Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Depeche Mode founders Vince Clarke and Martin Gore together in a new project
VCMG is the name of a brand new project formed by old techno pop masters Vince Clark and Martin Gore and which is there to rock the dancefloors worldwide. Both musicians have parted their ways 30 years ago after the first album "Speak and Spell" by Depeche Mode, the band they created together with Andy Fletcher and Dave Gaham. The album will be released in 2012 but there already an EP outhere. The sound is hypnotic by two of the fathers of electonic dance music.
Vince, who would be replaced in Depeche Mode by Alan Wilder, engaged in a career of his own forming bands such as Yazoo, Assembly or Erasure. Along with these bands he was also involved in further projects as it is the case of the brilliant "Pretentious", an experimental album he recorded especially with Heaven 17's Martyn Ware for the National Centre for Popular Music in Sheffield.~
As for Martin, he became the band's main composer, the leading man in the band, having composed one of DM's best tracks, "Enjoy the Silence". In 2003 he released a solo album under the name "Counterfeit", 4 years after receiving the "International Achievement" award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.