Depeche Mode releases ‘Delta Machine’

Written by on March 26, 2013

Keeping to their two-decades old tradition of releasing a new album every four years, Depeche Mode‘s 13th studio album is now available in North America.

In “Delta Machine”  Andy Fletcher Martin Gore,  and Dave Gahan reach back to their early 80s roots with raw, catchy synthesizer hooks along with some interesting differences.

Those who enjoyed the group’s early years will pleasantly take in “Delta Machine,” as most of the tracks’ vocals are not heavily processed and a keyboard sound much like that of the early models they used to record with. The synthesizer effects range from percussive, as in “Welcome to My World,” to the spacey “My Little Universe” and “Always” to the smooth “Slow.” “Delta Machine” also features some unexpected styles from Depeche Mode: the somewhat bluesy “Alone” and the mellow 70s pop-sounding “Heaven.” The vintage sounds willsatisfy Depeche Mode’s earliest fans while the subtle dissensions add to the band’s overall mystique.

You can pick up “Delta Machine” here.

Here is DM’s Youtube video based on the making of “Delta Machine:”


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