Those alluring, shadowy melodies combined with dark, heart shattering lyrics have made the Basildon boy one of the most successful songwriters of his generation – but three years on from his acclaimed VCMG Techno record, Martin Gore has extended the gagging order on those angelic pipes of his for another, albeit very different, instrumental project.
MG is a bewitching collection of ambient extremes – the perfect electronic accompaniment to the spectrum of human mood and emotions. Some might consider it a little miserly to be denying fans those big vocal hooks again, but this is not an album by Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore. MG is the essence of an entirely different musician.
Stripping his name to its bare initials is certainly symbolic of the new music’s simplicity, but does it also help deflect some expectations hardened Depeche Mode fans might otherwise have?
Watch MG’s newest videoclip “Europa Hymn”.
Martin Gore says:
“People might be expecting me to do more cover songs or a techno album maybe as a solo artist, but that’s too predictable now. So doing a more filmic instrumental album is a bit more unexpected.”