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Delta Machine

The most memorable Depeche Mode concert I attended was the tour for ‘Black Celebration’. In my opinion, this is still their best album to date. As I watched, enthralled, as Martin moved about on stage striking various tools and cooking implements hung from a platform. Each strike created a programmed cacophony of MIDI music and it was in that moment I thought to myself – I want to do that, I want to be a musician.

Well, it’s been more than 20 years since that night and I’ve remained a fan. Though the musician bit didn’t pan out, I still have an obsessive love affair with music and my roots run deep in the ‘big hair days’. I continue to be surprised to see who of my ’80s heroes keep making music but I’m beginning to think that groups like Depeche Mode won’t really ever die. Somehow they’ll find a way to keep on being part of the airwaves.

The boys from Basildon are back and here’s a taste of their new album:

 


Painted Red

Painted Red by JJ Heller

The track that drew me in: Keep you safe

The track I discovered: True Things

The track best enjoyed with headphones: Painted Red


Elevator

The Elevator by Hot Hot Heat

The track that drew me in: Goodnight Goodnight

The track I discovered: Middle of nowhere

The track best enjoyed with headphones: Island of the honest man


L.A. Vibe

This is the kind of randomness you can find when you are denizen of ‘The City of Angels’. This is my favorite cover of this song and you can hear why…

 


I trust you to kill me

I trust you to kill me by Rocco Deluca and The BurdenThe track that drew me in: Dope

The track I discovered: Speak to Me

The track best enjoyed with headphones: Favor


The Illusion of safety

The Illusion of safety by The HoosiersThe track that drew me in: Lovers in my head

The track I discovered: Glorious

The track best enjoyed with headphones: Who Said Anything (About Falling in Love)?


Stir The Blood

Stir the Blood by The BraveryThe track that drew me in: Slow Poison

The track I discovered: I am your skin

The track best enjoyed with headphones: I have seen the future


Fallen Empires

Fallen Empires by Snow PatrolThe track that drew me in: I’ll never let go

The track I discovered: Lifening

The track best enjoyed with headphones: This isn’t everything you are


Veo la Marea

Veo la Marea by Ceci BastidaThe track that drew me in: Controlar

The track I discovered: No me conocerás

The track best enjoyed with headphones: Perderás


Hawk

Hawk by Isobel Campbell and Mark LaneganThe track that drew me in: You won’t let me down again

The track I discovered: Come Undone

The track best enjoyed with headphones: Time of the Season