Vince Clarke and Paul Hartnoll recently released their first album, 2Square, on VeryRecords.
Clarke and Hartnoll have composed and recorded 8 tracks in the style of ‘Home House’, a new genre they describe as ‘music you can dance to in the privacy of your own living room’.
“Vince approached me and asked if I wanted to work with him on some tracks he had demoed,” explains Hartnoll. “I set about adding and fiddling around and then we both spent a week finishing and mixing the record in my Brighton studio.”
“We’re both Dads,” he adds, “and it was time to hold out the hand of collaboration and help each other up onto the dance floor to dance as only Dads can.”
2Square is an electronic mish-mash of cut-up vocals, infectious house grooves and blippy, distorted synths; a weird union of Orbital Rave and Erasure Pop.
Here’s a video for the first track from the album, Better Have A Drink To Think:
- Better Have A Drink To Think
- Zombie Blip
- The Echoes
- The Shortcut
- Single Function
- All Out
- Synths used by Paul included Macbeth M5N, Sunsyn mk2, Arp 2600, Elektron Analog Keys, Korg Arp Odyssey and Moog Sub Phatty.
- Synths used by Vince included Pro One, Roland System 700, Serge Modular, Dave Smith Mopho, Mini Moog and Wardolf Pulse.
via reader Shane King, who’s got his own album out on Bandcamp.