out now: VCMG – EP 2 / Single Blip [Mute]

 

Artist:
VCMG

 

Title:
EP 2 / Single Blip

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE476

 

Release Date:
20th February 2012 (Beatport)
27th February 2012

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist 12″:
01)
Single Blip

02)
Single Blip
(Byetone Remix)

03)
Single Blip
(Mathew Jonson Remix)

 

Tracklist Digital:
01)
Single Blip

02)
Single Blip
(Mathew Jonson Remix)

03)
Single Blip
(Terence Fixmer Remix)

04)
Single Blip
(Byetone Remix)

05)
Single Blip
(Wolfgang Voigt Auramix)

 

Press Info:
EP2 / Single Blip – from Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore’s highly anticipated collaboration, VCMG – rears its head on 27 February 2012, with remixes from Byetone and Mathew Jonson.

A pounding motorik beat heralds the start of this minimal electronic tour de force. With primal drums and puckering bleeps, it’s an industrial battle cry of the darkest proportions, setting teeth on edge with nails-across-blackboard screeching, ominous synths and spiraling rhythms.

EP2 / Single Blip remixes come courtesy of sparce electronic artist Byetone, aka Berliner Olaf Bender, co-founder and the man responsible for the iconic design output at Raster-Noton. His 2011 album Symeta featured in Fact and The Quietus’ end of year polls, and previous remix credits inc Modeselektor and eLan.

Alongside is a remix from Mathew Jonson, co-founder of Wagon Repair label and key member of electronic improvisers Cobblestone Jazz. Canadian born Jonson has previously remixed the likes of Plastikman, Tiga and Chemical Brothers to great acclaim.

‘SSSS’ – the debut album by VCMG – is out on 12 March 2012 and boasts ten tracks of the same Teutonic turn-ons. Written and produced by Clarke and Gore, the album was mixed by Timothy “Q” Wiles and recorded and engineered by Sie Medway Smith and Clarke.

Mastered by Stefan Betke (aka Pole), the album demonstrates Clarke and Gore’s shared love of electronic music and marks the arrival proper of this enigmatic duo who have teamed up again after thirty years.

Speaking to MOJO this month, Clarke says the collaborative process was “really about exchanging colours… like two people doing a painting in a different room,” and Gore confessed his preference for “anything that’s a bit darker…with a driving rhythm.”

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Trailer:

 

Related Release:
VCMG’s album “SSSS” on Mute

 

Recommendations:
VCMG’s “EP 3 / Aftermaths” on Mute
VCMG’s “EP 1 / Spock” on Mute

 

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out now: VCMG aka Vince Clarke & Martin Gore – SSSS [Mute]

 

Artist:
VCMG

 

Title:
SSSS

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM441

 

Release Date:
12th March 2012

 

Format:
CD, vinyl+CD, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01)
Lowly

02)
Zaat

03)
Spock

04)
Windup Robot

05)
Bendy Bass

06)
Single Blip

07)
Skip This Track

08)
Aftermaths

09)
Recycle

10)
Flux

 

Info:
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 EP 2 / 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.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Spock”

“Single Blip”

“Lowly”

 

Trailers:

Trailers were produced by NYSU Films.

 

Fan Videos:
“Lowly”

“Single Blip”

 

Interview:

 

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out now: Motor feat. Martin L. Gore – Man Made Machine [CLRX]

Artist:
Motor featuring Martin L. Gore

Title:
Man Made Machine EP

Label:
CRLX

Cat#:
CLRX1

Release Date:
16th December 2011 (digital)
January 2012 (vinyl)

Format:
12″ & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Man Made Machine
(Original Radio Version)

02)
Man Made Machine
(Extended Version)

03)
Man Made Machine
(Radio Slave Remix)

04)
Man Made Machine
(Black Asteroid Remix)

05)
Man Made Machine
(Chris Liebing Remix)

EP includes all 5 tracks. The single contains only the Radio version and the vinyl comes without the radio mix.

Info:
Chris Liebing is proud to announce CLRX, a new sub-division of CLR label (also known as CreateLearnRealize) which will explore new sonic universes
of a musically more complex, song-structured nature. The first act to be picked up to release on this new label is the unconventional techno pioneers MOTOR.

Bryan Black and Oly Grasset, who together form the act MOTOR, have shifted gears and recorded a song-based vocal album entitled "Man Made Machine".
The first single also titled "Man Made Machine", features the vocals of none other than Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore.
soon

Listen:

Video:

Special:
Martin L. Gore mixed the CLR podcast in 12/2011 – incl. the Black Asteriod remix.

Interview:
Bryan Black @BeatPortal

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out now: VCMG – EP 1 / Spock [Mute]

 

Artist:
VCMG

 

Title:
EP 1 / Spock

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE475

 

Release Date:
30th November 2011 (digital on Beatport)
12th December 2011 (digital all stores)
19th December 2011 (vinyl)

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1)
Spock
(Album version)

A2)
Spock
(Edit Select Remix)

B1)
Spock
(Regis Remix)

B2)
Spock
(XOQ Remix)

 

Tracklist Digital:
01)
Spock
(Album version)

02)
Spock
(Edit Select Remix)

03)
Spock
(Regis Remix)

04)
Spock
(DVS1 Voyage Home Remix)

05)
Spock
(XOQ Remix)

 

Press Info:
After 30 years working on their respective ongoing music projects, Vince Clarke (Erasure / Yazoo / Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode) come together for the first time since 1981 as VCMG to release a brand new album preceded by a series of EPs.

