Depeche Mode – Delta Machine [Mute Records]
32 years on from the release of their debut album Speak and Spell, Basildon’s finest Depeche Mode drop their 14th full length, released on Columbia Records and Mute Records.
The album, recorded over the last year in Santa Barbara, California and New York City, was produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood. Delta Machine marks the end of the trilogy of records that Depeche Mode were doing with producer Ben Hillier, as stated by Dave Gahan.
Martin Gore said of the release, “Writing this album was incredibly daunting as I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern. I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It’s just got something magical about it.”
Dave Gahan added, “With this release we’ve completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we’ll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode Sound. Delta Machine is no different, and I can’t wait for all of our fans to hear it.”