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vcmg release one of 2012's most anticipated musical collaborations with the album 'ssss', out on mute. it marks the long awaited reunion of electronic pioneers vince clarke (erasure / yazoo / depeche mode) and martin l gore (depeche mode), who have joined forces for the first time in over thirty years to craft a 10-track album which demonstrates their mutual love of electronic music. after initial tentative discussions, and a meeting at short circuit presents mute festival in london, where they both performed, these two influential musicians and songwriters worked in a typically unique way. clarke and gore worked alone in their respective studios, communicating only via email and exchanging files until the album was ready. the album includes the recent 12" ep1 / 'spock', described by the quietus as 'one of the best tracks of 2011', plus the forthcoming ep 2 / single 'blip'. 'ssss', written and produced by vince clarke and martin l gore, was mixed by timothy 'q' wiles, recorded and engineered by sie medway smith and vince clarke and mastered by stefan betke (aka pole).
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