Ex-Depeche Mode Keyboardist Curates Talk Talk Tribute Album

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Ex-Depeche Mode Keyboardist Curates Talk Talk Tribute Album

Talk Talk’s final two albums, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock, respectively, are two of my favorite records, but they were Talk Talk’s least commercially successful because the band utterly ignored its synth-pop, new wave roots (and its audience) to embark an an experimental tangent that has influenced a generation of songwriters. Ex-Depeche Mode keyboardist […]

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Alan Wilder rejoins Depeche Mode for one-off show

February 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Alan Wilder rejoins Depeche Mode for one-off show

After a somewhat acrimoniously worded letter of departure some 14 years ago, Alan Wilder has returned to Depeche Mode for a one-off show at London’s Royal Albert Hall benefiting the Teenage Cancer Trust. The keyboardist and occasional drummer (and probably the most natural musician of the group) took to the stage to play piano on […]

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