Martin L. Gore – Europa Hymn (2015)


‘Europa Hymn’ is the first taste of ‘MG’ – Martin Gore’s upcoming 16-track electronic instrumental album – out on 27/28 April on Mute. Of the project, Gore says: “I wanted to keep the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality. Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least 5 days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.” Mute Records is billing as the “soundtrack to an emotional and mysterious film of your own design.” MG is written and produced by Gore, and came about after the end of Depeche Mode’sDelta Machine tour in March 2013. It was recorded at Gore’s home studio in Santa Barbara, California.

Clark – Silver Sun (2015)


Taken from ‘Flame Rave’ out 23 March. “I started making these ravey tunes to play out at gigs, but they gathered a momentum and gradually formed this E.P. I came back to it again and again – it seemed to work in clubs but also as a sneaky, immersive headphone listen. I love the feel of an almost overwhelming percussive violence being suddenly flooded with heartache and melody. I find that dynamic exhilarating. I really wanted this E.P. to capture that. I hope you enjoy listening to it!”