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Title: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 03 May 2015 - 15:13:04
This thread will contain all news items regarding Dave Gahan's second collaboration with Soulsavers.

Prologue:

Rich Machin told The Stool Pigeon (http://www.thestoolpigeon.co.uk/features/interview-soulsavers.html) in June 2012 that Gahan and Machin were still writing together whenever they found the time, meaning that a second Soulsavers album with Dave Gahan was more than likely:
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We’ve a couple of songs there on something else. We just enjoy writing together, and I’m sure it’ll end up being for another record. I think we’ve both acknowledged it’s a given that we will do another record together at some point in time. When things work the way they did, you don’t just walk away from them. It may be something that was just a time and place; we may get certain songs three-quarters of the way and then be like, ‘You know what, it’s nowhere near as good as we did before, let’s just leave it’. But I don’t think that’ll be the case. The ideas we’re kicking around at the moment I think are better than anything we’ve done. And it’s because we’re really getting to know each other quite well. I certainly know him considerably better than when we started it. That was years ago now really, that’s the thing. I certainly feel a lot more in tune with him. (...) I’m sure we’ll try and do something [of a tour]. That’s one of my things about trying to do a second record; this record is great, I’m really happy with it, but it’s 45 minutes long; doing a show, the money that you have to charge people… if we’ve got two records to pull from then I’d feel a lot more comfortable about being able to charge people. We’ll be able to play for an hour-and-a-half then, I’ll feel a little bit more like we can give [people] something that’s worth coming out to see. So if we can find the time and diaries line up, then there’s no reason why we wouldn’t do something.

Rich Machin told Thisisfakediy (http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/features/soulsavers-dave-gahan-we-were-on-the-same-page-very-quickly/) in August 2012:
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I’d like to think [that there's a chance of a Soulsavers and Dave Gahan tour]. I really enjoyed working with Dave. We’ve already started kicking some ideas around for a new record. It’s a very nice thing that we do, so I think doing a new record and doing a proper tour would make sense. I’m definitely coming more around to that idea than I maybe was earlier on. He’s a great guy and I love spending time with him as well. We had a good laugh, which is the most important thing when you go and do that.

Rich Machin told Clash Music (http://www.clashmusic.com/feature/soulsavers-rich-machin) in August 2012:
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We've already started writing songs for another record," he reveals. "We kind of got leant on toward the end to turn the record in. I think if people hadn't had got involved, we would still be working now. But the thing was it was working so well that the ideas were still kind of coming so we just kind of kept at it. Even though we finished the record we were still working on some stuff. The last idea that was going backward and forward was the best thing we've done. It wasn't something to me that felt like it had run out of steam, there's many more avenues for us to go down here. I love working with him. It feels like there's much more mileage in it than what we've done so far.

Dave Gahan told Consequence of Sound (http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/10/interview-dave-gahan-of-depeche-mode-soulsavers/) in late September 2012:
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I’ve got to say, I’m really looking forward to doing something again, and we actually have been doing a little bit of writing. Rich had a new son born recently, and around that time he had sent me a couple pieces of something new, and immediately I started writing again. There’s just something he does that I respond to. So, I should imagine in the future, hopefully, that there will be another record. I’m hoping around that time, once Depeche has finished what they’re doing… and that’s gonna be a while, to be honest, going on the road next year so, at least another year and a half from now. But I can see us certainly writing together during that time and finishing a record and hopefully actually be able to do some real shows after that. (...) There’s definitely going to be another record at some point, and then I feel like with a couple of records under our belt, then we may be able to do some kind of proper tour, I should imagine.

Roberto Baldi, who was an engineer for Violator, had run into Dave Gahan in NYC in April 2015 for the first time since 2007, and Dave Gahan confirmed to him (http://www.djmagitalia.com/roberto-baldi-sonoro-morso-grande-mela/) that he was working on another Soulsavers record.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 03 May 2015 - 15:15:24
2013-04-30 - Soulsavers on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/soulsavers/status/329255576125186048/photo/1

Soulsavers:
Progress. pic.twitter.com/KrPsFQZ9t4

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 03 May 2015 - 15:17:10
2014-01-03 - Sonic Seducer Jahresrückblick (Germany) - Soulsavers

[Thanks to karimamilena (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=589) for scanning this! Transcribed using OCR and translated by me.]

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Soulsavers vs. Depeche Mode
Noch einmal mit Seele
Großangelegte Welttournee, das spektakuläre neue Album „Delta Machine" — im frisch zu Ende gegangenen Jahr waren Depeche Mode ebenso omnipräsent wie vielbeschäftigt. Da konnte es beinahe in Vergessenheit geraten, dass Frontmann Dave Gahan 2012 mit den britischen Soulsavers „The Light The Dead See" aufgenommen hatte eine Platte mit durchweg exquisiten Stücken zwischen Swamp-Blues, Gospel und spirituellem Songwritertum, die verdientermaBen unseren Soundcheck gewann. Kurz vor Jahresfrist riefen sich Soulsavers und der Depeche Mode-Sänger wieder ins Gedächtnis: Anfang Dezember erschien eine erweiterte Version von „The Light The Dead See", die zusätzlich eine DVD als visuelles Gegenstück enthält. Geboten sind ein Auftritt in den Capitol Offices in Los Angeles, der rührende Videoclip zu „Take Me Back Home" sowie ein ausführliches Weinkeller-Interview mit Dave und Soulsavers-Kopf Rich Machin. Ähnlich entspannt und gut aufgelegt wie in diesem waren die beiden im folgenden Gespräch. Es gibt schließlich immer was zu tun.

So steckt Rich gerade mitten im Umzug, während sich Dave noch mit Depeche Mode auf „Delta Machine“-Tour befindet. Beide blicken zufrieden auf 2013 zuruck — nicht zuletzt, da sich die erweiterte Edition von „The Light The Dead See“ endlich realisieren ließ. „Das Album liegt mir wirklich sehr am Herzen“, so Dave. „Umso schöner finde ich, dass es nun auch samt DVD vorliegt. Ich selbst hatte 2013 natürlich vornehmlich mit Depeche Mode zu tun, darum bin ich Rich extrem verbunden, dass er sich so intensiv um die Veröffentlichung bemüht hat. ‚The Light The Dead See‘ ist eine ganz besondere Platte in meiner Discographie.“
Dem stimmen wir unumwunden zu — und bedauern gleichzeitig, dass Auftritte oder sogar einer Tournee bis jetzt praktisch nicht möglich waren: „Ich hätte natürlich nichts dagegen gehabt, mit Dave auf Tour zu gehen“, lacht Rich, „aber das war aus den bekannten Gründen eben leider nicht drin. Der Auftritt, den wir auf der DVD dokumentiert haben ist dann auch der einzige, der zu ‚The Light The Dead See‘ je statt fand.“ Fast ein wenig verwunderlich angesichts des perfekte Zusammenspiels der Musiker, die zudem mit Daves Gesang harmonieren, als hätten sie nie etwas anderes gemacht. „Wenn das so wirkt, sind wir natürlich sehr stolz darauf“, so Rich hocherfreut. „Die Show wurde namlich sehr kurzfristig anberaumt, und wir hatten nur knapp zwei Tage Zeit für die Proben.“ Dave ergänzt: „Ich stieß sogar erst später dazu, so dass die Band sich nur einen Tag lang zusammen mit mir vorbereiten konnte. Eigentlich viel zu wenig Zeit für die Präsentation einer so fantastischen Platte. Doch auf der Bühne setzte sich gewissermaßen das fort, was im Studio seinen Anfang genommen hatte: Seinerzeit schrieben sich die Songs mehr oder weniger von alleine. Auch live fügten sich die Dinge wie selbstverständlich zusammen, weil zwischen mir und den Musikern auf Anhieb alles passte. So etwas ist selten."

Auch darum ein Jammer, dass der Auftritt kaum länger als eine halbe Stunde dauert. „Es war uns von Anfang an klar, dass wir keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit erheben würden", erklärt Rich. „Alles sollte Hand und Fuß haben, deswegen haben wir uns für die Stücke entschieden, die in unseren Ohren live am stärksten waren. Und da wir vor lediglich 75 Zuschauern spielten, wollten wir das Konzert unbedingt der Allgemeinheit zugänglich machen." Ein ziemlicher Kontrast zu den riesigen Hallen und Stadien, die Depeche Mode seit Jahrzehnten bespielen — und für Dave gerade darum etwas Besonderes. „Die Performance war wirklich wunderbar. Eine riesige Leistung der ganzen Band, so etwas in so kurzer Zeit auf die Beine zu stellen", lobt er. „Natürlich genieße ich das Touren mit Depeche Mode sehr, doch mit Soulsavers war plötzlich alles ganz anders: eine sehr intime Show in einer vergleichsweise winzigen Location. Und ich muss zugeben, dass es mir anfangs sogar etwas zu intim war. Ich bin es einfach nicht mehr gewohnt, vor weniger als 100 Leuten in einem Raum aufzutreten, wo das Publikum kaum einen Meter vor der Bühne steht. Doch Rich und der Rest der Band haben mir den Rücken freigehalten, so dass ich schon nach kurzer Zeit vollkommen in den Songs aufging." Nicht dass das mit Depeche Mode anders gewesen wäre, wie die weithin ausverkaufte „Delta Machine"-Tour zeigt, mit der die Band noch ins neue Jahr hinein Fans rund um die Welt begeistern wird. „Natürlich war 2013 ganz fantastisch", freut sich Dave. „Wir sind jetzt seit mehr als sechs Monaten unterwegs, und das war noch lange nicht das Ende — außerdem werden auch immer wieder Zusatzkonzerte angesetzt. Wir sind sehr froh darüber, dass ‚Delta Machine' vom Publikum so positiv aufgenommen wurde. Dass nun auch die Soulsavers-DVD erscheint, ist für mich ein sehr schönes Sahnehäubchen auf einem hervorragenden Jahr." Auch Rich und sein Bandkollege Ian Glover waren in den vergangenen zwölf Monaten alles andere als untätig, obwohl bei Soulsavers weder ein neues Album noch eine Tournee anstanden. „Ian und ich haben praktisch das ganze Jahr lang Songs geschrieben", resümiert der Brite. „2013 war für uns also weitaus produktiver, als es zunächst den Anschein haben mag. Im Grunde könnten wir sofort im Januar ins Studio gehen und mit den Aufnahmen beginnen. Uns schweben bereits einige sehr interessante Gastmusiker vor, was sich hoffentlich sehr bald konkretisieren wird." Nun waren Soulsavers vor „The Light The Dead See" mehrheitlich als Act bekannt, der sich auf Downbeat, Trip-Hoppiges und die alternativ-düstere Seite von Dance-Musik konzentriert, bevor die Zusammenarbeit mit Dave in eine organischere Richtung wies. Tendiert Rich eher dazu, diesen Stil beizubehalten oder zu den Wurzeln zurückzukehren? „Beide musikalischen Inkarnationen von Soulsavers haben es mir sehr angetan", überlegt der Engländer. „Im Moment sieht es so aus, als würde das nächste Album eine Kombination aus beidem werden: Dunkle Grooves auf der einen Seite, bluesige und sakrale Elemente auf der anderen." Zu Letzterem würde jedenfalls passen, dass Musiker wie der Soundtrack-Komponist Daniele Luppi oder der Neoklassik-Pianist Dustin O'Halloran immer wieder auf Soutsavers-Platten auftauchen. „Gut möglich, dass wir 2014 zweigleisig fahren werden. Neben einem regulären Album ist eine instrumentale EP zusammen mit Daniele und Dustin geplant, die voraussichtlich schon im Frühjahr erscheinen wird. Ich vermag zwar noch nicht zu sagen, ob diese auch unter dem Namen Soulsavers taufen wird — aber das finde ich auch nicht so wichtig. Hauptsache, das Resultat stimmt." Wobei die interessanteste Frage natürlich lautet, ob sich auch die Zusammenarbeit mit Dave als Sänger wiederholen wird. „Wir haben eigentlich gar keine andere Wahl, wenn wir mit Dave auf Tour gehen wollen, da er sich dafür ein größeres Repertoire ausbittet", schmunzelt Rich. „Wir werden also vermutlich ein zweites Album mit ihm machen müssen. Aber im Ernst: Natürlich ist es sehr viel besser, Live mehr als zehn Stücke zu haben. Und das werden wir bald, denn die nächste Platte mit Dave ist bereits angedacht." Der Depeche Mode-Frontmann stößt ins gleiche Horn: „Ich stehe ständig mit Rich in Kontakt. Er hält mich immer auf dem Laufenden, was neue Songs und Ideen betrifft, bei denen ich ins Spiel kommen könnte", berichtet er. „Sicher arbeitet Rich mit sehr vielen verschiedenen Künstlern wie zum Beispiel Mark Lanegan zusammen, und es passen längst nicht alle seine Kompositionen zu meiner Stimme. Er legt mir aber stets die Songs zur Seite, von denen er denkt, dass wir zusammen etwas aus ihnen machen können. Der Ärmste - ich fürchte, er braucht viel Geduld mit mir, da mein Terminkalender so voll ist. Aber ,The LightThe Dead See' wird ganz sicher keine einmalige Sache bleiben — wenn alles so läuft, wie wir es uns vorstellen, dürfte ein neues Soulsavers-Album mit meinem Gesang etwa im Frühjahr 2015 erscheinen." Doch Rich ist wie bereits erwähnt beschäftigt genug - wohl wissend, dass die nächste Platte mit Dave früher oder später kommen wird. „Mir ist vollkommen klar, dass Depeche Mode seine Hauptband ist und er ihr alle anderen Projekte unterordnet. Auch mir gefiel ‚Delta Machine' übrigens sehr gut, wobei man mich lustiger Weise immer wieder fragt, ob ich nach ,The Light The Dead See' einen Soulsavers-Einfluss darauf erkenne." Er schüttelt den Kopf: „Über solche Dinge mache ich mir überhaupt keine Gedanken. Meine Lieblingssongs auf dem Album sind ‚Angel' und ,Broken', und die haben ja praktisch nichts mit unserer Musik zu tun." Ansonsten favorisierte Rich 2013 eher Nicht-Elektronisches: „Großartig fand ich die Alben von Chelsea Wolfe und Julianna Barwick — sehr gute Sängerinnen und schön düstere Folk-Songs. Auch ,Psychic' von Darkside fand ich interessant, da dort Listening-Elektronik auf Gitarren traf. Mein Highlight war jedoch ,Dream River' von Bill Callahan — er ist der beste Singer-Songwriter, den ich zurzeit kenne."

Apropos Singer-Songwriter — diese Richtung scheint auch für Dave immer attraktiver zu werden. Zuletzt gastierte er nach Soulsavers nämlich auf „Low Guns" als Sänger, einem sehr streicherintensiven akustischen Stück der Briten SixToes. „Der Song gefiel mir spontan sehr gut — wahrscheinlich weil ich eine große Ähnlichkeit zu ,The Light The Dead See' darin sehe. Da aber direkt danach Depeche Mode wieder aktuell wurden, blieb es mit SixToes leider bei einer Stippvisite." Und wenn sich die „Delta Machine"-Tour im Frühjahr dem Ende zuneigt, denkt Dave eigenen Angaben zufolge gar nicht daran, sich sofort wieder in die Arbeit zu stürzen. „Ich werde dann mit kurzen Unterbrechungen fast ein Jahr nicht zu Hause gewesen sein", gibt er zu bedenken. „Ich glaube, da ist es nur zu verständlich, wenn ich erst einmal Zeit mit meiner Familie verbringen will. Ich freue mich schon wahnsinnig darauf, wieder mit meiner Tochter Basketball zu spielen und viel mit meinem Sohn zu unternehmen — und meine Frau kann ich gar nicht genug dafür bewundern, wie sie während meiner Abwesenheit den Laden schmeißt. Aber wie ich mich kenne, werde ich nach einiger Zeit auch wieder große Lust auf neue Musik bekommen und dann geht es weiter." In erster Linie vermutlich mit Soulsavers — erwarten wir also in etwa einem Jahr eine Platte, die „The Light The Dead See" qualitativ in nichts nachstehen wird. Und bis dahin sollten alle mit kurzem Musikgedächtnis nicht nur wieder einmal Songs wie „Take Me Back Home" oder „Presence Of God" auflegen, sondern sich Soulsavers mit der erweiterten Version des Albums auch visuell ins Wohnzimmer holen. Denn Vorfreude ist bekanntlich die schönste Freude.

Thomas Pilgrim
Foto: Steve Gullick


Translation:

Soulsavers vs. Depeche Mode
Once again with soul
Large-scale world tour, the spectacular new album "Delta Machine" - in the recently ended previous year, Depeche Mode were as omnipresent as they were busy. It was almost forgotten that frontman Dave Gahan had released a record in 2012 with the British Soulsavers called "The Light The Dead See" with consistently exquisite pieces ranging from swamp blues, gospel and spiritual songwriting, which fully deservedly has won our Soundcheck. Shortly before the end of the year, Soulsavers and the Depeche Mode singer were brought back into memory: in early December, an extended version of "The Light The Dead See" appeared, which also includes a DVD as a visual counterpart. What is present is an appearance at the Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, a touching video for "Take Me Back Home" and a elaborated wine cellar interview with Dave and Soulsavers-head Rich Machin. Similarly relaxed and in a good mood as in that interview were the two in the following conversation. After all, there is always something to do.

Like for instance, Rich is the middle of moving, while Dave is still on "Delta Machine" tour with Depeche Mode. Both happily look back on 2013 - not in the least because the extended edition of "The Light The Dead See" was finally realised. "I hold the album really close to my heart", says Dave. "And so, I'm even more glad that it is now available on DVD also. As for myself, I of course was in 2013 mostly busy with Depeche Mode, so I'm extremely grateful that Rich has worked so hard on releasing it. 'The Light The Dead See' is a very special record in my discography."
So we agree openly - and regret at the same time, that until now performances or even a tour were not possible in practice: "Of course I would not have minded to go on tour with Dave," laughs Rich, "but that was, for the obvious reasons, just not possible. The performance that we have documented on the DVD is subsequently also the only one to have ever taken place for 'The Light The Dead See'." It is almost a bit of a wonderful display of perfect interplay between the musicians harmonising with Dave's singing, as if it's all they ever did. "If it's like that, then of course we are very proud," said a delighted Rich. "Actually, the show was scheduled at a very short notice, and we only had about two days for the soundchecks." Dave adds: "I ​​arrived even later, so the band could only practice with me for one day. It was actually far too little time for a presentation of such a fantastic record. But on stage, that which had started in the studio, eventually continued on stage: At one time, the songs more or less wrote themselves. Live, also, the songs fit together as usual, because, at once, it all came together between me and the musicians. Such a thing is rare."

It's also a pity that the performance takes no longer than half an hour. "It was clear to us from the beginning that we would not be able to have a complete show," says Rich. "It should all make sense, so we opted for the tracks that sounded most live in our ears. And since we played in front of only 75 viewers, we definitely wanted to make the concert available to the general public." Quite a contrast to the huge arenas and stadiums, in which Depeche Mode have been playing for decades - and for that very reason, this was something special for Dave. "The performance was really wonderful. A huge accomplishment of the whole band to put something like this together in such a short time," he says. "Of course I enjoy the tours with Depeche Mode very much, but with Soulsavers everything was suddenly completely different: a very intimate show in a comparatively tiny location. And I must admit that at first it was even a little too intimate for me. I'm just not used to performing in front of less than 100 people in a space where the audience is barely one meter in front of the stage. Yet Rich and the rest of the band were very supportive the whole time, so I completely got lost in the songs after a short while." Not that it would have been any different with Depeche Mode, as the widely sold-out "Delta Machine" tour demonstrates, with which the band will still impress fans around the world well into the new year. "Of course 2013 was fantastic," Dave says excitedly. "We've been on the road for more than six months, and that is still not the end - also because of repeatedly adding additional concerts. We are very pleased that 'Delta Machine' was positively received by the audience. The fact that the Soulsavers DVD will now be released is for me a very nice icing on the cake of an excellent year." Even Rich and his bandmate Ian Glover were anything but idle in the past twelve months, although Soulsavers neither have a new album nor tour planned. "Ian and I have basically been writing songs all year long," says the Briton. "2013 was for us far more productive than it might seem at first. In principle, we should go into the studio in January immediately and begin recording. We already attracted some very interesting guest musicians, which will hopefully substantiate very soon." So, before "The Light The Dead See", Soulsavers were mostly known as an act aiming their focus on down beat, triphop and the alternative-dark side of dance music, before working with Dave in a more organic direction. Will Rich tend to maintain this style or go back to the roots? "Both musical incarnations of Soulsavers have pleased me very much," muses the Englishman. "At the moment, it looks as if the next album will be a combination of both. Dark grooves on one side, bluesy and sacred elements on the other." With regards to the latter, that would in any case fit musicians like soundtrack composer Daniele Luppi - or neo-classical pianist Dustin O'Halloran, who keep popping up on Soutsavers records. "It's quite possible that we will do a double record in 2014. In addition to a regular album, an instrumental EP has been planned together with Daniele and Dustin, which is expected to appear in spring already. But I can not yet say whether this will be baptised under the name Soulsavers - but I think that this is not so important.The main thing is that the result is good." To which the most interesting question of course is whether the cooperation with Dave as a singer will be repeated. "If we want to go on tour with Dave, we really have no other choice but to create a larger repertoire," smiles Rich. "So we will probably have to make a second album with him. But seriously: of course it is much better to have more than ten tracks live. And we will have that soon, because the next record with Dave is already being considered." The Depeche Mode frontman sings the same tune: "I have been in constant contact with Rich. He keeps me up-to-date concerning new songs and ideas where I could come into play," he says. "Sure, Rich does collaborate with many different artists such as Mark Lanegan, and my voice does not always fit all of his compositions. But he always puts the songs aside for me of which he thinks that we can make something out of them together. The poor soul - I'm afraid he is going to need having a lot of patience with me, because my schedule is so full. But 'The Light The Dead See' is certainly not a one-time-thing - if everything goes the way we imagine it to be, a new Soulsavers album with my vocals should appear approximately in spring 2015." But Rich is, as mentioned, busy enough already - knowing that the next record with Dave will come sooner or later. "I am fully aware that Depeche Mode is his main band and that he assigns all other projects as having subordinate priority. I very much liked 'Delta Machine' also, of which, funnily enough, people always ask me if I recognise a Soulsavers influence now that 'The Light The Dead See' is out." He shakes his head: "I do not think about such things. My favourite songs on the album are 'Angel' and 'Broken', and those have practically nothing to do with our music." Other 2013 favourites of Rich are rather non-electronic: "I loved the albums by Chelsea Wolfe and Julianna Barwick - very good singers and pretty gloomy folk songs, too. I also thought Psychic by Dark Side was interesting, because you get to hear Listening-electronica on guitars. My highlight, however, was Dream River by Bill Callahan - he's the best singer-songwriter whom I currently know."

Speaking of singer-songwriters - this direction seems to be getting more attractive for Dave also. Because most recently, after Soulsavers, he guested "Low Guns" as a singer, a very intense string-acoustic piece by the British SixToes. "I spontaneously very much enjoyed the song - probably because I saw a great similarity with 'The Light The Dead See' in it. But since Depeche Mode are currently touring, it will unfortunately remain a short visit with SixToes." And once the "Delta Machine" tour will come to an end in spring, Dave claims to have absolutely no intention of rushing right back into work. "By that time, I will not have been at home for almost a year, apart from a few short breaks", he points out. "I think it is only understandable that I will want to spend time with my family. I'm very much looking forward to playing basketball with my daughter again and to do a lot with my son - and my wife, I can not say too often how much I admire the way she runs the household during my absence. But, knowing me, I'll get a big thirst for new music again after some time and then it will continue." First and foremost, probably with Soulsavers - we therefore expect a record in about a year that will be in no way inferior to the quality of "The Light The Dead See". And until then, everyone who has a history with music will not play songs like "Take Me Back Home" or "Presence Of God" again without first visually bringing out Soulsavers' extended version of the album into their living room too. Because anticipation is, as they say, the greatest pleasure.

Thomas Pilgrim
Photos: Steve Gullick
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 03 May 2015 - 15:18:20
2014-08-27 - Heepro (France) - 9 questions to… Soulsavers

http://heepro.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/9-questions-to-soulsavers/

Soulsavers has always been evolving since their first album in 2003. Though they started as an electronic duo, some people will actually think they are a rock band. With guest vocalists and musicians such as Mark Lanegan, Mike Patton or Jason Pierce, they can’t be totally wrong. So when Dave Gahan collaborated to The Light The Dead See instead of making a third solo album, Soulsavers were only confirming they were already a huge thing.
Rich Machin accepted to tell us more about himself and his band, which will release a whole new studio album next year, hopefully with some surprises.

(...)

H : Among all your work, what album would you like to mention in particular ?
RM : Well, probably the demos for our new record that we’re working on now. I’d always much rather have on my mind what I’m doing next/going forward than reminiscing over things I’ve done in the past. I have very little time for nostalgia.

H : Do you consider The Light The Dead See, with Dave Gahan singing ten of the twelve songs, a turning point in Soulsavers’ career ? Why (not) ?
RM : I guess so. It was the end of a chapter. I think it was the point where we’d come full circle from where we started out. Our first record was 100% fully programmed with no live instruments at all, and then with each record we learned more from the last & integrated more live/real instruments into each record. This reached its end with ‘The Light The Dead See’ which was 100% live instrumentation with no programming. Completing the circle. Now I feel more comfortable moving forward, we can do what we want & how we want, programming or live.

(...)
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Post by: Angelinda on 03 May 2015 - 15:23:24
2015-01-06 - The Soulsavers on Instagram:

The Soulsavers had posted a message saying: "Back to work then... All those dials aren't going to move from zero on their own." For a certain reason, all Depeche Mode fans believed that this "work" implied another collaboration with Dave Gahan. So the next day, they wrote a comment below this message.]

https://instagram.com/p/xedpD0GjSW/

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-01-06%20-%20The%20Soulsavers%20on%20Instagram.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-01-06%20-%20The%20Soulsavers%20on%20Instagram.jpg.html)

Thesoulsavers:
Please don't jump to any conclusions.
Yesterday was first day back in 'the office' after the holidays.
THIS WEEK we are finishing up and tweaking mixes on our instrumental record we've been working on.
Yes there are other projects lined up.
This year is fully loaded with things we're excited about - but there is no rush.
It's really cool that people are looking forward to new music & I'm super grateful.
But when myself, Mark Lanegan, Dave Gahan, Josh Haden, Keith Richards, Ray Charles & Nina Simone are ready to talk about what we are all doing next, we promise to let you know.
It won't be long, but right now we need to get our shit together, heads down & work on some music.
Thanks for the support, it means a lot.
Best wishes for 2015
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Post by: Angelinda on 03 May 2015 - 15:23:44
2015-01-13 - Sean Read on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/FamousTimes/status/555044667482710016

"Started work recording my parts for the new Soulsavers / Dave Gahan album today @soulsavers @depechemode #dontfuckup"
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 03 May 2015 - 15:24:45
2015-03-25 - 6 Days From Tomorrow (UK) - An Interview With the Soulsavers, Pt.2

http://www.6dft.net/2015/03/25/an-interview-with-the-soulsavers-pt-2/

(...)

Any plans to work with any previous collaborators in the near or distant future?
(...)
I’ve actually already been doing quite a lot of work with Dave [Gahan] recently on a new project.
I don’t think that’s any secret. Sadly we live in an age of social media, where a small rumour causes speculation to explode.
But at the moment there’s really nothing to tell still. I’m not sure if we have even decided on what that project is going to be yet. It’s a comfortable progression on from what we did on the Soulsavers record.
Our schedules have definitely synced up better this time around. Last time it clicked creatively between us very, very quickly & naturally. Dave had already got studio time booked in with Depeche Mode and then a long tour lined up after that, but we kinda knew we wanted to pick up working on something when that was done. It was something we talked about and felt had a great vibe that had a future, which is why I’m not really sure what the project is. It felt like we wanted to do something more than Dave be just guest on one of my records. He’s got a really strong idea and opinion on what the whole thing should sound like – so it makes sense to start something as a new project moving forward.
This time around we’ve got more open diaries so we can take our time, get a record out later this year or maybe early next year and then have enough material to get out there and play some shows. Were not in any rush this time, which is nice. But at the moment there’s not much else to tell. It all sounds great, were having a lot of fun and it’ll all come together in its own time.

(...)
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Post by: Angelinda on 03 May 2015 - 15:26:56
2015-05-03 - Thesoulsavers on Instagram:

https://instagram.com/p/2NGsPLGjT8/

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-05-03%20-%20Thesoulsavers%20on%20Instagram.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-05-03%20-%20Thesoulsavers%20on%20Instagram.jpg.html)

Anyone who knows how much i love Hendrix will have a handle on how much i'm enjoying going to work at the moment.
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Post by: Angelinda on 20 May 2015 - 01:00:30
2015-05-19 - Thesoulsavers on Instagram:

https://instagram.com/p/23f3nkGjZH/

Road test.

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-05-19%20-%20Thesoulsavers%20on%20Instagram.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-05-19%20-%20Thesoulsavers%20on%20Instagram.jpg.html)
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Post by: Angelinda on 02 June 2015 - 23:59:30
2015-06-02 - Thesoulsavers on instagram:

https://instagram.com/p/3Z1pHyGjRO/

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-06-02%20-%20Thesoulsavers%20on%20instagram.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-06-02%20-%20Thesoulsavers%20on%20instagram.jpg.html)

First worked here in 2009.
Studio 2 was then & is still now the best sounding room I've ever been in. Always good times.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 07 June 2015 - 16:28:22
2015-06-05 - Thesoulsavers on instagram:

https://instagram.com/p/3jP8aVGjfu/

The guitars can always be louder.

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-06-05%20-%20Thesoulsavers%20on%20instagram.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-06-05%20-%20Thesoulsavers%20on%20instagram.jpg.html)

Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 31 August 2015 - 16:04:22
2015-08-28 - Song titles on BMI.com:

[I broke this story in this Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodeclassicfansphotosandvideos.]

Dave Gahan has finished recording his second album with Soulsavers. Music royalty website repertoire.bmi.com, which lists all songs written by all artists, has already added the song titles of his new songs, at least since August 19th. The songs are credited to Dave Gahan, Rich Machin, and Ian Glover. Here are the songs of his upcoming album, in alphabetical order:

ALL OF THIS AND NOTHING
ANGELS AND GHOSTS
DON'T CRY
LAST TIME
LATELY
MY SUN
ONE THING
SHINE
TEMPTED
YOU OWE ME

An official press release should be imminent.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 31 August 2015 - 16:06:57
2015-08-29 - Soulsavers on Instagram:

https://instagram.com/p/69kgVfGjZQ/

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-08-29%20-%20Soulsavers%20on%20Instagram.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-08-29%20-%20Soulsavers%20on%20Instagram.jpg.html)

Working Saturdays.
Although if I believed everything I read on social media I don't need to be here today and can go home...
#speculation #drumlove
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Post by: Angelinda on 02 September 2015 - 18:32:10
2015-09-02 - HOME - Dave Gahan to play in Paris in November?

http://www.depeche-mode.com/2015/09/02/dave-gahan-to-play-in-paris-in-november/
http://www.byzegut.fr/2015/09/dave-gahan-en-solo-paris-la-cigale-en.html
https://twitter.com/LeDriveRTL2/status/638725615428993024
https://twitter.com/LeDriveRTL2/status/641625238942392320

French RTL2 radio host Francis Zégut posted a short but interesting question on his blog, which, even if you don’t speak French, you can still understand:

“Dave Gahan en solo, Paris La Cigale en novembre ?”

Normally we don’t pay attention to such rumours, but it just so happens that Zégut also announced the Depeche Mode gigs in Paris in 2009 and 2013 about a month before they were officially announced. RTL2 tweeted the info about an upcoming gig at La Cigale too, but they are stating that it’s Depeche Mode who is going to perform. Hmm, I doubt that. But if a Soulsavers gig at that venue does turn out be true, then it’s no surprise. Not only have been small hints of a new album been emerging for some time now, but they also have been stating since 2012 that they’d love to tour, but they did not have the time. Maybe more dates are to come, who knows?

Update: RTL2 has just tweeted (September 9th) that they got a correction and confirmation from the record label, stating that Soulsavers (plus Dave Gahan) will play at Le Cigale in November.
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Post by: Angelinda on 09 September 2015 - 20:00:08
2015-09-07 - Sony Music Germany - Countdown

http://www.sonymusic.de/countdown
https://twitter.com/sonymusicde/status/640908182907432960

Der Countdown beginnt...für was?! Streng geheim! Bis Do. gibt's täglich einen neuen Hinweis.

...

Der eine lebt in Lower Manhattan in New York, der andere im britischen Stoke-On-Trent. Irgendwo im Mailverkehr dazwischen entstanden die neun, fantastischen Songs des neuen Albums. Darunter auch die erste Single, die es IN DREI TAGEN zu hören gibt!

...

Es ist der Beginn des zweiten Kapitels einer der ambitioniertesten Kollaborationen des neuen Jahrtausends: nachdem Soulsavers-Mastermind Rich Machin 2012 in usammenarbeit mit Depeche Mode-Frontmann Dave Gahan das gefeierte Album „The Light The Dead See“ veröffentlicht hatte, erscheint am 23. Oktober 2015 nun mit „Angels & Ghosts“ endlich der heiß ersehnte Follow-Up. Das Lyric-Video könnt ihr ab sofort bei VEVO finden. Für die Hook einfach hier klicken: [snippet]
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 10 September 2015 - 21:10:50
2015-09-09 - Francis Zégut on his site:

http://www.byzegut.fr/2015/09/dave-gahan-soul-savers-la-cigale-paris.html
http://www.upconcert.fr/artiste/soulsavers

Dave Gahan (Soul Savers) La Cigale Paris, 2 novembre.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 10 September 2015 - 21:17:51
2015-09-10 - Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Press Release

http://davegahanandsoulsavers.tumblr.com/post/128771345892/new-dave-gahan-soulsavers-album-angels
http://davegahan.com

New Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Album ‘Angels & Ghosts’ to be Released October 23rd
New Track “All of This and Nothing” Out Today
Band to Play Six Special, Intimate Shows in USA & Europe

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Dave Gahan, along with musical partner Soulsavers, will release a new album October 23rd. Entitled ‘Angels & Ghosts’, this is the collaborators’ second album, following their critically-acclaimed 2012 release ‘The Light the Dead See’. The album will be released in digital, as well as physical CD and vinyl formats, worldwide on October 23rd through Columbia Records. The “utterly riveting” album boasts nine original tracks, all written by Dave Gahan & Soulsavers.

