To mark the release of Erasure’s ‘Make It Wonderful’ single Tonya Hurley takes us behind the scenes at the ‘Snow Globe’ video shoots, and talks us through the making of the stop-motion animated videos for both ‘Gaudete’ and ‘Make It Wonderful’.
‘Make It Wonderful’ is the second single to be taken from the new Erasure album ‘Snow Globe’ and will be released in February 2014.
The ‘Snow Globe’ album is out now and can be purchased from the links below.
‘Snow Globe’ features brand new Erasure songs alongside classic seasonal favourites including Silent Night, Bells of Love (Isabelle’s of Love), White Christmas and Silver Bells.
Make it wonderful this Christmas!
Snow Globe is available now:
BUY ‘SNOW GLOBE’ ON AMAZON
BUY ‘SNOW GLOBE’ ON ITUNES
‘Gaudete’ is taken from the new Erasure album, ‘Snow Globe’, which will be released on November 11th (November 12th in the USA) on Mute.
‘Snow Globe’ features brand new Erasure songs alongside classic seasonal favourites including Gaudete, White Christmas and Silver Bells.
Video by Martin Meunier & Tonya Hurley.
Make it wonderful this Christmas!
Snow Globe is available for pre-order now:
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.erasureinfo.com
Out on November 11th is the new Erasure album, which will be called “Snow Globe”. “Snow Globe” is a collection of 13 original compositions and seasonal classics. The album will be preceded by a single, “Gaudete”, which is the band’s interpretation of the Medieval Christmas carol that was also a folk hit for Steeleye Span in 1973.
Vince Clarke on what it will sound like:
Well, we’ll strip the songs down as much as possible and go really minimal. The songs are great anyhow, and Andy will sing like… well, Andy is Andy and that won’t change. The only thing that will change is the music. It will be very much 8-bit like and using sounds sparingly. I’m not sure people will like it, I’m sure they will though. But what we have done so far sounds very different to what we have done so far. (Interview via SL)
As being a hardcore MiniBrute myself, it is really nice to see one of the legends using it
Check out our exclusive interview with synth legend Vince Clarke at his studio in New-York, talking about MiniBrute, his relation to synths and his up-coming projects.
Erasure have spent this week writing material for their upcoming new album. Andy and Vince have been locked away in Vince’s studio in Brooklyn where the duo made this video…
This video, of Erasure performing ‘Fill Us With Fire’, was filmed during the band’s 2011 tour in support of their Frankmusik produced ‘Tomorrow’s World’ album, which was released in October 2011.
‘Fill Us With Fire’ is the third single to be released from the album and will be available from March 12th 2012 as a eight-track CD and download.
Just in time for Christmas Mute Records offer an additional “Mute Sampler”. Among the fifteen tracks Mute mixes newer addition to the record company’s stables, such as SCUM and Apparat, with the band’s more classic bands like Erasure, Depeche Mode, Cabaret Voltaire and Nick Cave side project Grinderman.
The latter made the weekend one last gig at the Meredith Music Festival in Victoria and then front man ended by announcing the fans, “That’s all from Grinderman. It’s over. See you soon in ten years or so when we are even older and uglier. ”
The collection is distributed for free (digital) here through Amazon United Kingdom.
- Goldfrapp – Lovely Head
- Erasure – When I Start to (Break it all Down)
- Richard Hawley – Tonight the Streets are Ours
- Depeche Mode – Behind The Wheel (Vince Clarke Remix)
- Grinderman – Heathen Child
- Yeasayer – Ambling Alp
- Yosh T. Pearson – Woman, When I’ve Raised Hell (Edit)
- S.C.U.M. – Whitechapel
- Big Deal – Chair
- Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny – Dodecahedron
- Apparat – Song of Los
- Yann Tiersen – I’m Gonna Live Anyhow
- Cabaret Voltaire – Yashar (Insurgent Mix)
- Liars – Scissor
- Polly Scattergood – Nitrogen Pink
Vince Clarke (Erasure, Yazoo, Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode) have announced that they are releasing an album as VCMG. It’s the duo’s first collaboration in 30 years.
According to Clarke and Gore, VCMG is an opportunity for the duo to “exercise their lifelong love of the genre as the techno-inspired VCMG.”
“I’ve been getting into and listening to a lot of minimal dance music,” says Clarke. “I got really intrigued by all the sounds.”
“I realized I needed a collaborator,” he adds, “so it occurred to me to talk to Martin.”
“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?’” says Gore. “This was maybe a year ago. He said, ‘No pressure, no deadlines,’ so I said, ‘OK’.”
What do you think of the idea of Vince Clarke & Martin Gore collaborating again, after 30 years? And is VCMG the world’s first electronic music supergroup?
VCMG – Spock
Clarke and Gore plan to release several EP’s, as VCMG, followed by an album.
The first release is an EP entitled Spock. EP1 / SPOCK will feature remixes from Edit-Select, aka Tony Scott, the UK DJ / producer; Regis, British techno musician Karl O’Connor; Zak aka DVS1, founder of Hush Records plus XOQ, the alter ego of Überzone / Q, who mixed the VCMG album.
EP1/SPOCK will be available starting Nov 30th on Beatport, and in wider distribution on Dec 12. 12″ vinyl hits Dec 19th.
All of these videos has previously been released on Clarke’s on home page, but have now been put out on Youtube, here are the remaining ones:
The Vince Clarke Analogue Monologues – Roland System 100m
The Vince Clarke Analogue Monologues – Arp 2600
The Vince Clarke Analogue Monologues – Roland Jupiter 4 and Boss DR-55
The Vince Clarke Analogue Monologues – Synton Syrinx synthesizer
The Vince Clarke Analogue Monologues – RSF Kobol
The Analogue Monologues is a new series of mini video documentaries. In each webisode Vince talks about one his analogue synths and explains where the on/off switch is. This series proves, once and for all, that he really doesn’t know much about anything (a must see!).
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