Electric Independence Meets Vince Clarke and His Temple of Synth
Music geeks and tech heads, brace yourselves. VBS.tv off-shoot Motherboard, an online video blog/network that focuses mainly on technology and its effects on culture, premiered a new episode of its Electric Independence program that features the man behind Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and Erasure, Mr. Vince Clarke. This amazing interview takes place in Clarke's fortress of solitude (read: studio) in Portland, Maine where he harbors a veritable arsenal of enough synths, sequencers, and drum machines to make James Murphy blush. Clarke talks about his early days with Depeche Mode, points out the gear used throughout his recording career, and reveals enough secrets to enlighten the most educated electronic music fiend. Don't miss this great piece of online video, embedded below.