Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame
Label: Mute - STUMKA-9 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Sweden • Genre: Electronic • Style: Synth-pop
It was released on 27 September by Mute Records. The album was written entirely by Martin Gore and was recorded after the departure of Vince Clarkewho had left to form Yazoo with singer Alison Moyet. Alan Wilder was part of a Dead Man Walkin - Various - Disco Mix Compilation band tour in the United Kingdom prior to the release of A Broken Framebut had not officially joined yet and does not appear on the album.
Writing in Smash HitsPeter Silverton observed that A Broken Framein contrast to the group's early post-Vince singles which he thought showed "a lack of purpose", "makes a virtue of their tinkly-bonk whimsy".
Reviewer Steve Gertcha - Chas N Dave* - Chas n Daves Double Bubble considered the songs "daft aspirations to art", the album's musical and thematic "larcenies" sounding like "puerile infatuations papering over anonymity".
At the same time, Sutherland acknowledges that the group's increasing complexity "sounds less the result of exterior persuasion than an understandable, natural development", although he finally concludes that Depeche Mode remain Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame contrast to Clarke's new group Yazoo "essentially vacuous". The comments of Noise! He adds: "More complex arrangements and juxtaposed sounds, such as the sparkle of breaking glass in " Leave in Silence ", help give this underrated album even more of an intriguing, unexpected edge.
Inwhile promoting their album Violatorsongwriter Martin Gore lamented parts of the album, saying, "I regret all that sickly boy-next-door stuff of the early days Despite being a photograph, the cover artwork is intended to resemble a painting.
It depicts a woman cutting grain in an East Anglian field, near Duxford in Cambridgeshire. Griffin cited as inspirations the socialist realism of Soviet Russiaespecially the work of Kazimir Malevichand German Romanticism.
It was also featured Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame the cover of Life ' s edition of "World's Best Photographs —". Credits for adapted from the liner notes of A Broken Frame. While the reviewer for Release Magazine wrote that this version was not "anything essential" but well done, other reviews were more detailed.
According to Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitungthe kitschy sides of the early Depeche Mode album were deliberately uncovered in tracks like "The Meaning of Love", while the Sonic Seducer lauded Marsheaux's darker and slower interpretation of this song.
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