Depeche Mode's Martin Gore and Vincent Clarke Announce Debut as VCMG

Depeche Mode's Martin Gore and Vincent Clarke Announce Debut as VCMG
When one-time Depeche Mode bandmates Martin Gore and Vincent Clarke previously announced that they were working on a joint album, the pair admitted that we might not hear anything from the project for a while. Well, the wait won't be much longer, since they have now unveiled plans to release an EP this month and a full-length next year. These will come out under the name VCMG (yes, those are their initials).

The EP is called EP1/Spock, and it features the song "Spock," plus four additional remixes. It will come out on November 30 through Beatport and then via other digital music sellers on December 12, with a twelve-inch record arriving on December 19 in the UK.

As the title of EP1/Spock suggests, this is just the first in a series of EPs that will lead up to the duo's full-length album, due out in early 2012. An announcement from Mute indicates that the album is still untitled but was produced by Clarke and Gore themselves, with mixing done by Californian electro enthusiast Überzone/Q.

In a statement, Clarke said, "I've been getting into and listening to a lot of minimal dance music and I got really intrigued by all the sounds... I realized I needed a collaborator... so it occurred to me to talk to Martin."

The collaboration occurred largely through email, and Gore added that it's a "techno album."

See the tracklist for EP1/Spock below, and stay tuned for updates about the album.

EP1/Spock:

1. "Spock" (album version)
2. "Spock (Edit Select Remix)"
3. "Spock (Regis Remix)"
4. "Spock (DVS1 Voyage Home Remix)"
5. "Spock (XOQ Remix)"