The album launches today with the online premiere of the moody, cinematic anthem “All of This and Nothing”, on VEVO. The track can be streamed here: http://smarturl.it/allofthisandnothing / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxNNJVbQeb0 / https://vimeo.com/138761903

An evolution from their first album, ‘Angels & Ghosts’ proves to be a markedly stronger and more hard-hitting body of work. Listeners can expect to be led through an aural mix of dark, brooding sounds, elements inspired by gospel and blues, and the stark beauty that has become a signature of Dave and Soulsavers’ works. Dave Gahan’s emotionally powerful voice has never sounded better, and drives the album forward over a landscape of meticulously crafted instrumentation.

A transatlantic collaboration, the writing process started with Dave Gahan and Soulsavers’ Rich Machin exchanging demos and ideas from their respective studios in lower Manhattan and rural England. They then recorded the album with additional musicians in studios around the world, including classic locations such as Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and Electric Lady in New York. The end result is a vibrant, live-sounding album, and proof of the “instant and obvious fit” Machin felt writing with Gahan.

To fully showcase the powerful, live nature of the album, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers will bring the project to life in a series of six special shows in iconic, intimate venues across the US and Europe. Starting October 19th at the first show in Los Angeles, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers will perform as a ten-piece band, with shows in New York, London, Berlin, Paris and Milan to follow. Tickets for all shows will go on sale September 18th and select shows will be broadcast and streamed for fans worldwide. Full dates and venues are listed below.

Visit www.davegahan.com for additional album and show information.

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers performance dates:
October 19th - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 22nd - New York, NY - Town Hall
October 26th  - London, UK  - Shepherds Bush Empire
October 30th - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom
November 2nd - Paris, FR - La Cigale
November 4th - Milan, IT - Fabrique

‘Angels & Ghosts’ track listing:
Shine
You Owe Me
Tempted
All of This and Nothing
One Thing
Don’t Cry
Lately
The Last Time
My Sun
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Post by: Angelinda on 10 September 2015 - 21:31:56
2015-09-10 - MLK.com - Press Release

[Click on the link to see several photos in large size.]

http://www.mlk.com/presse/995/2335-a_special_evening_with_dave_gahan_soulsavers_2015

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers live in Berlin
Nur sechs intime Shows weltweit
Am 30. Oktober im Tempodrom
Angels & Ghosts‘ – Album ab 23.10 erhältlich

Parallel zur Veröffentlichung des neuen Albums „Angels & Ghosts‘“ geben Dave Gahan & Soulsavers sechs intime Konzerte weltweit. Der mit multiplem Platin und dem Grammy ausgezeichnete Dave Gahan und sein musikalischer Partner Soulsavers machen am 30. Oktober im Berliner Tempodrom Station. Es ist das einzige Konzert in Deutschland und nur eines von vier in ganz Europa.
Angels & Ghosts‘ ist die zweite Kollaboration von Dave Gahan & Soulsavers. 2012 erschien die vielbeachtete, von der Kritik anerkannte CD ‚The Light The Dead See‘. Das neue Album enthält neun „absolut fesselnde“ Songs, die alle von Dave Gahan & Soulsavers geschrieben wurden. Das aktuelle Werk stellt eine deutliche Weiterentwicklung dar und zeigt sich viel pointierter und schonungsloser.  Der Hörer wird mit einem dunklen, grübelnden akustischen Mix konfrontiert, Elementen die von Gospel und Blues inspiriert sind. Die Handschrift zeigt eine rohe Schönheit. Dave Gahans emotionale, kräftige Stimme scheint niemals besser zum Ausdruck gekommen zu sein und treibt das Album über eine Landschaft sorgfältig gestalteter Instrumentation.
Um den kraftvollen Live-Charakter des Albums zu unterstreichen, werden Dave Gahan & Soulsavers das Projekt in einer Serie von sechs speziellen Shows weltweit zum Leben erwecken. Sie treten als Teil einer 10-köpfigen Formation auf.
Wegen der erwarteten immensen Nachfrage bei nur einem Deutschlandkonzert werden die Tickets personalisiert und ausschließlich über www.eventim.de verkauft. Pro Käufer können maximal zwei Tickets erworben werden. Die Eintrittskarten werden mit Vor- und Nachnamen bedruckt. Beim Einlass werden die Ausweise kontrolliert, sodass Käufer und dessen Begleitperson gemeinsam durch die Kontrollen gehen müssen. Die personalisierten Tickets sind nicht übertragbar und gelten ausschließlich für den namentlich aufgedruckten Käufer und dessen Begleitung! Ein Weiterverkauf ist ausdrücklich untersagt.
Mit dieser Maßnahme sollen der gewerbliche Weiterverkauf und  Angebote durch nicht berechtigte Anbieter unterbunden werden. Künstler und Veranstalter wollen hierdurch Spekulationsgeschäften und unzulässigen Aufschlägen für die Dave Gahan & Soulsavers-Tickets einen Riegel vorschieben.

Marek Lieberberg presents
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers
Live
Einziges Konzert in Deutschland!
Fr. 30. Oktober Berlin, Tempodrom 20:00 Uhr

Vorverkaufsstart: Fr. 18.09.15 10:00 Uhr
Exklusiv bei www.eventim.de
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Post by: Angelinda on 10 September 2015 - 23:01:29
2015-09-10 - Another Dimension Promotion- und Marketingagentur (Germany) - Press Release

http://www.another-dimension.net/alexfilez/davegahan/Bio%20Dave%20Gahan%20and%20Soulsavers%202015%20AD.pdf

DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS
Single: „All Of This And Nothing”
Album: „Angels & Ghosts“
VÖ: 23.10.15 durch Sony Music

Es ist der Beginn des zweiten Kapitels einer der ambitioniertesten Kollaborationen des Rock-Genres im neuen Jahrtausend: nachdem Soulsavers-Mastermind Rich Machin 2012 in Zusammenarbeit mit Depeche Mode-Frontmann Dave Gahan ein beeindruckend emotionales Album mit dem Titel „The Light The Dead See“ veröffentlicht hatte, liegt nun mit „Angels & Ghosts“ endlich der heiß ersehnte Follow-Up vor. „The Light The Dead See“ hatte vor drei Jahren sowohl Fans als auch Kritiker mit großartigen Streicher- und Gospel-Arrangements sowie beeindruckenden Vocals begeistert und Platz zwölf der deutschen Charts erreicht. Mit „Angels & Ghosts“ präsentieren Gahan und Machin nun ein noch stärkeres und musikalisch härteres Album, das mit einem erzählerischen Ansatz alter Schule und erhellendem Optimismus im Angesicht tiefster Verzweiflung aufwartet. Alle neun Songs des Albums wurden von Dave Gahan und Soulsavers geschrieben.
Als Gründungsmitglied von Depeche Mode ist Dave Gahan seit mehr als dreißig Jahren ein wesentlicher Bestandteil im Schaffen und Wirken der legendären britischen Band. Neben seinen Live-Qualitäten als Frontmann und Sänger stellte der 53-jährige in den vergangenen Jahren auch verstärkt seine Fähigkeiten als Songwriter unter Beweis: neben einigen Liedern für die drei letzten Depeche Mode-Alben „Playing The Angel“, „Sounds Of The Universe“ und „Delta Machine“ veröffentlichte Gahan 2003 und 2007 mit „Paper Monsters“ und „Hourglass“ auch zwei hochgelobte und erfolgreiche Solo-Alben.
Soulsavers entstammt der britischen Remix-Kultur und veröffentlichte bislang drei Alben. Bevor der aus dem britischen Stoke-On-Trent stammende Machin Dave Gahan kennen lernte, hatte u.a. Ex-Screming-Trees Legende Mark Lanegan die Soulsavers-Songs mit seinem unverwechselbaren Bariton veredelt. Die Lanegan-Connection war ursprünglich auch der Grund, weshalb Gahan überhaupt auf die Soulsavers-Musik aufmerksam geworden war. Als sich die beiden in einem Studio in Los Angeles über den Weg liefen, war Gahan längst Fan der Machin‘schen Kompositions- und Produktionskunst. „Das Album ‚It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s The Way You Land’ war genau die Platte, die ich gebraucht hatte“, erinnert sich Dave, „so wie damals ‚London Calling‘ von The Clash, als ich ein Teenager war, oder das erste Mal, als ich Sigur Ros hörte. Ich war mir dessen nicht bewusst, aber ich hatte danach gesucht und die Musik berührte meine Seele.“
Machin war seinerseits mit der Musik von Depeche Mode aufgewachsen, sein Faible für die Band begann 1990 mit dem Album „Violator“, als er noch ein Teenager war. „Ihre Alben hatten etwas Dunkles“, erinnert er sich. „Neben der Elektronik waren da auch immer diese Gospel- und Blues-Elemente, das waren die Musikstile, die ich mochte und Depeche Mode rannten bei mir natürlich offene Türen ein.“ Bei ihrer ersten Begegnung schlug Machin Gahan ganz keck vor, seine Soulsavers könnten doch Depeche Mode supporten – eine eher beiläufig gemachte Äußerung, die dazu führen sollte, dass die Formation 2009 sechs Monate lang im Vorprogramm der „Tour Of The Universe“ die Welt bereiste. Nach Abschluss der Tournee bot sich für die beiden schließlich die Möglichkeit einer Zusammenarbeit.
„Es passte alles ganz offensichtlich sofort zusammen“, sagt Rich. „Man musste kein Genie sein, um zu sehen, dass es funktionierte. Es war interessant, jemanden zu nehmen, der für elektronische Musik bekannt ist und in eine Umgebung mit Live-Instrumenten zu stellen. Ich bringe Dinge gerne in eine neue Perspektive und es geschah alles ganz mühelos. Ich habe bereits mit vielen Leuten gearbeitet, aber diese Art von natürlicher Chemie, bei der es einfach ‚Klick‘ macht, ist wirklich sehr selten. Und wenn so etwas passiert, dann muss man sich dem Flow der Dinge einfach fügen.“ Nachdem die Arbeiten an „The Light The Dead See“ abgeschlossen waren, gingen Machin und Gahan jedoch nicht getrennte Wege, sondern setzten ihre Arbeit fort. Bereits vor der Veröffentlichung des ersten Albums schickte Dave Rich ein iPhone Voice-Memo mit der Kernidee für jenen Song, der nun der Opener des neuen Longplayers ist: „Shine“. In der Folgezeit schickten sich die beiden Aufnahmen hin- und her über den Atlantik, bis die fertige Komposition letztendlich eingespielt werden konnte.
Irgendwo in dem munteren Hin- und Her zwischen Lower Manhattan (Dave) und Stoke (Rich) materialisierten sich schließlich jene Songs, die nun das Tracklisting von „Angels & Ghosts“ ergeben. Rich schickte Dave instrumentale Demo-Aufnahmen, Dave antwortete mit seinen instinktiven Kommentaren. „Die Musik ergibt für mich Worte und Melodien“, erklärt er knapp. Um die Basic Tracks aufzunehmen, stellte Machin eine Band aus befreundeten Mitstreitern aus aller Welt zusammen. „Das sind keine Session-Musiker, sondern Leute, mit denen ich lang genug gearbeitet habe, dass sie verstehen, worum es geht“, erläutert er. „Sie sind Teil des Projekts. Aber sie leben überall verstreut: an der Westküste, an der Ostküste, in Nordengland, in Südengland…“
Und als wäre der logistische Alptraum, all die Musiker aufzunehmen, nicht schon genug, hatten sich Dave und Rich auch noch in den Kopf gesetzt, das Album müsse klingen, als sei es „live in einem Raum“ aufgenommen worden. „Wir haben uns jede Menge alte Ray Charles-Platten angehört“, sagt Rich, „wir wollten diesen, organischen, ‚räumlichen‘ Sound und wir konnten diesmal einige tolle Räume nutzen.“ Unter anderem nahmen die beiden im Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles auf, wo die prachtvollen, aber nie übertriebenen Bläser- und Streicher-Parts unter der meisterhaften Leitung von Arrangeur/Dirigent Daniele Luppi entstanden. „Ich arbeite mit ihm seit sechs oder sieben Jahren zusammen“, sagt Rich. „Er legt mir den Arm um die Schulter und lässt mich in seine Welt eintreten. Er ist von einer Leidenschaft erfüllt, die wirklich ansteckend ist.“
Auch mit den Gospel-geschulten Background-Sängern, angeführt von Wendi Rose, arbeitet Machin bereits seit mehr als zehn Jahren zusammen. Ihr Beitrag zu allen neun Tracks wurde innerhalb eines einzigen, sehr hektischen Tages im Electric Lady Studio in New York aufgenommen. „Ich lasse diese Leute einfach nur machen, was sie von Natur aus am besten können“, sagt Rich. „Ich habe es am allerliebsten, wenn ich die Menschen einfach nur machen lassen kann.“ Machin ist ein klassischer „Backroom Boy“, einer, der am liebsten im Hintergrund die Strippen zieht. Möglicherweise spielt er seine ambitionierten Pläne etwas herunter, die ihn dazu antreiben, all die verschiedenen Musiker zu einem Soulsavers-Sound zusammen zu fügen. Doch damit nicht genug: es gelingt ihm darüber hinaus, auch noch einige der besten Gesangsleistungen aus Gahan heraus zu kitzeln.
„Der Song ‘You Owe Me‘ handelt davon, die Liebe als Möglichkeit zur Flucht zu sehen“, erklärt Dave. „Man kann es in einer Menge Dinge finden, aber es geht letztendlich darum, es in deinem Leben auch zuzulassen. Doch es ist keine Einbahnstraße. Diese Texte zeigen eine dunklere Seite von mir, eine, die mich quält – wie wenn man zwischen zwei Parteien zerrissen wird.“
Eine solch emotionale und offenbarende Komplexität zu erreichen, gelingt bei einer Songlänge von vier oder fünf Minuten für gewöhnlich nicht allzu oft, doch Gahan zeigt einmal mehr, dass er ein Meister dieser Kunst ist. Wenn er erläutert, wie es Helden wie Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer und Nick Cave gelingt, so tiefgreifend zu ihm zu sprechen, weil sie ihre Texte mit einer solchen Überzeugung und Glauben singen, wird es zunehmend offensichtlich, dass er auch selbst in dieser Kategorie angekommen ist – ein Sänger von kolossaler Präsenz und Reife.
Den Anfang macht der bereits erwähnte Album-Opener „Shine“, eine Verbindung von Gospel und Chain-Gang Blues, der für den Hörer der Ausgangspunkt einer Reise ist, die er so schnell nicht vergessen wird. Das Album ist konzipiert wie eine Vinyl-Platte mit zwei Seiten, von der die „erste Seite“ die elektronischen Elemente, den Harmoniegesang, die Orchesterparts und Gahans existenziellen Überlegungen zu einer Gesamtheit vereint, deren Bandbreite viel zu groß ist, um als bloße „Rockmusik“ verstanden zu werden. Gleich nach dem Beginn von „Seite zwei“ stößt man auf den Song „One Thing“, der, begleitet von einer bedrückenden, von Klavier dominierten Stimmung, noch weit tiefer gehende Sorgen offenbart. Erst zum Ende des Albums zeigt die Stimmungskurve wieder nach oben und findet in „My Sun“ einen wahrlich epischen Abschluss. „Es ging mir darum, ein Album zu machen, das von Anfang bis Ende im Fluss ist“, erläutert Machin.
Mit „Angels & Ghosts” legen Rich Machin und Dave Gahan einen späten Anwärter auf das „beste Album des Jahres 2015“ vor. Derzeit schmieden die beiden Pläne, den Longplayer live auf die Bühne zu bringen. Geplant sind eine Handvoll Konzerte in ausgewählten, renommierten Theatern auf der ganzen Welt. Auftritte, die man sich auf keinen Fall entgehen lassen sollte.

[Translation by me:]

It is the beginning of the second chapter of one of the most ambitious collaborations of the rock genre in the new millennium: after Soulsavers mastermind Rich Machin released an impressively emotional album titled 'The Light The Dead See' in 2012 in collaboration with Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan, they now finally present the long-awaited follow-up 'Angels & Ghosts'. 'The Light The Dead See' enthused both fans and critics with great strings and gospel arrangements and impressive vocals three years ago, and reached twelfth place in the German charts. With 'Angels & Ghosts', Gahan and Machin now present an even stronger and harder musical album, which contains an old-school narrative approach and relieving optimism in the face of utter despair. All nine songs of the album were written by Dave Gahan and Soulsavers.
As a founding member of Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan has been an essential part in the creation and work of the legendary British band for more than thirty years. In addition to his live qualities as a frontman and singer, the 53-year-old also presented his improved skills as a songwriter in recent years: in addition to some songs on the last three Depeche Mode albums, 'Playing The Angel', 'Sounds Of The Universe' and 'Delta Machine', Gahan released 'Paper Monsters' and 'Hourglass' in 2003 and 2007, two highly acclaimed and successful solo albums.
Soulsavers originate from the British remix culture and have released three albums so far. Before Machin, a native of English city Stoke-on-Trent, met Dave Gahan, ex-Screaming Trees legend Mark Lanegan, among others, had completed the Soulsavers songs with his distinctive baritone. The Lanegan connection was also originally the reason why Gahan had become aware of Soulsavers' music. When the two ran into each other at a studio in Los Angeles, Gahan had already long been a fan of Machin's artistic compositions and productions. "The album, 'It's Not How Far You Fall, It's The Way You Land' was exactly the record that I needed," Dave recalls, "just like when I heard 'London Calling' by The Clash when I was a teenager, or Sigur Ros for the first time. I was not aware of it, but I had been looking for it and the music touched my soul."
Machin, in turn, grew up with the music of Depeche Mode, his penchant for the band starting in 1990 with the album 'Violator', when he was still a teenager. "Their albums had something dark," he recalls. "In addition to the electronics, there were always also these gospel and blues elements, which were the musical styles that I liked, and Depeche Mode were, of course, introducing me to new paths." In their first meeting, Machin suggested to Gahan quite boldly that his Soulsavers could support Depeche Mode - a rather casually made statement, which should lead to the formation travelling the globe for six months in 2009 as the opening act of the 'Tour of the Universe'. After completing the tour, the possibility to collaborate finally offered itself for both.
"It all came together really obviously," says Rich. "You did not have to be a genius to see that it worked. It was interesting to use someone who is known for electronic music and to put him in an environment with live instruments. I like bringing things in a new perspective, and it all happened quite effortlessly. I've worked with many people, but this kind of natural chemistry, where there is simply a 'click', is really very rare. And when that happens, then you just have to yield to the flow of things." After the work on 'The Light The Dead See' had been completed, Machin and Gahan did not go their separate ways, but continued their work. Even before the release of the first album, Dave sent Rich a voice memo from his iPhone with a core idea for the song which is now the opener of the new LP, "Shine". In the following period, the duo sent recordings back and forth across the Atlantic, until the finished compositions could finally be recorded.
Somewhere in the lively back-and-forths between Lower Manhattan (Dave) and Stoke (Rich), those songs that are now revealed as the tracklist of 'Angels & Ghosts' finally materialized. Rich sent Dave instrumental demo recordings, Dave replied with his instinctive comments. "The music gives me words and melodies," he says concisely. To record the basic tracks, Machin suggested a band out of fellow colleagues together, from around the world. "These are not session musicians, but people with whom I have worked long enough for them to understand what is at stake," he explained. "They are part of the project. But they live scattered everywhere: on the west coast, on the east coast, in northern England, in southern England... "
And as if the logistical nightmare to get all the musicians was not enough, Dave and Rich had also set their mind to believing that the album should sound as if it had been recorded "live in a room". "We have listened to a lot of old Ray Charles records," says Rich, "we wanted this organic, 'spatial' sound, and we could take advantage of some great rooms this time." Among other locations, the two settled in Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles, where the magnificent but never exaggerated wind and string parts were created under the masterful direction of arranger/conductor Daniele Luppi. "I have been working with him for six or seven years," says Rich. "He puts his arm around my shoulder and lets me enter his world. He is filled with a passion that is really contagious."
Even with the gospel-trained background singers, led by Wendi Rose, Machin has been working for more than ten years. Her contribution to all nine tracks was recorded within a single, very hectic day at Electric Lady Studio in New York. "I'll just let these people do what they do naturally best," says Rich. "I like it most of all, if I can just make people get to work." Machin is a classic "Backroom Boy", one who prefers pulling the strings in the background. Maybe he somewhat downplays his ambitious plans that drive him to add all the different musicians together into a Soulsavers sound. But that's not enough: he also succeeds in squeezing some of the best vocal performances out of Gahan.
"The song 'You Owe Me' is about seeing love as a way to escape," explains Dave. "You can see it in a lot of things, but it is ultimately aimed to also allow it in your life. But it is no one way street. This text shows a darker side of me, one that haunts me - as if you are being torn by two sides."
Achieving such emotional and revealing complexity is usually not too often succeeded at a song length of four or five minutes, but Gahan shows once again that he is a master of this art. When he explains how it is possible for heroes like Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, and Nick Cave to speak to him so profoundly because they sing their lyrics with such conviction and faith, it becomes increasingly obvious that he himself has also arrived in this category - a singer of colossal presence and maturity.
The opening is made by the aforementioned album opener "Shine", a combination of gospel and Chain Gang Blues, which is the starting point for the listener of a journey that they will not soon forget. The album is crafted like a vinyl record with two sides, of which the "first side" combines the electronic elements, the harmony singing, the orchestra parts and Gahan's existential reflection into a whole, and of which the bandwidth is much too large as to be known as mere "rock music". Immediately after the beginning of "side two", you enter upon the song "One Thing", which, accompanied by an oppressive mood that is dominated by a piano, reveals far deeper worries. Only at the end of the album the mood curve is going upward again, and finds in "My Sun" a truly epic finale. "I was aiming to make an album that is in flow from the beginning till the end," says Machin.
With 'Angels & Ghosts', Rich Machin and Dave Gahan present a late contender for 'Best Album of the Year 2015'. Currently, the two are planning to bring the album live on stage. Planned are a handful of concerts in selected, prestigious theatres around the world. Performances that should not be missed under any circumstances.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 14 September 2015 - 22:45:07
2015-09-10 - RTL2 (France) - Dave Gahan interview on Le Drive RTL2

http://www.rtl2.fr/actu/dave-gahan-depeche-mode-projet-solo-soulsavers-interview-7779680546

Dave Gahan sur RTL2 à propos de son projet solo : "J'ai hâte de jouer ces morceaux"
RÉACTION - Le chanteur britannique sera en concert à Paris le 2 novembre sous le nom Dave Gahan & Soulsavers.
PAR MATHILDE COURJEAU , RAPHAËL BOSSE-PLATIÈRE

Dave Gahan trace sa route en solo. Le chanteur britannique du groupe Depeche Mode a annoncé un nouveau projet baptisé Dave Gahan & Soulsavers. "Cela me rend enthousiaste, confie l'artiste sur RTL2. Je sens que je travaille différemment dans mon écriture. Plus on travaille avec des personnes différentes plus on agrandit sa créativité d'artiste. J'aime beaucoup cet aspect du projet."

Un premier morceau intitulé All of This and Nothing est sorti ce jeudi 10 septembre, qui va figurer sur un album, Angels & Ghosts, attendu le 23 octobre. Une sortie qui sera suivie d'une série de six concerts aux quatre coins du monde, de Los Angeles à Berlin en passant par New York ou Londres. Ils feront également escale en France, où ils joueront à La Cigale à Paris le 2 novembre. "C'est une musique qui va bien avec un environnement théâtral", explique le chanteur pour justifier le choix de la salle. "Nous serons 10 sur scène, avec 3 chanteurs de gospel", annonce-t-il. "On va voir comment ça se passe, mais j'ai hâte de jouer ces morceaux et ceux de l'album précédent que nous n'avons pas eu l'occasion de beaucoup jouer sur scène", s'enthousiasme Gahan.

[Transcript by me:]

Mathilde: So, when I interviewed Dave Gahan on the phone last night, I asked him the difference between working with Depeche Mode and with Soulsavers.
Dave: I just find that doing the work with Soulsavers makes me very sort of excited about making music, and it gives me a lot of enthusiasm, and a lot of hope for, hopefully, my songwriting, because it gets better. The more you do, the more you work with different people, the more you stretch yourself as an artist, and I like that aspect of it.

Mathilde: [To the other radio host, Raphael Bosse-Platière] Then I asked him about his new album that comes out in October, which will be followed by a tour, including a date at Le Cigale:
Dave: We're playing sort of... we tried to find maybe six or seven venues in the world [of which] we thought that they were interesting to play, and we're gonna do a performance over there at Le Cigale, and this music is very much suited to being in a theatre-like setting. The band is a 10-piece band, we're bringing three gospel singers. We're doing something in Paris, in Milan, London, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin as well. We'll see what happens, but I'm excited about it, because I'm excited to perform these songs, in a cropped setting, and [with] songs also from 'The Light The Dead See', the last album we did, which we did not really perform on tour together.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 15 September 2015 - 00:01:59
2015-09-14 - BBC 6 Radio (UK) - Interview Dave Gahan with Shaun Keaveny

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b068zqlg
https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2015-09-14_Shaun_Keaveny%27s_Breakfast_Show,_BBC_6_Music,_London,_UK

[Transcript by me:]

Matt: And finally, news from Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan. He is releasing a new album NOT with the "Mode"... [or] "Depeche"? What do we call them?
Shaun: We call them Depeche Mode!
Matt: But with Rich Machin of UK production duo Soulsavers-
Shaun: -You'd be wrong to say that it was with Depeche Mode. [plays snippet from DM's 'Wrong']
Matt: They've done albums with people like Will Oldham and Mark Lanegan in the past. It's actually the second record he's done with Soulsavers. The first, 'The Light The Dead See' came out in 2012. His new album is called 'Angels and Ghosts', it's coming out on the 27th of October, on Columbia Records, [with] nine brand new tracks. Mark Radcliffe actually played the new single 'All This And Nothing' on Thursday last week. But our report Elizabeth spoke to Dave Gahan himself. One question, I guess, would be: What exactly is the difference between working solo and working with Depeche Mode, who is one of the biggest bands in the world, have got a massive fanatical following, a sort of well documented history and instantly recognisable sound?
Dave: With Depeche it's a full collaboration. When you're making a record with a band in that way, and [with] a group of people, producer, engineer, programmers, you're all collaborating, and you're all trying to kind of get your ideas there, but there is definitely a lot of compromise. And there has to be. And you hope that, in the end, you reach a point. But certainly Martin and I, when we were making a Depeche record, we know we wanna make a record that's a complete record from start to finish. There's nothing on there that goes on there, [of which] we're like, "Meh, not sure about that one but, you know, we gotta shove it on there." We still are very critical of that. With the Soulsavers, it's different for me, because I am thinking about the bigger picture. I'm thinking about how it's gonna begin, how it's gonna end. That doesn't really present itself immediately. It usually takes a good sort of few songs in.
Matt: So is this a more accurate picture of who Dave is, artistically, rather than Depeche Mode?
Dave: Yeah, I don't really have to edit myself in any way. But when you're writing, you can't do that anyway. For me, it's quite often a sound or a particular note or something, just the way it's played, or how it's present to me, [like] a string of notes that form a phrase that end up inspiring me to come up with the words, for some reason. I don't edit that, I'll just go with it, and quite often it's not until the song is almost completed that I start to realise, "OK, I know what I'm trying to get out of here now." For me, it's about a lot of feeling. It's a lot of emotion, and if a word presents itself, then throw it down there, and figure out why that word presented itself later on.
Matt: Obviously, God bless that man, for being part of Depeche Mode. God bless that man for being brilliant, and God bless that man for being that famous, and spending that much time in LA, without his accent going anywhere near America. I love that. As we were just saying.
Shaun: It's true, he does, he sounds like a fantastic plasterer that we get around. But also, I heard he was going to be the new James Bond...?
Matt: Oh God... go on.
Shaun: Basildon Bond.
Matt: If you wanna see him live: he's doing Los Angeles, New York, and London, [on] October the 26th, Shepherd's Bush Empire, then he kicks in Berlin, Paris and Milan.
Shaun: He is a fantastic chap. We had him on, a couple of years ago, actually.
Shaun: Right now we're gonna play something from one of those new nine songs, and this is it, this is called 'All Of This And Nothing', as we were just discussing.



2015-09-14 - BBC6 Music (UK) - The Radcliffe & Maconie Show

https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2015-09-14_The_Radcliffe_%26_Maconie_Show,_BBC_6_Music,_London,_UK

[Elizabeth Alker mentions details Soulsavers' 'Angels & Ghosts' album:]
Dave: With Depeche it's a full collaboration. When you're making a record with a band in that way, and [with] a group of people, producer, engineer, programmers, you're all collaborating, and you're all trying to kind of get your ideas there, but there is definitely a lot of compromise. [...] And you hope that, in the end, you reach a point. But certainly Martin and I, when we were making a Depeche record, we know we wanna make a record that's a complete record from start to finish. There's nothing on there that goes on there, [of which] we're like, "Meh, not sure about that one but, you know, we gotta shove it on there." [...] With the Soulsavers, it's different for me, because I am thinking about the bigger picture. I'm thinking about how it's gonna begin, how it's gonna end. That doesn't really present itself immediately. It usually takes a good sort of few songs in.

[Elizabeth Alker says that DM are much bigger in Europe than in the UK, mentions Jeremy Deller's 'The Poster Came From The Walls' documentary from 2009, and asks Dave Gahan about it:]
Dave: I think I've not been that kind about it, to be honest. Honestly, I was kind of scared of it, it was too much. I know the people found it really interesting, and all credits to the guy [Jeremy Deller], but for me when I first saw it, I was kind of a bit horrified. It came across as some kind of religious thing. But the idea of being connected with somebody through music, yes, I totally understand that. And I just felt this lent itself way too far to the other side, especially in Europe. I see the same people in the front row for like 20, 30 shows. It's the same faces, and it becomes very familiar, and it's an amazing thing, but it's like, at the same time, it's kind of a bit scary.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 16 September 2015 - 16:50:39
2015-09-14 - Musikmarkt (Germany) - Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Neues Album, einziges Deutschlandkonzert in Berlin

http://www.musikmarkt.de/Aktuell/News/Dave-Gahan-Soulsavers-Neues-Album-einziges-Deutschlandkonzert-in-Berlin

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Neues Album, einziges Deutschlandkonzert in Berlin

München – Am 23. Oktober erscheint "Angels & Ghosts", das neue Album von Dave Gahan und den Soulsavers. Die erste Single "All Of This And Nothing" ist bereits erhältlich. Das einzige Deutschlandkonzert findet am 30. Oktober in Berlin statt.
Soulsavers ist ein Musikprojekt der beiden Briten Ian Glover und Rich Machin, die häufig mit Gastmusikern wie Mark Lanegan oder Dave Gahan zusammenarbeiten. "Angels & Ghosts" ist ihr nunmehr fünftes eigenes Studioalbum und das zweite in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Depeche-Mode-Frontmann Dave Gahan. Der Vorgänger "The Light The Dead See" erschien 2012 und erzielte im Depeche-Mode-Fanland Deutschland mit Platz zwölf seine höchste Charts-Position.
Das neue gemeinsame Werk "Angels & Ghosts" soll noch stärker und musikalisch härter sein, was es Gahan gestattet, "gesanglich zu absoluter Bestform aufzulaufen". Hörer erwartet ein "dunkler, grübelnder akustischer Mix, Elemente die von Gospel und Blues inspiriert sind". Die neun Songs des Longplayers entstanden in Gahans Studio in Lower Manhattan in New York sowie dem britischen Stoke-On-Trent, wo Soulsavers-Mastermind Rich Machin lebt und arbeitet. Aufgenommen wurden die Stücke in Zusammenarbeit mit weiteren Musikern in diversen Studios auf der ganzen Welt, unter anderem in Los Angeles im "Sunset Sound"- und dem "Electric Lady"-Studio in New York.
"Angels & Ghosts" erscheint als Download, auf CD und Vinyl via Columbia Records. Die erste Single "All Of This And Nothing" samt Lyric-Video wurden bereits veröffentlicht.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 16 September 2015 - 16:50:58
2015-09-14 - Pitchfork (UK) - Dave Gahan Talks New Album Angels & Ghosts and the Future of Depeche Mode

http://pitchfork.com/news/61159-dave-gahan-talks-new-album-angels-ghosts-and-the-future-of-depeche-mode/

Dave Gahan Talks New Album Angels & Ghosts and the Future of Depeche Mode
"With Depeche Mode, there are expectations that you put upon yourself before you even get started. But this was really free of that completely."
By Jeremy Gordon

Last week, Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan announced the release of Angels & Ghosts, his second collaborative album with producer Rich Machin, aka Soulsavers. Angels & Ghosts is out on October 23, and will be accompanied by a tour. Listen to first single "All of This and Nothing", and check out the tour dates, below.
Pitchfork hopped on the phone with Gahan to discuss the record, his relationship with Martin Gore, and the future of Depeche Mode.

Pitchfork: Where was your starting point with Angels & Ghosts, following the first record you did with Soulsavers [2012's The Light the Dead See]?
Dave Gahan: You're always happy when you’re making music and you hit something where you know you’ve got a good chemistry with somebody. It was a record that was made not under pressure. For example, when I’m making a record with [Depeche Mode], there are expectations that you put upon yourself before you even get started. But this was really free of that completely, and after we finished that first record, we continued writing.
I still was playing around with a few ideas, but had to put some of it on hold because all my energy and focus had to go into the Depeche tour, which went on for a while. Once that finished, last April, I took a little bit of time off but then very quickly started writing again. I was skeptical at first because I wasn’t sure I had any good ideas at all. You feel like that sometimes after a tour; it’s a depleted feeling like you just don’t have anything good to do anymore. You put out all that energy and the adrenaline’s flying and suddenly you’re back home with the wife and kids and you have to go get the groceries, a lot of changes. That took a bit of time to adjust to, but I got into writing again and I just really enjoy that process with Rich [Machin of Soulsavers]. We seem to hit it off; there’s not a lot of discussion, really, which goes on in between the writing.

