VCMG – Vince Clarke’s techno project with his former Depeche Mode bandmate, Martin L. Gore – has announced that their debut album will be called ‘Ssss’ and will be released on March 12th.
The duo will also follow the project’s first release – December’s EP1/Spock – with a second EP entitled EP2/Single Blip, again via download and on 12″ vinyl. More details of that soon…
Here’s the official press release announcing the album;
VCMG ANNOUNCE ALBUM DETAILS
VINCE CLARKE AND MARTIN L. GORE RELEASE ‘SSSS’ 12 MARCH 2012
VCMG release one of 2012’s most anticipated musical collaborations with the album ‘Ssss’, out on Mute on 12 March 2012.
It marks the long awaited reunion of electronic pioneers Vince Clarke (Erasure/ Yazoo/ Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode), who have joined forces for the first time in over thirty years to craft a 10-track album which demonstrates their mutual love of electronic music.
After initial tentative discussions, and a meeting at Short Circuit presents Mute festival in London, where they both performed, these two influential musicians and songwriters worked in a typically unique way. Clarke and Gore worked alone in their respective studios, communicating only via email and exchanging files until the album was ready. The album includes the recent 12” EP1/Spock, described by The Quietus as “one of the best tracks of 2011”, plus the forthcoming EP2/Single Blip.
‘Ssss’, written and produced by Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore, was mixed by Timothy ‘Q’ Wiles, recorded and engineered by Sie Medway Smith and Vince Clarke and mastered by Stefan Betke (aka Pole).
Full remix details for EP2/Single Blip, the follow up to EP1 / Spock – out now on 12″ / download and featuring remixes by Edit-Select, Regis, DVS1 and XOQ – will follow.
SSSS (STUMM441) TRACKLISTING:
- Windup Robot
- Bendy Bass
- Single Blip
- Skip This Track
“Fusing stripped down percussion, Teutonic precision and dank, brutal walls of rhythmic noise, “highly anticipated” is not even close.” – Electronic Beats
“Aimed squarely at the wee small hours of the club” – Fact