It’s not every day that a living musical legend puts out new music, so when that does happen, it’s a cause for celebration. Martin Gore, songwriter and founding member of Depeche Mode, has recently announced the release of MG, an evocative 16-track electronic instrumental album that the world will get to grab on April 28, 2015.
Written and produced by Martin Gore, MG came into existence following the final days of Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine tour in March 2013. Recorded at Gore’s home studio in Santa Barbara. An entire instrumental album had been in Gore’s thoughts for some time, particularly since he has been writing instrumentals for Depeche Mode since 1981, and so it came to pass, and was recorded at Gore’s home studio in Santa Barbara.
“I wanted to keep the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality,” Martin explained. “Music is a necessity for me, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.”
Explaining the decision to release the album under the acronym, MG, Gore says, “As the album is very electronic and has no vocals, I felt it deserved another persona so decided to carry on the MG concept from the VCMG album” (Gore’s record with Vince Clarke from 2012.)
MG showcases another side to this multi-talented musician. “As a songwriter, I am aware of the power of words,” Martin admits. “Especially when they are juxtaposed in the right way with chords and melody. I am also aware of the power of pure music and the emotions that can be created by musical atmospheres and that is what I wanted to capture with this project.”
Take a listen to the track here and let us know what you think on twitter at @weraddicted, and make sure you induge in the full record when it becomes available next month.