Pitchfork: Do you find yourself needing to stretch different musical muscles at this point in your career?
DG: It’s interesting with Depeche, and it always is. I’ve really come to that conclusion now that after Alan [Wilder] left the band, which is now 20 years ago, it became very apparent that the strength of Depeche Mode is Martin and myself—the two of us together. We could basically stretch anything we wanted around that, use whatever producers, engineers, programmers, other musicians.
When you listen to an extension of that, it’s almost like I get that opportunity to spread my wings a little wider and try some things that I definitely yearn for. Some of my favorite music that we’ve made together, Martin and I, was probably around the time of Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion, when we were really playing a lot with blues and gospel. We still do that, but obviously it’s steeped in a lot of analog electronics. It’s always interesting when I bring a song to Martin because I think it’s finished and he’ll be like, "Well, how about if we change the chords a little bit here?" If you let Martin sit down at the piano and play around, he might resolve the end of the lines in a different way that you would really not have thought. Martin is a genius in that way. He has complete ideas and he has ideas of how to take a pop song and make it way more interesting with textures.
Working with Soulsavers, I get to stretch that muscle, as you say. Those muscles need to be stretched. You have to work with other people, especially after this amount of time working with the same people. It’s the only way you make it interesting.

Pitchfork: Do you ever share your solo work with Martin, when it's in the process of completion?
DG: No, not really. We talked about it a bit the other day. He was interested to know who was playing in the band and what musicians were getting involved. He’s been very supportive, and I hope he feels the same from me when it comes to him doing his solo projects. I think he’s sort of eager at the moment to at least get an idea of when he and I will start work on another record, you know? I think Martin is really enjoying that process right now, and he certainly really enjoys a lot more performing live. On the last tour, I would say that was probably the most enjoyable that he and I have spent on stage together. It felt like a real team. It’s taken a long while for us to get there.

Pitchfork: I read an old interview where you said you were initially self-conscious about showing your songs to your Depeche Mode bandmates. Is that self-consciousness something you've worked through, over the years?
DG: A simple answer to that question is yes. In the beginning, I would often have lots of ideas that I couldn’t formulate. I’m not that type of musician where I can sit down at the piano and work out a song; I actually really enjoy that process of sitting with somebody and having nothing and then suddenly something starts appearing. You struggle with it, and then suddenly a song starts to appear. Then, you’ve got to try and muscle it—there’s that word again—into something and you do. You tussle with it and play with it and roll around with it and suddenly, magically, something appears.
Depeche was set in its way, and we got to that point where it was actually a little bit stifling. Those roles that you play within a band had become so defined that you wouldn’t cross the line, and for me, that was becoming very claustrophobic. It’s taken a long time to realize, "Oh wow. I understand now that you’ve gotta keep pushing this stuff." Otherwise why? Why continue? Martin was a great songwriter, and had reached a point in his songwriting where that was his role. When Alan was in the band, Alan was the musician. Alan left, so then there had to be a reaping. It took a couple of albums, but suddenly then we were forced to actually go into the studio and to find new people to work with; there had to be a new element brought in to help us to make more of what it was we were already doing.
For me, the Soulsavers thing is really kind of a life saver. You get these opportunities, they pop up and you really have to take the risk when you grab it when it feels right because it will pass you by. That’s a lot of about what the Soulsavers songs are, lyrically. I don’t really see that until afterwards, but it’s about taking those risks. It’s about the bigger picture, a bigger power.

Pitchfork: Is there a timeline for Depeche Mode to get back in the studio or on the road?
DG: I saw Martin recently. It was really nice to see him, and I’m sure by the end of this year we’ll sit down together and talk about making another record. I know he’s began writing and loosely I’ve begun writing as well with Christian [Eigner] and Peter [Gordeno] from the band, and also Kurt [Uenala]. But that’s a long way off. Later in the year—I don’t know, in December or something—I’ll go out to his place or something and we’ll sit down and talk about it. It’s always a big challenge. You have to really sit down and you have to have an idea: "What kind of record do we really want to make? Who do we want to work with? Where do we want to take this? Do we want to go on the road?" All that kind of stuff, and I’m pretty sure it will happen, but there’s no plan at the moment.

Dave Gahan and Soulsavers:
10-19 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel
10-22 New York, NY - Town Hall
10-26 London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
10-30 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
11-02 Paris, France - La Cigale
11-04 Milan, Italy - Fabrique
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 17 September 2015 - 22:02:28
2015-09-15 - Sean Read on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/FamousTimes/status/644067179248418816

Day two of the Soulsavers/Dave Gahan rehearsals today. Great to be back in a room with the lads. Sounding ace.
@soulsavers @depechemode
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 18 September 2015 - 16:07:18
2015-09-17 - Martyn Lenoble on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/martynlenoble/status/644637807957245952

Doing my homework. @soulsavers #DaveGahan tour.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 18 September 2015 - 16:18:03
2015-09-17 - Phil Gahan on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Phil_Gahan/status/644743437351301120

Not sure I mentioned before, my niece Stella Rose, took the photos 4 the album art work #DaveGahan  #angelsandghosts
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 21 September 2015 - 00:57:46
2015-09-19 - BBC 2 Radio (UK) - Dermot O'Leary Presents the Saturday Sessions

https://twitter.com/radioleary/status/644186763615961088
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06bb9j8
https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2015-09-19_Dermot_O%27Leary_Presents_the_Saturday_Sessions,_BBC_2_Radio,_London,_UK

[Transcript by me:]

Dermot: So, it's time for an in-dept exploration into the minds and memories of musicians from the pages of 'Smash Hits' circa '82 to circa '86. Dave Gahan, hello, how are you?
Dave: I'm good, how are you?
Dermot: Really well. It's nice to talk to you.
Dave: Good morning.
Dermot: Good [morning], yeah, are you in America at the moment?
Dave: I am indeed.
Dermot: Lovely. How is it all going, all good?
Dave: Everything is good, yeah, it's a beautiful morning, I'm in New York City.
Dermot: When did you move out there properly? You've been out there for a long time now, haven't you?
Dave: I moved to California in the late '80s, I'm guessing sort of '89 or something, and then I moved to New York around sort of '97. So yeah, I've been out here a long time.
Dermot: Have you... did you... Do you live in New York now?
Dave: Yeah, I've been here for almost twenty years.
Dermot: I don't know, the pitch that you always have when you think of Depeche Mode is the Hollywood Hills kind of [feel], in some desert somewhere, do you know what I mean?
Dave: Yeah, I sort of think of Essex. [laughter]
Dermot: Do you come back much?
Dave: To Essex? Not that much, no. I still have family there, but my mum lives down on the Isle of Wight and has been down there for a while, so we kind of all meet there.
Dermot: The best part of the world. So, at the moment you're doing the stuff with the Soulsavers, yeah?
Dave: Yes, correct.
Dermot: That's 'All Of This And Nothing', I'll be playing that just a second. You're playing London in October the 26th.
Dave: Yeah and I understand that yesterday it went on sale and it sold out immediately. I'm really excited about that.
Dermot: Brilliant. Great stuff. And 'Angels And Ghosts' [is] out on October the 23rd. So listen, congratulations on that, that must have been [nice]. Is it weird when you do your own thing? Just sort of off the back of it, when you're part of such a seismic band?
Dave: Ehm, you know, it's just like a continuation, I just keep writing, and I love writing with Rich Machin from Soulsavers. We just seem to really hit it off, so it was just like a natural thing, going from one record to the next.
Dermot: OK. I'll tell you what isn't a natural thing: trying to remember the answers you gave in 1983 to 'Smash Hits'.  Be very [specific], because some of these are very exact, so I'd be amazed if you could remember some of them. Ehm... First concert?
Dave: First concert...? I think...it was... The Rezillos.
Dermot: Aaah.
Dave: But I didn't actually go inside. I was looking through a pub window. My local pub, the Double Six. Too young to get in.
Dermot: That's an incredible answer, you know what, I'll give you another one, because I'll give you [the answer]: "We used to go up to..." OK, where would be the glamour venue when you were a kid?
Dave: ...Ehm...
Dermot: Chelmsford, [by] the way.
Dave: ...that's... When I was a kid, what was the venue?
Dermot: Yeah.
Dave: ...Oh boy. Wow, I should have drunk more coffee. [laughter]
Dermot: Alright, OK, here we go. Do you know what [the answer was from] 'Smash Hits': "It was probably a punk concert in ’77. We used to go up to Chelmsford Chancellor Hall a lot."
Dave: Chancellor Hall! Damn, yeah!
Dermot: "So it could have been The Damned, could have been The Clash-
Dave: -The Damned! Yeah, of course. The Damned, yeah definitely-
Dermot: -or...-
Dave: -The Damned, yeah, definitely would have been up there, they made a very big impression on me.
Dermot: "...could have been The Banshees."
Dave: ...Ehm, it would have... [sighs] Oh my Gosh.
Dermot: You got it, go with The Damned.
Dave: I would have thought that it was either The Damned or Siouxie And The Banshees.
Dermot: It's funny, there, isn't it? Because I grew up in Colchester, and I suppose now that [those] bands probably play London, and probably wouldn't go to Chelmsford and Colchester as much. But The Damned playing Chelmsford back then would have been huge.
Dave: Yeah. I mean, in those days, to be honest, you would go, and you would quite possibly see The Damned, Siouxie And The Banshees and 999 or something, all on the same bill, for a couple of quid.
Dermot: Seriously?
Dave: Yeah. In Chelmsford. And Chelmsford was the closest place for us to go to, from Basildon. We always used to jump on a bus and go there. I saw a lot of my first bands sort of there, a lot of big impressions were made on me in that concert hall.
Dermot: OK, in 1983, what was your most treasured possession?
Dave: Oh boy... [laughs] In nineteeneightythree...
Dermot: I'll give you a clue.
Dave: Yeah, gimme a clue, please.
Dermot: It involves wheels.
Dave: Oh yeah, my Escort XR3i.
Dermot: OHHH! No! It's your Yamaha...
Dave: Oh! [slaps his knee]
Dermot: [laughs] ...XT trial bike.
Dave: It was my motorbike!
Dermot: Yeah.
Dave: Yep, that was my first vehicle, you're right, I hopped over that one. Actually, someone sent me a picture recently of that, I was sort of horrified, I looked about ten years old.
Dermot: Do you still ride now?
Dave: I have a different motorcycle now-
Dermot: [laughs] Yeah, I didn't think you had the same one!
Dave: [laughs]
Dermot: OK, listen, you'll never get this right, but it's just interesting to see if you have any idea.
Dave: Come on then.
Dermot: This is 'Smash Hits' in 1983: "What have you currently got in your pocket?"
Dave: ...Ehm, let me see. Of course I've got my phone.
Dermot: OK, in 1983.
Dave: ...one of those things we definitely wouldn't have had in our pockets [unintelligible] ...seen with a smartphone.
Dermot: Exactly. I'm not expecting you to know this, so I'll clear you: in 1983, you had "About 60p in change. a front-door key, a hankie and two receipts: one for a cheque from Granada TV, £126 for doing Get Set For Summer. I paid into the bank this morning; the other is for a copy of Smash Hits."
Dave: [laughs] Wow.
Dermot: Very good. Very unbrand.
Dave: Wow! That is... amazing. I mean, this is kind of interesting! It has taken me back, yeah.
Dermot: Yeah.
Dave: I probably still would have had a hankie in my pocket, but I just, you know...
Dermot: ...You just grew up.
Dave: ... But that's what I'd probably still do.
Dermot: Yeah. And whose phone number would you pay the most for, in 1983?
Dave: ...Hmm... I might have said David Bowie.
Dermot: Bang on!
Dave: Yes! [laughs]
Dermot: Yes, Dave! Impressive! Yep, "David Bowie, would love to have his phone number." Wonderful. Brilliant. Thanks so much, mate, nice talking to you.
Dave: Well, one out of five wasn't bad.
Dermot: It's not bad! Not bad for first thing in the morning.
Dave: [laughs] Listen, it's great to talk to you as well. Thanks for your support, man.
Dermot: Thank you, mate. And will you just be doing London, or will you come over and do more?
Dave: Well, at the moment, that's all we've got penciled in, and then I'm doing a bunch of stuff around Europe, and then something here in New York and in Los Angeles. But we're gonna see what happens.
Dermot: Great stuff. OK, Dave, [it was] lovely talking to you, thank you very much, mate. Thanks for your support. Take care, bye bye.
Dave: Cheers, thanks Dermot, bye bye.
['All Of This And Nothing' plays]
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Post by: Angelinda on 22 September 2015 - 16:28:47
2015-09-22 - Uncut (UK) - Dave Gahan: My Life In Music

[Downloaded from a site where magazines can be downloaded as PDFs illegally. Transcribed using OCR.]

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MY LIFE IN MUSIC
Dave Gahan
The Depeche Mode frontman picks his favourite songs of faith and devotion

The first album I got into
The Damned
Damned Damned Damned 1977
I was in the Damned fan club, they sent me a rubber bat and a giveaway single, "Stretcher Case". I went to see The Damned a lot. I used to sort of stare up at Dave Vanian and think, 'You know, maybe I could have a go at that.' I was talking to a mate of mine recently, and I brought up The Damned. He said, "Ah right, now it all makes sense. What you do up there is more Dave Vanian than Mick Jagger." And I was like, "Yeah, it kinda is."

A record I've played repeatedly
David Bowie
David Live 1974
Both Ziggy Stardust and Diamond Dogs had a big impact on me, but this live album kind of incorporates both. There was a version of "Moonage Daydream" which I'd play over and over again. I used to go round to my mate Phil's house, and he had this album. I nicked the lyric sheet from the inner sleeve and shoved it in my pocket, which he was really pissed off about. I just wanted to really look at the lyrics and get lost in it.

An album I got into after punk
The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet 1968
Punk was the thing that really impacted on me the most as a teenager, but then a couple of years on, I revisited a lot of Bowie and Roxy Music records, and the Stones, in particular, Let It Bleed and Beggars Banquet, which is, for me, one of their best albums, if not their best - it just takes you on a little journey. I appreciated those records more as I got a little older, in my early twenties, but y'know, they definitely had a big influence on me.

The record that helped me through touring
Neil Young
Decade 1977
There was one particular track on here, "Soldier", that I'd play again and again. I played this comp a lot on the [1993] Songs Of Faith And Devotion tour, it kind of carried me through a lot of things. I was looking got something desperately around that period in my life, obviously looking in all the wrong places as we do, but y'know, sometimes you need something to help you, and once again music was sort of there for me.

My favourite soundtrack
Ennio Morricone
The Mission 1986
I'd also play this on the Devotional tour. I'd play it in the morning - or whatever time it was that I sort of surfaced on that tour. I definitely saw the film. I was probably given the soundtrack, 'cos I wasn't playing a lot of soundtracks at that time. It may have been Alan [Wilder, Depeche Mode keyboardist] - he was definitely into a lot of soundtrack stuff. Songwriting for me is very visual, I kind of have to feel like I'm being taken somewhere.

A modern revelation
Mark Langan & Soulsavers It's Not How Far You Fall, It's The Way You Land 2007
I was led here by Mark Lanegan's solo stuff. This was a record I played to death, I just found it really inspiring and I liked the mish-mash of the bluesy gospel tendencies with all the sort of electronic sounds. I still play this all the time, as well. After we toured together, Rich [Machin, Soulsavers] got in touch and we just kind of hit it off. He started sending me little guitar lines or organ lines and we started writing.

An album that reminds me of Berlin
Iggy Pop
Lust For Life 1977
Martin [Gore] influenced me to listen to lggy. He was a big fan. This particular album reminds me a lot of making records with Depeche in Berlin. Iggy recorded a lot of this album in Hansa Studios, and we spent a lot of time there as well in the '80s, recording. With a lot of these records, I was too young to be into them when they came out I've always gone a bit backwards with that stuff - I didn't discover blues music 'til later on, as well.

A jazz favourite
Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain 1960
This takes you to really visual places. I got into jazz, like Miles and Coltrane, in my mid- to late-thirties, dare I say early forties. It's hard to believe I'm in my fifties now, 'cos it doesn't seem that long ago that I was sharing my bedroom with my two brothers, transistor radio against my ear, listening to John Peel. When I moved to New York almost 20 years ago, that's the first time Coltrane made sense to me. Walking in the streets, the noises, everything, suddenly it all made sense.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 25 September 2015 - 17:56:00
2015-09-25 - Duke Garwood on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/dukegarwood/status/647322663707389952
https://twitter.com/dukegarwood/status/647335493705822208

Feeling so good to going on tour with this beautiful band of maestros. Sweet soul will be flowing out.

#DaveGahan @soulsavers I am honoured to be hitting the road and making some sweet sweet music with ye.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 27 September 2015 - 19:03:48
2015-09-26 - Q Magazine (UK) - Let's Do Lunch With... Dave Gahan

[Taken from a site that illegally uploads magazine issues as PDFs. Typed out by me.]

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Let's Do Lunch With...
Dave Gahan
The Depeche Mode frontman tackles his drug hell over grilled fish and mineral water in his local New York eaterie.
TERRI WHITE

Dave Gahan is nine minutes late. Hardly a sin for the frontman of one of the biggest acts of the last 30 years. "Sorry! I'm not too late, am I?" he apologises to Q while warmly greeting the waiter like an old friend. Turns out they know him here. The Depeche Mode singer has been coming to this old-school Italian eatery in Greenwich village for nigh-on two decades, his kids' school located just streets away.
He doesn't consult a menu as he sits down and pulls his linen napkin onto his lap. "Bring us that meat and cheese thing," he gestures excitedly after checking Q does eat both cheese and meat. This is New York, after all.
To follow, we order fish from an iced platter displayed proudly by the waiter - Gahan opting for a whole filleted sea bass with shared potatoes potatoes and spinach. "It's good for the heart," he notes with a laugh. Probably a sensible consideration for a man who had a heart attack onstage in 1993, at the height of his drug addiction.
As he orders a bottle of sparkling mineral water, it becomes apparent how much has changed since then and particularly, since he arrived in New York in '96, fleeing LA, the city that welcomed him as a junkie-in-training and nurtured him while he turned pro. "I couldn't stay there," he says. "Everything was wrapped up in getting loaded and I couldn't navigate any way around staying there and not doing that." Gahan's been a New Yorker ever since, embracing the anonymity and the chance to "be part of the human race again".
As we dig in, the pony-tailed elderly owner shuffles over. "You won't understand a word he's saying," Gahan whispers. He's not wrong. Yet he somehow makes out every third word from the Italian native.
Gahan has just arrived back in the city from California, a state he now has more love for especially, you sense, as it's also the home of Depeche Mode founding member and songwriter, Martin Gore. Although the pair have famously had a tumultuous dynamic over the years, Gahan admits happily that their relationship "has really changed".
"We were just sitting chatting and it was really nice. Not necessarily about music, just about stuff, about life. We've done that more probably in the last few years than in the whole time [we've been in the band]."
As he pulls apart his fish, he muses on a potential move back to California at some point in the future, though one place he certainly won't be making his home in is his actual home: England.
Gahan tells a particularly painful story of how he came to leave Blighty in his mid-20s. Raised in Basildon, Essex from the age of two, he was living with his first wife and son, Jack in a mansion in Sussex, but Gahan was secretly terrified. When it came time to leave for the Violator tour in 1990, he'd already decided. "I remember looking back and they were waving and I thought to myself, 'I'm not coming back here.' And I didn't." He called from the tour and told his wife he wanted to move to L.A.
He immediately found the seedier side of L.A. and took to it "like a duck to water." His drug abuse spiraled until he got busted and, facing two years in prison (and with a good lawyer), he opted for rehab. At a time when addicts were dying - including Kurt Cobain, who went to the same rehab as Gahan - "I had this feeling, 'I'll be next if I keep this up.'"
Twenty years on, Gahan has found salvation in sobriety. He and Gore are talking about the next Depeche Mode record (their 14th), he's about to release a collaboration with production and remix outfit Soulsavers and he has a stable family life with his wife and kids. He puts this down, to two things: the glass of fizzy water he holds in his hand and the city the other side of the window.
As he heads out onto the scorching streets, Q recalls something Gahan said of New York during lunch. "It's like a drug. It's shitty and disgusting... but when I'm way, I really miss it." California shouldn't expect a permanent return any time soon.

Favourite restaurant?
"The Odeon. It's close to where we live - I'm a creature of habit."
Brown sauce or ketchup?
"Depends what you're having, innit. If it's Shepherd's Pie, brown sauce."
Culinary specialty?
"Mash, baked beans around the edge and a volcano in the middle with an egg, plus two bangers stuck in. My kids love it."
Dream dining companion?
"It's got to [be] my missus. The wife."
Most hated foodstuff:
"Oysters. The way it goes down..."
Deathrow dinner?
"Fish and chips."
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 29 September 2015 - 23:50:27
2015-09-29 - Radio Deejay (Italy) - Dave Gahan ID Greeting

http://www.deejay.it/news/dave-gahan-angels-ghosts-in-esclusiva-a-tropical-pizza-dal-19-ottobre/451293/

DAVE GAHAN: "ANGELS & GHOSTS" IN ESCLUSIVA A TROPICAL PIZZA DAL 19 OTTOBRE

Dave Gahan, leggendaria voce dei Depeche Mode, torna sulle scene musicali con "Angels & Ghosts", il nuovo album assieme ai Soulsavers. Ve lo abbiamo anticipato qualche settimana fa con il primo singolo "All of This and Nothing" ma dal 19 ottobre potete ascoltare in esclusiva l'intero lavoro durante la diretta di Tropical Pizza.
Non ci credete? Ascoltatelo direttamente dalla voce di Dave:

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"Hi, this is Dave Gahan, and you can listen to the new album by Dave Gahan and Soulsavers, 'Angels And Ghosts', on Radio Deejay, from October the 19th. Stay tuned on Tropical Pizza."
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Post by: Angelinda on 04 October 2015 - 18:46:10
2015-10-03 - Reforma (Mexico) - PROMETE DEPECHE VENIR A MÉXICO

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PROMETE DEPECHE VENIR A MÉXICO

Dave Gahan asegura que el grupo incluirá al País en su siguiente gira
Luis Carrillo

Dave Gahan sabe que Depeche Mode tiene una deuda con México y piensa saldarla.
Por cuestiones de logística, y para no estar tantos meses lejos de sus familias, el trío británico decidió no incluir a América Latina en su más reciente gira, The Delta Machine Tour, pero el frontman confía en que eso no se repita.
"Esperamos verlos pronto. Nos aseguraremos de que la próxima vez vayamos por allá y hagamos algunos shows", dice el frontman británico, en entrevista telefónica desde Nueva York.
Tras los 108 recitales de dicho tour que culminó en marzo del año pasado, Gahan ha aprovechado el receso del trío inglés para preparar su segundo disco con el proyecto Soulsavers, Angels & Ghosts, a publicarse el próximo 23 de octubre.
"Cuando escribes canciones, te topas con piezas de la vida con las cuales has batallado antes, y un álbum nuevo como éste, súbitamente, contiene gran parte de ti. Eso provoca la música, me hace ver dónde estoy".
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, como se hace llamar la sociedad musical, liberó ya el sencillo "All of This and Nothing" y tiene agendados conciertos íntimos en Los Ángeles, Nueva York, Londres, Berlín, París y Milán.
Después, el músico retornará a Depeche Mode para engendrar un álbum nuevo y emprender una gira mundial.
"Vi a Martin (Gore, letrista) recientemente en California y ya empezó a escribir algunas cosas, al igual que yo. No tenemos un plan al momento, nos veremos a finales de año, discutiremos y planearemos lo necesario para empezar a grabar el próximo año.
"Él, al igual que yo, ama hacer música. Una gran bendición es trabajar con quien nosotros queramos. Esa es la belleza de Depeche Mode. Depende de nosotros elegir con quién entramos al estudio y qué tipo de disco deseamos hacer", asegura.
A nivel personal, Dave se dice motivado para emprender todos estos proyectos, alejado de los excesos que pusieron su vida en jaque en las últimas dos décadas.
"Encontré la paz en mi vida y hoy me siento realizado. Mi única ambición a estas alturas sólo es ser mejor en lo que hago", dice.
En 1993 sufrió un paro cardíaco en pleno show; en 1995 intentó cortarse las muñecas; en 1996 su corazón se detuvo dos minutos tras inyectarse heroína y cocaína, y en 2009, cuando iniciaba una gira mundial, le fue detectado un cáncer de vejiga que pudo superar tras ser intervenido.
"Me gusta trabajar, necesito crear, lo disfruto y para ser un mejor padre, esposo y todas esas facetas, hay que pasar más tiempo con los amigos, la familia, y hacer música con personas con las cuales realmente goce componer.
"(La música) ha salvado mi vida. Cuando era niño, muy chico, como a los 10 años, la música me permitió sentirme seguro y a salvo. Era una guarida a la cual acudía para sentirme apartado de mis problemas. Cuando estoy en el escenario experimento eso. Es como respirar. Con música todo me hace sentido", dice el músico de 53 años.

Comparte su talento
El nuevo álbum que lanzará con Soulsavers contiene neuve temas, para los cuales Dave aportó las letras.
En 2012 Gahan colaboró con este proyecto que lidera Rich Machin, a través del disco The Light The Dead See.
Gahan es fan del personaje de Mickey Rourke en el filme El Luchador, por su historia de calda y rendención.
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Post by: Angelinda on 08 October 2015 - 21:39:12
2015-10-07 - The Interview People (Germany) - Dave Gahan Interview

[This interview was found by vk.com/depechemode_news: http://vk.com/wall-52768949_5860]

http://www.theinterviewpeople.com/index.php?id=413&tx_eleoninpdb_list%5Baction%5D=list&tx_eleoninpdb_list%5Bmode%5D=normal&tx_eleoninpdb_list%5Binterest_id%5D=2

