Friday, June 3, 2011

Two more albums and Depeche Mode both its withdrawal

Madrid, June 3 (EFE) .- Andrew Fletcher, keyboardist and founding member of Depeche Mode, flirts with the dream of the band's retirement after thirty years of success. "I like to think we can retire after a couple more albums," says the musician, who advances to the first could be ready in April. Efe Speaking on the occasion of the new compilation of his group, "Remixes 2: 81-11", published on Tuesday, are already looking forward to the continuation of "Sounds of the Universe" (2009), his former studio album, although there is still no concrete work address.

"Martin (Gore) has begun to write songs and like Dave (Gahan). We are not a band that follows a predefined path, but we are going to study and grasp the atmosphere that we find, "says Fletcher, who estimates that if they record after the summer, could be ready for spring 2012." We many records remain to be done, "says the musician, who has sold 75 million copies of Depeche Mode, according to EMI, and that becomes the exception that proves the rule, acknowledging he would not like to follow in the spotlight" as long as the Rolling Stones.

" In this regard, jokes that are already "old men" to deal with the long process of making an album and touring, return to the family. Until all these plans materialize, his supporters will enjoy a few days the second album of remixes of this legendary band, "Remixes 2: 81-11", which more than a continuation, is an extension of "Remixes 81-04" , with new material.

Among the unpublished works, which are attached to others and "classic" of their songs by M83, UNKLE, Trentemøller and François Kervorkian, are the work of Stargate and Röyksopp, among others. Fletcher also emphasizes the remix of Eric Prydz - "fantastic, very powerful," he says, and also the version of "Personal Jesus" that made Alex Metric.

More important collaborations on the album are those of two former members of Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke, author of the famous "Just Can not Get Enough", which left the group after their first album in 1981, and his successor, Alan Wilder, who left in 1995. "Vince worked with Martin in an album and Alan took the stage with us to do a song during a concert.

We kept in touch and we thought it might be a good idea to do one of the remixes from the last album, "says the origin of the collaboration. On the possibility that this reunion means something else, Fletcher said: "We are very happy as well. I'm not saying we will work with them more in the future, but not joining the band.

" The keyboardist, who has been strongly involved in the preparation of this album with Martin Gore and, for years, has proven himself to sit behind the DJ table, sees the field of electronic music is "one of the most interesting and most have evolved in recent years. " However, despite the new remix album arrives just after the previous seven years, with only two studio albums in between, ruled that there will be a third party.

"I think the quality would decrease if we launched more," he says. Apart from the aforementioned "Personal Jesus" and "Just Can not Get Enough", the career of these British has been riddled with hits like "Dream On" or "Enjoy the Silence". "It was a dream. Thirty years and remain very popular.

Johnny Cash, one of our idols, even did a version of 'Personal Jesus', "celebrates Fletcher, who nevertheless rejects the category of" superstars. "We are normal people who go to bars, movies ..." said the musician, one of the first to dignify the electronic music and synthesizers, that both bands have influenced all ages, including young and successful Hurts.

A Fletcher likes Hurts, "a great pop band," he says, adding that they seem great match in a tour. Javier Herrero

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