Martin Gore

Depeche Mode songwriter and co-founder Martin Gore next month will release a 16-track electronic instrumental album titled MG, a collection Mute Records is billing as the “soundtrack to an emotional and mysterious film of your own design.”

You can stream the track “Europa Hymn” below.

Due out April 28, MG is written and produced by Gore, and came about after the end of Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine tour in March 2013. It was recorded at Gore’s home studio in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Of the project, Gore says:

“I wanted to keep the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality. Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least 5 days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.”

The album follows the similarly instrumental VCMG record he did with onetime bandmate Vince Clarke in 2012, which is why he’s putting it out under the MG moniker: “As the album is very electronic and has no vocals, I felt it deserved another persona so decided to carry on the MG concept from the VCMG album.”

Check out “Europa Hymn” and the full tracklist below:



Tracklist: MG, MG

1. “Pinking”
2. “Swanning”
3. “Exalt”
4. “Elk”
5. “Brink”
6. “Europa Hymn”
7. “Creeper”
8. “Spiral”
9. “Stealth”
10. “Hum”
11. “Islet”
12. “Crowly”
13. “Trysting”
14. “Southerly”
15. “Featherlight”
16. “Blade”




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