Martin Gore, founding member and still primary songwriter of seminal electronic rock band Depeche Mode, has a new solo album, simply titled MG. It definitely doesn’t sound like a Depeche Mode record, nor like the dance-oriented minimal techno of his recent collaboration with Vince Clarke, VCMG. It incorporates elements of those oeuvres, to be sure, but also is filled with lush synthetic soundscapes that evoke Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis at their best.
We have a cover story on Martin and his new album upcoming in our July 2015 issue. Until then, enjoy this video from Mute Records, in which he talks about being inspired to write and create sounds by his Eurorack modular synth system.