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LISTEN: Martin Gore - Europa Hymn
Christian Eede , March 2nd, 2015 15:00

Depeche Mode member announces the release of an album made up exclusively of instrumental electronic music; stream a track from it below

Martin Gore has announced a forthcoming album made up entirely of instrumental electronic music, entitled MG, for an April release on Mute, and he's streaming 'Europa Hymn', the first taste of the album - that's it above.

Written and produced by Gore, work started on MG shortly after the last dates on Depeche Mode's 'Delta Machine' tour in March 2013 at his home studio in Santa Barbara. "I wanted to keep the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality," Gore says of the album. "Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least five days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun." The album was mixed by Californian electronic artist Q at the request of Gore - he previously mixed VCMG, Martin Gore and Vince Clarke's album, SSSS. The album will released under the acronym MG, Gore explaining thusly: "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." MG will be available from April 27.