Peter Reynolds / Steffen Rüth / The Interview People
LENGTH: 5,294 words

In this exclusive interview the 53 year old singer Dave Gahan talks about his 2nd collaboration with British duo Soulsavers, the obvious parallels to Violator and Songs Of Faith And Devotion, the cover artwork shot by his daughter, the meaning of certain songs and the upcoming 6-date-world tour. In addition to that he opens up about the Syrian refugee situation, the economic crisis in Greece, his opinion on Donald Trump and David Cameron, his experiences with Volkswagen, his passion for vinyl and black coffee as well as his admiration for Jack White, David Bowie, Pete Townshend and Neil Young. Comes with great quotes on his son´s Jewish wedding, his daughter´s musical talents and - of course - the next Depeche Mode-Album.
THE INTERVIEW
Q: What made you continue collaborating with Rich Machin and Ian Glover - for the second time?
A: Just that, really. It really was a continuation. After we finished “The Light The Dead See”-project, we just continued writing, really, as well. It wasn’t something that just stopped. He continued to send me different bits and pieces, and I would put away ideas, I’d record little ideas, and then – really - it continued right up until the point when I finally flew out to Los Angeles, and then out to Santa Barbara to start working on “Delta Machine” with Depeche. In fact, one of the songs - lyrically and melodically - I came up with the idea for after a concert… yeah, (chuckling) before that, actually… in Berlin, which was during the “Sounds Of The Universe” tour. And in fact, and Soulsavers as well… I think it was during that tour. Well, anyway, there was the song “Shine” - which is the first song on the album - the idea of that, in my head came. And then when Rich finally sent me this guitar line later on - was the slide guitar part that’s in throughout “Shine” - I knew that that idea that I’d remembered would fit perfectly inside this particular piece. So, that was one of the first pieces that was new that came, that was for this record. And then there was a few other bits and pieces: The song “Tempted”, there was parts of that I’d formulated some ideas for, towards the end of “The Light The Dead See”-sessions.
Q: So everybody was working in their own studio, adding to whatever came from the other side?
A: Yeah. I mean, predominantly Rich and myself. I mean, we’d pass ideas back and forth, sort of transatlantically. And then once we’ve formulated an idea, then the musicians are assembled together to record it.
Q: However, there’s a lot of blues and gospel in these songs. Which is reminiscent of the “Violator”- and “Songs Of Faith And Devotion”-era when you were doing a similar thing with Martin.
A: There’s definitely a lot of influences on this album, yeah. There’re very steeped in sort of gospel and blues. And yeah, “Violator” and “Songs Of Faith And Devotion” were definitely influenced by that particular type of music. And really, songwriting is something that… you know, I’ve said this earlier today… if you manage to write a good song with somebody or you write a good song, it should work in any form of musical idea.
Q: That´s exactly what you said in the “making of” for 2013´s Volkswagen campaign that used “People Are People”…
A: What was that?
Q: The ad that used “People Are People”, performed in various styles. You said the exact same thing!
A: Yeah, I don’t quite remember that, but I know what you’re saying, and… yeah, I mean, a good song should work in any way. That particular time, that song for instance, we were messing around with a lot of new ideas that were… there’s sampling, and that’s how we interpreted that song.
Q: Interesting enough, it sounds very organic.
A: Well, but it was kind of organic, because sampling it was organic. You are sampling organic sounds. And then putting them into a computer or into a sequence to create a part. But the actual sound itself is pretty organic.
Q: Same goes for “Angels & Ghosts”, which has sort of a live vibe to it, doesn't it?
A: This album. Yes, yes, yes. Yeah. Well, it is. I mean, all the instrumentation is performed live. There’s very little programming involved.
Q: That’s what I meant comparing it to “Violator” and “Songs Of Faith And Devotion”…
A: Oh, yes, yes. Yeah, and you know, there was a lot of performance actually that went on during the “Songs Of Faith And Devotion”-album. There was a lot of performance, but then of course, you know, with Depeche it has to be… because at the particular time, Alan was the main musician within the band, so Alan would sit there, then putting those ideas into a what was then a very crude version of ProTools, and developing it. But now, this is different in that, you know, a lot of the instrumentation is performed for a specific part and specific reason. But the song itself is first formed together by myself and Rich.
Q: While the artwork is like a collage of various Daves? Impersonating angels and ghosts – or even mad men?
A: Yes, totally! We’ve been talking about this a lot today, actually. Because the cover - yeah, it worked really well because there are - if you really start looking at the imagery on the album cover, you’ll notice that it is in fact many color pictures (chuckles) of me pulling these different expressions, screaming, whatever. And it kind of represents, you know, a lot of those, sort of what I call Angels and Ghosts. You know, to me angels are present day relationships that I have with… close relationships with people. And also my life here in New York City. And ghosts represent to me memories, past and present. This actual - the imagery that was taken, the photographs were all taken by my daughter, my 15 year old daughter at the time. She’s just turned 16, but she was doing something for schoolwork, and she had this idea to use imagery to get her ideas across in her schoolwork. And she asked me to, she said: “Dad, I need to use you to do some work here. Can I take some photographs of you against a wall?” And I was like: “Agh… OK, fine.” It wasn’t for this cover at all, but when she finished it all, months later my manager was with me in my apartment, and he saw some of these images lying around the table. And he said: “What’s this for?” And I said: “It’s actually, it’s Rose’s. It’s a schoolwork.” And he said: “That would make a great album cover.” Cause she’d put it all together. So I asked her, and she was like “(sigh) Oh, if you don’t change my image too much, I don’t mind if you use it.” And I was like: “OK…”
Q: That’s when the trouble starts…
A: Yeah! A true artist, you know, “don’t mess around with my image!” (laughs) So, I was lucky enough to be able to use it. And it works perfectly for the album.
Q: Also it’s Dave Gahan AND Soulsavers now.
A: Correct!
Q: Instead of Soulsavers featuring Dave Gahan?
A: Yeah, well it was never “Soulsavers featuring Dave Gahan”, it was just “Soulsavers”. But the album, the last album, was just called “Light The Dead See” and it was just “Soulsavers”. But people, I guess, put that together. This one we just - we were like: “Look, this is…” Soulsavers are a production team - Rich Machin and Ian Glover. And we talked about it, and basically Rich was like: “Maybe this should just be a Dave Gahan solo album.” And I said: “Well, I believe that it’s a collaboration between me and you guys.” So, we decided on “Dave Gahan/Soulsavers”. Also in the hope that more people would get to hear this music, using my name, of course. Made sense. Yeah. I’m going to pour some…
Q: Coffee?
A: Would you like some coffee, too?
Q: Please! Want some milk?
A: Not for me, thank you.
Q: So black coffee still?
A: I like it black! (thinks) I have milk sometimes, depends… A little milk, a little sugar.
Q: As you mentioned “Shine”, the opening track: Any particular reason why you wrote that in Berlin, in the middle of Europe?
A: Well, it was actually inspired by an amazing concert that we did there, in a huge stadium in Berlin. And on that particular night - it was one of those nights where, as a performer, everything just fell into place. There was a fantastic atmosphere, beautiful night. My voice was working, everything was working, I could, you know…
Q: So it was one of those magic moments?
A: Yeah, one of those magic moments that sometimes happen on tour, and everything’s in the right place at the right time. And it’s one of those things, when you look around as well, at each other on stage, you all kind of know that it’s happening. So I went back after that concert and these words just, and a melody line sort of came into my head. So I quickly recorded it into my computer, and put it away. And when Rich sent me a guitar line later on - the slidey sort of blues guitar line - I heard the whole thing kind of in my head. And with this big beat. And it all made sense. It’s very simple, it’s a very simple song with a very simple message. But it fit perfectly after that particular performance.
Q: Is that also a call for more optimism in a pretty dark and grim times? Does it work on a social and political level, too?
A: I hope so. I mean, it’s one of those things that I really felt in that moment, during the concert. Where there was tens of thousands of people all in one particular moment together. Sharing that moment together. And what a wonderful feeling that is.
Q: However, there´s a song called “One Thing”, featuring the line: “It’s a different world today/ no one seems to care much anyway”. Is that – at least subconsciously – social commentary?
A: Yeah. Well, you know what? It kind of goes in the subconscious, but also in the conscious. And I wouldn’t - it would be impossible to not reflect on that stuff. Especially travelling around, seeing the changes, seeing the problems that still exist here in the world. And we still have this incredible problem of not being able to share the same space (chuckle) - the World. And, yeah, it creeps into the work, definitely. You know, I say in that song, “it’s a different world today, no one seems to care much anyway.” And then I immediately follow that with “don’t listen to what they say/ they don’t know what they’re fighting for.”
Q: Are you referring to Mr. Cameron?
A: (laughs) Yeah! So, you know, and also what I do, what happens with me is, quite often what’s going on in my personal life at the time - it creeps in as well. And then I look outside of myself, and I’m part of that. So it, it starts at home. (chuckles)
Q: At home you got a Greek family. They must be discussing what´s going on in their native country quite a bit, or?
A: Yeah. Yeah, definitely, yeah.
Q: Like the economic crisis and the whole refugee situation, which is unbelievable really…
A: Yeah, I mean it’s difficult to watch and difficult to be part of, but it… you realize, you know, how really separate we are. Or how much we try to separate the things that are going on in the world, but really they affect us all. And we hope that the politicians, who are supposed to be doing their job, are able to pull this all together. But I don’t know - I recently spent some time watching the Republican debate, and that was (laughs), that was a lot of fun! Oh boy! It was such a train wreck. But…
Q: The one with Donald Trump?
A: Yeah. But I couldn’t stop watching it. It was best reality TV I’ve ever watched. (chuckles)
Q: Just imagine him or Jeb Bush making it in The White House…
A: Yeah. Yeah. Anyway…
Q: (chuckles) What about “All Of This And Nothing” and that line in there: “I can’t be what you want me to be”. Is that dealing with fan expectations and you not being able nor not being willing to please them?
A: Um…
Q: Is this album a proud refusal in away? Is this you going for something completely different on purpose?
A: Yeah, it’s just a reflection. And sometimes it’s very personal, and then… and then I sort of looked outside of myself. And when I’m writing words, quite often the words appear through me hearing a certain sound that is played to me. Or is in a guitar line or something that Rich or a keyboard line, or whatever’s been sent to me, is the atmosphere that I hear, and I hear a word. And then when I hear that word - like “tempted” for instance - then I build a song around that idea. Now, you refer to me sort of interpreting me not being able to be the person you want me to be. That doesn’t necessarily mean anything to do with the performing side of Dave Gahan. It could also be something that’s personal, going on in my life, that is really just a part of day to day life. But: Again, imagery, and the imagery that pops into my head when I’m actually singing that song, sometimes rolls into also that performing side of myself. So it works on both levels, you know, to be honest. I’m not going to stay in one place. I’m not going to stay put, you know. An artist is an artist - you have to keep growing. And you hope that the people that are enjoying the work that you do move with you. But if they don’t, then there’s nothing you can do about that. You can’t stay in one place, and you can’t continue to go down the same path, without exploring new paths. And there’s some people that’ll be disappointed by that, and other people that are excited by it.
Q: Also you’ve developed something like a signature vocabulary for your songs, haven´t you? I mean, “Angels & Ghosts” is a typical Dave Gahan title. And the imagery used - the crook-y road, the deal with the devil - is almost like a trademark of yours, isn´t it?
A: Yeah, I mean, I’m always sort of… you know… (sighs) using life to my own experience of life. And I try and put that into the songs, because that’s what I have, that’s all I have, so as the album cover kind of shows, there’s many different sides to me. (chuckles)
Q: There’s supposedly a very funny one, as Daniel Miller claims. But there’s also a very dark and moody side, isn’t there?
A: Sure, yeah. I mean, you know, I think we all have that. If we’re honest.
Q: Some people are just more extreme than others.
A: Yeah, I guess.
Q: OK, on a funny note then: Do you regret participating in an advertisement for Volkswagen, now that they've got a severe scandal going on?
A: No, I didn’t regret doing that. They paid me a ridiculous amount of money, so that actually paid the rent on my studio for like, a year. (laughs) So, I don’t regret that at all! I mean, I couldn’t believe it. But I actually think it turned out really well, as well. It could’ve gone a different way, but it was a lot of fun doing it, and - like I said - my manager and I talked about it a lot, and Martin too. They were going to use the song anyway, and Martin would’ve preferred they used a different song - he doesn’t particularly like that song. But he actually asked me, he said: “Could you try and convince them to use a different song?” I was like: “That’s not going to happen, Mart. That’s the whole idea is behind that song!”
But it actually was a lot of fun, doing it. We’d just started recording “Delta Machine”, I think, and I flew off to spend one day recording that, and filming it. And they were very, very generous to me, and - it was something I couldn’t say “no” to in the end. We really weighed it up, and it was like: “Wow. Seriously, dude, this is going to pay the rent on your studio for a year, so…” And the rent on a studio in New York for a year - trust me - it’s not cheap. (laughs)
Q: You should be glad you didn’t take any stocks.
A: No, no. And if the idea wasn’t cool, we wouldn’t’ve done it, but I think it was a cool idea and it actually came off well.
Q: Also you´ve had a traditional Greek wedding when you got married to your third wife Jennifer. Now you went to Israel to take part in a Jewish wedding. What was that like?
A: My son got married in Israel, yeah. He married a Jewish girl, and she wanted to have a big Jewish wedding, so that’s what they got. (chuckles)
Q: Is it true they met at a Depeche Mode concert in 2009?
A: They didn’t meet at a concert, they actually met afterwards at a club somewhere or something. Or a bar or something, afterwards. Yeah.
Q: So you’re not to blame?
A: No, no. And you know what? They spent quite a bit of time together, before they got married. You know, she’s a beautiful girl who he, you know, he’s dearly - they’re obviously in love, and it was nice to be part of the wedding, yeah. It was something going to Israel with my whole family, and meeting her whole family. His mom was there, and - you know, it was nice. It was a nice night.
Q: Did you get to wear a kippa?
A: Oh yeah, you had to do the whole thing. You had to do the whole shebang. It was a very formal Jewish wedding.
Q: And there’s a youtube video of your daughter Stella Rose singing during the Tribeca Film Festival, earlier this year.
A: Mm-hmm.
Q: Is she in a band?
A: No, she’s not got a band or anything, but she has a beautiful voice. And, you know, I know if she wants to sing, she can. She has this voice inside of her that, when I first heard her sing, I was just kind of like: “Wow! Where did that come from?” Because she’s got one of those kind of voices that - she could be singing along to a Billie Holiday track, and she listens to it once, and then she can completely become that. It’s kind of incredible. And I know she writes songs, and stuff. I’ve heard her in her bedroom. And I tried to have a little listen, but she’s 16 now, so I have to stay out of the way.
Q: In addition to that I found a video of yours talking about your favorite vinyl albums at Amoeba Records in LA. So you still put the needle on – old school style?
A: Yeah, I still play albums. I have a record player.
Q: Because right now the world seems to be divided between streams…
A: Yeah!
Q: And vinyl…
A: Right, digital and albums. Well, it’s becoming definitely, you know, I think more trendy as well to buy vinyl. And it’s certainly, there’s a quite a huge increase in vinyl sales, compared to what it was say, five years ago. But that increase, don’t forget, is from zero. (laughs) You know? It’s like there, there was zero vinyl sales, and I think it is a great format. I mean, I actually like listening to albums, because when I’m listening to an album, I put it on the record player, I’m sort of sitting - I’m not putting it on as background music. I’m actually, I’ll sit and spend time with that record. And I’ll look at the sleeve, and the artwork, and I enjoy that. You know, to be honest, quite - I still find music digitally. And then if I really like it, I’ll buy the album. But a recent album that I did that with was the Algiers record that I really like - which I think’s a great record. You know, it’s kind of mixture of gospel and electronic music. You know, it’s very cool.
Q: Rumor has it you´re a big fan of Jack White´s and his various band side projects. Is that true?
A: Oh, yeah. I think he’s a great musician and he’s a great songwriter. And I like the way he bounces around, much in the way that like Eric Clapton used to - years ago. You know, from his days with The Yardbirds, Cream, to Clapton on his own - you know, all the different kind of things that he did. He didn’t stay put for long. Because, you come to a point as well where, as an artist, you have to find other things, too, so that you can actually grow as an artist. You know, I’ve talked about this before. You know, you have to work with other musicians to challenge the ideas that you think you have about music. And you learn something new from the different musicians that you work with, so if you just stay put with the same people all the time, and they’re not growing or they refuse to grow, and they want to sit around doing nothing, you can’t learn anything from that. So you know, Martin is a great person to work with because he’s always trying to find new ways to make music. Obviously, he’s a great songwriter, but he’s always playing around with instrumentation and trying new things.
Q: Well, the two of you seem to be a much better team these days than you used to be in the past. Would you agree?
A: Yeah. Oh, definitely. And I think that’s because of us doing things outside of what we do as well, outside of Depeche Mode. And also both of us sharing the songwriting duties, come into the studio together, and then working with interesting people. I mean, in the last couple of albums, working with different programmers, you know, “Delta Machine” was great because we had Ben Hillier and Ferg engineering. But we also worked with Chris Berg, who brought this fresh excitement into the studio. And Martin and he sort of really got on very well, analog electronic wise. Cause they both have that same interest, so they kind of were great at creating these ideas together. And taking the songs that we had demo’d and making them more interesting. That’s really - I mean, that’s what it is. You know Depeche Mode is Martin Gore and Dave Gahan.
Q: How does “Angels & Ghosts” fit into the picture? Is this part of the big journey then?
A: I think so. I think that’s not completely obvious at the time, but I think it’s part of the fabric of what goes onto become whatever the next work is from Depeche Mode. It’s kind of like - you know, Martin just did a solo album. And I know he really enjoyed doing that. I’m sure he’ll do more. And the same goes for me. And I know that we’ll probably get together later this year and talk about making another record together. And I imagine probably sometime next year we’ll be in the studio making a record together. But what’s important with that is what kind of record do we want to make? Who do we want to work with? Who are we going to get to be the programmer on this? Who can we bring in interesting? You know, I think that we still haven’t really explored the idea of bringing our band into the studio, i.e. Christian Eigner, Peter Gordeno. You know, going into the studio with a bunch of songs that we can maybe begin to record together in a different way.
Q: Interesting. And it´s “I still believe in life on Mars” – as quoted in “One Thing”?
A: Yeah.
Q: Is that referring to the Bowie song?
A: That’s my little… yeah, cause the song is true to me. You know, I still, you know…
Q: Does it stand for an era and for a musical environment that´s close to your heart?
A: Well, it stands for the song. The song is still a song that I can play and listen to, and everything feels OK. I can play “Life On Mars” and to me the world seems a better place.
Q: And I can confirm that the New York Dolls wore on stage what they used to wear in everyday life…
A: Yeah, I know that, yeah. (chuckles)
Q: OK, why is it only six dates on this mini tour of yours? Or are you expanding on that at a later point?
A: There’s a possibility, yeah. I mean, we wanted to just announce these special shows that we took a great time to sort of find some theatres and things that we wanted to - that we felt that the Soulsavers could go into. A group of 10 musicians onstage, including myself, where this would feel like the right place for this music.
Q: Do these songs call for a different performance to what you´d normally do with Depeche Mode?
A: Well, it’s the Soulsavers’ music, so…
Q: Right. But on the last tour, which was just some showcases really, you wore a classic suit and you performed in selected theatres. Now that is in fact a different presentation, isn't it?
A: We just thought that the theatres really fit the music. And they were like kind of a good place for the band to - a more intimate kind of setting in more traditional type theatres like La Cigale in Paris, and Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and here Town Hall in New York, the Ace Theatre, downtown LA. They’re really ornate, beautiful theatres.
Q: And playing intimate venues must be quite a challenge for you, being used to stadium seized gigs with Depeche Mode…
A: Not really. They’re just - to me it’s… look, when you walk onstage, you’re performing songs with a group of musicians. You’ve got to let the songs dictate how you’re going to perform. So, this is a little different because I’ve not been on a stage with most of these musicians - Martyn LeNoble on bass, who’s played bass for me for a long time, you know, in solo stuff as well. You know, I’ve played on a stage with Rich Machin, and Kev Bales, and Sean - keyboards and drums respectively. But some of the other musicians - we have three gospel singers, Duke Garwood’s playing guitar with us onstage - it’s going to be (an) interesting group of musicians.
Q: Would you be tempted to an orchestral performance as well?
A: There’s no plans at the moment to do anything else, at the moment. We´re just going to enjoy the album coming out and these performances that we have in front of us. But, you know, I wouldn’t rule something like that out in the future.
Q: Performing these two albums or are you going to add some covers, too?
A: At the moment, you know, predominantly the main set is made up of, yeah, the two albums. And then there’s a few other songs, couple of surprises that we might add to that as well. Maybe as encores or something.
Q: Had we talked about this in the mid 90s, about you turning into such a prolific singer in your 50s, would you have laughed it off?
A: Ah… probably, yeah. I remember years and years ago, when I was probably in my 20s, sometime in my 20s, late 20s, we were doing some TV show in Germany, and Pete Townsend from The Who was performing on the show. And we had a little chat in the hallway. And I remember thinking afterwards: “Wow. I hope I’m not still doing this when I’m as old as him!” (laughs)
Q: You really thought that?
A: At the time, yeah. When I, you know… so, I had to eat my words, and now I get it. Because this is what we do. We’re musicians. This is what we do. We perform and we enjoy doing that. And hopefully we do other things as we get a bit older, too. But performing onstage is the most natural thing. And The Who are still doing it, The Stones are still doing it, so still got a few years in me yet. (coughs)
Q: So you don´t know any better than The Stones or The Who – you´re all into the same thing, as long as it lasts?
A: Yeah, well. That’s what we do. Yeah. (chuckles)
Q: The last thing I need from you is a few quotes on Neil Young who´s turning 70 next month. Are you a fan of his?
A: Oh, a big Neil Young fan, yeah.
Q: What era? Don´t say the electronic years!
A: Not so much some of the electronic stuff (chuckles…)
Q: Because it was that bad or that weird?
A: Well, I think because I just… I’m not that familiar with a lot of that material, but certainly albums of course like “Harvest”, and “Decade”, and “Tonight’s The Night”. I mean, there’s many Neil Young songs that are just are amazing. And really unique sounding. In fact, I really liked the last couple of records, too. I liked the record he did with Daniel Lanois, which was awesome. Fantastic sound, great idea, great concept to a record. And he continues on, you know. I actually read his book recently, “Waging Heavy Peace”. Which was one of the books I read on the last tour I did with my band. And I thoroughly enjoyed that book so much. In fact, so much so that we were staying in some hotel - I believe somewhere in France - and Neil Young and his team were coming into the hotel a few days after us. And I wrote in the guest book a little note saying: “thank you for the book.” I hope he read it. (chuckles)
Q: Have you ever met the man?
A: I have met him, years ago. He probably won’t remember. I barely remember. I think it was at a Grammy party in Los Angeles, and I met him and his wife in a little booth in some after party. I’m sure I was really drunk and probably made a complete fool of myself, but I seem to remember him smiling at me - probably in that way that someone who’s got a lot more wisdom than you gives you that look, remembering where they were, and thankful for where they are now. (chuckles)
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 09 October 2015 - 04:21:30
2015-10-08 - The Guardian (UK) - Dave Gahan: 'People would throw bags of drugs on stage'

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/oct/08/dave-gahan-depeche-mode-soulsavers-interview

30 Minutes With… Depeche Mode
Dave Gahan: 'People would throw bags of drugs on stage'
The Depeche Mode frontman on Jeremy Corbyn, spiritual advice, his work with Soulsavers, loving Lana Del Rey and the power of Judge Judy

Hi Dave. In the 80s, you once ended a show with 40 audience members’ shoes on stage. When did someone last throw a shoe at you?
Yes, there was a phase, and one particular venue in Los Angeles, the Palladium, where people would just throw shoes on stage. I don’t know what that was all about. I remember one particular gig in the early 90s with Jane’s Addiction, where Perry Farrell caught a shoe, smack in his fucking face. We’ve had some strange things on stage over the years. A lot of the time it depends on what you’re talking about in the press – there was a horrible period in the 90s where people would throw bags of drugs on stage.

What a waste.
Not a good idea. But it was probably all garbage (1). I don’t know what it was, the roadies would run around picking it all up.

Yeah, I bet they would.
(Laughs) Yeah, exactly.

Who’d be the best bet to direct your next video: Anton Corbijn or Jeremy Corbyn?
I’ve read about Jeremy Corbyn. I actually like what he talks about. But I don’t think he’d be very good at directing a video, so I’ll go with Anton. I know he’s going to deliver.

Do you still have a spiritual adviser (2)?
Listen, I’ve got to tell you, I’m constantly seeking spiritual advice. We should all be. I don’t know what it is or where I’m seeking it from, but I constantly seem to be searching for “Why am I here? What am I doing? What am I supposed to be doing, and why aren’t I doing that?”

Well, the reason you’re here right now is that you’ve done your second album as the vocalist in Soulsavers (3), and you’d like to promote it.
We never really stopped writing after the first Soulsavers album. Even when I was on tour with Depeche, ideas would pop into my head. At the end of that Depeche tour I spent a bit of time staring at the walls, as you do, but this time it seemed more severe. I felt a tremendous sense of loss. “It’s over.” It hit me pretty hard. So I sat around moping for a bit, and when Rich from Soulsavers started sending me music over, I started to find working on it quite therapeutic. I started to write myself out of the hole I’d fallen into.

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Is working on Soulsavers when you’re with Depeche Mode a bit awkward? There you are on tour and your phone goes off: “Who’s that?” “NOBODY!”
There is a bit of that. I saw Martin [Gore] (4) recently in Los Angeles and we had a nice time, and we chatted about stuff. He sort of… asked a few questions. It’s like, “You’re sort of cheating on us” (5). But I think there’s room for everything. It’s difficult for other people to get their heads around it. I just know that I need to be doing this.

What’s the best song you’ve ever recorded?
With Depeche Mode the one that always sticks out in my mind is Condemnation from Songs of Faith and Devotion (6), just because for me it was a real turning point in finding that I had a voice. I found my voice on that song.

What’s your favourite song in the charts now?
Oh boy. I have no idea what’s in the charts, but I get to hear things vicariously through my 16-year-old daughter. She played the last Lana Del Rey album to death, which I enjoyed.

You seem to be in a four-year cycle of Depeche album and tour, side project, Depeche album and tour, side project. After 25 years, don’t you just want to put your feet up and watch Judge Judy?
Well I do do that. I do sit around watching fucking Judge Judy or whatever. But there’s only so long I can do that. I try desperately to do nothing – it seems like a good idea at the time. But I get into a weird place if I’m not doing things. My wife will indulge that for a while, then she’ll tell me to go and do something. Sometimes it’s good because it enables me to write my way out of it.

What will the next Depeche Mode album sound like?
That’s the million dollar question, mate. The exciting thing is I have absolutely no clue. That always seems to be the case. Martin and I will sit down later this year and we’ll talk about it. But we can do whatever we want, and it would be a sin not to explore that.

Do you have a Christmas jumper?
I did not…

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Did not?
Well. I spent last Christmas with my mum, my brothers, my sister and their respective families on the Isle of Wight. And my sister insisted that everybody wore a Christmas jumper.

Incredible.
There is a photograph out there somewhere of the whole family, lined up outside my mum’s house, in these jumpers. Mine – which was bought for me – was a jumper that looked like a suit and tie. It was ridiculous.

Can the Guardian have the picture to accompany this article?
I’ve threatened all of my family – if this picture gets out, I’m never talking to them again. But it’s actually kind of a nice picture, to be honest.

Footnotes
(1) Garbage is American for rubbish. Dave lives in New York, in an apartment that looks out over the Hudson River. Sometimes he just sits and watches boats come and go.
(2) Depeche Mode’s manager, Jonathan Kessler, was credited as spiritual adviser on the Songs of Faith and Devotion live album. It was, Dave says now, “slightly tongue in cheek”.
(3) British production duo. Angels & Ghosts is their fifth album; they’ve also recorded with Mark Lanegan, Mike Patton and Jason Pierce.
(4) In 2013, Gahan revealed that Gore had recorded a track with Frank Ocean. The song has yet to materialise, but it must just be a question of time.
(5) This is a rum old do considering that in 2012 Martin hooked up with an ex, and recorded an entire album with Vince Clarke.
(6) Wrong. It’s Enjoy the Silence.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 09 October 2015 - 18:00:20
2015-10-09 - Sony Music - Soulsavers EPK

http://davegahanandsoulsavers.tumblr.com/post/130820685440/dave-gahan-soulsavers-premiere-album-trailer-for
http://www.snacktv.de/videos/dave-gahan-soulsavers-angels-ghosts/1581261
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wtc4NTjhws

OCTOBER 9, 2015
DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS PREMIERE ALBUM TRAILER FOR FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM ANGELS & GHOSTS ON VEVO TODAY
Full Album Stream Available at NPR Music On October 15
Angels & Ghosts To Be Released Everywhere October 23
Band’s Slate Of Six Special, Intimate Shows in USA & Europe Already Sold Out

(Columbia Records; New York, NY; October 9, 2015)  Multi-platinum recording artist Dave Gahan, along with musical partner Soulsavers premiere their new album trailer today on VEVO here. The video’s compelling behind-the-scenes studio insights provide a window into the creative process surrounding their forthcoming Columbia Records album Angels & Ghosts, available everywhere on October 23rd. The much-anticipated release is the collaborators’ second album (following their critically-acclaimed 2012 release The Light the Dead See), and will be released in digital, as well as physical CD and vinyl formats.
Beginning on October 15, NPR Music will stream the album in full as part of their First Listen series, leading up to the album’s release.  The “utterly riveting” album boasts nine original tracks, all written by Dave Gahan & Soulsavers. The album is available for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon.
Excited about the powerful, live nature of the album, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers scheduled a series of six special performances in iconic, intimate venues across the US and Europe, with every venue selling out almost immediately after being announced.  In the trailer, Dave comments about how new material he’s written inspires a mutual discovery process between the artist and his fans when showcasing it live:  “I don’t understand a song sometimes until I’m actually performing it, and then it takes on a whole other life when there’s an audience involved.”
The inaugural show kicks off in Los Angeles, October 19, with Dave Gahan & Soulsavers performing as a ten-piece band; shows in New York, London, Berlin, Paris and Milan will follow, with all events livestreamed via Yahoo so fans around the globe can view the once-in-a-lifetime concerts. Full dates and venues are listed below.
The cinematic first single, “All Of This And Nothing” was released last month to universal acclaim. The track can be streamed here: http://smarturl.it/allofthisandnothing
An evolution from their first album, Angels & Ghosts proves to be a markedly stronger and more hard-hitting body of work. Listeners can expect to be led through an aural mix of dark, brooding sounds, elements inspired by gospel and blues, and the stark beauty that has become a signature of Dave and Soulsavers’ works. Dave Gahan’s emotionally powerful voice has never sounded better, and drives the album forward over a landscape of meticulously crafted instrumentation.
A transatlantic collaboration, the writing process started with Dave Gahan and Soulsavers’ Rich Machin exchanging demos and ideas from their respective studios in lower Manhattan and rural England. They then recorded the album with additional musicians in studios around the world, including classic locations such as Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and Electric Lady in New York. The end result is a vibrant, live-sounding album, and proof of the “instant and obvious fit” Machin felt writing with Gahan.

Pre-order Angels & Ghosts on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/angelsghosts_itunes
Pre-order Angels & Ghosts on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/angelsghosts_amazon
Visit www.davegahan.com for additional album and show information.

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers performance dates:
October 19th                       Los Angeles, CA                 The Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 22nd                      New York, NY                      Town Hall
October 26th                       London, UK                        Shepherds Bush Empire
October 30th                       Berlin, DE                           Tempodrom
November 2nd                     Paris, FR                             La Cigale
November 4th                      Milan, IT                             Fabrique
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Post by: Angelinda on 09 October 2015 - 18:02:37
2015-10-09 - Rolling Stone (US) - Depeche Mode Singer Praises Metallica's 'Pop Songs,' Talks Early Tool

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/depeche-mode-singer-praises-metallicas-pop-songs-talks-early-tool-20151009

Depeche Mode Singer Praises Metallica's 'Pop Songs,' Talks Early Tool
"It's flattering that some of these bands call us an inspiration," Dave Gahan says
By Kory Grow

Ever since Rolling Stone published an article exploring Depeche Mode's influence on heavy metal earlier this year, people have been asking the group's frontman, Dave Gahan, how he feels about groups like Marilyn Manson and Metallica. "Once it's written, it must be true," he says with a laugh. "It's flattering that some of these bands call us an inspiration."

The singer, dressed in head-to-toe black, including a very metal-looking leather jacket, recently sat down with Rolling Stone for a soon-to-be-published article about his new collaboration with moody, gospel-inspired soundscape artists Soulsavers, but he also discussed his feelings about heavier music.

As it turns out, the singer is a fan of groups like Tool and Rage Against the Machine. "I've always liked Tool," he says. "Even when I was living in Los Angeles, when they were just coming up. In fact, the guitar player [Adam Jones] used to come over to my house a lot. His girlfriend was a roommate of this girl that was living with us, so he used to hang out with us when they were just coming up. I got to see them in a lot of little clubs, but you knew immediately they had something really special."

As for Rage, which he calls a great band, he says he was always impressed with Tom Morello. "It's just great innovative guitar playing, using the guitar in an unconventional way," Gahan says. "It's in the same way that years and years ago, people like Jimmy Page were playing the blues, but much louder." He laughs. "I have a great respect for heavy rock stuff."

Gahan is able to hear a musical correlation between some metal bands and Depeche Mode. "Metallica are a heavy-sounding band, but they write pop songs," he says. "They've got their dark moments, just like Depeche Mode have, but deep in there is a tune with a catchy chorus or a pop arrangement. Certainly bands like Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, though I wouldn't necessarily call those metal bands, but Metallica really do their own thing and always have."

The article, which featured interviews with Manson, Deftones, Rammstein, Ghost, H.I.M. and Converge, found artists expressing admiration for Depeche Mode's introspective lyrics and moody atmospheres. "I think it's just music that you put on because it's got sex appeal to it," Manson said. "That's what inspired me about it. That and it has a hypnotic feel."

Beyond the music, though, Gahan sees a connection between his band and the way metal bands tour. Depeche Mode were early trailblazers in journeying to places like East Berlin, Poland and Czechoslovakia, "where nobody was going," because they knew they had fans there and could slowly build a following. He's impressed with metal bands who tour the world doggedly.

He also feels a kinship with a band like Metallica, since both bands have endured internal tests. Gahan ran into that group's frontman, James Hetfield, in an Indian restaurant in London when the metal group was on their Big Four tour, and they had what Gahan called a "nice chat." "They've been through a lot," the Depeche Mode singer says. "Through it all, you stay together, because at the end of the day, it's the music.
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Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2015 - 16:28:11
2015-10-14 - Wall Street Journal (US) - Depeche Mode's Gahan Discusses, Soulsavers, DM Future

http://www.wsj.com/video/depeche-mode-gahan-discusses-soulsavers-dm-future/D11FF5F8-432F-43BD-AFE3-3F3044F94619.html

Depeche Mode's Gahan Discusses, Soulsavers, DM Future

Dave Gahan, lead singer of legendary English band Depeche Mode, talks to the WSJ's Lee Hawkins about his new album with electronic duo Soulsavers and his upcoming tour around the project.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2015 - 20:20:51
2015-10-14 - Meduza (Russia) - «Кино меня вдохновляет больше, чем музыка» Интервью вокалиста Depeche Mode Дейва Гаана «Медузе»

https://meduza.io/feature/2015/10/14/kino-menya-vdohnovlyaet-bolshe-chem-muzyka

«Кино меня вдохновляет больше, чем музыка» Интервью вокалиста Depeche Mode Дейва Гаана «Медузе»

23 октября выходит Angels & Ghosts — новый альбом вокалиста Depeche Mode Дейва Гаана. Это уже вторая пластинка музыканта, созданная совместно с продюсерским дуэтом Soulsavers. Angels & Ghosts не похожа на творчество DM, это альбом акустического рока и блюза, плюс ко всему вдохновленный госпелом. Журналист Михаэль Агафонов поговорил с Гааном о новой работе, а также о фотоэкспериментах его дочери, снимок которой попал на обложку Angels & Ghosts.

— Где вы сейчас и чем заняты?
— У меня все отлично. В Нью-Йорке утро, но я уже давно на ногах. У меня сейчас сплошные репетиции: на следующей неделе играем концерты в Лос-Анджелесе.

— Мы уже знаем вас как вокалиста Depeche Mode и сольного исполнителя. Что вы думаете о себе как об участнике проекта Soulsavers?
— Хм… Вообще это все тот же парень (смеется). Для меня всегда большая честь поколдовать в студии с другими музыкантами. Soulsavers, в особенности композитор и продюсер Рич Мартин, очень талантливые ребята. Рич написал мне несколько лет назад, когда работал над альбомом The Light The Dead See. В итоге я спел на той пластинке, и с тех пор мы вместе. Самое классное в нашей работе — то, что у нас совершенно иной подход к записи, чем, скажем, у Depeche Mode. Теперь я могу выпустить на волю ту часть себя, которая уже давно рвалась наружу.

— Почему именно с Soulsavers вы записываете уже вторую пластинку? Наверняка есть и другие музыканты, которые мечтают с вами поработать.
— Не буду врать, мне правда очень везет: меня постоянно зовут писать песни и саундтреки к фильмам. Но я очень избирателен. Чаще всего мне предлагают проекты, которые так или иначе напоминают то, что я делаю в Depeche Mode. Но я же уже возглавляю лучшую группу на свете, зачем повторяться? А вот работа с Ричем — это совершенно новое поле деятельности: он играет на настоящих инструментах, у него поют госпел-исполнители, все для меня интересно и необычно.

— Журнал Q как-то назвал Depeche Mode «лучшей электронной группой всех времен». Было страшно выдернуть синтезатор из розетки и использовать на новой пластинке другие инструменты?
— Да не особо. Для меня инструмент — это просто инструмент: нечто, что помогает создать звук, а из звука сколотить мелодию. И я не признаю дискриминации каких-либо инструментов: если удается создать правильную атмосферу при помощи гитары — супер, работаем. А уж когда я оказываюсь в студии с другими вокалистами, особенно с госпел-братией, то вообще загораюсь и стараюсь найти новый подход к пению. Когда в музыке много «пространства», можно дать голосу разгуляться, а вокалисту же всегда интересно поэкспериментировать.
Но вообще к песням у меня подход всегда один, будь то Depeche Mode, Soulsavers или сольные работы: я слушаю мелодию, закрываю глаза, а в голове рождаются слова, которые наилучшим способом описывают то, что я слышу. Поэтому тексты и музыка для меня неразрывны. Думаю, поэтому я смотрю очень много кино: последнее время меня куда больше вдохновляют фильмы, чем музыка. Понимаю, это странно слышать от музыканта, но это факт.

— Какой фильм вас больше всего вдохновил в последнее время?
— Ох, надо вспомнить…

— Или сериал. Сериалы и кино сейчас на одном уровне.
— Точно. Но мусора на экранах полно! Вообще, сложно найти что-то, что нравится тебе на все сто. Чаще всего меня привлекают конкретные персонажи. Я недавно смотрел новый фильм Вуди Аллена («Иррациональный человек» — прим. «Медузы»), и там Хоакин Феникс играл профессора философии. Мне этот герой очень понравился: он вроде и особого смысла в жизни не видит, весь такой безнадежный и потерянный, но и чувства юмора не теряет. Я заметил, что лучшие идеи ко мне приходят после того, как я увижу на экране вот таких сумасбродных персонажей. Или же когда рассматриваю людей на улицах Нью-Йорка. Или когда сижу в кофейне и внимательно слушаю, о чем судачат за соседним столиком.

— Тексты на новом альбоме — это такие обрывки историй? Или они все-таки основаны на личном опыте?
— И так, и так. С одной стороны, я на этом альбоме копаюсь в себе, с другой — пытаюсь переварить то, что вижу вокруг. Ведь все, что я слышу в новостях и о чем читаю в газетах, в конечном итоге влияет на мое отношение к жизни и мое общение с близкими. Скажем так, в своих текстах я руководствуюсь личным восприятием общих тем.
У меня сложные отношения с окружающим миром — люди, события и порядок вещей частенько вгоняют меня в ступор. Так внешние факторы превращаются в душевные терзания. И тут я уже начинаю теряться в общении с теми, кто мне дороже всего. Причем их вины в этом нет: просто мне всегда было трудно почувствовать, что я в этой жизни нахожусь на своем месте.
Но на альбоме есть и другие песни — написанные в такие моменты, когда я чувствую себя неотъемлемой частью вселенной и полон надежд на светлое будущее. В общем, я как бы понимаю, что вот он я, я живу здесь и сейчас, но где-то в глубине души постоянно хочу убраться куда подальше. И вот именно с этим гадким ощущением я и пытаюсь разобраться при помощи музыки.

— Правильно ли я понимаю, что речь идет о конкретных проблемах со здоровьем? У вас ведь и инфаркты были, и зависимости. Название Angels & Ghosts [«Ангелы и призраки»] как-то с этим связано?
— Ангелы для меня — это близкие люди и моменты, которые определи меня как личность. А призраки — это воспоминания, которые тоже как-никак влияют на мое настоящее. Разумеется, все мои проблемы со здоровьем так или иначе находят отклик в музыке: я всегда буду понимать, что в моей жизни было полно историй, из которых я мог вообще не выбраться живым. Такое навсегда остается где-то глубоко внутри тебя. Порой я словно заново все это переживаю, хотя, казалось бы, все позади: у меня сейчас совершенно другая жизнь. Говорят же: «Одного бокальчика достаточно, чтобы стать засранцем» (смеется). Эта фраза отлично меня описывает.

— Как вы решили доверить дочери съемку обложки для альбома?
— Это вышло совершенно случайно. Дочь снимала меня для учебного проекта: нужно было сфотографировать одного человека, в котором уживаются самые разные личности и эмоции. Одна часть тебя полна агрессии, другая — страха, и так далее. Вот она и засняла меня, и сделала коллаж. Он лежал на нашем обеденном столе, когда в гости заглянул мой менеджер. Он к тому моменту уже слышал альбом, а тут увидел фотографии и воскликнул: «Дейв, это же отлично подойдет к твоей новой записи». Мы попросили у дочки разрешение использовать фото, а она, щедрая душа и истинный художник, говорит нам: «Я согласна при одном условии: если вы ничего не будете менять и не испортите мою работу!» (Смеется.)
Так что на обложке все именно так, как она сняла, а в буклете — жирная благодарность. Я ей очень горд. И она, конечно, должна быть счастлива: сейчас по всему Нью-Йорка висят афиши моего концерта с этой фотографией и огромной надписью «Распродано». Теперь куда она ни пойдет, везде видит свою работу.

— То есть ее первая выставка проходит на улицах Нью-Йорка? Неплохо.
— Вот и я ей о том же говорю! Постоянно напоминаю: «Ты еще школу не закончила, а твои работы видел уже весь Нью-Йорк» (смеется).

— В России Depeche Mode — одна из главных групп. Вы когда-нибудь думали, почему мы вас так любим?
— Скажу так: с Россией у нас всегда были особенные отношения. Знаю, что вы нас любили задолго до того, как мы впервые приехали к вам с концертом. И когда мы, наконец, доехали, то сразу поняли: «Ух ты, нас тут действительно ждали». Нам с Depeche Mode дико повезло собрать международную армию фанатов: удивительно, что люди в самых разных уголках земного шара находят в наших песнях что-то близкое им. В том числе в России. Надеюсь, скоро снова к вам приедем. Ждите.

