Depeche Mode – The Dark Progression is an unauthorized documentary tracing the career of the pioneering synth pop band. The documentary features rare performances, archive footage and exclusive interviews.
Depeche Mode – The Dark Progression traces the almost surreal development of Depeche Mode from their flirtations with New Romanticism at the dawn of their career, through the urban industrial landscapes envisaged on Construction Time Again and Some Great Reward into the dark hollow of albums such as Black Celebration, Music For The Masses and Violator to conclude with the departure of Alan Wilder in 1995 – a point in their career at which they had achieved enormous commercial success but were now facing huge personal challenges.
Featuring interviews with all the band members, contributions from friends, colleagues and contemporaries such as; Gary Numan, Thomas Dolby, OMD’s Andy McCluskey, Daniel Miller, band biographer Jonathan Miller, Depeche producers Gareth Jones, Dave Bascombe, Phil Legg and Steve Lyon, and electronic music experts Mark Pendergast and David Stubbs.
Also includes; rare performances by Depeche Mode from across their career, archive footage, video clips, location shoots, news reports and much more.