Depeche Mode Co-Founders Martin Gore and Vince Clarke Reunite After 30 Years
They've formed the techno group VCMG
Depeche Mode co-founders Martin Gore and Vince Clarke have announced that they are working on music together for the first time since Clarke quit the band in 1981. (Clarke would go on to make synth-pop history with Erasure and Yazoo/Yaz.) The two have joined together to form a techno act called VCMG.
Gore said in a press release, "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,' and that's what we've been doing the last six month."
VCMG will release a yet-untitled album early next year, which has already been recorded. In the meantime, they'll put out a series of EPs, beginning with a 5-track collection called Spock. That'll be out on December 13 through Mute, and includes four remixes of the title track.
Following the Spock tracklist, watch the video for Depeche Mode's "I Just Can't Get Enough", from their debut album Speak and Spell, which featured Clarke.
01 Spock (Album version)
02 Spock (Edit Select remix)
03 Spock (Regis remix)
04 Spock (DVS1 Voyage Home remix)
05 Spock (XOQ remix)