Михаэль Агафонов
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2015 - 20:24:17
2015-10-14 - PIAS - Soulsavers' 'Kubrick' press release

[Edit: It turns out that Rich Machin already spoke about this release in March 2015, when it was still called 'Reconsidering The Madman'. See here:
http://www.6dft.net/2015/03/21/an-interview-with-the-soulsavers-pt1/
http://www.6dft.net/2015/03/25/an-interview-with-the-soulsavers-pt-2/]

http://www.depeche-mode.com/2015/10/14/soulsavers-are-releasing-another-album-soon-but-without-dave/
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0160K0RJW?keywords=soulsavers&qid=1444838292&ref_=sr_1_8&sr=8-8

Soulsavers are releasing another album soon... but without Dave.

It seems Soulsavers have been busier than we thought: quietly, they just uploaded a new song on Soundcloud, out of the blue. Apparently a new album called "Kubrick" will be released on December 4th, containing instrumentals inspired by the films of Stanley Kubrick. The song 'Clay' has been uploaded a few hours ago:

https://soundcloud.com/piascooperative/soulsavers-clay

Soulsavers have stated in the past that they wanted to make more instrumental, soundtrack-esque albums, so we can't be too surprised, but nobody expected them to make two albums at the same time!

Full press release: http://www.peek-a-boo-magazine.be/en/news/2015/new-album-by-soulsavers-in-december/

Soulsavers will release their new album ‘Kubrick’ through San Quentin on 4th December. Self-produced and recorded at various studios around the world, including Sunset Sound, Real World and Air Studios, the album will be available on vinyl, CD and as a download. ‘Kubrick’ follows the release this month of a second collaboration with Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan. Entitled ‘Angels & Ghosts, the album is released through Columbia Records on 23rd October.
“Like a lot of people, I have phases of obsession, whether it’s about albums, musicians or film directors”, admits the quietly laconic Rich Machin, one half, alongside Ian Glover, of esteemed production duo and orchestral rock combo Soulsavers. “A while ago, I quite casually started revisiting some of Stanley Kubrick’s films, and pretty soon I was watching them all. I found myself really relishing Kubrick’s amazing attention to detail and how each film had it’s own completely unique mood. I’d wanted to make an instrumental record for ages… I found I could draw on these different moods as starting points for the music.”
Thus was born ‘Kubrick’, an extraordinarily poignant, unashamedly beautiful instrumental Soulsavers album whose sumptuous strings, opulent woodwinds, resonant drums and soaring organ, piano and guitar melodies offer an often subtle, sometimes epically cinematic seduction. Each of the album’s eight, dextrously arranged essays is named after a different character from the iconic oeuvre of maverick moviemaker Stanely Kubrick, but, Machin is keen to point out, the album is not so much a musical homage to the director’s films as a journey into the kinds of emotional landscape and all-embracing atmosphere the great auteur delighted in creating.
‘Kubrick’ is an album whose sonic luxury is matched by its intensity of feeling and the immediacy and raw emotion of Machin’s writing and arrangements. “With classical or orchestral music, I think there can sometimes be too much of a sense of perfectionism; it can be sonically amazing but rather sterile and lifeless to listen to”, says Machin. “We wanted to capture the spirit and immediacy of a rock’n’roll or band record, and not try to overwork everything. We didn’t want to Pro-Tools it to death… If a take had some minor technical flaws but had the right feeling, we’d use it anyway. I actually like human noises and textures in music. I like it when you can hear the viola player breathing…”
Designing bespoke, uniquely immersive recording experiences has been Soulsavers’ calling for a decade and a half, now. Their story begins at the turn of the millennium, with Messrs. Machin and Glover teaming up as a production and remix unit before embarking on their own material. Their 2003 debut album, ‘Tough Guys Don’t Dance’, expanded their remit into song, with vocals from Josh Haden, of slow-core combo Spain, while the ensuing, critic-enchanting ‘It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land,’ from 2007, wedded gospel, rock, jazz, country and more into a uniquely simmering stew, topped off with saturnine vocals from erstwhile Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan, alongside contributions from The London Community Gospel Choir, Will Oldham and Doves' Jimi Goodwin.
‘Broken’ followed in 2009, cementing the band’s reputation and garnering widespread encomium as Mark Lanegan once again fronted the songs, alongside Will Oldham, Spritualized’s Jason Pierce, Faith No More’s Mike Patton, Richard Hawley and the Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes. 2012’s gleamingly produced ‘The Light The Dead Sea’ offered another departure, with Lanegan’s frontman baton being handed on to Depeche Mode vocalist, and avowed Soulsavers fan, Dave Gahan – the two combos having toured together in 2010.
Aside from the albums, Soulsavers’ music has been, and continues to be, regularly aired on prime-time television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, CSI: NY, Lie To Me, Mercy, Eastbound & Down, In Treatment and Friday Night Lights, among many others.

Tracklist:
1 DeLarge
2 Clay
3 Torrance
4 Fax
5 Joker
6 Hal
7 Mandrake
8 Ziegler
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 15 October 2015 - 21:55:31
2015-10-15 - NPR (US) - First Listen: 'Angels & Ghosts'

http://www.npr.org/2015/10/14/447246900/first-listen-dave-gahan-soulsavers-angels-ghosts
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=447246900&m=448575751

First Listen: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, 'Angels & Ghosts'
ANDY BATTAGLIA

Dave Gahan has sung about a soul that needs saving since his earliest murmurings as the frontman of Depeche Mode. Now, he's recorded his second collection of collaborative songs with Soulsavers since teaming up with the U.K. production enterprise in 2012. The first release was solely a Soulsavers project by virtue of its billing, with Gahan presented as a contributor of vocals to all songs that weren't instrumentals. But Angels & Ghosts puts Gahan's name — and his searching, dependably anguished cry — out front for all to behold.
Angels & Ghosts is nothing like a Depeche Mode album in terms of atmosphere, with a dusty, sparse desert-rock sound that couldn't be less electronic. Earthiness is the gambit instead, with Gahan humming in the opening few seconds as if he's a weathered old bluesman readying his throat for an exorcism. "Shine" sets the template from the start: gritty guitar riffs, loping rhythms and a spirit that glows ("There's light here, and it shines on you") through even the darkest moods. "You Owe Me" moves even more slowly, with Gahan sounding a bit like the ghost of Jim Morrison in a trippy, menacing cantina before "Tempted" fills out around a snaky guitar part and vocal harmonizing that evokes younger guns like Sharon Van Etten and Midlake.
Most of the album revolves around a formidable mix of electric guitar and electric piano, with gospel-inspired backing vocals summoning a sense of scale that swells. "Don't Cry" calls on all the elements at a forlorn speed that allows each of the pieces to make for maximum rock drama.
There's plenty of space for Gahan to haunt with words that tip toward both loss and salvation. In "All Of This And Nothing," after equating himself with the dirt, the sun, a river and a storm, he sings, "I'm all of this and nothing" as if the chance to voice such a realization makes up for the ambiguity within it. In "One Thing," he's on to singing about "life on Mars" with a spirited sense of communion. But Earth, with all its grit and grief and grace, seems to be where he remains most at home.

First Listen: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, 'Angels & Ghosts'
Shine
You Owe Me
Tempted
All Of This And Nothing
One Thing
Don't Cry
Lately
The Last Time
My Sun
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Post by: Angelinda on 16 October 2015 - 20:58:52
2015-10-16 - Le Matin (Switzerland) - «Je fais de la musique qui m'émeut»

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Dave Gahan: «Je fais de la musique qui m'émeut»
INTERVIEW — Le chanteur s’est extirpé de Depeche Mode pour composer et poser sa voix sur un magnifique album de Soulsavers, qui sortira le 23 octobre.
Par Laurent Flückiger

En 2012, «The Light the Dead See», première collaboration entre Dave Gahan et Soulsavers, était acclamé par la critique. Le leader de Depeche Mode et le projet de Rich Machin ont remis le couvert. «Angels & Ghosts» (distr. Sony Music), neuf morceaux inspirés notamment par le gospel et le blues, souvent sombres, vous fera frissonner cet automne. Nous avons joint par téléphone le chanteur à la voix impériale à New York, où il vit.

Dave, comment a débuté cette nouvelle collaboration avec Soulsavers?
Quand nous avons terminé l’album précédent, nous n’avons jamais vraiment arrêté d’écrire. C’est une suite naturelle, pour être honnête. Nous avons en quelque sorte développé ce que nous avions fait lors de notre première collaboration.

A quel point est-ce important pour vous de travailler avec d’autres gens à ce stade de votre carrière?
C’est très important. Pour grandir, un artiste doit sortir de sa zone de confort et aller au-delà de ce qu’il croit être. J’ai travaillé avec beaucoup de gens et ils m’ont influencé. Après toutes ces années, c’est essentiel pour moi de sortir de Depeche Mode.

Vous avez dit dans une interview que votre collaboration vous avait en quelque sorte sauvé la vie…
C’est le cas de la musique en général. C’est grâce à elle que je me sentais bien déjà lorsque j’étais très jeune. Et aujourd’hui encore plus. Lors de l’écriture et de l’enregistrement, je crois que je me retrouve. Avant même qu’«Angels & Ghosts» soit terminé, j’ai réalisé ce que les chansons représentaient pour moi: elles me font voir ce qu’il y a autour. C’est comme si j’écris sur une tempête, ça signifie sans doute comment je me sens. Je ne sais pas, les chansons sont des choses étranges… Elles semblent parfois s’écrire toutes seules et tu dois juste essayer d’en faire partie.

Quelle a été votre méthode d’écriture?
C’est vraiment difficile à expliquer. En général, Rich m’envoyait un morceau de musique, des accords de guitare, des notes d’orgue. Pour moi, ça devenait quelque chose de visuel. En fait, à partir d’une atmosphère je vois des mots. Parfois c’est rapide, parfois non et je dois lutter pour que ça prenne forme. Avec Rich, c’est rapide. Je suis mon idée initiale. Avec lui, j’ai appris que je ne voulais pas trop diriger, je veux être guidé par la chanson. Si ça a du sens…

On vous a découvert une tumeur il y a six ans. Est-ce que votre maladie a influencé votre écriture?
Je crois bien. La vie parfois te fait des coups tordus et ça m’a rendu attentif. (Rires.) Il y a six ans, quand c’est arrivé je m’attendais à tout sauf à ça. Parfois, j’ai fait des erreurs et j’ai appris d’elles. Mais là, c’était quelque chose que je ne pouvais pas contrôler et j’ai dû faire avec. Je touche du bois, ma santé est bonne. Oui, ma maladie m’a influencé. Je crois que je suis toujours en train de chercher à expliquer les choses qui arrivent dans ma vie personnelle et dans le monde. Quand je mets tout ensemble, je me rends compte que la seule chose que je contrôle est qui je suis vraiment. Est-ce que je fais vraiment du mieux que je peux? Est-ce que je peux plus? Je vois ça en particulier avec ma famille: c’est là où je partage le plus de joie et les moments difficiles. (Rires.)

Vous avez sorti deux albums solos. En quoi diffère ce disque avec Soulsavers?
Rich est producteur, musicien et il écrit des chansons. Nous avons décidé d’appeler ce disque Dave Gahan & Soulsavers parce que ma voix, la mélodie et mes mots dictent en quelque sorte la direction des morceaux. Mais je n’aurais pas pu le faire sans Rich. C’est lui qui a créé l’atmosphère. Vous savez, même pour les chansons que j’ai écrites auparavant il y avait un travail d’équipe. Je sais qu’ils sont désignés comme des albums solos, mais ce sont des collaborations.

Votre musique sonne toujours plus blues. Quels sont vos rapports avec ce genre?
Je cherche à faire de la musique qui m’émeut et touche les gens et le blues, la soul et le gospel font partie de ce que j’ai entendu de plus excitant. Ça me fait me sentir bien, mais je ne sais pas d’où ça vient. Le groupe que j’écoute en ce moment, Alt-J, c’est du gospel électronique!
Est-ce que, parfois, les sons électroniques vous fatiguent? Ça dépend comment c’est fait. Il y a une chose qui me fatigue un peu, c’est quand ça prend trop de temps en studio. Pour le dernier album de Depeche Mode, Martin (ndlr: Gore) a passé du temps sur toutes les différentes séquences et, en fait, le son ne change pas vraiment de l’idée initiale. Mais c’est quelque chose qui lui a plu d’expérimenter. Je dois être patient. (Rires.) Pour moi, quand il y a une idée, j’ai envie de la travailler de suite. Vous perdez cette spontanéité si vous surproduisez.

Qu’a pensé Martin de votre album?
Je sais qu’il a aimé le morceau «All of This and Nothing». Mais nous n’en avons pas discuté. Il faut lui demander!

Est-ce que le retour de Depeche Mode en studio ou sur scène est déjà agendé?
Il n’y a vraiment pas de planning pour l'instant.
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Post by: Angelinda on 17 October 2015 - 17:10:14
2015-10-17 - Yahoo (US) - Dave Gahan Exclusive Interview

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Dave Gahan at 53: ‘I’m Doing the Best Work I’ve Ever Done’

The Depeche Mode icon talks about his second album with side-project Soulsavers, his fascination with spirituality, and his secret to longevity in the music business.

On Monday, Oct. 19, at 9 p.m. PT/12 a.m. ET, Yahoo Live will live stream Dave Gahan & Soulsavers’ concert from the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Tune in HERE to watch!
“It amazes me, actually, that I’ve gotten away with it for this long,” laughs iconic Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan, sitting with Yahoo Music, as he reflects on his 35 years in the music business and discusses his epic second gospel/space-rock album with U.K. production duo Soulsavers, Angels & Ghosts. “When I first began as a teenager, when I was like 18 or 19, I thought maybe at best by 25, it would all be done. And here we are today. I’m still making music – and making the kind of music that I want to make. That’s more important than anything else.”
Angels & Ghosts, the searing, psychedelic follow-up to 2012’s Gahan/Soulsavers collaboration The Light the Dead See, is a departure from Gahan’s work with his legendary synth group, but Gahan’s brooding, booming baritone is unmistakable. And there’s no doubt that the project will inspire Gahan when he reconvenes with Depeche Mode to begin work on their next album in 2016.
“When I work outside of my band… it really challenges me. That’s not to say that Depeche Mode doesn’t challenge me; it really does,” says Gahan. “But it’s different… I think when I work outside that relationship and then I come back, it really enhances what I do with Depeche Mode. It enables me to stretch as a musician and as an artist, out of my comfort zone, and to do things that I wouldn’t normally do.”
Religious imagery is common in Gahan’s overall body of work – think Depeche titles like “Personal Jesus,” Songs of Faith and Devotion, and Playing the Angel, as well as the band name Soulsavers itself – and Angels & Ghosts’ evangelical sound definitely continues this theme. It’s an interesting direction for man who survived heroin addiction, a suicide attempt, a several other near-brushes with death in the ‘90s, and who eventually experienced his own salvation and redemption.
“That does come into it, that sort of imagery that’s around religion – and religions,” Gahan says of his musical inspirations. “To me, it’s more the sort of spiritual side of things, this feeling that there is something else. I sort of jump between the two things – that there isn’t and that there is. That there’s a force out there in the world that is calling out to us to do something about everything that we’re doing here on our planet, but we seem to ignore it. We seem to choose to ignore it, because, you know, we’re human. But I think it kind of creeps on the songs and into the music… when I’m writing songs, if I allow it, I think that force, whatever that is out there, which I try and sort of listen to, it comes through the music… It’s music that will make you feel something, and when that happens, it’s kind of magical.”
As for the Soulsavers’ album title, Gahan explains: “The angels and the informers, there’s stuff that’s around you all the time, and we get these sort of messages. We get informed of the way we should be leading our lives, but we choose to do something else… And ghosts are memories, and it’s all we really have. It’s the only thing we get to leave this place with. It’s the only thing that matters, really. Memories inform us. So that’s really what Angels & Ghosts means to me.”
After everything he’s been through, incredibly, at age 53 Gahan is still brimming with energy and enthusiasm for his art (and for other people’s art, whether it’s film, the paintings he encounters during his museum visits, or one of his current favorite bands, Algiers). He admits, “I don’t feel like my age, if that makes any sense. Physically, I do sometimes… But [I try to] keep youthful, if that’s the right word, in my mind, and in my dreams. And in my imagination. To me, that’s where I spend a lot of time – in this fantasy world.
“I feel I’m lucky to do this, I really do, after all these years. I feel very fortunate. I feel like I’m at a point in my life where I’m actually doing the best work I’ve ever done. I don’t know when that’s going to end – and it will come to an end at some point – but right now I feel like I’m on some kind of roll.”
(Video interview conducted by Lesley Zimmerman)



2015-10-17 - Frankfurter Neue Presse (Germany) - Von Engeln Und Geistern

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Post by: Angelinda on 17 October 2015 - 19:33:46
2015-10-17 - Repubblica (Italy) - "In fuga dai Depeche Mode canto il mio inferno"

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Dave Gahan: "In fuga dai Depeche Mode canto il mio inferno"
di di CARLO MORETTI

Esce "Angels & ghosts", nuovo album con i Soulsavers. Il 4 novembre a Milano il primo live con il duo inglese

ROMA - TRA rock e gospel, pieno com'è di angeli, demoni e fantasmi, Angels & ghosts vola decisamente alto. Un disco per raccontare fallimenti e cadute ma anche, per fortuna, di salvifiche risalite verso la luce. Chi canta ne sa qualcosa: dopo essere sopravvissuto all'eroina, Dave Gahan è oggi una delle poche rockstar ancora in attività davvero degne di questo nome. Tra l'altro non ha mai cantato così bene come in questo suo secondo album con il duo inglese dei Soulsavers, ennesima boccata d'ossigeno fuori dal recinto dorato dei Depeche Mode.

L'album uscirà il 23 ottobre e sarà presentato in un tour di sei date che dopo Los Angeles, New York, Londra, Berlino e Parigi si concluderà il 4 novembre al Fabrique di Milano. "Sarà il mio primo tour con i Soulsavers " dice Gahan al telefono da New York, "e se le cose andranno bene come spero, altre date si aggiungeranno".

I Soulsavers sono la sua nuova band?
"Credo sia sbagliato rimanere bloccato in una sola formula, mi piace variare, sentirmi libero di provare cose nuove. Con i Depeche Mode riempiamo gli stadi, siamo una cosa meravigliosa che adoro, ma amo fare anche altro: è come quando sei di fronte a una scatola di cioccolatini e ne vuoi provare sempre uno. Non so ancora che forma potrà prendere lo show con i Soulsavers ma penso che ritrovarci sul palco in dieci con tre cantanti gospel, renderà il nostro suono davvero potente".

"Angels & ghosts" è attraversato da una tensione verso l'alto: lei è religioso o lo è diventato?
"Non posso dire di essere religioso però penso a me stesso come la parte di un meccanismo più grande. Sono alla ricerca di qualcosa, sento il desiderio di essere migliore anche se non so bene come. E mi muovo tra l'ego sproporzionato della mia vita di musicista sul palco e l'idea di me come una nullità, polvere sotto le scarpe di qualcun altro, come canto nel brano All of this and nothing. L'album Angels & ghosts significa proprio questo: guardare fuori di me alla ricerca di qualcosa. Gli angeli sono dappertutto qui a New York, ci circondano e ci aiutano. I fantasmi sono invece la memoria delle cose passate".

In alcuni brani sembra risuonare lo stile Depeche Mode.
"Io e Martin Gore scriviamo in un modo simile, molto lirico. Se si ascoltano canzoni dei Depeche Mode come World in my eyes o Welcome to my world o Walking in my shoes , sono brani fortemente spirituali che mi hanno molto influenzato. Proprio ciò che desidero fare, scrivere canzoni che possano emozionare chi ascolta. Qualche volta mi riesce e credo anche in questo album: ad esempio, Shine è diventata più grande di me".

Come sceglie a chi destinare le canzoni che scrive, tra Soulsavers o Depeche Mode?
"Ciò che distingue i Soulsavers dai Depeche Mode è il fatto che con i Depeche Mode quando porti un'idea nello studio di registrazione devi sapere che verrà sviluppata da altri. Con i Soulsavers, invece, si segue l'idea fino in fondo senza dover necessariamente aderire ad un certo suono, si tratta semmai di trovare i musicisti giusti che possano eseguirla e realizzarla perché suoni al meglio".

Nel video di "All of this and nothing" c'è una serie di immagini molto forti con lei in primo piano: sta urlando, tiene la bocca aperta e mostra i denti incapsulati d'oro come quelli di un rapper.
"Quelle immagini me le aveva scattate mia figlia Stella, che ha 16 anni, per un compito scolastico. Quando le ho chiesto se potevamo utilizzarle, Stella mi ha risposto: per me va bene, ma non le potete cambiare. Insomma, se n'è uscita da vera artista. Le abbiamo selezionate anche per la copertina, funzionano alla perfezione con il
feeling dell'album. Vogliono dire mettere in scena le diverse voci che si hanno dentro e non aver paura di mostrarsi per come si è. Se poi qualcuno pensa che quei denti incapsulati siano un lascito della mia lunga dipendenza dall'eroina, per me ognuno è libero di farlo".
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Post by: Angelinda on 18 October 2015 - 18:42:51
2015-10-18 - Bild (Germany) - So gut ist Dave Gahan ohne Depeche Mode

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EXKLUSIV-GESPRÄCH MIT DEM SYNTHIE-POPSTAR
Wie gut ist Dave Gahan ohne Depeche Mode?
ohne Depeche Mode?
Der Synthie-Popstar schreibt den Soundtrack seines Lebens. Und der klingt düster
VON DANIEL SCHAUFF

Dass Dave Gahan (53) noch lebt, ist erstaunlich. Drogenexzesse, Suizidversuch, Blasenkrebs übersteht nicht jeder. Aber Dave Gahan scheint ohne Verfallsdatum, wie Depeche Mode, diese Synthie-Popband, deren Frontmann er ist.
Musik ist die einzige Sucht, die Gahan geblieben ist. Und er lebt sie aus, diesmal solo. „Angels and Ghosts“ kommt am 23. Oktober auf den Markt und hört sich an wie der Soundtrack zu seinem Leben – düster.

„Ich finde die Musik aufbauend“, entgegnet Gahan. „Aber vielleicht hören Sie ja lieber Taylor Swift?“
Er singt Zeilen wie „Ich bin der Schmutz unter deinen Füßen“. Die Melodien sind schwer und langsam. „Doch, ja, es ist düster, aber nicht deprimierend“, räumt er ein. Die vielen Pausen mitten in den Songs seien zum Nachdenken. „Ich wollte, dass es es sich anfühlt, als würde man den Antrieb verlieren.“
Du fühlst, wie die Zeit an deine Türe klopft, singt Gahan in einem Lied. So wie er sich gefühlt haben muss als er die Diagnose Blasenkrebs bekam. Sechs Jahre ist das her. „Es geht auch um einen Freund, der gerade das durchmacht, was ich zu dieser Zeit erlebt habe.“
Sein Gesang, seine unverkennbare Stimme sollen neuen Antrieb geben. „Hinter den dunkelsten Wolken scheint immer die Sonne“, singt er. Und: „Es wird alles gut.“
Gahan stand nach der Krebs-OP schnell wieder auf der Bühne, weiß scheinbar genau, wie man wieder auf die Beine kommt. Und wer ihm geholfen hat. „Segle mit mir, wir können fortfliegen. Lass uns zusammenbleiben und alles hinter uns lassen“, singt er.
Und sie ließen alles hinter sich, Gahan und seine dritte Frau Jennifer. Aus dem Skandal-Musiker ist ein Familienmensch (zwei Kinder, ein Adoptivkind) geworden. Die Texte auf „Angels and Ghosts“ erzählen auch davon. Und sind tatsächlich aufbauend, wenn man ihn kennt.
In den kommenden Wochen ist Dave Gahan auf Tour, am 30. Oktober in Berlin. „Die Konzerte waren innerhalb von einer Stunde ausverkauft“, sagt er. Und er wirkt dabei trotz schwarzer Klamotten, Tattoo übersätem Körper und skeptischem Blick auch mit 53 wie ein Teenager, der den Rockmusiker nur gibt.
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Post by: Angelinda on 19 October 2015 - 18:04:56
2015-10-19 - Electronic Beats (Germany) - AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH DEPECHE MODE’S DAVE GAHAN

http://www.electronicbeats.net/dave-gahan-interview-2015/

AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH DEPECHE MODE’S DAVE GAHAN
Dave Gahan talks about his forthcoming 'Angels & Demons' LP with Soulsavers. We're presenting their sold-out Berlin tour date, and you can win tickets here.
BY MAX DAX

It’s been a while since we caught up with Dave Gahan. In the two years since we chatted with the Depeche Mode staple for our print magazine and sent Max Dax to record a video interview with him, Gahan has returned to the studio with UK songwriting duo Soulsavers to create a new album. Angels & Ghosts will appear in stores on October 23, and the release-related celebrations start tonight with the first of a six-date international tour in Los Angeles, California. That’s where he was stationed when Max Dax (who also recently spoke to Gahan’s Depeche Mode partner Martin Gore) gave him a call to look back at the past and reflect on how far he’s come. Buy tickets to the tour, which hits New York, London, Berlin, Paris and Milan, here. The Berlin date on October 30 is already sold out, but you can enter to win tickets by marking yourself down as “attending” our Facebook event page. If you miss out, you can attend the show from home via our live stream.

Max Dax: Mr. Gahan, how are you? It’s midnight in Berlin, the autumn rain is falling, I’m sitting in my kitchen and the city is asleep.
Dave Gahan: I’m in Los Angeles right now. It’s 3 p.m. here.

Are you still living in Manhattan? Or have you moved to L.A.?
I live in New York, but I used to live in Los Angeles for about seven or eight years. I moved here in 1989. In 1997 I relocated to New York, and I’ve been there ever since.

You own a studio in Lower Manhattan.
Yes. I mean, it’s rather more a small working room. But in New York you gotta get what you can in terms of space. And in that sense I’m very fortunate to have a space there and to have Kurt Uenala, with whom I collaborate. He’s pretty much there all the time, and that’s where we write songs together. We’ve actually recorded a lot of stuff there, a lot of vocals, especially for the last couple of Depeche Mode records. And, of course, we also recorded the last two Soulsavers albums there.

In other words, you feel comfortable there, within your own four walls.
Absolutely. And I especially love to record with Kurt. He’s recorded most of my vocals for the last seven or eight years now. When you’re working with your voice, it’s always very important to feel comfortable. Otherwise you can’t feel inspired or free to do things that you might not usually do. I like to be able to experiment with my voice. I like to try out different types of microphones and pre-amps, and Kurt’s very good at setting that up for me so that I can literally walk into my room at any time I feel inspired and to be able to record ideas.

There’s a reason why I asked you about New York and Los Angeles: you’ve lived in American cities, but you were born and raised in England. America has such a strong musical tradition, and it’s deeply rooted in Irish and the Scottish traditional ballads as well as the African-American heritage of the blues and gospel. How do you adapt to that?
I find blues and gospel—and let’s not forget jazz—very inspiring. All this music comes from America, and New York City really represents that in many ways. When I moved to Manhattan, I finally could really understand the music of John Coltrane, for example. “A Love Supreme” suddenly made more sense to me musically. It’s the sound of New York, you know? Jazz is the sound of New York. And apart from that, blues and gospel music, to me, is where everything began. Combining these musical influences in what we do with Soulsavers, and even in what we do with Depeche Mode, feels like a natural conclusion.

In addition to downbeat blues and gospel, I hear a third strong influence on your new record: a David Lynch kind of Twin Peaks twang.
That’s very intuitive of you. Your question confronts me with the visual aspect of the music I’m doing. The music I do with the Soulsavers is very visual, if not filmic, and it touches this aspect of America that most of us don’t get to see that much. Many people don’t get to see that much of America besides New York and Los Angeles, but there’s a big, huge Americana that exists in between these two cities! These landscapes and these amazing, large areas of land that seem to go on forever. I’m inspired by that. Sometimes I have an empty feeling as well. Visual emptiness and sometimes very beautiful silence—that’s where the inspiration really comes from.

Did you travel the hinterlands of Americana to feel what you’re describing?
Well, of course, over the years I’ve crossed the U.S. many times with Depeche Mode. But I’ve also done a little bit of traveling myself. I just feel very inspired by the visual side of what you can hear in American music. When we talk about my music, we have to talk about influences that express feelings that’re deep within your soul. And these feelings ask questions about who we are, or “Who am I?” Especially when you consider that you face what’s going on around in the world around you. You ask yourself, “What does it all mean to me?”

So you’re basically reckoning with the human condition on your new songs.
I believe so, yes.

Let’s focus for a moment on a new song that you’ve recorded. It’s called “One Thing”.
Why did you pick that particular one?

“Just lay down next to me / And we can watch these tasteless shows on our TV”. That’s genuinely evocative songwriting to me.
Thank you for saying that. In this song in particular I’m trying to show some vulnerability and how I feel about life and the world that surrounds us. I wanted to show that particular balance between vulnerability and beauty. To me, the beauty comes in the melodies and in their reflection in the lyrics.

In the song you also quote David Bowie’s famous line “Is there life on Mars?”
Of course I am referring to that Bowie song. It still means a lot to me. I can still play that song and I can still hear a person who’s lost. But at the same time, I can see this beautiful landscape he’s lost in, and how we desperately try to find things to numb ourselves from the way we feel. And today, of course, television is what we find ourselves sitting in front of and watching addictively for no apparent reason, other than to numb us from our real feelings. Having said that, music really enables me to dig deep into my soul, and with this record I think I really have allowed myself for the first time to just appear, rather than edit it too much or push it too far in a certain direction or for you, as the listener, to be steered in any particular direction. I wanted to contrast a lot of things in the new songs — the beauty of melody and the open space of introspection. This may have led to, I guess, some dark lyrics. But such is life, isn’t it?

You’re basically saying that, in our digital present, we’re losing our spirituality.
That’s so true.

But you have an answer ready. In the chorus of “One Thing” you sing, “You need just one thing: love.”
It’s weird because at some point a song takes on a life of its own. All of a sudden the song becomes much bigger than any idea you ever had about it when you started writing it. It leads you into a melody, or in this case a word—love—that maybe is something that I’m still desperately trying to find. I know that’s the truth. I know that word encapsulates everything we really should be. But sometimes I feel so far away from that, you know? We’re all here on this planet together, and you can’t possibly be unaffected by what goes on. I feel fortunate that I can put these feelings into music and I feel very privileged to have a partner like Rich Machin, who melodically, structurally and song-wise is on the same page as me.

“One Thing” seems to embrace the world with empathy. We’re all getting older. Would you say that you’re now looking at the world as an adult person?
You know, on one hand that’s true, and getting older is a fact to me. But also the truth is that I sometimes feel that I’m just not there. But I want to be. And my hope is that the listener can reflect on that feeling. When was the last time that you asked yourself, “How do I feel about love? Do I feel love? Do I love people? Do I give the best I can? Am I kind?” You know, all these things. More often than not, I’m not so sure about myself. But I am sure about it when I’m lost in a song like that. I’m just a small part of it, as the song itself has become so much greater eventually. Love is like that. You have to hang in there and you have to believe it. At the end of the day, all this destruction that we cause around us and within us ultimately is all that we are left with. Love is the only thing that holds us together. I’m getting older and I have younger children, and hopefully they will have children too. But what kind of world are we bringing them into? I don’t know. For me, music has always been the key to feeling as though I belong, and it continues to do that.

Would you say you’ve become more empathetic over the years?
I think so. You get beaten down. I beat myself down pretty hard for a while and then I gave up on that habit. I’ve been fortunate enough in the last 20 years. I feel like I’m slowly sobering.

But you don’t regret the experiences of having beaten yourself pretty hard—or do you?
No, I wouldn’t like to miss anything, of course. This is my life.

It was a life in the limelight almost from the beginning.
Everything was public from the beginning. When Alan Wilder left Depeche Mode, it was basically Martin and me. Martin and I had to become something together, and we’re still becoming that. That’s still a work in progress. Yes, we’re making music together and then we perform that music. And we’re very much aware of how much the music has touched people. We see it in the concerts and we feel it onstage. But I think Martin and I still have this thing between us. It’s still two people coming together with music, but at the same time we’ve also always been very separate—even musically. But that’s also what makes Depeche Mode so interesting, musically. It’s that struggle between us, I believe.

You could call it a struggle, or you could call it yin and yang.
I would be interested how it’d sound if you actually mashed our last two records together. Martin did an album called MG. Like me, Martin is a big fan of blues and gospel music. But he’s also a big fan of turning something inside out, taking those elements and then doing something completely different with them musically, simply to make it interesting for himself. But within the band, of course, these two elements come together. This has always been a challenge for whomever we work with. On Delta Machine, for instance, it was Christoffer Berg, who’s most known for his work with Fever Ray. It turned out to be a great collaboration because Chris brought an excitement and enthusiasm to the recording sessions that I think wouldn’t have been there otherwise. And certainly he and Martin became like a sort of partnership, having fun and creating with their electronics. I think I brought in an element of soulfulness or a feeling of human vulnerability to this organized backdrop. Actually, a lot of life is like that. We try and organize everything perfectly so that we can have the perfect day, but of course it’s totally disorganized. It’s total chaos. Depeche Mode’s music has always pushed the envelope of what pop music “should” sound like. We’ve always kind of been on the outside of pop somehow.

As compared to Depeche Mode, how was working with the Soulsavers?
Well, it’s a collaboration, and that’s the only similar thing. When Rich and I write together, I might have melodies in my head or a particular phrase or a vocal line—something that’s buzzing around in my head. And Rich will send me these guitar lines or organ parts that he puts in an atmospheric ambience. They’re always very sparse and loosely arranged, and for some reason the sound of it inspires me. From there I live with these guitar and organ lines and try to listen to whatever words or shapes pop up into my head. And then I try to combine it all by singing these words onto the music. I often find that the song begins to write itself. Working with the Soulsavers is much less structured than working with Depeche Mode. When I wrote with Kurt Uenala on Delta Machine, everything was a lot more organized in terms of structure.

Why is that the case?
Maybe because I have an idea of what I think a song presented to Depeche Mode should sound like, whereas I don’t feel that pressure with the Soulsavers. You have to present something to the producer and to Martin and whoever is working on the record. They are all there to hear this finished idea before you even discuss it being recorded for Depeche Mode. With Soulsavers, I can present sketches and ideas because I know that my song will develop over the course of time, and all I have to do is to follow it. I really don’t know how a song is going to sound until it’s finished.

