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Synthpop King Vince Clarke on Erasure's 18th Studio Album, 'The Neon'

PopMatters recently dialed in with synthpop maestro Vince Clarke to discuss the 35-year history of Erasure and their most recent album, The Neon.

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Vince Clarke and Paul Hartnoll - "Better Have a Drink to Think" (Singles Going Steady)

Marrying Vince Clarke's crystalline synth-stab style with Orbital's layered, melodically-conscious techno, this is an electronic dance track that undulates in trails of dissipating color

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'I Dream of Wires', Like Its Subject, Is Large, Intimidating and Multi-faceted

Before the film's halfway point, you are not dreaming of wires, you are in the wires.

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Future Islands - "Doves (Vince Clarke Remix)" (audio)

Check out a new remix from Future Island's recent album, Singles, by Erasure member Vince Clarke.

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Many Controls but No Master: 'I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition'

The history of the modular synthesizer is one that involves competing origins, unwieldy equipment, aesthetic disputes, and the whims of business and art.

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VCMG: Ssss

Thirty years after Speak & Spell, Depeche Mode co-founders join forces for a techno project. Triumph, embarrassment, or somewhere between?

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Yazoo: Reconnected Live

Documenting performances from the '80s synthpop duo's 2008 reunion tour, the question remains whether or not this two-disc live set is really worth getting worked up over.

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Erasure: Light at the End of the World

Any new album from Erasure is a good thing, but Clarke and Bell's newest offering will leave you feeling their hearts weren't really in this one.


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