Saturday, December 3, 2011

VCMG: "Spock"

VCMG is the new project with the unimaginitive name from Vince Clarke and Martin Gore, both former compadres in Depeche Mode before Clarke bailed to continue making squeaky clean synthpop in Yazoo and Erasure while DM went all gloomy and sour.

When I first heard about this project a couple weeks ago it surprised me a bit.  Clarke has collaborated outside of Erasure quite often over the years, but never with any of his former Depeche band mates.  In fact, I've never seen any indication that he was still in touch with any of the lads.  In a perfect world, a collaboration between Vince Clarke and his successor in Depeche Mode, Alan Wilder, would have been a perfect match up, but until then...

Gore has also stepped outside his main band's fold occasionally, mostly remix work, but listening to "Spock" - the first track off the duo's upcoming EP - I hear the hand of Vince Clarke more so than Martin Gore here.

VCMG - Spock [Pitchfork Exclusive] by Mute UK

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