Following a six-year long gap without new music and the traumatic loss of a band member, iconic dark wave pop veterans Depeche Mode enter their fifth decade as recording artists with a true testament of strength. However, one can’t help but wonder whether this is actually the end of their unique journey. Lifelong Depeche Mode fan Norman Fleischer takes a closer look at the band’s 15th studio album and the circumstances that come with its release.
With determination and musical confidence, Jennifer Touch has already made waves in the Berlin underground scene but that was just the beginning. On her second studio album, the German artist breaks free from her past while emerging in a fascinating new form. Lovers of sinister wave pop shouldn’t miss this record so that’s one reason why we decided to ask her a few questions.
Back in the day album number ten by the synthpop heavyweights caused a lot of confusion. Two decades years later it's time to change our opinion about it. NBHAP head and die-hard DM fan Norman Fleischer takes a closer look at a record that still means a lot to him.
British synthpop veterans Depeche Mode have been shaping the world of pop and especially the electronic music scene continuously ever since they first plugged in their synthesizers back in late 1980. They inspired multiple generations of musicians and invited many of them to rework their songs over the past four decades. NBHAP head and lifelong Depeche Mode fan Norman dove deep into the remixes of the band and created not one but four tribute mixtapes dedicated to this special art form.
Last year's collaboration between the iconic superstar and producer Kurt Uenala gets taken to the next level via the tender 'Aristokrasia Version' and hypnotic visuals from GIF artists fmk7. Witness the world premiere of it right now on NBHAP.