VCMG is the fruit of initially tentative discussion and subsequent enthused collaboration where Vince and Martin, both influential as pioneers in electronic music, get to exercise their lifelong love of the genre as the techno inspired VCMG.

As Vince explains: “I’ve been getting into and listening to a lot of minimal dance music and I got really intrigued by all the sounds… I realised I needed a collaborator… so it occurred to me to talk to Martin.”

Says Gore: “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?’ This was maybe a year ago. He said, ‘No pressure, no deadlines,’ so I said, ‘OK’.”

The writing and recording of the album was done in a typically unique way with the pair working alone in their respective studios, communicating only via email, exchanging files until the album was ready. It was in May 2011 that the pair met for the first time to discuss the project when they both performed at Short Circuit presents Mute festival in London.

The album (title to be announced soon) was produced by Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore and mixed by the influential Californian electronic artist Überzone / Q and will be released in the spring of 2012.

The first release is an EP entitled Spock. EP1 / SPOCK will feature remixes from Edit-Select, aka Tony Scott, the UK DJ / producer and founder of EditSelect Records whose previous remix credits include Speedy J, Death In Vegas and Gary Beck; Regis, British techno musician Karl O’Connor (member of the Sandwell District collective and co-founder of Downwards Records); DVS1, Brooklyn based producer Zak Khutoretsky; plus XOQ, the alter ego of Überzone / Q, who mixed the VCMG album.

EP1/SPOCK will be available initially as a global exclusive on Beatport on 30 November, and then on all DSPs from 12 December with the 12” release following on 19 December 2011.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Spock”

“Spock (Edit Select Remix)”

“Spock (Regis Remix)”

“Spock (DVS1 Voyage Home Remix)”

 

Trailer:

 

Related Release:
VCMG’s album “SSSS” on Mute

 

Recommendations:
VCMG’s “EP 3 / Aftermaths” on Mute
VCMG’s “EP 2 / Single Blip” on Mute

 

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out now: Recoil – Selected [Mute Records]

 

Artist:
Recoil

 

Title:
Selected

 

Label:
Mute Records

 

Cat#:
MUTEL17

 

Release Date:
19. April 2010

 

Format:
CD, 2xCD, Vinyl, Deluxe box & digital

 

Tracklist:
CD1-01.
Strange Hours

CD1-02.
Faith Healer

CD1-03.
Jezebel

CD1-04.
Allelujah

CD1-05.
Want

CD1-06.
Red River Cargo

CD1-07.
Supreme

CD1-08.
Prey

CD1-09.
Drifting

CD1-10.
Luscious Apparatus

CD1-11.
The Killing Ground
(Excerpt)

CD1-12.
Shunt

CD1-13.
Edge To Life

CD1-14.
Last Breath

CD2-01.
Supreme
(True Romance)

CD2-02.
Prey
(Shotgun Mix)

CD2-03.
Drifting
(Poison Dub)

CD2-04.
Jezebel
(Filthy Dog Mix)

CD2-05.
Allelujah
(Noisy Church Mix)

CD2-06.
Stalker
(Punished Mix)

CD2-07.
The Killing Ground
(Solid State Mix)

CD2-08.
Black Box
(Excerpt)

CD2-09.
5000 Years
(A Romanian Elegy for Strings)

CD2-10.
Strange Hours
’10 (featuring The Black Ships)

CD2-11.
Missing Piece
(Night Dissolves)

CD2-12.
Shunt
(Pan Sonic Mix)

 

Press Info:
Recoil Selected, a brand new selection of classic Recoil tracks will be released on 19 April 2010. The track listing has been chosen by Alan Wilder who explains: “The collection is made up of my personal favourites, remastered and edited together into what I consider a cohesive and total listening experience.”

Recoil Selected will be available as a single CD, double pack CD, limited edition 4 x vinyl box plus a limited edition deluxe 4 disc box set which is exclusively available from Mute Bank.

The double CD, vinyl box and deluxe box set features many new remixes and alternative versions, chosen and edited together by Alan Wilder and Paul Kendall, who has worked with Wilder for the past 10 years. The album features a varied selection of vocalists including Diamanda Galás, Joe Richardson, Douglas McCarthy, Samantha Coerbell, Toni Halliday and Maggie Estep.

In support of the album, Recoil has announced details of an Events tour, A Strange Hour with Alan Wilder & Paul Kendall, with dates across Europe and in the US between March & May. Each date promises to be a unique event – with special guests – and these live presentations mark the first time Recoil has ventured out of the studio.

Alan Wilder’s years in the music industry have seen him go from studio assistant to session keyboard player, but it was his 14 years as a member of Depeche Mode where he really honed his skills. With his attention to detail in the studio, Wilder pushed the boundaries even within the restrictive climate of commercial pop. As an antidote to the demands of the Mode, his studio project Recoil was born in the mid-eighties. Two albums were released: ‘Hydrology’ (1988) and ‘Bloodline’ (1990) both giving an indication of his expanding horizons. After his departure from Depeche Mode in 1995, Wilder resurrected Recoil full-time and has since released ‘Unsound Methods’ (1997), ‘Liquid’ (2000) and most recently ‘subHuman’ (2007).

 

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