Depeche Mode stream new album ‘Delta Machine’

A week or so out from the release date, electronic music veterans Depeche Mode have made their thirteenth album available to stream on iTunes. Delta Machine is the group’s first record together since 2009’s Sound of the Universe and sees them moving into their fourth decade as a band. Not that there’s any sign of them slowing down: Depeche Mode continue to sell out venues across the world and their last album made the top five on charts around Europe and the US. No mean feat for a band whose debut LP was released in 1981.

In between albums, members Vince Clarke and Martin Gore started their self-described ‘minimal dance music’ project VCMG. Through 2011 and 2012 the duo released three EPs, Spock, Single Blip and Aftermaths as well as their studio album Ssss. Delta Machine sees them reunite in the studio with all Depeche Mode members for the first time since then.

Martin Gore told an SXSW crowd last week about the music making process, saying he’s influenced by “all kinds of new music – not just electronic music, gospel and blues – I’m just a fan of music.” Depeche Mode last toured Australia in 1994 and while the group don’t profess to have any plans to come back our way, a Facebook petition has already garnered 483 likes from Australian fans who, evidently, just can’t get enough.

The album is currently available to stream in full via iTunes. If you want more after diving into the stream, the Essex veterans have also commissioned remixes from Matthew Dear and Blawan for lead single Heaven – though we might have to wait a while for those for surface.