Depeche Mode

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 1:36pm



There have been plenty of old school legends throwing out new music of late and they've been pulling it off, reviving genres of the glory days and touring with massively popular reception – but Depeche Mode is not one of these bands.
Trying to rehash the electronics of the ‘80s with opener Going Backwards, the track rings out with the lyrics of a disgruntled,...

Posted 9 May 2013 @ 11:40am

Delta Machine, Depeche Mode’s 13th album, marks the end of an era, Depeche Mode’s trilogy of LPs alongside producer Ben Hillier complete. Their working relationship has culminated in a potent finale, Delta Machine an engrossing release.


Typically, Delta Machine is a long, winding record of gothic electronica, mutating from track to...

Posted 6 Feb 2013 @ 2:52pm

Some 13 albums in, Depeche Mode have evolved from moody proto-dance rockers to emo balladeers with an especially cheesy edge. The production work on Heaven is particularly awful; backing vocals colliding with and grating against the lead and instruments plodding along in a disinterested way.

Posted 12 Apr 2012 @ 2:26pm


I’ll come right out and admit it. As a child of the halcyon days of the ‘80s, nothing – nothing – floats my boat more than skillfully employed and emotive synth-pop. From the explosion of JG Ballard-inspired post-punk of Throbbing Gristle, Human League and Cabaret Voltaire to the post-industrial electro-pop purveyed by luminaries Depeche Mode, New Order and Erasure, the ‘80s were a...

Posted 5 Dec 2011 @ 10:53am

Who’s ready to kick it old-school? 


Two of the U.K.’s founding fathers of modern-day electronica, Bomb the Bass and The Orb, are teaming up for a double bill in Melbourne that’s sure to . Tim Simenon’s work as Bomb the Bass has seen him work with the likes of Massive Attack and Gui Boratto, producing for Depeche Mode, and kicking it in clubs everywhere for over twenty years...

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