3/24/2010

Vince Clarke And The Temple Of Synth.


For an episode of Electric Independence Motherboard.TV visits Vince Clarke in the woods of Maine where he constructed a cabin for his vast collection of machines, including some that he used during his time with Depeche Mode.

"Vince Clarke is a man synonymous with synth pop and a legend in the history of electronic music. He's famous for founding three of the most popular and lasting musical acts in history: Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure. But his distinct sonic output depends upon another feat: he has spent the last 30 years amassing one of the world's most impressive collections of rare, 'holy grail' analogue synthesizers."

To Clarke, music is still magic even now, an alchemy in which he gets to make "something from nothing."


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