And now you’re going on tour with the Soulsavers.
I can’t wait to be onstage again.

The tour schedule reads like the ultimate rock star tour: Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Milan. Only Tokyo is missing.
Yeah, that would have been the world in a week. But in all honesty, the reasons for keeping this tour short were mainly practical. First of all, I don’t wanted to spend another six months just touring around the world. This record feels maybe too personal. So we came up with this idea to play these small but interesting venues and theaters and to put together a band. There will be ten musicians onstage including myself and three gospel singers.

So, it’s quite a big production.
Ten people is a big band, but it’s not a big production with visuals, films, lasers or a fancy light show. It’s really just about the music. We will play the songs from the two records that we’ve made together. There will also be a few little surprises at the end of the show, if we feel that way. But it’s more or less about showcasing the two records that we’re very proud of. The idea of leaving home for another year or so just doesn’t appeal to me at all at the moment. It terrifies me. At the moment, this is the best I can do.

You wouldn’t see your children.
Exactly. They’re growing up fast. Being away from home for months can be crucial. I have two sons who have left home, but I have also a daughter who just turned 16, and she’s still at home. There’s not much time left until she goes to college, so I really want to be around. I’ve spent a lot of time in their lives away from them. And when I’m not on tour I can also continue to work on other stuff. Doing only six shows is quite expensive, and we have to still rehearse like we’d go on tour for a year. But that’s the price I gotta pay, I guess.

Buy tickets to Dave Gahan and Soulsavers’ tour dates on Gahan’s website, and enter to win tickets to the sold-out Berlin gig here.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 19 October 2015 - 18:07:33
2015-10-19 - Mondadori Megastore - Piazza Duomo, Milano on Facebook:

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Dave Gahan - inimitabile voce dei Depeche Mode - in esclusiva europea al Mondadori Megastore - Piazza Duomo, Milano per presentare il nuovo album 'Angel and Ghosts' inciso con i Soulsavers. Se vuoi conoscere tutti i dettagli dell’evento e scoprire come partecipare all’esclusivo contest, continua a seguirci.

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Dave e la sua band saranno nel nostro store il 5 novembre. Per conoscere tutti i dettagli dell’evento e scoprire come partecipare all’esclusivo contest continua a seguirci.

Il programma:
Ore 17.30: Meet&Greet per 10 fortunati vincitori del contest.
Dalle 18 alle 19.30: Signing session.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 19 October 2015 - 18:40:41
2015-10-19 - Rolling Stone (US) - Dave Gahan on Soulsavers, Depeche Mode's Future, Trashy TV

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-gahan-on-soulsavers-depeche-modes-future-trashy-tv-20151019

Dave Gahan on Soulsavers, Depeche Mode's Future, Trashy TV
Vocalist explains how making new collaborative album 'Angels & Ghosts' helped free him as a singer
By Kory Grow

It's a chilly October morning in New York, and Dave Gahan is feeling impish. "I hope you play basketball," the singer, 53, says sharply to a towering waiter at Gemma, a bustling hotel restaurant on the East Village's infamous Bowery. The would-be giant affirms that he has shot a few hoops over the years, and the singer just laughs and orders regular coffee.

"There's something about the city where I feel very at home," the singer says, cheerfully. "It's not as grimy as it used to be, but I like this particular area. This place, it's shiny and bright, and then it's dark and seedy outside. You have a fancy hotel like this, and then there's a methadone clinic down the road. You can see those two worlds. That always has appealed to me."

Gahan is dressed in head-to-toe black and adorned with sunglasses that he won't take off. But despite his clothing, and the fact he is best known for singing unassuming pop hits like "Enjoy the Silence" and "Never Let Me Down Again" with Depeche Mode, he has a surprisingly big personality. He's in particularly good spirits today, though, because Angels & Ghosts – a dusky, cinematic-sounding new collaborative album he made with Soulsavers, the British production duo composed of Rich Machin and Ian Glover – will finally come out on October 23rd.

An extension of 2012's The Light the Dead See, the new record finds Gahan crooning over smart, shadowy arrangements of guitar, organ and orchestral strings. Dramatic tracks like the brittle "Don't Cry" and dreamy "One Thing" allow him to push his voice in new ways, while the single "All of This and Nothing" finds him declaring himself "the sun that rises while you're sleeping" over a bed of spacy, shimmering post-rock. A cursory listen to the way he sings on the record shows he's enjoying a respite from the occasionally icy synthesizers of his main gig.

With Soulsavers, Gahan crafted an ornate sound that will require a 10-piece band, consisting of members of Spiritualized and Porno for Pyros, among others, to play the songs when they begin performing live this month. But for now, Gahan is content scooting into a corner booth, sipping the coffee that the ballplayer gave him, and discussing why Soulsavers is important to the future of Depeche Mode.

You've lived in New York for around 20 years now. Why did you settle here?
It's the first place I've been to, including where I grew up, where I felt like I belonged. I always felt a misfit as a kid. It's always been difficult for me to stick around people for a long time. So to be here for 20 years, and have some friends in one place for that amount of time as well, that's something. A lot of my stories and characters I create come out of New York.

Do you like the darker side of the city?
You're always tempted by the seedier side of things here in New York City. But I like to stay on the outside looking in, instead of diving into that stuff again. I spent a lot of time there, and I had to dig my way out of it, so I'm not in any hurry to get in. But I do like to observe.


You and Soulsavers recorded Angels & Ghosts all over the world. What did you record here?
I throw down lots of ideas in my little studio here with my mate, and I send it back to Rich. For instance, he liked some of the backing vocals I recorded for "Don't Cry," and we got a gospel choir together at Electric Lady. We just went in there early in the morning and stayed until the wee hours of the next day, and we pushed them to do everything. We recorded in a pretty old-school way where you've got one chance to get it. There was no luxury of, "Let's see how you feel tomorrow." It's like, "No, we're pushing you, but we've got to get this tonight." I liked that.

Is it different with Depeche Mode?
Yeah. With Depeche, you have this abundance of time, and I always argue that I think it's too much. We used to do four-week sessions, and you might work on only three or four songs, so I shortened the sessions, because it pushes everybody to get it down. If you have too much time, you start to faff around with things too much. If you put Martin [Gore] in a room with all these analog synths, he'll just be playing around with that stuff forever.

That's what his solo record this year was like.
Yeah, exactly. Martin has a studio in his house, and he goes to work. That's what he loves to do. His album was an extension of the stuff that we rejected or ended up not recording. We had, like, 20, 25 demos between us of the songs we had ready to record for [2013's] Delta Machine, so there was all of these other bits and pieces.

What do you get out of Soulsavers that you don't get out of Depeche Mode?
I get a lot out of it. I like working in different ways and developing ideas with somebody that's willing to take some risks. I bring these experiences back to Depeche Mode; I certainly did on Delta Machine. The stuff I'm writing now, I think, is going to end up on a future Depeche record – it just feels like that – and I wouldn't have been able to do it if I didn't do this Soulsavers record.

It sounds like Depeche Mode are in a good place right now.
I still feel like we haven't finished. Martin and I are on the same page on this. If we felt like we didn't have another record, we just wouldn't do it. I saw him a few weeks ago and talked about the band and he was very interested in what the Soulsavers were doing, and he's coming to the show in L.A., because he wants to know where my head's at. I want to know with him, too.

Does a new Depeche Mode record seem likely?
We talked about getting together towards the end of the year to talk about what our plans will be. We'd like to do another record. So we'll talk about when that will be and sometime next year I wouldn't be surprised if we were back in the studio.

A decade ago, you told Rolling Stone that you didn't like the sound of your own voice. Do you feel differently now?
I'm way more confident. About 10 to 15 years ago, I started really finding my voice with exploring my own melodies and lyrical content on my own solo albums. With these Soulsavers records, I feel like I'm writing where I really am, which is after all these years kind of really gratifying.

You begin Angels & Ghosts with "Shine," which is very hopeful. Why are you feeling that way lately?
That's pretty on the optimistic side for me. I'd had this melody and this loose lyrical idea, which had come to me after a concert I did with Depeche in Berlin. We played in this huge stadium, beautiful summer night, a couple years ago. It was one of those nights where, on the stage, everything just felt great. I felt like I was singing like I had all the power I wanted. I had all the energy I needed. I'm looking around, and I knew that everybody was kind of in the same place. I always look at Christian [Eigner], my drummer – he and I are sort of a team on stage – I could tell that he was just feeling it, too. It was one of those nights. When I got back to the hotel that night, this melody was spinning around in my head. I threw it into my phone and when Rich sent me that guitar, I remembered this thing, and the two just came together very fast. "Shine" really set the record up, so we made it the first song.

Lastly, on the ballad "One Thing," you sing about watching "those tasteless shows on our TV." What are your shows of choice?
[Laughs] When a song gets a bit dark, I like to throw something in that makes me chuckle. That's why I also sing, "There's always 'Life on Mars' out there for me," which is, of course, the Bowie song. No matter how I'm feeling, that's one of those songs that I can go to and suddenly the whole world looks really different to me, and I feel part of it. Music can do that for me. So, in the song, I'm kind of moping around and then it's like, "Fuck it. Let's just join in here, let's just watch the shit and get comatosed by it." That's my drug, TV. No matter what it is.

I watch a lot of things that I really like and then get very disappointed when they end, like Breaking Bad or The Daily Show when Jon Stewart left; that was one of my anchors. It feels like when I'm done with a record. As far as trashy TV, the Republican debate? [Laughs] That was a lot of fun. I sat down and watched that, I was transfixed like, "It does not get better than this." So, um, Kardashians, Republican debate.

Someone should make some combo out of those two shows.
It's the same bullshit we're being fed and you just get drawn into it.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 19 October 2015 - 19:29:14
2015-10-19 - Mondo Sonoro (Spain) - “Depeche Mode es como un matrimonio”

http://issuu.com/mondosonoro/docs/mondosonoro_diciembre15

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http://www.mondosonoro.com/entrevistas/dave-gaham/

DAVE GAHAN
“Depeche Mode es como un matrimonio”
Texto: Tomás Crespo

Dave Gahan se vuelve a tomar un respiro de Depeche Mode con “Angels & Ghosts” (V2, 15), la nueva entrega de su colaboración junto a Soulsavers. Nos ponemos al teléfono con él para hablar del disco, de su relación con Martin Gore y del futuro de la banda madre.

Mientras que tu anterior colaboración con Rich Machin e Ian Glover (“The Light the Dead See”, V2, 12) estaba acreditada sólo como Soulsavers, esta vez tú propio nombre aparece en la portada ¿Por qué has decidido que sea así?
Creo que le da más fuerza y más énfasis a lo que somos. Es más una colaboración entre ambas partes. Creo también en esta ocasión mi influencia es mucho más grande en el disco; he escrito las letras, he trabajado en muchos de los arreglos…. pero además porque quizás sea la mejor forma de que la gente lo escuche. Probablemente mucha gente se perdió el anterior disco de Soulsavers porque mi nombre no estaba en la portada…. ¡Al fin y al cabo quiero tener una buena promoción! Es un gran álbum, hemos trabajo muy duro en él y quiero que la gente lo escuche. Por otra parte… Otro factor importante es que la imagen de la portada está hecha por mi hija de seis años… fue algo en lo que estaba trabajando y mi manager vio las fotos por casualidad

Espera… ¿Me estás diciendo que tú hija de seis años estaba trabajando en unas fotografías?
Sí, ya sé que es muy pequeña ¡Pero tiene muchísimo talento para la fotografía! Básicamente le robamos las imágenes (risas). Al principio, ella no estaba demasiado convencida. Me dijo: “Papá, si vais a cambiar las fotografías no estoy segura de si quiero que las uséis”. Y yo le dije “Oh, de acuerdo. Creo que podemos respetar eso”. No le dijimos a nadie, ni siquiera en la compañía, que la foto la había tomado mi hija. La discográfica vio la imagen y nos dijo que le parecía perfecta y que iban a utilizarla. Ahora mi hija está muy contenta. Hay carteles por todo Nueva York ahora mismo. Está muy orgullosa… bueno, no tanto como yo (risas).

Imagino que esto te hará sentir el álbum todavía más tuyo…. ¿Por eso decidiste definitivamente utilizar tu nombre?
Bueno… el anterior también tenía mucho de mí, aunque este tiene todavía más… pero siendo honestos, creo que al anterior no se le dieron muchas oportunidades porque mi nombre no estaba en él. También es verdad que entonces yo estaba de gira con Depeche Mode y tampoco me volqué demasiado en promocionarlo. Mi tiempo es muy valioso. Actuar, dar entrevistas… todo eso que tienes que hacer cuando sacas un disco y que no hice sencillamente porque no tenía tiempo. Pero para mi aquel álbum también fue muy importante. si no lo hubiese grabado nunca hubiese podido escribir las canciones de “Delta Machine” (Columbia/Mute, 13)

¿Podríamos decir entonces que tu colaboración con Soulsavers te ha servido como estimulo para poder continuar creando música con Depeche Mode?
Podríamos decirlo así, sí. Creo que para mí ha sido muy importante poder trabajar en otro proyecto al margen de Depeche Mode, que somos básicamente Martin (Gore) y yo… y la sala de estudio, donde trabajamos siempre con un montón de ingenieros, productores… Trabajar en un nuevo proyecto me ha dado mucha energía, mucho entusiasmo. Creo que incluso he mejorado como músico. Volver a ese proceso de búsqueda de algo con lo que te encuentres cómodo y a partir de ahí comenzar a expresar lo que tienes dentro. Para mí, la música es la única forma en que soy capaz de expresarme. La música de Soulsavers me ha tocado mucho y me ha inspirado para escribir letras y melodías… además de una forma muy natural. Sencillamente dejándome llevar por la intuición. No fue hasta tenerlo terminado que me di cuenta de lo que había hecho.

Parece que has encontrado una química muy buena con ellos, ¿Cómo definirías la relación creativa que tenéis en comparación a la que tienes con Martin Gore?
Es totalmente diferente. Con Martin tengo una relación de muchísimos años. Además durante muchos años en Depeche Mode yo ni siquiera escribía música para la banda. Al principio, cuando estaba también Alan (Wilder), cada uno teníamos nuestro papel. Alan era el músico. Era el que se quedaba en vela toda la noche hasta que todo sonaba perfecto. Martin era el que escribía las canciones. Llegaba al estudio con sus demos… y yo las cantaba. En esa época mi contribución a la banda era básicamente mi voz… por supuesto yo decidía como iba a cantar, que atmósfera le iba a dar a la canción… Esos roles estaban tan definidos que cuando yo quería aportar algo más, plasmar algunas de mis ideas musicales… era realmente difícil. Pero ahora es diferente. Estuve hablando con Martin hace poco, hacía un tiempo que no nos veíamos… Nuestra relación ha cambiado mucho. Hemos crecido juntos, nos conocemos desde que éramos adolescentes… Es un tiempo terriblemente largo. Es casi como un matrimonio (risas). Una relación tan larga cambia mucho con los años y tú tienes que cambiar con ella. Porque sino cambias con ella, entonces la pierdes. Por eso para mi hacer música al margen de Depeche Mode se había convertido en una necesidad. Yo creo que Martin lo entiende perfectamente. Somos un equipo y vamos a seguir siéndolo porque queremos seguir juntos en esto.
Con Soulsavers es totalmente diferente porque cuando empezamos a hacer música juntos no nos planteábamos hacía donde iba a ir, ni siquiera pensamos que habría un disco al final. Empezamos a hacer canciones sólo porque disfrutábamos haciéndolo. Había una gran inocencia en todo ello. Era creatividad pura. No había ningún técnico en el estudio diciendo: “Esto no suena a Depeche Mode” (risas)

¿Crees que la presión que sientes con Depeche Mode se traduce en una falta de libertad creativa?
Tienes que sobreponerte a ello. Depeche Mode hemos hecho muchísima música y es inevitable que cada vez que volvamos al estudio tengamos una presión sobre nosotros. Tenemos un gran legado detrás y de alguna forma estamos obligados a estar a la altura. Es complejo porque tienes que intentar olvidarte de todo eso y comenzar a trabajar como si fuese tu primer disco. Tienes que conseguir ese mismo entusiasmo y todos tenemos que estar en esa misma actitud. Ahí no puede haber nadie en el estudio paseándose sin hacer nada. Tienes que estar con todos tus sentidos, tratando de ser creativo. Y tienes que obviar todos los comentarios de la gente que pueda venir por allí ha decirte cosas del tipo “esto va ha estar en el Top 40” o algo así. Porque estamos haciendo música. Y la presión tiene que ser diferente. Martin y yo hemos estado sin vernos casi un año y ahora estamos hablando de volver a hacer música juntos, así que todo esto que he aprendido con mi experiencia con Soulsavers es lo que quiero aportar al próximo disco de Depeche Mode. Sé que él está trabajando en nuevas canciones. Yo también. Veremos que pasá. A veces pienso que la música que hemos hecho juntos es tan fantástica que no se sí hay alguna posibilidad de que hagamos algo mejor (risas). Pero bueno; durante la última gira que hicimos juntos tuvimos momentos muy especiales. Martin y yo nos sentimos más unidos que nunca sobre el escenario. Realmente nos ha costado un largo camino llegar a ese punto (risas). Pero para que pueda funcionar lo que tenemos que hacer es estar abiertos a cualquier posibilidad. Somos unos tipos muy afortunados. Podemos hacer lo que queramos y tenemos que aprovecharlo. Si nos apetece meter un coro de gospel en el estudio lo podemos hacer.

Esa necesidad de arriesgar de la que me hablas parece estar muy presente en las letras que has escrito en “Angels & Ghosts” (V2, 15), ¿Estoy en lo correcto?
¿Sabes qué? Me parece muy interesante que te hayas dado cuenta de eso. Porque es algo que…, si miro en mi corazón y soy honesto, he de reconocer que siempre trato de escribir letras que representen lo que me inspira la música que van a a acompañar… y después de escucharlo me dí cuenta de que todas las letras tratan sobre el riesgo. Sobre empujar las barreras de mis propias ideas, de mis propias creencias, de lo que me preocupa… ya sea el mundo entero o la persona que tengo a mi lado. No importa. son sobretodo metáforas sobre cuestiones que me pregunto a mi mismo. La música tiene que tener siempre un cierto elemento de riesgo intrínseco. Tiene que ser estimulante. Cuando releo las letras o cuando las canto en directo a posteriori es cuando realmente las entiendo (risas)

Musicalmente el álbum me recuerda un poco a los discos que hicisteis a principios de los 90; “Violator” (Mute, 90) y “Songs of Faith and Devotion” (Mute, 93), ¿Crees que el próximo disco de Depeche Mode irá también por esos derroteros?
Espero que sí. Para mí esos dos álbumes son los más interesantes y rompedores de cuantos hemos hecho juntos. En el sentido de que en su momento fueron totalmente diferentes con respecto a lo que habíamos hecho antes. En aquella época fue cuando nos salimos del synthpop y empezamos a escuchar mucho blues y gospel, que es de donde nace toda la música del siglo XX. De alguna forma todo proceso de creación musical tiene algo de espiritual, porque siempre tratas de revelar algo.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 19 October 2015 - 20:51:19
2015-10-19 - Orkus (Germany) - Die, die ich erlebt habe, die mich für immer geprägt haben...

[Bought via onlinekiosk.de. This interview seems to be a shortened translation of an interview done by TheInterviewPeople, check here: http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?topic=891.msg19164#msg19164]

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DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS
„Dinge, die ich erlebt habe, die mich für immer geprägt haben..."

Nach Martin Gore nutzt auch Dave Gahan die Pause von Depeche Mode für einen ehrgeizigen Alleingang: Angels & Ghosts ist nicht nur eine weitere Kollaboration mit Rich Machin und lan Glover alias Soulsavers, sondern vor allem ein radikaler Befreiungsschlag - von zu hohen Erwartungen, engstirnigem Schubladendenken und fehlgelenktem Fanatismus. Gahan geht es um Abenteuer, Freiheit und Selbstverwirklichung. Da lässt er sich von nichts und niemandem aufhalten.

„Herr Gahan, darf ich Ihnen Kaffee einschenken?'
„Sehr gerne."
„Nehmen Sie Milch?'
„Nein, danke - ich mag ihn am liebsten schwarz. Genau wie meine Musik." (kichert)

New York City im Ausnahmezustand: Gerade gingen die US Open und die Fashion Week zu Ende, jetzt kündigt sich der Papst an. Was für einen riesigen Besucheransturm, horrende Hotelpreise, gesperrte Straßen und ein hohes Sicherheitsaufkommen sorgt. Wovon einer nicht viel mitzubekommen scheint: Dave Gahan führt seinen Pressetag genau hier und heute durch. Und zwar im mondanen Greenwich Hotel von Robert De Niro, in dem das kleinste Zimmer mit 775 Dollar zu Buche schlagt. Gahan jedoch braucht für seine Interviews gleich eine Suite, fahrt per Limousine vor, hat eine Assistentin und eine Dame seiner Plattenfirma im Schlepptau und erzahlt dem Journalisten aus Deutschland erst einmal, dass er gleich um die Ecke wohne und den Aufwand, der hier betrieben werde, als völlig übertrieben empfinde. Überhaupt präsentiert sich der 53-Jährige, der dunkle Jeans zu schwarzem Hemd, angegrautem Dreitagebart und verspiegelter Sonnenbrille tragt, einerseits sehr weltfremd, andererseits extrem bodenständig und offen. So reagiert er auf musikalische Fragen eher defensiv - als müsse er sich rechtfertigen -, auf private dagegen ungewohnt locker. Und das Thema „Depeche Mode", das laut Management bitte nicht Gegenstand dieser Unterhaltung sein soll, wirft nur einer auf: er selbst.

Orkus: Dave, Angels & Ghosts ist ahnlich stark von Gospel und Blues gepragt wie einst Violator und Songs Of Faith And Devotion...
Dave Gahan: Wobei alle Instrumente live eingespielt wurden und nur ganz wenig Programmierung zum Einsatz kam. Das ist halt der Unterschied zu Depeche Mode, die nicht ohne Pro Tools auskommen: Das hier ist etwas natürlicher und allein deshalb ein ganz anderes Biest. Was durchaus gewollt ist: ich möchte mich nicht nur an den Erwartungen der Fans orientieren, sondern mich kreativ ausleben und verwirklichen können. Schließlich bin ich Künstler. Und als solcher geht es mir darum, zu wachsen und nicht immer dasselbe zu machen. Ich hoffe, dass die Leute, die meine Arbeit mit Depeche Mode mögen, mir das zugestehen und auch bereit sind, da mitzuziehen.

0: Ist das ein Problem? Hast du das Gefühl, dass man dich da zurückhalten will?
DG: Oh, es gibt viele Fans, die möchten, dass ich mich ganz auf meine Rolle bei Depeche Mode versteife. Da kann ich nur sagen: Sorry, aber da mache ich nicht mit. Denn es ist nicht gesund, keine neuen Ansätze und Wege auszuprobieren. Ich weiß, dass ich einige Leute dadurch enttäusche und vielleicht sogar überfordere, doch das ist nicht mein Problem. Zum Glück gibt es auch welche, die das genauso aufregend finden wie ich.

0: Was hat es mit dem Artwork auf sich, das eine Collage aus mehreren Daves zeigt? Sind das die besagten Engel und Gespenster?
DG: Es sind viele kleine Daves, die schreien, lachen, weinen, was auch immer. Und sie stehen tatsachlich fur das, was ich als "Angels & Ghosts" bezeichne. Wobei die „Engel" alltägliche Beziehungen sind, die ich mit Menschen habe, die mir viel bedeuten und die ein Teil meines Lebens hier in New York sind. Wahrend „Geister" die Erinnerungen an meine Vergangenheit repräsentieren - also Dinge, die ich erlebt habe, die mich fur immer geprägt haben und die ich nicht einfach abstreifen kann.

0: Die du aber seit 20 Jahren gut zu meistern scheinst. Schließlich hattest du keinen Rückfall in puncto Drogen...
DG: Weil ich da viel Zeit und Mühe investiere. Weil ich mich nicht gehen lasse, sondern das, was ich hier habe, hege und pflege - meine Familie, meine Band und meine Gesundheit. Weil ich genau weiß, was passiert, wenn ich das nicht tue. Ich will nicht noch einmal dorthin zurück, wo ich mal war. Das würde ich nicht überleben. Um auf das Covermotiv zurückzukommen: Die Photos hat meine 16-jährige Tochter geschossen. Sie musste eine Arbeit für den Kunstunterricht an ihrer Schule anfertigen und hat mich gefragt: ,.Dad, kann ich ein paar Photos mit unterschiedlichen Gesichtsausdrücken von dir machen?" Das Ergebnis lag dann monatelang bei uns zu Hause im Wohnzimmer herum. Bis mein Manager darüber stolperte und meinte: „Das würde ein wunderbares Albumcover abgeben." Also habe ich Rose gefragt, ob ich es verwenden darf. Und sie meinte glatt: „Aber nur, wenn du es nicht zu stark veränderst" Sie ist eben eine echte Künstlerin! (lacht)

0: Dein Sohn Jack hat im März in Israel geheiratet. Warst du dabei?
DG: Na klar! Seine Frau und er wollten eine große, traditionelle Hochzeit - und die haben sie bekommen. (lacht)

0: Stimmt es, dass sie sich bei einem Depeche-Mode-Konzert in Tel Aviv kennengelernt hatten?
DG: Ich glaube, es war bei einer Aftershowparty in einem Club. Insofern ist das nicht meine Schuld! Ich habe sie nicht verkuppelt - sie haben sich von ganz alleine gefunden und sehr viel Zeit miteinander verbracht, ehe sie geheiratet haben. Es war kein spontanes Ding, sondern wohlüberlegt. Und ich muss sagen: sie ist ein wunderhübsches Mädchen, und die zwei sind sehr ineinander verliebt. Von daher ist das eine tolle Sache, und es war sehr nett, bei der Hochzeit dabei zu sein. Also, ich fand es aufregend, mit meiner gesamten Familie nach Israel zu fliegen und dort ihre Familie kennenzulernen.

0: Hast du auch eine Kippa getragen?
DG: Natürlich! Es war eine sehr formelle Veranstaltung, kein bisschen Rock'n'Roll.

0: Die moderne Musikwelt zerfällt in Streams und Vinyl - wie hört Dave Gahan Musik? Und was für welche?
DG: Ich höre LPs, die ja wieder sehr angesagt sind. Was ich sehr begrüße, denn ich mag dieses Format. Wenn ich ein Album auf den Plattenteller lege, höre ich da sehr intensiv zu. Es fungiert dann nicht als Hintergrundmusik, sondern ich setze mich mit dem Cover hin, schaue es mir ganz genau an und höre intensiv zu. Gleichzeitig ist es aber so, dass ich neue Musik vor allem digital entdecke. Und wenn sie mir gefällt, kaufe ich das Album. Zuletzt das von Algiers - ein toller Mix aus Gospel und Elektronik.
 
0: Zudem hast du eine Schwäche für Jack White und seine diversen Projekte. Inwiefern?
DG: Ich halte ihn für einen tollen Musiker und Songwriter. Und mir gefallt, dass er zwischen all diesen Dingen hin und her pendelt. Das ist allein deshalb wichtig, weil man als Künstler irgendwann einen Punkt erreicht, an dem man halt auch andere Sachen probieren will. Und ich bin mir sicher, dass das, was ich hier gemacht habe, einen gewissen Einfluss auf das nächste Depeche-Mode-Album haben wird - in welcher Form auch immer. Wir werden uns Ende des Jahres zusammensetzen und über unser nächstes gemeinsames Album reden, das wir irgendwann 2016 angehen werden. Wobei das Wichtigste ist: Wie könnte es klingen, und mit wem wollen wir arbeiten? Etwas, das wir zum Beispiel noch gar nicht richtig ausgelotet haben, ist die Idee, unsere Band um Christian Eigner und Peter Gordeno ins Studio zu holen. Ich denke, es wäre interessant, mal mit ihnen zu arbeiten und zu sehen, was dabei entsteht.

Marcel Anders
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 19 October 2015 - 21:12:06
2015-10-19 - KROQ (US) - Dave Gahan on the Kevin And Bean show

http://kroq.cbslocal.com/kevin-bean-podcast-october-2015/
https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2015-10-19_KROQ,_Los_Angeles,_CA,_USA
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 19 October 2015 - 23:43:34
2015-10-19 - NBHAP (Germany) - Album Review

http://nbhap.com/reviews/dave-gahan-soulsavers-angels-ghosts/

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – ‘Angels & Ghosts’
The DEPECHE MODE leading man continues the spiritual journey with his new musical sanctuary.
Norman Fleischer
NBHAP Rating: 4,4/5

ALBUM OF THE WEEK

DAVE GAHAN has come a long way from the stylish New Wave kid from Basildon to ‘larger-than-life’ and ‘almost-dead’ global rockstar of the 1990s straight to the refined family man he now is. The DEPECHE MODE leading man fought his demons for years but with the help of Rich Machin and his British alternative pop project SOULSAVERS he found something in his fifties he thought he never find: a new musical home. Don’t get us wrong, there’s no DEPECHE MODE without its lead singer and the past years and albums like 2013’s Delta Machine proved that the band isn’t done yet but this project feels different. 2012’s first musical adventure between those two musicians – The Light That Dead See – already felt like a natural clash. Angels & Ghosts marks the logical continuation of that spiritual alliance, making you really question why he still joins his main band. Well, at least a bit.

Angels & Ghosts continues the dusty and cinematic blues rock the first joint venture with SOULSAVERS already gave us, but this time it sounds even more focussed, powerful and natural. ‘Anyone can see, it’s destiny’ states DAVE GAHAN in the powerful opening track Shine whose noisy guitar riff and uplifting gospel moments take us right back to where The Light The Dead See left us. The singer’s love for blues and gospel – something he shares with his other musical partner MARTIN L. GORE – has gotten stronger and stronger in the past years. Especially Delta Machine proved that it was even impossible to ignore in the DEPECHE MODE microcosm anymore. Angels & Ghosts proves that it is no exception to the rule but it might already became the new rule. DAVE GAHAN stated more than once that the work with SOULSAVERS feels way more natural than the one with his main band. No tight schedules, no pressure from record companies, Millions of fans and the own legacy. The legendary performer found a way to free himself from the stadium rock madness of one of pop music’s biggest acts of all time. This is home, this is a musical sanctuary he desperately needed, it seems.

The grooving spaghetti western tunes like You Owe Me and Tempted with their shuffling beats dominate the new SOULSAVERS collaboration. They give the record its dirty but also cinematic sound which Machin and his band perfected even more compared to the predecessor. On top of it, the singer does what he does best: playing the sensual crooner who sings about his favourite subjects: love, death, god, demons and – of course – redemption. No, he isn’t done washing the sins of the past off. But he’s enjoying it more than before. The synthpop legend sounds strong, confident while allowing his distinctive voice just the right amount of cracks and edginess he needs for this sort of sound. This time he’s best when he slows down the tempo. The gentle One Thing might be the heart of the record and unfolds itself as a truly wonderful piano ballad on which GAHAN sings about the necessity of love in those fast and troubled times while he also recommends his lover to watch ‘those tasteless shows on our TV’ in the probably most romantic way. A rare lyrical true-to-life moment on the album while the rest of it is looking straight to heaven with questioning eyes.

Other highlights on Angels & Ghosts include the pumping gospel pop lead single All Of This And Nothing as well as the cinematic Lately which sees GAHAN and the always present gospel choir flying away on a wave of beautifully arranged strings. The fact that the new collaborative LP with SOULSAVERS is only nine tracks long also works in favour of it since the strict recipe wouldn’t work that entertaining once you extend it. The album does enough in the course of its short duration. ‘Behind the darkest clouds then sun always shines again’ is the naive message GAHAN leaves to us in the final song My Sun. Well, by now one should have noticed that the former Englishmen might not be the most complex lyricist. For GAHAN it’s more about a feeling in which his voice marks one element in a perfectly balanced sea of other instruments. Angels & Ghosts captures a man who finally found his place and might also convince those who aren’t the biggest DEPECHE MODE devotees. It really feels as if this joint venture just got started.

