New VCMG E.P. “Single Blip” to be released February 28th!

                                              

                                                 EP2 / SINGLE BLIP

                                  NEW EP RELEASED FEBRUARY 28 2012

                                DEBUT ALBUM Ssss, OUT MARCH 13 2012

                                

"VCMG–the union of synth pop titans…wordless techno at its most bare, churned out of vintage analog synthesizers." – BILLBOARD

EP2 / Single Blip - from Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore’s highly anticipated collaboration, VCMG – rears its head on February 28 2012, with remixes from Byetone and Mathew Jonson.

A pounding motorik beat heralds the start of this minimal electronic tour de force. With primal drums and puckering bleeps, it’s an industrial battle cry of the darkest proportions, setting teeth on edge with nails-across-blackboard screeching, ominous synths and spiraling rhythms.

EP2 / Single Blip remixes come courtesy of sparce electronic artistByetone, aka Berliner Olaf Bender, co-founder and the man responsible for the iconic design output at Raster-Noton. His 2011 album Symeta featured in Fact and The Quietus’ end of year polls, and previous remix credits include Modeselektor and eLan.

Alongside is a remix from Mathew Jonson, co-founder of Wagon Repair label and one-quarter of electronic improvisers Cobblestone Jazz. Canadian born Jonson has previously remixed the likes of Plastikman, Tiga and Chemical Brothers to great acclaim.

Ssss – the debut album by VCMG – is out on March 13 2012 and boasts ten tracks of the same Teutonic turn-ons. Written and produced by Clarke and Gore, the album was mixed by Timothy “Q” Wiles and recorded and engineered by Sie Medway Smith and Clarke.

Mastered by Stefan Betke (aka Pole), the album demonstrates Clarke and Gore’s shared love of electronic music and marks the arrival proper of this enigmatic duo who have teamed up again after thirty years.

Speaking to MOJO this month, Clarke says the collaborative process was “really about exchanging colours… like two people doing a painting in a different room,” and Gore confessed his preference for “anything that’s a bit darker…with a driving rhythm.”

EP2 / Single Blip Tracklisting:

Single Blip

Single Blip - Byetone remix

Single Blip - Mathew Jonson remix

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Super stoked about this new interface from UA! Getting one the day they come out!

Super stoked about this new interface from UA! Getting one the day they come out!

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Hrm… the plot thickens. Decisions, decisions. Guess I’ll have to wait for NAMM and see.

Hrm… the plot thickens. Decisions, decisions. Guess I’ll have to wait for NAMM and see.

The VCMG album I mixed is out on March 12th! I’m super excited for this release!

The VCMG album I mixed is out on March 12th! I’m super excited for this release!

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This is SO cool! I want one in my living room. I want to go to a hobby store! Watch in hi-def, full screen.

Anyone have/used one of these? Opinions please? Shopping for a swanky controller. :)

Anyone have/used one of these? Opinions please? Shopping for a swanky controller. :)


Want to have an absolute blast? Board on the airplane/bus? This app is so much fun it’s ridiculous. It’s such a great musical scetchpad, a great way to jot down ideas that can later be imported into your workstation for further love. :)  Even if you don’t write music for a living its addictive! XOQ
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imaschine/id400432594?mt=8

Want to have an absolute blast? Board on the airplane/bus? This app is so much fun it’s ridiculous. It’s such a great musical scetchpad, a great way to jot down ideas that can later be imported into your workstation for further love. :)  Even if you don’t write music for a living its addictive! XOQ

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imaschine/id400432594?mt=8

Santa didn’t bring me one so I guess I’ll have to take matters into my own hands.

Santa didn’t bring me one so I guess I’ll have to take matters into my own hands.

Set your arpeggiators to stun!

Set your arpeggiators to stun!