Another week, another journey into the absence of colour.
I refuse to believe that next month’s Songs of Silence is Vince Clarke’s debut solo album. That can’t be right, can it? For the album, Clarke set himself two rules: first, that the sounds he generated for the album would come solely from Eurorack, and second, that each track would be based around one note, maintaining a single key throughout. Lead single The Lamentations of Jeremiah, sounds like Arvo Pärt meets Trent Reznor, which is quite something. The album artwork and video by Turkish photographer Ebro Yildiz are suitably stark. Also worth a look:interviewing Clarke for The Quietus.