Mute Records has announced that they will be releasing the debut album of synthpop pioneer Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure), Songs of Silence.
And the first single, The Lamentations of Jeremiah, embedded above, sounds completely different than you might expect.
The label says the album is “unlike anything you’ve previously heard from Vince Clarke. Songs of Silence has about it a more sober ambient electronic beauty, its unique characteristics put it in a category of its own.”
For the creation of the record, Clarke set himself two rules:
- First that the sounds he himself generated for the album would come solely from his Eurorack modular synthesizer gear; and
- Second, that each track would be based around one note, maintaining a single key throughout.
As a result, the album is a clean break from Clarke’s synth pop legacy, but just as electronic as ever.
Songs of Silence is available to pre-order now, and will be released November 17th.
02. White Rabbit
05. Red Planet
06. The Lamentations of Jeremiah
10. Last Transmission