New Depeche Mode's track is out...
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23rd October 2012
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New Depeche Mode's track is out...

Depeche Mode held a press conference today in Paris and released a little treat for the fans... a yet untitled song & studio video:


Depeche Mode debuts new untitled song in Paris with in-studio video — hear it here | slicing up eyeballs // 80s alternative music, college rock, indie


I quite liked the song, except for the drums by mid-track... a little too busy, gritty and borderline annoying.... but other than that it is a solid track.

I just hope this is the worst one of the about 20 they have been working on for their new album.

Over the years Depeche has got me spoiled
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i kinda like it, at least better than anything off the last album.
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Holy modular gear sluttery!

Not so sure about that song though.

Any of u NYC sluts figure out exactly where they ate from that?
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Cool. Not too bad at all.
Really like the synth sounds, not crazy about the drums.

Definitely sounds better than the last release, I didn't care much for that one.
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Nice gear but again too experimental music ;(

I wish they would do a really cool Deep House track with Dave's voice.

Waiting for the remixes...
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24th October 2012
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Sounds good and really liking the sounds, but not really liking the off time signature of this one.
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Yes.... for me the song writing is truly great, synth sounds and lines and vocals all top notch... after listening to it a couple of times it has definitely grown on me...

But I just don't get the off beat drums really....
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Enjoyed it! Some serious modular porn in the vid...
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So happy they are using some real synths and not a bunch of plug ins.


(You knew I had to say that.. This is gearslutz right. Ha)
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Dunno about eating, but the shots of them on the roof appear to be from a building located @ approximately 10th ave and 28th st. I used to work in that neighborhood many moons ago, kind of a pit if you ask me, but lots of less expensive real estate and large unused warehouses - perfect for fitting ALL THAT GAS-LUCIOUS GEAR into. OMG. my pants.
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Great track. Not hearing the off-time drums though. Just some extreme shuffle, but nothing odd.

Also, the last album was incredible. Easily in my top 5 DM albums; it contains a handful of amazing tracks, and overall it's very solid.
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is that their normal singer? sounds different.....
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Dunno about eating, but the shots of them on the roof appear to be from a building located @ approximately 10th ave and 28th st. I used to work in that neighborhood many moons ago, kind of a pit if you ask me, but lots of less expensive real estate and large unused warehouses - perfect for fitting ALL THAT GAS-LUCIOUS GEAR into. OMG. my pants.
Like their old days making music in the more warehousy type of areas of England.
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Some Barefoots and Duality console very cool sound , I think the mid section drum section could have a more interesting groove . It is in time but not sinking in , and I don't mean stick a with a 4 on the floor either . Over all very cool stuff !
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i didn't listen to it, but I will. but something that can happen with a band like Depeche modes is that you can get attatched to an album and then when something new is released,,,you are not an instant fan. That happened to me with "Exciter"...."this isn't "Violator"??? there was some stuff in between, but I neglected "Exciter for a few years after purchasing it. About a year ago I was bored and pulled it out of the rack....Gave it an honest listen and now it's my Fave DP album.
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I don't mind it, interesting. They've never made the same album twice so expecting it to sound like violator etc ain't going to happen. Plus they're different people now so they make music from their current experiences not what they were feeling or influenced by 20 years ago
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I don't mind it, interesting. They've never made the same album twice so expecting it to sound like violator etc ain't going to happen. Plus they're different people now so they make music from their current experiences not what they were feeling or influenced by 20 years ago
Yes.. exactly.... and it's always a progression, and a new invention.
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Interesting, cool synth work, but I still wish they'd dump Ben Hillier, just don't like what he does to their sound...

I don't want them to go back in time, I want them to go forward but please try someone else



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Hmmmm. Track feels like someone muted the main synth riffs and some transition stuff. Leaves it feeling a bit bare bones without the meat and taking some awkward turns. And I find it hard to believe Dave somehow. He usually has this uncanny ability to make a vocal cut with meaning, but this doesn't. Feels like he is busy singing it rather than projecting any meaning. Comped with the wrong priorities, perhaps? Makes for the whole thing becoming a slice of well tucked in synth and drum buzzery. As opposed to more. Pity.
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Nice to see them doin what they do.Cant get too picky.
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Liking it. It's not perfect, but it's quite good.
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No Alan Wilder, no care.

Yeah, I am one of those.
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this is so much Gearslutizm !

I wouldn't wonder one of them is reading this thread or Muff...
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No Alan Wilder, no care.

Yeah, I am one of those.
Yes I know exactly what you mean, but I still like to hear new DM stuff.
It's become a ten year wait between Recoil albums, so at least the other boys are doing something.
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Yes I know exactly what you mean, but I still like to hear new DM stuff.
It's become a ten year wait between Recoil albums, so at least the other boys are doing something.
I too like to hear what they are doing, and I also do not doubt there will be good tunes, but I have a feeling 2-3 songs will be worth keeping and the rest will be disposable. IMO the Depeche book needs a final chapter. They've proven that they are worth their weight, they're good musicians, they all know their way around probably every synth ever, and have albums that may be popular for another 20 years! Now it just seems like they put out something to say "Hey! We're Depeche Mode and we're not dead!"

And they aren't the only band to do so. I've got a list!
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Hmmmm. Track feels like someone muted the main synth riffs and some transition stuff. Leaves it feeling a bit bare bones without the meat and taking some awkward turns. And I find it hard to believe Dave somehow. He usually has this uncanny ability to make a vocal cut with meaning, but this doesn't. Feels like he is busy singing it rather than projecting any meaning. Comped with the wrong priorities, perhaps? Makes for the whole thing becoming a slice of well tucked in synth and drum buzzery. As opposed to more. Pity.
I haven't listend to it yet,, but what I have come to aprreciate most about DM is that voice. That for me is what I can identify as the strongest element in that offering selected from a bunch of strong offerings which that band brings forth. his voice is exceptional. I came to really appreciate that with "Exciter"...These guys are true artists and always breaking new ground.....It's interesting that you are having the same reaction I have had with DP and a new release in the past. Not sitting quite right immediately..
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Interesting, cool synth work, but I still wish they'd dump Ben Hillier, just don't like what he does to their sound...


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That was incredible bridge could be a little stronger but you can't have everything.

I love how the time signature shifts, it doesn't actually change, but the down beat emphasis changes drastically when those drums come in, so the song goes from 12/8 (or a fast 6/8 if you like) to a banging 3/4, love stuff like that.

I do love a banging waltz XD
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My god what I would do just to be able to spend a day in that room.
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Sounds tired, DM are past their sell-by date. They haven't produced much worth listening to since SOFD or, at a stretch, Ultra.

Brilliant group before that time though.

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May as well count me in. Another one of those.
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