On Angels & Ghosts DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS manage to perfect their musical symbioses as they deliver cinematic and perfectly produced gospel pop redemption.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 20 October 2015 - 01:16:42
2015-10-19 - Wochit Entertainment (US) - Dave Gahan Talks Soulsavers Album and Inspiration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVI5tqWJpK4
http://www.msn.com/en-au/travel/video/dave-gahan-talks-soulsavers-album-and-inspiration/vp-AAfDcWk
http://news.yahoo.com/video/dave-gahan-talks-soulsavers-album-145754474.html

Dave Gahan Talks Soulsavers Album and Inspiration

Since the 1990's Depeche Mode has taken their time with the records they produce.
Which has allowed for ample exploration outside of the band by it's members.
That's where singer Dave Gahan is today.
Set to release on Oct. 23, Angels & Ghosts is the second collaborative effort with Soulsavers that Gahan has recorded in recent years.
While speaking to Rolling Stone, Gahan stated having different outlets to develop ideas has been helpful for his writing.
He said, "the stuff I'm writing now, I think, is going to end up on a future Depeche record, and I wouldn't have been able to do it if I didn't do this Soulsavers record."
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 02:29:55
2015-10-19 - Yahoo! (US) - Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Livestream

https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/dave-gahan-soulsavers

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist:
In The Morning
Shine
You Owe Me
Tempted
Tonight
All Of This & Nothing
Presence Of God
Just Try
Don’t Cry
The Last Time
Take Me Back Home
My Sun
Kingdom
Dirty Sticky Floors
Condemnation
Walking in My Shoes
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 02:31:09
2015-10-20 - Südkurier (Germany) - Dave Gahan geht's so richtig gut

http://www.suedkurier.de/unterhaltung/promis/Dave-Gahan-gehts-so-richtig-gut;art1015351,8240342

Dave Gahan geht's so richtig gut
Depeche-Mode-Sänger Dave Gahan meldet sich mit den Soulsavers zurück („Angels & Ghosts“). Mit 53 Jahren fühlt sich der Engländer so gut wie schon lange nicht mehr – und so soll es bleiben
Steffen Rüth

Hat jemand, der schon mal fast tot war, eigentlich noch Angst vor dem Sterben? Im Fall von Dave Gahan, der 1996 nach einer Drogen-Überdosis nur mit Ach und Krach ins Leben zurückgeholt werden konnte und seitdem den Rauschmitteln abgeschworen hat, lautet die Antwort: Er hat. „Nur weil ich dem Tod begegnet bin, heißt das nicht, dass ich das Ende nicht mehr fürchte. Es wird passieren. Es ist noch jedem passiert, oder? Ich hoffe aber stark, dass ich noch eine ganze Weile hier auf Erden bleibe.“
Dave Gahan geht es augenscheinend blendend. Seine 53 Lebensjahre sieht man dem Engländer, der mit seiner Familie in New York lebt, auch an schlechten Tagen nicht an. Wenn er einen guten Tag erwischt, lässt sich nachvollziehen, warum seine Söhne Jimmy (23, Filmemacher) und Jack (28, lebt in England) sowie Tochter Stella Rose (16, Schülerin und Hobby-Sängerin) ihrem alten Herrn fehlenden Willen zum Erwachsensein bescheinigen. „Meine Kinder sagen immer, ich würde mich wie ein Kind benehmen, und ich hoffe, das ändert sich nie. Ich bin gern jung im Kopf.“
Dave Gahan, im Brotberuf seit Anfang der 80er-Jahre Frontmann von Depeche Mode und aktuell zum zweiten Mal als Sänger und Texter der Soulsavers am Start, sitzt mit wachen Augen und freundlich-interessierter Haltung am Tisch seines Hotelzimmers in Robert De Niros „Greenwich Hotel“ im New Yorker Stadtteil TriBeCa. Es geht ihm prächtig. „Ich genieße mein Leben. Ich fühle mich gut. Die Arbeit läuft super. Auf der Depeche-Mode-Tour zu ,Delta Machine' hatten wir alle so viel Spaß und ein solch vertrauensvolles Zusammensein wie lange nicht. Ich bin glücklich mit meiner Familie, und meine Familie ist zufrieden mit mir.“
Endlich eine Glückssträhne
Ja, es sei ihm schon beinahe unheimlich. 2009 noch musste er die Tournee mit seiner Band wegen eines Blasentumors unterbrechen und hatte auch sonst Verletzungspech. Dieses Mal: nichts. „Ich kam nach Hause, und anstatt wie sonst immer erst monatelang am Arsch zu sein und erst wieder zum Mensch werden zu müssen, war ich gleich ein brauchbares Mitglied der Gemeinschaft.“ Das habe nicht nur Gattin Jennifer Sklias, mit der Gahan seit 20 Jahren zusammen ist, begrüßt, sondern auch Soulsavers-Kollege Rich Machin, mit dem Gahan erstmals 2012 auf dem Album „The Light The Dead See“ kollaborierte. „Wir schickten uns Ideen hin und her, schnell bildeten sich erste Songs aus, und wir spürten beide, dass die Stimmung der Platte von Hoffnung und Optimismus geprägt sein würde.“Nicht von ungefähr bilden mit dem rockgospeligen „Shine“ und dem zarten „My Sun“ zwei Lieder den Rahmen, die das Helle schon im Titel tragen. „Aus den dunklen Wolken, die mein Leben trübten“, sagt der Sänger, „habe ich mich weitgehend hinaus an einen Ort navigiert, an dem ich stille Zufriedenheit und Dankbarkeit spüre.“ Die Angels im Album-Titel stünden für all jene guten Gefühle und Menschen im Jetzt und Hier, die Ghosts seien die Erinnerungen – manche schön wie die an seine Mutter, „die hart für uns gearbeitet und vier Kinder großgezogen“ habe, manche weniger schön, aber im Rückspiegel des Lebens immer kleiner werdend.Das Duo setzt stilistisch stark auf Blues, aber auch mit entzückenden Melodien („All Of This And Nothing“) und sogar mit Streichern plus Piano warten die Männer auf, Letzteres formvollendet in „One Thing“, Gahans Ode an seine Frau. „Lay down next to me, so we can watch those tasteless shows on TV“ schmachtet er da – leg dich her, damit wir zusammen diesen Mist im Fernsehen gucken können. Dave Gahan, der Trash-TV-Liebhaber? „Ich weiß, das ist der totale Müll, und es ist wirklich echt irre, eine Show um das alltägliche Leben von Menschen herum zu kreieren.“ Andererseits: „Ich fühle mich vom Reality-TV manchmal ganz gut unterhalten.“Wie lange er diesen Job noch machen will? Schon eine Weile. Für 2017 steht bereits das nächste Depeche-Mode-Album im Plan, und solange die Gesundheit hält, sei die Rente nicht in Sicht. Dave Gahan mag den Tod fürchten, vor dem Älterwerden hat er keine Angst. „Es gab eine Zeit in meinem Leben, da war das anders. Heute vergesse ich oft, dass ich ein Mann in den Fünfzigern bin.“
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: „Angels & Ghosts“ (ab Freitag)



2015-10-20 - Interview magazine (Germany) - Small Talk: Dave Gahan

[Bought by me, scanned by Stay Depeched (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=618).]

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 02:34:03
2015-10-20 - Sonic Seducer (Germany) - Zwei Seelen, Ein Rhythmus

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 02:35:21
2015-10-20 - Electronicbeats (Germany) - Dave Gahan & Soulsavers’ ausverkauftes Konzert in Berlin im Livestream ansehen

http://www.regioactive.de/news/2015/10/20/dave-gahan-soulsavers-ausverkauftes-konzert-in-berlin-im-livestream-ansehen-7BHrXZ8VGZ.html
http://www.lifeonstage.net/dave-gahan-soulsavers-exklusives-konzert-im-tempodrom-berlin-wird-per-livestream-uebertragen/16051/
http://www.terrorverlag.com/news/dave-gahan-soulsavers-ausverkauftes-deutschlandkonzert-via-livestream-92733/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhXMfENRfsk

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers’ – ausverkauftes Deutschlandkonzert via Livestream

Fans von Dave Gahan, Singer und Songwriter der britischen Band Depeche Mode, dürften sich den letzten Freitag im Oktober schon längst rot markiert haben. Dann nämlich kommt der charismatische Sänger mit seinem Soloprojekt Soulsavers für einen Abend nach Deutschland. Zum Release ihres neuen Albums „Angels & Ghosts“ gibt die Band sechs intime Konzerte weltweit – in Los Angeles, New York, London, Berlin, Paris und Mailand. Die Nachfrage nach den exklusiven Live-Auftritten ist immens, das Berliner Konzert ist bereits ausverkauft. Für alle Fans, die keine Möglichkeit haben einen der einmaligen Showcases zu erleben, streamt Telekom Electronic Beats die Show am 30. Oktober weltweit live auf www.electronicbeats.net.

„Das einzige Deutschlandkonzert von Dave Gahan ist ein musikalisches Highlight, das Telekom Electronic Beats mit seinen Fans teilen möchte – persönlich im Tempodrom, über das beste Telekom Netz im Livestream und kommunikativ durch Interviews und Geschichten auf unseren medialen Kanälen. Wir möchten Menschen über Musik begeistern und verbinden“, so Ralf Lülsdorf, Leiter Internationales Musikmarketing, über das Musikengagement von Telekom Electronic Beats.

Das internationale Musikprogramm der Telekom engagiert sich bereits seit 15 Jahren in Europa. Mit Live-Events in Metropolen wie Prag, Budapest oder Wien, dem einflussreichen Electronic Beats Magazine und der Videoserie Slices auf EB.TV ist Telekom Electronic Beats zu einem Netzwerk für zeitgenössische Musik geworden, das Fans in ganz Europa zusammenbringt. Telekom Electronic Beats fördert langfristige kreative Partnerschaften mit berühmten und bahnbrechenden Künstlern. Diese kreativen Partnerschaften sind das Markenzeichen des Programms und von den beteiligten Künstlern geschätzt. Besonders Dave Gahan pflegt eine langjährige fruchtbare Zusammenarbeit mit Telekom Electronic Beats, die sich in Tour-Partnerschaften, Album-Launches und der kommenden Premiere von „Angels & Ghosts“ zeigt.

Dave Gahan zu Electronic Beats: „Unsere Partnerschaft mit der Telekom gibt uns die Chance mit Fans in neuer aufregender Weise zu interagieren. Gemeinsam knüpfen wir persönliche und anhaltende Beziehungen zu unserem Publikum, so dass wir über Musik und Technik Menschen zusammenbringen können.“

„Angels & Ghosts“ ist die zweite Kollaboration von Dave Gahan & Soulsavers und erscheint am 23. Oktober. Das Album enthält neun fesselnde Songs, die von einem dunklen, grübelnden akustischen Mix und Blues- und Gospel-Elementen inspiriert sind. Dave Gahans emotionale, kräftige Stimme treibt das Album über eine Landschaft sorgfältig gestalteter Instrumentation. Um den kraftvollen Live-Charakter des Albums zu unterstreichen, werden Dave Gahan & Soulsavers das Projekt in ihrer exklusiven Konzertreihe zum Leben erwecken. Sie treten in Berlin mit einer 10-köpfigen Formation auf.

Telekom Electronic Beats präsentiert Dave Gahan & Soulsavers
Fr, 30.10.2015, Tempodrom, Möckernstraße 10, 10963 Berlin
Livestream: Am 30. Oktober ab 20 Uhr auf: www.electronicbeats.net.

Der Live-Mitschnitt steht über das Konzert hinaus 24 Stunden auf www.electronicbeats.net zur Verfügung.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 05:30:55
2015-10-20 - BBook (US) - 11 Questions About Sex, God and Personal Demons With Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan

http://www.bbook.com/nightlife/11-questions-about-sex-god-and-personal-demons-with-depeche-modes-dave-gahan/

11 Questions About Sex, God and Personal Demons With Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan
Ken Scrudato

Arguably no other rock star has played the Jesus Christ personification as spectacularly as Dave Gahan. Indeed, one of Depeche Mode’s most iconic songs, “Personal Jesus,” even found the singer blaspheming his way further into the hearts of his swooning masses of disciples, imploring them to “reach out and touch faith” – and veritably offering up himself in place of the Son of God.
La Mode have continued to fill stadiums (most especially in Europa) and make incisively relevant music, that still and ever winds us through the darkest recesses of the human psyche. But Gahan himself has, since 2003, also cultivated a fascinating solo career, often harvesting his more insalubrious musical proclivities for the job. Much of it has been about rescuing himself from the dark hole he had fallen into during the 90s, characterized by a run of epic debauchery, which literally took him to the brink of mortality at least a couple of times.
His new album with Brit production duo Soulsavers, Angels & Ghosts (out this week) follows on from their 2012 collaboration, The LIght The Dead Sea. And rather than rely on familiar electronics, it’s all dirty guitars and languid rhythms, sensual blues and soaring nouveau-gospel. Gahan lyrically still struggles between the dark and the light, but on cautiously exuberant tracks like “Shine” and “You Owe Me” (“Angels are signing / It’s a beautiful sound”), he allows a bit more optimism to illuminate the proceedings.
Leading up to a live appearance at New York’s Town Hall this Thursday the 22nd – followed by dates in London, Berlin, Paris and Milan - we caught up with Gahan to delve into his current state of mind.

Why work with Soulsavers again? You’d think you might want to mix it up a bit.
It was really a continuation, we never stopped writing after the last record. It just slowed down because there was a Depeche album and tour. But I keep working with these people that I’m learning so much from; and they allow me to indulge my thoughts and fantasies and realities, and put them all together into melodies and words.

“Shine” is quite a full on gospel song.
It’s probably the most optimistic thing I’ve ever written. The lyric came to me one night in Berlin – that sounds very romantic, of course – but it was after a Depeche show where we played this huge open-air stadium, it was a beautiful night, and I felt like I could do anything with my voice, anything with my body. I was strong and healthy and the audience was amazing. I got back to my hotel room, I couldn’t sleep, and the word ‘shine’ kept coming up in my head. It’s one of the reasons why I wanted it to be the first song on the album – before we then take you on a journey through the darker alleyways of life…

There does seem to be a real struggle between darkness and light on this record.
Yeah, and I really do vacillate between the two. The difference on this record is that there’s much less distance between them, they come really close. I have a sense now of feeling a bit more at peace with myself – and that’s just not easy with me. Ask anybody that has had to live with me for any length of time.

You’ve told me that you think your wife Jennifer is a saint.
She continues to be that! She hangs in there with me through thick and thin, and I owe her an awful lot.

“One Thing” is shockingly different for you. Musically, it sounds more like Debussy or Kate Bush. It seems as if it allowed you to challenge your voice.
You’re absolutely right. I reached this point with my voice years ago where I thought, well, this is it, this is just what it is. But somewhere along the way I found that there was much more – I sort of surprised myself, really. After all these years, I’m still teachable.

You continue to struggle with the whole spiritual thing. Are you still finding your way?
That’s a good way to put it. I can spend quite a bit of time really losing my way – that just seems to be the case with me. But there are more moments in my life now where it doesn’t feel like that. Yet I can’t ignore it, it’s informing me all the time; it definitely comes from outside of me, it engulfs me in either the dark or the light. I found the only way I can escape is to write my way out of it.

We touched on this when you recorded “Kingdom.” Do you want to believe in God?
Well, I want to believe in something, I want to feel that there really is something more. I’d like to think that I was completely self-willed, and I certainly can be – yet I also feel this sense of responsibility, which I can’t completely explain. But there’s nothing religious about it at all.

You mean in the sense of what we’ve been taught?
Well, if you think of an image of some guy in the sky with a big beard…that’s where it all totally falls apart.

With each record, you do seem to be able to convey a greater sense of exuberance and optimism amidst all the tribulation. Have you made a truce with your demons?
We definitely walk down the same path, put it that way. And I don’t think those demons are going anywhere. But I now understand that those demons, angels, whatever you want to call them – it’s more like a companionship that you…

You just learn to live with each other?
It’s definitely a marriage, that’s for sure. I see myself in it all, I see the choices I’ve made, and I see where they take me – from the simple things to the more elaborate. But it’s clearer to me that I’m responsible for those choices.

A Depeche Mode live show is still one of the most deviantly erotic experiences one can possibly have. How do you keep it up?
Pure fantasy! I want to take myself and you out of the world that we live in and into this fantastical place – with the help, of course, of the music.
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Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 15:57:18
2015-10-20 - Periódico Metro (Mexico) - Hermanos del Alma

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Hermanos del alma
Luis Carrillo
Cd. de México, México (19 octubre 2015).- Soulsavers se volvió tan adictivo para Dave Gahan que el frontman de Depeche Mode ya no quiere dejar de participar en el proyecto que lidera Rich Machin.

Tras unir fuerzas hace tres años para grabar un primer material (el cuarto disco de Soulsavers), ambas partes han mezclado su talento otra vez para hornear Angels & Ghosts, álbum que verá la luz el viernes 23.

"Cuando terminamos The Light the Dead See (2012) nunca dejamos de escribir, aunque no con la intención de hacer otro disco, sino sólo para saber hacia dónde nos guiaba la música. Las canciones eran simples, podían convertirse en material para Depeche Mode o para algo diferente", señala Gahan, en exclusiva desde Nueva York.

"Al final, me pareció que los temas quedaban aparte. Luego debí parar porque se cruzó ese gran proyecto de Depeche, el disco Delta Machine (2013); me enfoqué en ello, fueron dos años buenos, pero cuando acabó la gira volví a escribir inspirado en mucho de lo que sucedió en el tour. Los shows muchas veces te mueven".

Con respecto al título del álbum, el cual encapsula nueve temas de rock electrónico, Gahan dice sentirse rodeado de ángeles y demonios en la vida que lleva en La Gran Manzana.

"Es 50 y 50 la proporción. Ambos me representan recuerdos. Reflexiono mucho acerca del pasado, de cómo se construye la vida y cómo uno decide con base en las memorias, así que los ángeles representan esa sensación permanente a mi alrededor.

"Puede tratarse de la gente más cercana, mi familia, mis amigos... y Nueva York. Muy seguido me siento moldeado por lo que me pasa aquí, desde estar en una cafetería o algo así. Son cosas que me han llevado a componer canciones", dice.

La nueva aventura con Soulsavers sí tuvo un punto de partida, un instante, un chispazo, a pesar de que Gahan y Machin se encontraban muy lejos uno del otro.

"Fue algo natural. Una de las primeras canciones que realmente me convenció de que haríamos algo nuevo, y que me entusiasmó, fue 'Shine', la primera del álbum. Provino de una parte de guitarra que Rich me envió.

"Después de un show en Berlín con Depeche Mode (en el Estadio Olímpico, el 9 de junio de 2013) sentí tal energía que brotaron estas melodías y letras, que combinaron perfectamente con la guitarra. Eso nos llevó a la decisión del disco".

Líricamente, Dave le sonríe más al mundo a pesar de la montaña rusa que ha vivido como rockstar desde 1991, tras el masivo World Violation Tour.

"Tras terminar este material me di cuenta de que hay mucho en este álbum donde reflejo bastante optimismo. Creo que las noticias nos bombardean con situaciones en el mundo que no están bien, y a través de estos temas expreso lo que intento hacer, estar en contacto conmigo mismo.

"A la vez, tengo claro que hay una parte de mí que puede caer mucho si me lo permito, pero hay otra que me deja ver que siempre hay una alternativa", remata.

Los seis conciertos que ofrecerán Dave Gahan & Soulsavers en Los Ángeles, Nueva York, Londres, Berlín, París y Milán, desde este lunes y hasta el 4 de noviembre, contarán con streaming en vivo a través de Yahoo!
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 16:25:49
2015-10-21 - HOME - Soulsavers hologram at Los Angeles show

http://www.depeche-mode.com/2015/10/21/soulsavers-hologram-at-los-angeles-show/

While fans were waiting for Soulsavers’ concert at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, many of them were occupied by something else: there seemed to be an hologram of Soulsavers in the venue. This amazing footage seemed to have been exclusively shot for this projection! If you look closely at Dave’s lips, he will appear to be performing ‘All Of This And Nothing’. Luckily, many fans quickly dug their cameras and phones out of their pocket and started taking photos and videos. We have made a compilation of this footage, grabbed from many accounts on Facebook and Instagram. Let’s hope that this projection will also appear at the upcoming Soulsavers concerts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-ZlP6Gx8zM


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Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 16:27:35
2015-10-21 - Press Association (UK) - Q&A: Dave Gahan, Depeche Mode and Soulsavers

https://www.pressassociation.com/
http://www.scotsman.com/what-s-on/music/q-a-dave-gahan-depeche-mode-and-soulsavers-1-3923395
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Depeche-Mode-s-Dave-Gahan-discussess-new-album/story-28033964-detail/story.html
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/5minutes-Dave-Gahan/story-28348205-detail/story.html

Q&A: Dave Gahan, Depeche Mode and Soulsavers
by ANDY WELCH

Dave Gahan, 53, is best known for being the frontman of Depeche Mode since they formed in 1980. He’s also released a handful of solo albums, as well as collaborations with Soulsavers, the most-recent of which is, Angels & Ghosts, released on Friday, October 23

You’ve lived in New York for a long time now. How’s that?
Yes, almost 20 years. Sometimes I don’t know why I stay here, it’s a really mad city to live in, but there’s something about it I love. I spend a lot of time away, but it’s home now. But after a couple of months in the summer, when it’s 90-odd degrees and 75 per cent humidity, I’m itching to get away again. It’s an inspiring place to be though, never a dull day.

You said 20 years is a long time. You’ve been in Depeche Mode for 35...
Yes, that is an eternity. Someone will send me a photograph of me in the 80s, invariably wearing some stupid stage costume, and I don’t even remember it. I don’t know who that person is any more.

What’s it like having your whole adult life documented?
It’s odd being constantly reminded of your past, but sometimes that’s all there is, memories. That’s all we have. And a lot of the time I’d rather not have those memories emailed to me. A lot of these years, due to my own drug use [Gahan is a recovering heroin addict], I don’t remember. I can look at a picture and think ‘Where? France?’, but I have the perfect excuse for not remembering.

You have a new album with Soulsavers out on Friday. Had you always planned for a second record?
We never really stopped writing after the first (The Light The Dead See was released in 2012). Ideas were still flying around at the end of that, and we had a lot of other ideas that we were knocking around. Around that time I had just finished Delta Machine with Depeche Mode, so Soulsavers was put on hold a bit, and Rich Machin was aware of my other commitments. We’d been very upfront about tour expectations and things. But here we are again, and we’ve got a 10-piece band and we’re doing shows.

What are the practicalities fo being in a super successful band like Depeche Mode and then a smaller outfit like Soulsavers?
Well it’s great because I have made money, and we don’t need to go to a record label before making an album. I can get money out of the bank and say, ‘We’re using this’ and we’ll pay for it that way then go to a record label when we’ve finished, so there’s no interfering. It’s great.

Can we hope for a new Depeche Mode record?
I saw Martin [Gore] recently and we talked about it, and we’ll likely get together at the end of the year and start planning, and making another record. But he put out a solo record this summer, and we’re able to go off and do our own thing. Depeche Mode albums are a long process, so when we begin to talk about it, you know it’s going to go on for a long time. That’ll be the next four years of our lives. For now, I am excited about Soulsavers and the brilliant record we’ve made. It’s just as important to me as anything I’ve done with Depeche Mode.
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Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 16:41:44
2015-10-21 - Osküre magazine (France) - Interview Dave Gahan

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http://www.obskuremag.net/articles/obskure-25-oct-dec-2015-le-sommaire/
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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 16:43:01
2015-10-21 - Musikexpress (Germany) - Album review

http://www.musikexpress.de/reviews/dave-gahan-soulsavers-angels-ghosts/

DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS
Angels & Ghosts
von Oliver Götz

Gospel-Pop mit dem Sound von Cave, Cohen, Morricone, aber ohne den Anspruch, die Welt zu erschüttern.
Er hatte eine schwierige Kindheit, stieg als junger Mann zu einem der größten Rockstars des Nicht-Rocks auf, wurde dadurch aber nicht glücklich und entging mit 34 nur knapp dem vorzeitigen Abtritt als Drogentoter. Dass dieser Dave Gahan aus Essex sich zum Soul hingezogen fühlt, den gewaltigen, Prediger-gleichen Ausdruck als Sänger sucht und schließlich ausgerechnet bei den „Soulsavers“ landete: Es lag nahe – und klingt dennoch wie ein Witz.
Obwohl bis dato weder dieses Produzenten-Duo, das in 15 Jahren immer bluesschwerer wurde, noch Gahans Soloaktivitäten besonders positiv aufgefallen waren, gelang ihnen mit THE LIGHT THE DEAD SEE 2012 eine fast überall wohlwollend aufgenommene Platte. Die wollte, und das gilt ebenso für dieses neue Album, nicht größer sein als die Klischees, mit denen sie handelt. Und das führt auch auf ANGELS & GHOSTS zu ein paar schönen Pop-Gospels mit adäquatem Chorgesang, zu wabernden Orgeln und astreinen Reverb-Gitarren, zu feinen, teils orchestralen Arrangements – im Ergebnis zu runden, grundmelancholischen und durchaus anhänglichen Songs.
Allen voran die stolz voran marschierende Single „All Of This And Nothing“, das an den aktuelleren Nick Cave erinnernde „Tempted“ und das straffrei „Schmuseballade“ zu nennende „Lately“, bei dem zu Leadgitarre, Cello und Trompete neben Dave auch die Zweitstimmen-Sängerinnen all ihre Inbrunst in Zeilen wie „Sail with me, we can fly away“ legen dürfen.
Obwohl Gospel und Soul eigentlich mal dazu gedacht waren, den Menschen durchzurütteln, nimmt man es dieser Platte nicht übel, wenn sie das schön bleiben lässt.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 16:45:18
2015-10-21 - Musikblog (Germany) - Album Review

https://www.musikblog.de/2015/10/dave-gahan-soulsavers-angels-ghosts-save-souls/

Dave Gahan And Soulsavers – Angels And Ghosts – Save Our Souls
von Matthias Zeiger

Als die Soulsavers vor drei Jahren „The Light The Dead See“ ausschließlich mit Dave Gahan am Mikro einspielten, hatten Rich Marin und Ian Glover trotz Marketing-Understatement einen Volltreffer gelandet, der es in der Depeche Mode Home-Base Deutschland bis auf Platz zwölf der Charts schaffte. Der emotionale Vortrag Gahans beeindruckte zwischen Gospelchören und Streicherteppichen mit derartig, sicher auch auf die Eindrücke auf seiner Reise als Grenzgänger zwischen Leben und Tod zurückzuführender, spiritueller Tiefe, dass diese Aufnahmen nicht nur für MusikBlog die bis dahin gelungenste Veröffentlichung des Mannes aus Essex ohne seine Stamm-Band war.
Jetzt kommt es unter „Dave Gahan And Soulsavers“ zum Rückspiel zwischen ihm und dem britischen Produzenten-Duo, diesmal auf Sony – Erfolg macht eben sexy. Die „Angels & Ghosts“ beinhaltenden Stücke wurden gemeinsam geschriebene und korrespondierten während des Produktionsprozesses zwischen dem Studio von Gahan in New York und dem von Machin in Stoke-On-Trend über den Atlantik hinweg, zusätzliche Musiker an diversen Aufnahmeorten, verteilt über den Globus, waren zusätzlich involviert.
Die Platte schafft es, genau dort anzusetzen, wo der Vorgänger aufhörte: dicke Orgeln, glasklare Gitarren, opulentes Orchesterwerk finden genauso ihren Platz wie dezent arrangierte Songs, begleitet von harmonischem Chorgesang. Vor allen ist es aber wieder die omnipräsente Stimme Dave Gahans, der sich bei seinem Vortrag heftig austobt, dabei von inbrünstig über zerbrechlich bis episch variiert und den Grundtenor der Platte, Glaube-Liebe-Hoffnung, auf das Trefflichste in Szene setzt.
Dabei gibt es bei aller grundständigen Melancholie ausreichend Amplituden, beim Packen der glühenden Blues-Wurzel (die er seit „I Feel You“ auch nicht wirklich aus der Hand gegeben hat) im Opener „Shine“ oder bei „Don`t Cry“, beim wie ein Road-Movie durchstartenden und bereits im Vorfeld veröffentlichten „All Of This And Nothing“ oder im spooky aus den Boxen huschenden „Tempted“, welches durchaus Affinitäten zu Nick Caves letzten Studioalbum aufweist.
Engel und Geister sehen während „One Thing“ durchs Fenster, sanft steigert sich „You Owe Me“ zur souligen Messe, gebremste Diesseitigkeit gibt es während „The Last Time“ zu erleben. Man darf beim unpeinlichsten Kuschel-Rock Beitrag des letzten Jahrzehnts, „Lately“, ruhig seinen Schatz in die Arme nehmen, den Schwur „Lets stay togheter, leave this world behind“ erneuern und dabei sanft mit Dave sowie seinen weiblichen Co-Stimmen zum Klang von Trompete und Cello in die Nacht schweben.
Wenn das Outro „My Sun“ mit seinen Ry Cooder und Ennio Morricone Avancen das Album schließt, bleibt festzustellen: den Herren ist wieder ein herausragendes Album gelungen, welches trotz der versteckt brodelnden Unruhe harmonisch in sich zu ruhen scheint und ein warmer Begleiter durch den Herbst ist – und vielleicht sogar im trüben November die eine oder andere Seele rettet.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 17:01:41
2015-10-21 - News agency NTB (Norway) - Lover mer fra Depeche Mode

http://www.klartale.no/kultur/lover-mer-fra-depeche-mode/

Lover mer fra Depeche Mode
Kultbandet Depeche Mode skal i studio igjen neste år. Imens varmer vokalist Dave Gahan opp med ny soloplate.
Emil Mohr-nyhetsbyrået NTB

Sykdom, selvskading, narkotika og medlemmer som nesten dør. Popruppa Depeche Mode har overlevd alt. Neste år er det 35 år siden gruppa kom med sitt første album. Det skal markeres.
– Jeg regner med at vi lager ny plate neste år. Vi må bare finne ut hva slags plate vi har lyst til å lage, sier vokalist Dave Gahan til nyhetsbyrået NTB. Han er i hjembyen New York i USA.

I forrige uke traff Gahan Martin Gore. De to har sammen skrevet låter til bandet.
– Han er i toppform – i likhet med meg. Jeg vet at han vil lage ny skive, og han vet at det vil jeg også. Vi har bare ikke snakket helt gjennom det ennå, sier Gahan.

Enn så lenge jobber Gahan med produsentene Soulsavers. Fredag kommer ham med ny plate «Angels & Ghosts».
– Jeg vil ikke engang kalle dette en solokarriere. Alt sammen er bare musikk, sier Gahan.
– Hvis jeg ikke allerede hadde gjort så mye med bandet mitt, ville jeg heller ikke ha laget min første soloskive. Den kom for snart 15 år siden. Men jeg var kommet til et punkt der jeg måtte bryte opp. Det var blitt et vel komfortabelt arbeidsmiljø. Jeg måtte finne et annet utløp for kraften og energien min, sier han.

Men på 1990-tallet sto det dårlig til med synthpop-gruppa Depeche Mode. Mye var på grunn av Gahan. Han hadde hjerteproblemer og ville ikke leve. Og han slet med misbruk av narkotika som heroin og kokain. Og en maidag i Los Angeles var han klinisk død noen sekunder.
– Det føltes lenger, forteller han senere.
– Jeg hadde hørt disse historiene om folk som går over til «den andre sida». Om «det hvite lyset» og de greiene der. Vel, det fantes ingenting sånt i mitt tilfelle. Jun det store intet og stillhet, som om jeg svevde i rommet. Det var rett og slett fryktelig., Så i løpet av de sekundene bestemte jeg meg for at «her vil jeg ikke være». Heldigvis ble jeg dratt tilbake. Og jeg fikk en ny sjanse til å bevege med i dette merkelige og vidunderlige livet vi lever. Det er jeg glad for, sier han.

Han synger om mørket på den nye plata. Og han sier han prøver å komme seg ut av mørket.
– Jeg prøver. Jeg befinner meg vel et sted midt imellom, slik mange av oss gjør, sier Gahan til NTB.

Bandet Depeche Mode ble startet i Basildon i Essex i 1980. Året etter kom de med sitt første album «Speak & Spell». Siden har de gitt ut 12 album, og solgt over 100 millioner plater.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 17:20:01
2015-10-21 - Krone Zeitung (Austria) - Zuerst Soulsavers, dann Depeche Mode

http://www.krone.at/Musik/Dave_Gahan_Zuerst_Soulsavers._dann_Depeche_Mode-Krone-Interview-Story-477941

Dave Gahan: Zuerst Soulsavers, dann Depeche Mode

Depeche-Mode-Sänger Dave Gahan ist auch weiterhin rastlos und hat mit Rich Machin und seinen Soulsavers die zweite Kooperation in Albumform gegossen. "Angels & Ghosts" nennt sich das atmosphärisch-melancholische Teil, auf dem Gahan eine Reise durch seine Gedankenwelt anbietet und sich stimmlich in Topform zeigt. Aber auch mit Depeche Mode ist viel geplant, wer uns im Interview gut gelaunt verraten hat.

"Krone": Dave, deine Beziehung zu Soulsavers-Chef Rich Machin klingt wie ein Märchen. Erst haben die Soulsavers Depeche Mode bei Konzerten supportet, dann hast du mit ihnen das Album "The Light The Dead See" geschrieben und weitere drei Jahre später erscheint die Dave Gahan/Soulsavers-Kooperation "Angels & Ghosts". Was macht eure Beziehung so magisch und fruchtbar?
Dave Gahan: Wir haben über die Jahre eine ganz spezielle Freundschaft zueinander aufgebaut und wenn es um Musik geht, haben wir dieselben Interessen und Geschmäcker. Weit wichtiger ist aber die Musik, die wir eben zusammen kreieren, die für mich auch eine starke Abkehr zu Depeche Mode ist. Dort setzen wir ja viel stärker auf Elektronik und Industrial-Elemente, während Dave Gahan & Soulsavers wesentlich wärmer und emotionaler klingen. Mit Rich arbeite ich viel organischer. Wir folgen eher eine Idee oder Intention, als uns zusammenzusetzen, um den bestmöglichen Song zu suchen. Ich weiß nicht, ob das die richtige Umschreibung ist, aber die Zusammenarbeit mit den Soulsavers ähnelt einer Art von Freigeist, einer gewissen Unbefangenheit. Zwischen den melodischen als auch lyrischen Ideen versuchen wir extrem viel Atmosphäre, aber auch genügend Freiraum einzubauen.

"Krone": Ich finde die Atmosphäre auf "Angels & Ghosts" sehr dunkel und sinister. Was war der Grund, eine derart emotionales, eindringliches Album zu erschaffen?
Gahan: Das liegt vor allem daran, dass ich hier weiß, dass das Erschaffene vollständig von mir selbst ist. Mit Rich setze ich mich am Ende des Tages zusammen, um die richtigen Arrangements zu finden und zu überlegen, wie wir die Songs am besten ordnen und mixen. Auch welche Musiker wir auf dem Album haben wollen. Bei meinem Soloprojekt ist alles sehr gut geplant und eine Grundidee wird weiterverfolgt und perfektioniert. Depeche Mode gehen wesentlich experimenteller vor. Martin Gore und ich sind das Rückgrat der Band und dann kommt es immer darauf an, mit wem wir sonst noch zusammenarbeiten. Unser Part ist es, mit den Songs ins Studio zu kommen und Martin ist dann der Musiker, der die Songs weiterbearbeitet und zu Ende bringt und für unser letztes Album hat ihm Christopher Berg geholfen, die Teile zu spielen und das Album aufzunehmen. Meine Aufgabe ist es dann, meine Stimme in den Song zu bringen und eine bestimmte Atmosphäre zu entfachen. Das ist keine einfache Sache, weil einfach viele Menschen mit vielen Meinungen mitarbeiten und man muss unendlich viele Kompromisse eingehen. Mit den Soulsavers muss ich das nicht wirklich machen, ich kann die Songs arrangieren, wie es mir gefällt. Das ist eine Freiheit, die mich sehr stark inspiriert und mich auch dazu führt, dass ich Ende dieses Jahres wahrscheinlich noch mit Martin zusammensitzen werde, um ein weiteres Depeche-Mode-Album zu besprechen.
In mir wurde mit "Angels & Ghosts" wieder neues Feuer entfacht und ich kann mit dieser Motivation im Rücken dann eben wieder etwas ganz anderes in Angriff nehmen. Die Arbeiten könnten nicht unterschiedlicher sein. Bei Depeche Mode fließen auch die Erfahrungen und Erlebnisse unserer Fans und aller Menschen ein, die mit unseren Songs etwas verbinden können. Auf Tour merke ich immer, dass man den Gedanken, dass das jetzt deine Songs wären, ziehen lassen muss. (lacht) Dem ist nicht so, die Songs gehören einfach vielen Menschen. Ich liebe es live mit unserem Wiener Drummer Christian Eigner oder Keyboarder Peter Gordino zu spielen. Sie sind nicht nur hervorragende Musiker, sondern bereiten mir auch abseits davon eine schöne Zeit. Auf Tour sind wir mehr als 100 Leute, als Solokünstler mit Soulsavers ist das ganz anders. Wir sind einfach eine Gruppe von Musikern, die alle das eine Ziel haben, ein möglichst starkes Album zu erschaffen. Durch die Hilfe all dieser großartigen Musiker konnten wir dieses Ziel auch erreichen.

