Linkage — July 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Linkage: Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs, The Cult

A collection of some interesting links we recently stumbled across:

Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode: An Inside Look at His Very Personal Studio Kurt Uenala, who runs Dave Gahan’s home studio in New York City, offers a tour of the facility. Author David Weiss observes: “Blessed with sunlight and creature comforts, and blissfully free of the ticking clocks or short deadlines that can swallow up a song, David Gahan’s Studio Blanco is a well-earned creative oasis.” [] 

Bloody But Unbowed Steven Hyden attempts to determine what exactly was the greatest album of the ’90s, concluding, “Perhaps the greatest rock record of the modern era shouldn’t be well known, but elicit blank stares and shoulder shrugs from 95 percent of the population, because that’s the realm rock inhabits now. If that’s the case, let me introduce you to Loveless by the enigmatic Irish group My Bloody Valentine, the greatest guitar-rock album of our greatness-averse age.” []

All Of This And Nothing In advance of the Psychedelic Furs’ U.K. tour, Veronica Wyllie re-examines how she fell in, and the out of, love with the New Wave hit-makers, concluding, ultimately, that, “The Furs’ star waned long ago, but at least it once lit up the sky. Two and a bit albums of untrammeled genius is more than most musicians manage in an entire career.” []

Choose Your Weapon: An Interview with the Cult’s Ian Astbury John Garratt checks in with the Cult’s frontman, who discusses the making of the band’s new album, Choice of Weapon, plus the glam inspiration of Southern Death Cult, the transition from Love to Electric, and much, much more. []

What The Rise Of Depeche Mode Teaches You About The Rise Of Digital Design Design pro Joe Stewart recently watched the BBC’s “Synth Britannia” and was inspired to write this essay, noting of the documentary, “the immediate thing I noticed was the parallels between this era of music and the current state of design. I have been inspired by the stories of these pioneers, and I think the design community can find value in them, too.” []




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