It's a grower, alright. The b-side is a good one too. I will be reserving judgement though, since I thought that "Wrong" was AMAZING and then that album turned out to be pretty shit imo.

Man, that's pretty harsh! Though I have to admit when i first gave it a spin in my car i didn't dig it much either. It wasn't till i listened to that bastard in surround sound. It seems like that was the way it was meant to be heard. PTA had a good surround sound mix but SoTU really shined through. Even without surround sound songs like In Chains, Comeback and Perfect have a lot going for them.

slave2thewage
01-31-2013, 09:46 AM
"In Chains" was a TERRIBLE opener on the last tour, though. I like a few tracks off it ("Peace", "Jezebel", "Perfect") but I thought it was lacking a spark to it. It ended up becoming Exciter II.

Hoping that this is going to be PTA II!

frankie teardrop
01-31-2013, 10:21 AM
me too. really disliked sounds of the universe... and exciter has aged poorly as well. i think this new single is pretty awful and i wasn't fond of the song previewed a while back either, so i guess we'll see.

slave2thewage
01-31-2013, 10:24 AM
I can't hate Exciter entirely due to the fact that it had three of my favourite DM tracks on it ("When The Body Speaks", "I Feel Loved", "Goodnight Lovers"), but everything else can gtfo.

frankie teardrop
01-31-2013, 10:29 AM
yeah, i loved it when it came out (i was 19 or so and sappy). i do like 'when the body speaks' and 'shine' a lot (the latter mostly for the breakdown/chorus). i put the vinyl on the other day since the missus liked that one, and i was bummed about how poorly it aged. at least it's good background music, which is more than i can say for sounds of the universe.

jmtd
01-31-2013, 12:32 PM
The dead of night!

frankie teardrop
01-31-2013, 12:39 PM
i was so into that song until he said something about horniest boys etc... as much as i love martin gore, the weird sexual pseudo-pedophilia stuff gets a bit much. we're rolling with at least one song per album since black celebration.

LaneSax
01-31-2013, 07:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy7FzXLin7o

Piko
01-31-2013, 07:50 PM
i was so into that song until he said something about horniest boys etc... as much as i love martin gore, the weird sexual pseudo-pedophilia stuff gets a bit much. we're rolling with at least one song per album since black celebration.

I was always under the impression it was about the "boys" with sleaze and sex on the brain. Never once got a vibe about pedophilia. Some songs are kind weird though. Never Let Me Down always struck me as a love song to a best friend. Love the song, but the lyrics are iffy.

aggroculture
01-31-2013, 09:07 PM
I keep trying to listen to this song but I can't get past those electronic squelches: it's like something's wrong with my speakers.

slave2thewage
01-31-2013, 09:32 PM
The video was a bit average. They should really just stick with Corbijn for EVERYTHING.

frankie teardrop
01-31-2013, 09:32 PM
I was always under the impression it was about the "boys" with sleaze and sex on the brain. Never once got a vibe about pedophilia. Some songs are kind weird though. Never Let Me Down always struck me as a love song to a best friend. Love the song, but the lyrics are iffy.

you're probably right, but then there's little 15, jezebel, a question of time, and of course, just can't get it up.

slave2thewage
01-31-2013, 09:34 PM
^You forgot...

HEY YOU'RE SUCH A PRETTY BOY
P-R-E-DOUBLE T-Y

DVYDRNS
01-31-2013, 09:40 PM
i hate all the stupid digital effects of the last few videos. its like JJ abrams lens flares everywhere. needs more grit.

frankie teardrop
01-31-2013, 10:09 PM
^You forgot...

HEY YOU'RE SUCH A PRETTY BOY
P-R-E-DOUBLE T-Y

erasure had to start somewhere!

Piko
01-31-2013, 10:38 PM
you're probably right, but then there's little 15, jezebel, a question of time, and of course, just can't get it up.

Forgot about Question of Time. "You're only 15. But you look good". Alright, you might be onto something there...

NotoriousTIMP
02-01-2013, 10:37 AM
After watching the video i came to one conclusion:


Yup....I still hate Martin's voice......

DVYDRNS
02-01-2013, 11:47 AM
Martins voice is one of my favorite parts of Depeche Mode. Its very unique. But I love it.

If DM stopped making music, I'd be okay if Martin kept putting out Counterfeit albums.

Ryan
02-01-2013, 07:32 PM
After watching the video i came to one conclusion:


Yup....I still hate Martin's voice......

I don't often say this, but that's one of the most retarded opinions I've ever heard.

slave2thewage
02-01-2013, 09:15 PM
I didn't like his voice when I started to listen to them, but these days I prefer his voice to Dave's. It's one of the most ethereal male voices I've heard in mainstream music.

SaintNoir
02-01-2013, 09:15 PM
Dig the new track. Reminds me of a little Faith and Devotion mixed with Exciter. Really looking forward to the new album... this is always the case after the first single. I like Exciter, but have been disappointed with every release since. I always like them, but I want that Ultra (and before) magic.

Also, Martin Gore singing? Yes, please.

Jinsai
02-01-2013, 09:54 PM
After watching the video i came to one conclusion:


Yup....I still hate Martin's voice......

really?!

Out of all the things to say about this song, the vocals are pretty amazing imo

orestes
02-01-2013, 09:57 PM
The video was a bit average. They should really just stick with Corbijn for EVERYTHING.

Wrong was the exception but every video not directed by Corbijn has sucked.

Magtig
02-01-2013, 10:36 PM
Dig the new track. Reminds me of a little Faith and Devotion mixed with Exciter.
For me it evokes the devotional (confessional?) soul of Condemnation, and it instantly struck a chord with me. At the time I thought that track was an odd single choice on SOFAD too, but looking back it's easily one of the most unique and recognizable tracks on that record. Then again, SOFAD is solid gold from start to finish.