Tuesday, 7 October 2008


Well the DM press conference came and went and as usual I can't help but feel a sense of excitement. I trawled the web last night to find the pre conference clips with the new songs. The obvious searches on Youtube bring you to files that DM have sanctioned as copyright infringement, but if you search with less obvious keywords you'll find them. This is still up for don't know how long for http://www.dailymotion.com/YourUselessAdvice/video/x6zlq1_depeche-mode-wrong-peace_music

As mentioned in the conference Martin has been investing in old analogue gear, the clips I heard of "Wrong" & "Peace" certainly are very analogue sounding and "Peace" sounds amazing, I just hope hope they don't go back down the processed to death sounds as they did on PTA.

I was really encouraged after hearing "Precious" but was disappointed with the PTA in general. Depeche Mode in my opinion need another "Violator", it certainly sounds like they have quite a few songs written. The Violator period not only spawned their greatest album but also the b-sides to many of the songs were also some of their best songs so clearly a very productive period.

Like most people I am a little bit disappointed with the one show at the o2, of course I will be going but I did get to see them in Manchester, Birmingham & London on the last tour. I guess it will make this gig more special.



Stuart said...

Well spotted! I thought the new album was a year off, sounds a lot more instant than PTA (I didn't buy it, bought "We Collide" by Mesh instead - much more enjoyable). No gig in Brum? I wonder why? I saw them there on the PTA tour - their best performance and gig atmosphere so far out of the 4 times I've seen them (IMO).

Northern Kind said...

Yeah I took a video of the whole concert in Birmingham, just as they were walking off stage a steward came up and said "can you turn that off please"

Gary said...

I'm with you on the track "Peace" that sounds very promisong. PTA had some great tracks but I could n't stand "A Pain That i'm Used to" the intro is awful other than that I thought it was a solid album.

I hope analog is the way forward with the album - should be interesting.


wout said...

just saw this film mentioned on BBC London news: http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/posters_came_walls

SarahNK said...

Wow I had no idea DM had released so many songs. Hope Penfold gets some of the royalties too.

stuart said...

ahaa! I saw what you did there!