Legendary synth pop group Erasure are working on new material, Vince Clarke has revealed.
A truly fantastic pop proposition, Erasure could be forgiven for looking at the new generation of synth-pop stars and thinking "we invented you". Taking time off since the release of 2011's Frankmusik produced effort 'Tomorrow's World' it seems that the duo are ready to reconvene on new material.
Chatting to The Quietus, producer Vince Clarke revealed the news in a rather matter-of-fact manner: "Well, I’m getting together with Andy (Bell) soon and starting on the next Erasure album and I’m starting on an electronic dance record."
Seemingly, the "electronic dance record" follows on the artistic success of 'SSSS'. A collaboration with Martin Gore under the VCMG moniker, it features two absolute pioneers in British electronic music trading bombastic techno techno riffs.
According to Vince Clarke the new album features more collaborations. "It’s going to be an album where I collaborate with a few DJs and dance guys, I can’t say who they are yet as it’s still under negotiation."
2012 brought with it rich pickings for fans of Vince Clarke. In addition to the VCMG album the producer teamed up with Martyn Ware for The Clarke & Ware Experiment - recently releasing the deluxe ten CD box set 'House Of Illustrious'.
ClashMusic spoke to both producers at the time of release, uncovering the tale of an ambitious, genuinely fascinating project. Read the feature HERE.