MG is the new Martin Gore album – out now on Mute. Martin Gore reveals his inspirations behind this singular and beautiful album in this exclusive interview.
‘Europa Hymn’ is the first taste of ‘MG’ – Martin Gore’s upcoming 16-track electronic instrumental album.
Out on April 28th via Mute is the new solo album by Martin Gore, songwriter and founding member of Depeche Mode. Titled “MG” it holds 16 electronic instrumental tracks. Written and produced by Martin Gore, “MG” was recorded following the final dates of Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine tour in March 2013 at Gore’s home studio in Santa Barbara. After finishing recording “MG”, Martin asked Q to mix it. Q previously mixed VCMG’s (Martin Gore and Vince Clarke) 2012 album, “SSSS”.
Directed by: M-I-E
Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore has just announced details of a solo album, a 16-track collection of electronic instrumentals called ‘MG’.
The album was written and produced by Gore and he’s been working on it since the end of the ‘Delta Machine’ tour in 2013. Gore describes it as a soundtrack to a film “of your own design”.
“I wanted to keep the music very electronic very filmic and to give it an almost sci-fi like quality,” Gore says. “Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least 5 days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.”
“As the album is very electronic and has no vocals, I felt it deserved another persona so decided to carry on the MG concept from the VCMG album,” he says.
Why an instrumental album? “As a songwriter, I am aware of the power of words,” Martin says. “Especially when they are juxtaposed in the right way with chords and melody. I am also aware of the power of pure music and the emotions that can be created by musical atmospheres and that is what I wanted to capture with this project.”
Full track listing. The album will be released on Mute on April 27th.
Depeche Mode member Martin L. Gore posted some mysterious info on Facebook yesterday. There was only the picture below and the tag “#MGxMG” …
Mute will release a 4 track EP by Daniel Miller with technoid sound. It will be released on 12″ & download and include a remix by Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore.
Song title: “Zaat” from 2012 Album “Ssss” (Mute Records)
Song by VCMG (Vince Clarke & Martin Gore)
Video filmed, directed, edited and produced by Mantle Sound Core (Mark Shvartsman)
Assistant director, production, camera, script and lead actor by Mic Pistol (Michael Pistorio)
Assistant director, production, editing, wardrobe, cosmetics and script by Anastasia Gera
Script and supporting actor by Mark Shvartsman.
New interview with Martin Gore, check it out
Depeche Mode have managed to stay in a single time zone this past week, playing a sweaty, raucous two-hour show to the black swarm on the Rhine in Düsseldorf this past Wednesday, and prepping to do it all again tonight. We sat down with Martin Gore to find out about revisiting the sounds of melancholy past and how technology has changed not only Depeche Mode’s music but also their live show.
Yesterday evening Depeche Mode performed live on the David Letterman show. For those who missed it last night, you can see a high quality video that got upped a few moments ago right after the jump or in the video player of our mobile app. But more alluring to the fans is probably the fact that the full concert was upped on Soundcloud as well.
The Depeche Mode ‘Live On Letterman’ webcast aired last night was recorded at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York and had the following track list:
- Should Be Higher
- Walking In My Shoes
- Barrel Of A Gun
- Personal Jesus
- Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
- Soothe My Soul
- Enjoy The Silence
For many this will be the first time they hear some more new material. Let us know what you think of it.
Note that the deluxe 2CD editions of the new Depeche Mode album are available now at dead cheap prices from Amazon DE ( http://fave.co/ZBjsmM ), Amazon UK ( http://fave.co/ZBjwTv ) and Amazon USA ( http://fave.co/X0hkRP ).
Shake the Disease (Martin Gore demo) cover.
“I noticed he recorded it mainly with a Yamaha DX7. In fact, he used six cartridge preset sounds (that I switched live). So I decided to recreate it. None of the backtrack sounds were recorded with MIDI or other clock resources.”
All sounds (*unless stated): Yamaha DX7.
Bassline synth: Roland Promars MRS-2
Drumbox: Boss DR55 (sampled)
Backtrack recorded on a Revox B77 MkII.
Composed by Martin L. Gore
OUT NOW. The short trailer featuring a young lady making a very unappetizing looking slice of toast is rumored to be the first in a series of short films sound tracked with music from the SSSS album.
Ssss is now available to buy (UK) from: