Depeche Mode Construction Time Again 180g Vinyl LP
Depeche Mode's third LP "Construction Time Again", found them working with producer Gareth Jones at John Foxx's Garden Studios. There was a major shift in the group's sound due in part to the introduction of the Synclavier and Emulator samplers, in addition to their previously-used analogue synths.
By sampling the noises of everyday objects, the band created an eclectic, industrial-influenced sound, with similarities to groups such as the Art of Noise and Einstürzende Neubauten. Similarly, Gore's lyricism was rapidly evolving, focusing increasingly on political and social issues.
A good example of the new sound was on the first single from the album "Everything Counts", an commentary on the perceived greed of multinational corporations, which got to #6 in the UK. Alan Wilder also contributed two songs to the album ("The Landscape is Changing", "Two Minute Warning").
"The full addition of Alan Wilder to Depeche Mode's lineup created a perfect troika that would last another 11 years, as the combination of Martin Gore's songwriting, Wilder's arranging, and David Gahan's singing and live star power resulted in an ever more compelling series of albums and singles." -Ned Raggett, allmusic.com
Depeche Mode Construction Time Again Track Listing:
1. Love, in Itself
2. More Than a Party
4. Everything Counts
5. Two Minute Warning
7. The Landscape Is Changing
8. Told You So
9. And Then...