Marsheaux – The Sun And The Rainfall

After the departure of  principle song writer Vince Clarke from Depeche Mode the band turned to Martin Gore to pen the bands second full length album, “A Broken Frame”.  It was quite a departure from their poppy sound to a something much darker.   It wasn’t well received but it laid the ground work for what would become the bands new sound.  Fast forward to 2015 and a greek synthpop duo named Marsheaux revisits the entire album, track by track, and breaths new life into these classic tracks.  They’ve laid their breathy vocals and punched up the rhythms on these covers and re-introduce us yet again to the brilliance of Depeche Mode.

Also love this cover as well:

Royksopp – Ice Machine

Royksopp - Ice Machine

This brings back some memories, well the original from Depeche Mode that is.  I was so happy to find this on a cassette of “Rare” Depeche Mode tracks that I purchased at a record convention.  Yes, I use to frequent flea markets and record conventions to find tracks I couldn’t otherwise find.   This of course was pre-internet days.    Anyway, I found out later that this track was actually the b-side of Dreaming of Me, the  7″.   Live and learn.  But it wasn’t all for not, I also got a live rendition of “Mouldy Old Dough”, a track I never heard of and for good reason, it wasn’t that good.  Also got, “I Like It ” which was a track I was happy to listen too.