Ratings and Reviews
The MG LP has stood up quite well and, despite being backward-looking, seems one of the best electronica releases this year. This EP of remixes simply extends the listening experience, maybe incorporating some more contemporary aspects to the pieces.
Martin Gore will always be known as the co-founder and main lyricist and songwriter of British synth pop megastars Depeche Mode, but he has occasionally stepped away from his full-time band in order to explore other sounds and moods via side projects. His first solo release was the Counterfeit EP, a collection of covers, in 1989; full-length follow-up Counterfeit² didn't arrive until 2003. In 2011, Gore reunited with fellow Depeche Mode co-founder Vince Clarke for the first time in 30 years, resulting in techno side project VCMG, which released its debut full-length SSSS in 2012. In 2015, Gore released a self-titled instrumental solo album as MG, moving away from the straightforward techno of VCMG and more toward cinematic experimental techno and IDM. ~ Paul Simpson