Vince Clarke co-founded Depeche Mode in 1979 or thereabouts, wrote early singles like “Just Can’t Get Enough” and “Dreaming Of Me” and “New Life,” and then left the band before they took on a broodier and more goth-informed tone. After leaving Depeche, he went on to form Yaz and Erasure. He is an all-time no-shit synthpop O.G. And in his new project VCMG, he once again teams up with his former Depeche Mode bandmate Martin Gore for the first time in 30 years. Pretty awesome! They’ve got an EP coming out next month, and the title track, “Spock,” is a piece of catchy and propulsive instrumental dance music. Stream it below.
Spock is out 12/13 on Mute.