"Krone": Es gibt Gerüchte, dass du mit Christian Eigner ohnehin schon an neuen Depeche-Mode-Songs arbeitest?
Gahan: Das stimmt. Christian, Peter Gordino und ich haben ein paar Ideen, die wir schon mal zusammengeworfen haben. Ich habe ihnen aber vor ein paar Monaten gesagt, dass ich diese Ideen derzeit nicht genau weiterverfolgen kann, weil mein Fokus am Soulsavers-Projekt liegt. Ich bin mir aber sicher, dass wir bis zum Jahresende zusammenfinden werden, um diese Gedanken zu präzisieren und zu erweitern. Ich arbeite auch mit Kurt Uenala, mit dem ich schon für "Delta Machine" Songs geschrieben habe, an neuem Material. Wir haben auch schon ein bisschen aufgenommen, aber ich bin momentan in der Phase, wo ich diese ersten rohen Demos mal zu Martin schicken und um seine Meinung dazu bitten werde. (lacht) Ich hoffe eben, dass Martin und ich heuer noch zusammenkommen, um das genauer zu diskutieren, aber es würde mich nicht überraschen, wenn wir nächstes Jahr für eine Albumaufnahme ins Studio gehen werden.

"Krone": Zurück zu deinem Soloalbum - gerade auf Songs wie "Lately" oder "Tempted" ist deine Stimme verletzlicher, aber auch kräftiger als je zuvor. Wie intensiv fühlt sich das an, wenn man seine Emotionen derart inbrünstig ausdrückt?
Gahan: Songtitel und Wörter wie "Tempted" oder "Shine" kamen quasi in visueller Form zu mir. Ich habe diese Ideen dann weiterverfolgt und zu Melodien feingeformt und am Ende machte das Gesamtprodukt Sinn. Die Wörter verbinden sich auch perfekt mit den Gefühlen und Emotionen, die die Musik auf "Angels & Ghosts" wiedergibt. Ich folge dann einfach meinen Gefühlen und ich finde, dass ich hier ein paar meiner stärksten Vocal-Leistungen meiner ganzen Karriere produziert habe. Das kam auf ganz natürlichem Wege zu mir, es war oft selbst für mich sehr überraschend.

"Krone": Die erste Hälfte des Albums ist sehr orchestral, aber auch etwas "fröhlicher" geraten, die zweite wird immer depressiver und trauriger. Hast du diesen Weg bewusst gewählt, um den Hörer auf eine große Reise mitzunehmen?
Gahan: Die erste Hälfte inkludiert Songs wie "Shine" oder "All Of This And Nothing", die zweite Hälfte beginnt mit "One Thing" und endet mit "My Sun". Die Songs sind schon so arrangiert, dass sie dich definitiv auf eine kleine Reise mitnehmen sollen. Textlich als auch musikalisch ist die zweite Hälfte wesentlich melancholischer ausgefallen, obwohl das Ergebnis für mich dennoch aufbauend und erhebend klingt.

"Krone": Willst du mit dem Titel "Angels & Ghosts" vielleicht auch auf einen Kampf zweier Extreme in deinem eigenen Geist, deinen Gedanken hinweisen? Dazu würde auch das Cover-Artwork passen, dass dich in einer fast schon schizophrenen Dreiteilung zeigt.
Gahan: Das stimmt, ich singe auf dem Album metaphorisch über Dinge, dir mir in meinem alltäglichen Leben wiederfahren. Da geht es einfach um die Beziehungen und Menschen in meinem Leben. Die Geister repräsentieren für mich die Erinnerungen der Vergangenheit, aber auch der Gegenwart. Ich bin mir bewusst, dass das einzige, das wir mitnehmen, wenn wir diesen Planeten einmal verlassen werden, eine Handvoll Erinnerungen sein werden. (lacht)

"Krone": Fühlst du dich heute selbstbewusster und sicherer, wenn es ums Songwriting geht?
Gahan: Ich denke schon. Mittlerweile bin ich soweit, dass ich in der richtigen Stimmung und Situation die Gefühle, die in mir geweckt werden, in einen Song kanalisieren kann.

"Krone": Ende Oktober hast du eine Handvoll exklusiver Shows in Europa angekündigt. Ist da noch mehr geplant? Vielleicht ein Abstecher nach Wien?
Gahan: Derzeit gibt es dafür keine Pläne, aber ich würde das nicht ausschließen. Wir alle waren sehr überrascht und begeistert davon, dass alle bisher angekündigten Shows relativ schnell ausverkauft waren. Es scheint so, als ob die Leute an meiner Musik interessiert werden, insofern könnte es schon passieren, dass wir uns noch weitere Termine überlegen. In Wien zu spielen wäre natürlich verdammt cool.

Robert Fröwein
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 17:44:37
2015-10-21 - Wiener Zeitung (Austria) - Album Review

http://www.wienerzeitung.at/themen_channel/musik/pop_rock_jazz/781776_Ein-Medium-der-Erloesung.html

neues Album
Ein Medium der Erlösung
Depeche-Mode-Sänger Dave Gahan setzt seine Kollaboration mit den Soulsavers fort.
Von Andreas Rauschal

23 Jahre lang verkörperte Dave Gahan den eigentümlichen Fall eines Sängers, der seiner Band mit charismatischer Stimme zwar einen wesentlichen Teil ihrer Aura verlieh - und die oft etwas schwerfälligen Kollegen von Depeche Mode mit harter Arbeit an der Front auch live motivierte. Davon abgesehen blieb er allerdings darauf beschränkt, das Medium von Mastermind Martin Gore zu sein, der sich neben der Musik auch sämtliche Liebe, Sex und Religion umkreisenden Texte aus dem Herzen riss. Erste von Gahan um die Jahrtausendwende gewagte Vorstöße in Richtung einer Beteiligung als Songwriter wurden von der Restband rasch abgeschmettert. Sein im Jahr 2003 auch deshalb veröffentlichtes Solodebüt "Paper Monsters" und das anschließende Säbelrasseln von wegen "Es geht auch ohne euch" brachten dann aber den Durchbruch. Zu Recht. Sowohl der stringentere Nachfolger "Hourglass" (2007) als auch die Beiträge für Depeche Mode - auf "Delta Machine" konnte man Gahan zuletzt durchaus auf Augenhöhe mit Gore erleben - dokumentierten ein kreatives Wachsen mit der Herausforderung.

In reinster Form
Schöpferisch erstmals ganz angekommen zu sein schien der Mann mit dem sonoren Bariton aber im Jahr 2012, als er eine Zusammenarbeit mit den Soulsavers einläutete. Das britische Produktionsduo war bis dahin mit wechselnden Gastmusikern und Jahrhundertstimmen wie Mark Lanegan angetreten, um Alte-Männer-weinen-ins-Bier-Songs mit nachtschattiger Elektronik und schwarzen Genres wie Gospel, Blues und Soul zu vereinen. Für Gahan brachte das die Chance mit sich, zu einer altersadäquateren Performance abseits gängiger Rockstar-Posen auf Bühnen im Fußballstadion zu finden. Zusätzlich konnte er einen Ausdruck in reinster Form wieder- und neu entdecken, der tief im Erlösungsfach wurzelt und ihm seit den spirituell aufgeladenen "Songs Of Faith & Devotion" aus der Feder von Martin Gore bestens bekannt ist. Nach hinlänglich dokumentierten Drogenproblemen und schließlich einem Selbstmordversuch kann der seit 1996 cleane und wieder ganz dem Leben zugewandte Familienvater Gahan nicht zuletzt autobiografisch so einiges ins Ich-habe-es-überlebt-Genre einbringen. "The Light The Dead See" als Debüt mit den Soulsavers tat genau das auf Basis gut geerdeter Midtemposongs und etwas Spaghetti-Western-Musik der Marke Morricone.

Mit "Angels & Ghosts" (Sony Music) erscheint der zweite Streich nun bereits unter der Dachmarke Dave Gahan & Soulsavers. Er fokussiert das schon von Depeche Mode bekannte Yin-und-Yang-Verhältnis von Licht und Schatten und erzählt so erst recht wieder von Themen, die Gahan einst als Medium zu verkünden hatte. Aber das macht nichts. Die erste Hälfte der knapp 40 Spielminuten gerät auch so zu einem Karriere-Highlight.

Schuld-und-Sühne-Klassiker
Vom Gospel mit Fuzz-Riffs aus dem Mississippi-Delta vereinenden Breitwandblues von "Shine" über "You Owe Me", bei dem reichlich Soul durch die Staubwüste wirbelt, bis hin zum Neil-Young-Einschlag von "Tempted" oder der Befreiungshymne "All Of This Or Nothing" erlebt man ein Joint Venture, das sich hörbar gefunden hat. Später mögen ätherisch-getragene bis einigermaßen müde Gegenpole wie "One Thing" oder "Lately" etwas zu sehr unter ihrer Verstimmtheit im Weltschmerz leiden. Mit "My Sun" und "The Last Time", das zwischen Angelo-Badalamenti-Twang und Nick Cave in seiner "The Boatman’s Call"-Ära ankert, ist am Ende aber wieder alles im Lot. Wie an sechs handverlesenen und auch als Stream im Internet übertragenen Konzertabenden überprüft werden kann, laufen die Soulsavers als grandiose zehnköpfige Band samt Gospel-Abordnung derzeit aber vor allem live zur Hoch- und Höchstform auf. Nicht nur bei "Condemnation" und "Walking In My Shoes", den als Zugabe gereichten Schuld-und-Sühne-Klassikern aus dem Hause DM, wird hier für Gänsehaut und (Glücks-)Tränen gesorgt.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 22 October 2015 - 22:09:17
2015-10-22 - Radio (US) - Dave Gahan Finds His Voice with Soulsavers ‘Angels & Ghosts’

http://radio.com/2015/10/22/dave-gahan-soulsavers-interview/

Dave Gahan Finds His Voice with Soulsavers ‘Angels & Ghosts’
By Jay Tilles

“I can only watch so much TV,” jokes Dave Gahan about his need to stay busy. And keeping busy appears to be easy these days as he launches his latest collaborative effort with the Soulsavers. Set for release this Friday (Oct. 23), Angels & Ghosts marks Soulsavers’ fourth album and Gahan’s second with the band.

Accompanied by a 10-piece orchestra, the band got a taste of its fans’ enthusiasm for the album Monday night as they performed in front of a sold out theater in Los Angeles.

For those new to the collective, Soulsavers are the English production duo of Rich Machin and Ian Glover, along with a pool of musicians who are called upon as needed. Their specialty is downtempo electronica with influences of rock, gospel, soul, and country, which syncs perfectly with Gahan’s musical tastes.

“They have an idea of what they want to do and Rich will send me his basic idea,” explains Gahan their collaboration process, which he describes as a labor of love. “There’s no money in it, that’s for sure!” he says with a laugh. After two full albums with the Depeche Mode frontman, it’s hard to imagine the group with anyone other than Gahan singing. But Mark Lanegan, most widely known for his band the Screaming Trees and has collaborated with Queens of the Stone Age, handled vocals on the two prior Soulsavers albums,  It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s the Way You Land and Broken, of which Gahan prefers the first.

“I’m sort of stepping into his shoes for a bit.” Gahan jokes. And, after two albums, the Depeche Mode frontman says the gig now feels “very normal.”

Despite the group never having set out to record a “single,” one has indeed emerged: “All of This and Nothing.” Gahan seems a bit surprised and relieved as the track took a little more elbow grease than other tracks on the album.

“To be honest, out of all of them, it didn’t come as easy as some of the others,” Gahan says. Although you can’t tell by listening to it, he says it was a bit of a struggle. The majority of the song was built by Machin and handed over to Gahan for completion and the Depeche Mode frontman felt like he was having to put the final brush strokes on someone else’s painting. “I had a hard time finding my place on it,” he explains. “But once it came together and I locked into the chorus and found a mood for it, it made more sense.” He says the song truly shines when they perform it onstage. “When we do it live, it’s got even more space. We’ve elongated some of the parts and allowed it to breathe a bit more.”

Breathing room is something you’ll hear a lot from Gahan about his Soulsavers songs. Like the blues, much of the album’s power comes from the space between the notes. “Everything is there for a reason,” he says. “We don’t put anything in there if it’s not needed, in fact, quite often it was the case of taking things out. And when we were in the writing process it’s about pulling them out and not worrying about things like the long intro.”

Fortunately for Gahan, Soulsavers was not under pressure to write radio-friendly singles. “At first people were like, ‘Ah, you gotta cut that down if its gonna be a single,'” referring to the 46 second intro on “All Of This And Nothing.” “We don’t have to think that kind of stuff.  It’s just about making the music. We’ll get to all that later. If this becomes something, we’ll get to that later.”

Gahan is also quick to call attention to his favorite track, “Shine,” which when played live on stage features a “sleazy” baseline by Duke Garwood. According to Gahan, the British blues rock guitar player brings the song to “a whole other level.” Just talking about the song draws a smile from Gahan. “It’s very ambient and spacey but at the same time it’s very driven,” he says of the upbeat track.

Having spent the early part of his career in an era when vinyl albums were the ultimate way to showcase your music and art, Gahan is taking his music back to a time when the listener would experience the tracks as one event. He explains, “It’s really about building an album in the old sense how we used listen to records, and listen to music from start to finish and flip it over… an LP. This is two sides. The first side of the album begins with ‘Shine,’ ends with ‘All Of This And Nothing.’  Flip it over [making a gesture with his hand as if flipping a tortilla]: then it starts with ‘One Thing’ and then it ends with ‘My Sun.'”

The group is actually manufacturing copies of Angels & Ghosts in vinyl editions, although the process to get the audio sounding just right was more challenging than it use to be. “To get a good pressing,” Gahan explains, “takes time now.” He explains that because there are far fewer facilities making vinyl nowadays, the process is slower and good audio quality is harder to come by.

But perfection in audio is just the type of thing Gahan enjoys striving for. It’s just one more thing to keep him away from his drug of choice; television, which he refers to in the song “One Thing,” a soft piano and strings-driven ballad about finding that one special thing that helps us escape. “Don’t say nothing,” begins the verse. “Just lay down next to me, we can watch those tasteless shows on our TV.”

Still an alien resident of the U.S., Gahan notes that he’s been living in New York now for 18 years, originally moving to Los Angeles in 1989. “I’ve spent more than half my life in America.”

And not being a resident apparently has its pitfalls. Gahan cannot vote.  “That does piss me off actually, yeah. I watch all the debates and stuff. I’m into it. A reporter the other day asked me about one of the new songs “One Thing” where I say the words, ‘Lay down next to me, we can watch those tasteless shows on our TV.’”

What tasteless shows you may ask. He smiles, and continues, “Well you know, Republican debate… Kardashians…  Same thing,” he adds with a laugh. Happily, the Soulsavers project will keep him busy for a little while. Besides: as he says, there’s only so much TV he can watch.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 22 October 2015 - 22:11:06
2015-10-22 - LA Record (US) - Concert Review

http://larecord.com/photos/2015/10/21/dave-gahan-soulsavers-the-theatre-at-ace-hotel

DAVE GAHAN + SOULSAVERS @ THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL
Photos and words by Debi Del Grande

Have you every followed Jesus? He lives around the corner in downtown LA.
We were in the church of Dave Gahan. Loyal followers of Depeche Mode anxiously awaited to hear that well-known baritone voice in the intimate setting of the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Well, intimate for Gahan that is, who is used to playing large arenas and stadiums with Depeche Mode. But this was about a different sound – a new salvation. Although they have been working together for a few years, the collaboration of Gahan and British production duo Rich Machin and Ian Glover has sparked something in Gahan.
Streaming live on Yahoo!, Dave Gahan and Soulsavers delivered songs from their brand new album Angels & Ghosts. Fans couldn’t stay in their seats and rushed to the front as Gahan waved his hand in the air, did his well-known moves (except twirling with his mic stand) and belted out songs like “Presence of God” and “Shine” with the ten-piece band. Gahan could very well be a preacher as he had full command of the audience. The same voice and the same mannerisms, but a much deeper lyrical connection.
Someone shouted “Personal Jesus” during the set which was received with some chuckles. The question of whether Depeche Mode songs would be played was answered at the encore as Dave stated we might know some of these songs – or not. He did a few songs from his solo work, including the upbeat “Dirty Sticky Floors” and two Depeche Mode songs that blended very well with the Soulsavers’ set. “Condemnation” was dedicated to Mr. Gore, who was present and the final song “Walking in My Shoes” seemed to satisfy everyone.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 22 October 2015 - 22:13:15
2015-10-22 - The Quietus (UK) - INTERVIEW: Dave Gahan

http://thequietus.com/articles/19076-interview-dave-gahan

INTERVIEW: Dave Gahan
Ned Raggett

Dave Gahan has taken a break from touring the world and beyond with Depeche Mode for his second album with the Soulsavers team, Angels and Ghosts, as he talks to Ned Raggett about the new album, his songwriting process and taking time out from Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode has long been both the sum of its parts and something else beyond it, which is why it’s equally interesting to see what its core creative partnership of Dave Gahan and Martin Gore gets up to on its own. Earlier this year saw the release of Gore’s first solo album of all original compositions, MG; Gahan meanwhile has returned with what’s become his own new primary collaborative focus outside Depeche. Soulsavers, the duo of Rich Machin and Ian Glover, have their own new album Kubrick due out in December, but before that is their second album with Gahan on lead vocals, Angels and Ghosts, following 2012’s The Light The Dead Sea.

Angels and Ghosts manages the neat trick of making a series of individual sessions sound like a live-in-the-studio group performance. The rhythmic rigor familiar in Gahan’s solo and group work elsewhere carries over here, but the feeling is something more like an imaginary Muscle Shoals session that Nick Cave was able to carry out for an Elvis that didn’t die young. With Gahan moving from being the featured singer on The Light The Dead Sea to a full collaborative partner with the duo, it’s a strong showcase for both his own songwriting over the past fifteen years as well as his singing. Settled into both a resonant maturity and an easy way around both understatement and full-bodied efforts, his voice continues to be one of music’s most recognizable signatures.

Reached by phone, Gahan sounded reflective, relaxed and gracious, settling into the usual promo grind with the practice of someone who’s made it part of his life’s work. When asked if he preferred 'Mr. Gahan' he said with a laugh, "Oh, well, you can call me Mr. Gahan if you like, but — no, I'm just kidding. Dave is fine." And we were off:

This is kind of funny for me because I interviewed Martin a few months ago for the Quietus for his solo album.

Dave Gahan: I enjoyed that record a lot, actually.

Yeah. It was really, really nice. We could go on about that, I'm sure, but we need to talk about yours.

DG: I hope you've had a chance to listen to it.

I did indeed.

DG: It's a little different from Martin's electronic effort.

A slight variety. When I first heard about your first album that you did with Soulsavers, I remember doing some investigating at the time and going, "Well, do I know this band?" because they had done the two albums with Mark Lanegan already. I'm a huge Mark Lanegan fan since Whiskey for the Holy Ghost and somehow I had never heard of these albums. I remember just being annoyed with myself. Was it the same for you when you first heard about the band?

DG: Pretty much exactly the same thing happened to me. One of my favorite albums is that same album that you quoted, Lanegan's album. And I'm a big fan of Lanegan; I have been for years. I think someone else had mentioned a record to me as well that they had done together, which was the album It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s the Way You Land. I just thought it was, for me, the kind of album that comes around for me once in a while and becomes my linchpin, go-to album when all else fails. What I loved about it was the combination of all the electronics, but crushed, gospel-y sounding organs, all kind of treated, along with this gospel choir. And of course Mark's fantastic voice, his lyrical content, and all that imagery that he throws out there. It was really perfect. It ticked off every box.

What I also love about that album - it's the same with an album I'm listening to at the moment by Algiers, which I really enjoy as well, same reasons - is it's a complete album. It's an album that you listen to as a whole piece of music from start to finish. You can't really cut into it. It's much more enjoyable when you listen to the whole thing. Really, that's what Angels & Ghosts is as well. When I'm trying to work with Depeche, in the back of my mind, I always have that imaginary list of how it's going to feel, how it's going to flow, what kind of journey we can take you on, what songs need to be removed because they don't fit in there. With Depeche lately, we seem to have too many songs sometimes, which wasn't always the case. [laughs] But now that Martin and I are both sharing a place to write songs and both work on them collaboratively, we seem to have an abundance at the moment.

With Angels & Ghosts, it was the same thing. Rich and I both come from that same school of listening and having albums in our past that are complete bodies of work. There were a few other songs that were contenders for this record that we ended up removing because it just was complete with the nine songs. If you started one side with 'Shine', ended that first side of that LP with 'All of This and Nothing', and then start the second side with 'One Thing' and end with 'My Sun' - this, for me, quite early on was the way it was going. The things that were in between there had to take you somewhere. I think I might have answered your question. I'm not sure. [laughs]

You answered a few ones I was going to ask along the way! I was giving a re-listen to your first album and then listening to the new one here, and I was trying to sense any difference. It really started to stand out on the second listen of Angels & Ghosts. My impression was the first album you figured, "OK. How do we work together?" Then this new album is, "OK, how do we extend what we've already accomplished?" Was that the sense that you were having going into this?

DG: That's fair to say. I would say that we never really stopped writing. It slowed down a bit because I had a project with Depeche in between, but we never really stopped that process. I think it is a natural continuation. I also think for me, lyrically, with the first album that we did together, it was definitely more introspective. I think with this album, lyrically and melodically, I'm looking outside of myself more and then using what I feel and see outside of me to bounce off. How does that make me feel? What words does that conjure up in my mind? What imagery, for me, does this music take me to? So the Soulsavers process is interesting to me, because it really searches my soul, if you like. It pushes me to ask questions about what I feel about everything.

It doesn't really make sense to me until we're coming to the end of what might be another complete project. Certainly the songs take this form that starts to really inform me. When I first start writing, Rich may send me a guitar line or something with some atmospherics on it, I really don't edit too much the words that immediately pop into my mind. I jot them down and then usually what happens when I continue listening is a melody may start happening, so I might throw that word into a melodic note or something. But then it starts, and then I have to wrestle with it. Then the song starts to really develop. It becomes alive and you've got to try and hold it down.

And take it where it goes. I wouldn't necessarily call it a concept album, and I wouldn't call it necessarily a through line of emotional states, but it was very interesting to me sensing the personal nature of your lyrics and how it had such focus. By your description, you say it comes together over time. Do you find it's something that ultimately makes sense in the end?

DG: Your description is absolutely accurate. It does come into focus for me, and if I just take pen to paper and I start jotting things down, it's way more introspective. I want to muse around it, and play with it. It comes with getting a bit older and a little bit wiser, maybe. It's a little cynical; it's a little comical in places as well, I think. I poke fun at myself a lot. And it's impossible to not take in what's going on around us in the world. We all know it. We all feel it. We're all affected by it.

For me, music is still a way to work that out and see, "Hey, what's my little part in this? How can I be a better person?" And then use these characters that maybe are not anything to do with me at all. But then, everything is there for a reason. Each word is there for a reason. I don't just throw it out. I really get into that a lot more, especially with the last few records that I've worked on. It may be abstract or it may be very obvious, but it's not a waste of space.

Even though I've just heard the album a couple of times, a song that's lingering with me more and more is 'Lately', and I wanted to do a deeper dive into that one. That has a slightly different feel to much of what's around it, especially just you and the piano lead for the most part. My understanding is that the album is a variety of different sessions, and at the same time it all combines like it's a live, straight-through performance, which was very intentional. Could you maybe talk a bit about that song, both the songwriting process and the construction of it?

DG: That song is actually probably my favorite on the album, and it was the hardest for us to place. It always felt like it should definitely be on the second side, and it should be on a side that takes you down to a different place. I think you've got a lot of space for you to use your own imagination. That's the real key with that song. Again, I'm looking outside of myself, and using current events of things going on around me, a feeling of disappointment or feeling let down by whatever. Politicians, you know. [laughs] Whatever it is at any given moment. The climate. Actually, weather comes into things a lot for me. I don't know why, but it just does. I seem to draw analogies there a lot.

This song in particular - I was feeling particularly low, to be honest, but I wanted to find a way to dig myself out of that. The song makes fun of my own wallowing and my own dark place and is a little cynical of my own thoughts, too. I say 'feel' so much. That's a choice. That's a direct choice. I used to spend a lot of time trying to actually avoid feeling anything, using various chemicals. But I don't have that anymore, so I just have to sit with it. Quite often, what comes out of that is this feeling of - there is a way to dig out of it. You've got to do something. You've got to take an action. You can't just sit there and wallow in what's going on around you or in your personal life. Some of that song, for me, helped me to get through that and to see myself in that picture. For me, the melody lifts, and it lifts you out of that, and I'm asking you, let's join forces, let's come together. It's my own humble way, if you'd like, of trying to do better. It's very hard to explain songs sometimes.

I know. It's so personal to yourself.

DG: I'm jumping all over the place, but it makes sense to me in the melody. When I sing that song - I've been doing some rehearsals - it gives me goosebumps, and I wonder who that person is. Sometimes I still feel so far away from that person, and other times I completely identify with not just the lyric but the way that it's sung. That's very important to me, the spacing of the words, the spacing of the melodies. Rich and I both seem to be on exactly the same page with that. We're very aware of creating space that allows the listener to use their own imagination and to get lost in there a little. We live in a very, very busy world and I'm always looking for some kind of space, to be honest. I live in New York City. It's something you can't avoid - you walk out into the street and it's just like, "All right! Here we go!"

Everyone's on top of each other.

DG: But I like that. You asked something else: we don't really spend a lot of time together in the studio. We did a bit with this record, doing all the gospel choirs and all the strings in Los Angeles, and we did all the gospel choirs in New York. But there's an understanding between us. We know where we're trying to get. So there's no worry about what it's going to feel like at the end, because we both know what kind of record we want to make. That's one of the things that people overlook quite often when they're making records: what kind of record do you want to make in the first place? Ben Hillier [producer of Depeche Mode's last three albums] used to ask that question. You have the songs, so what do you want to do with them?

That's funny. It reminds me of a comment that Daniel Miller just made in a recent interview he did for PIAS. It was this totally separate thing, but he was talking about how he had to let other people on Mute go, other artists, because they didn't have anything anymore. He'd tell them, "It seems like you're reaching for something; you're not having it." Usually the artist would say, "That's true; I don't have anything right now." So it's a question of that creative spark.

DG: Yeah, and I'm just trying to honestly follow that. I thought when I completed the last Depeche Mode tour, the Delta Machine tour, I was pretty exhausted and felt pretty depleted at the end of it. More so than ever before. It was almost a bit of sadness, to be honest, because it was such an enjoyable tour to do. It often happens at the end of tours, but it seemed to hit me a lot harder this time. These songs helped me eventually, once I started really getting into the writing, which was only a couple of months after that tour. I saw myself coming out of that hole, and felt suddenly very inspired and very creative. You kind of have to jump on that quick when it happens, because it will pass you by, as I mention in a couple of the songs. I've come to a place in my life where I just don't want to waste these opportunities that pop up for me.

I've mentioned before about Rich, when he first approached me to actually write, I was pretty sure something was going to happen. I've been asked many, many times to collaborate with various different people, and you might talk about it for a bit but nothing comes out of it. But when Rich asked me that direct question, he asked me how I write and how that process was for me. I explained to him, "Well, if I was writing with you, I'd like you to send me something, a guitar line or something, or some chords or atmospherics. It doesn't have to be in any particular structure. And I'll see what happens." And he said, "Ahh, that's interesting. That's how Mark [Lanegan] works, too." Now, with technology as well, of course, even though we're on different sides of the world, we're able to do that.

Over recent years, thinking of things I’ve seen in Depeche Mode press interviews, I’ve seen you speak about having gone through singing lessons and taking very careful care of your voice, doing your vocal exercises and so forth. Now that you've gotten to where you're at, with your age and your experience, do you find changes in your voice starting to occur? Do you work around those? How do you treat your instrument, for lack of a better term?

DG: It takes some time for any vocalist to find your own voice. It took me a while. I think I was for many, many years striving to just please others, do it correctly, to play my part, if you like. With very little consideration for how it made me feel, to be honest. I don't know, I guess close to 20 years ago now, 15-20 years, somehow that shifted for me and I had to find something deeper because it was no longer working for me to just be that. So it's taken some time, but the one thing I really notice, especially working on these last two records and the last few Depeche Mode records, is I've found the voice that I was looking for. It was always there, I think. Maybe it's really more a case of removing all those thoughts of trying to please somebody else, and really just trying to dig real deep and find some feeling and emotion within my spirit, in my soul, whatever you want to call it.

I do work on it, though. Doing my vocal exercises for 40 minutes or so a day, it's almost like I go into a meditative state. I'm not really doing anything else; there's no other distractions. I'm just doing that, and it's like when you're washing the dishes. You're just washing the dishes, and it's that same feeling. There's no distractions. And it just brings me into myself, and then I'm able to do things with my voice that just come to me.

But I think you're right. It's experience. It's time. It's age. It's a lot of work. A lot of touring, a lot of performing. When I'm performing on the stage, I use a lot of those thoughts and those feelings and I bring them into what I'm doing even when I'm working in the studio. I usually have a handheld mic. I don't work very well with stationary microphones. It doesn't really matter to me how expensive and nice they are; I'm usually better with just holding a mic in my hand, a dynamic mic, a Shure or something, and just moving my body. I'm not saying jumping all around all over the place, but you've got to put your whole self into that part.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 22 October 2015 - 22:16:23
2015-10-22 - Extra TV (US) - Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Opens Up About His New Album with Soulsavers

http://extratv.com/2015/10/22/depeche-modes-dave-gahan-opens-up-about-his-new-album-with-soulsavers/

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Opens Up About His New Album with Soulsavers

Musician Dave Gahan, frontman for the band Depeche Mode, has a new album with musical collaborators Soulsavers, and recently stopped by "Extra's" studios to chat with Senior Music Correspondent Adam Weissler.

Gahan opened up about the process of writing "Angels & Ghosts" with Soulsavers' Rich Machin, and how it differed creatively from working on a Depeche Mode album.

Dave also chatted about when he plans to start writing new songs for Depeche Mode after Soulsavers' latest tour wraps. Check it out!
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 22 October 2015 - 22:24:17
2015-10-22 - Soulsavers at the Town Hall in NYC

[I gathered the links to all video files:]

1) In The Morning
https://www.facebook.com/cassi4ister/videos/767125323431505/?
https://www.facebook.com/daniel.saryan1/videos/10205457785784035/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1102203722382425353_244423566
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHJZcLJnNTQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FtKsDm8grE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yvrQSxF1gM
https://www.facebook.com/daniel.saryan1/videos/10205548505811979/
https://www.facebook.com/daniel.saryan1/videos/10205548525732477/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6TdkvHFGCo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENkeKXdTPl0

2) Shine
https://www.facebook.com/sam.monraz/videos/1073983799280403/
https://www.facebook.com/missangelinanoir/videos/184138281921300/
https://vine.co/v/eVUwzarrq12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJU4JT4VdRo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cNMpg074P4

3) You Owe Me
https://www.facebook.com/daniel.saryan1/videos/10205457851425676/
https://www.facebook.com/sam.monraz/videos/1074062155939234/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8fjcjkdiLw
https://www.facebook.com/cassi4ister/videos/767146616762709/

4) Tempted
https://www.facebook.com/daniel.saryan1/videos/10205457875946289/
https://www.facebook.com/rosann.ciciriellopalomba/videos/886412494728104/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buljuyBEGHQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzTRpMrjJ4w
http://iconosquare.com/p/1101764281252154175_227174065

5) Tonight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi_Ru6IlykM
https://twitter.com/ifussssApp/status/657358014115020800

6) All Of This And Nothing
https://www.facebook.com/yuri.rybalov/videos/10207064716152065/
https://www.facebook.com/daniel.saryan1/videos/10205457896066792/
https://www.facebook.com/karla.wallach/videos/10207213234706300/
https://www.facebook.com/paul.zakris/videos/10154334004896982/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1102337152706093910_12079295
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0lHNXEPbew
https://twitter.com/gwenbe22/status/657357062792454144
http://iconosquare.com/p/1101767020473481622_311651021
http://iconosquare.com/p/1101768038950337351_10195221
http://iconosquare.com/p/1101768493490998189_227174065
https://www.facebook.com/jason.samonik/videos/10154319269294488/
https://www.facebook.com/cassi4ister/videos/767128986764472/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JoHu2v77ww

7) Presence Of God
http://iconosquare.com/p/1101849557425798373_553569686
https://www.facebook.com/rosann.ciciriellopalomba/videos/886416724727681/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPzd2lSSTQg
http://iconosquare.com/p/1101770702630915051_227174065

8) Just Try
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrK5mrcbu2I
https://instagram.com/p/9KgRkbhhEk/

9) Don't Cry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw5jhyw4Fu4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko-8E49AnNs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd2Zr8DFLvc
https://instagram.com/p/9KS5mXiibF/

10) The Last Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb7120eAuYo

11) Take Me Back Home
http://iconosquare.com/p/1101872307816833416_12079295
http://iconosquare.com/p/1101838276563964261_31565387
http://iconosquare.com/p/1102330070795576452_2191210024
https://twitter.com/Zatara5555/status/657405727691153408
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gF0vfJDdeo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgrjyYwg0KU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGnEq21aOlE
https://instagram.com/p/9KTyIlSnwu/
https://twitter.com/Modejay/status/657362862252433408
http://iconosquare.com/p/1101802072903642838_358208450
https://instagram.com/p/9KfEAiynyB/
https://instagram.com/p/9KhBMihhFl/
https://www.centric.nyc/centric/app/sharevideoontwitter/EFSbdNXcnoXlXN
https://www.centric.nyc/centric/app/sharevideoontwitter/ysSBMGvwFYMCxP
https://www.instagram.com/p/_akK7ooF_v/

12) My Sun
http://iconosquare.com/p/1102529681868369285_180526450
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gF0vfJDdeo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnW-k2YYUxI
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13) Kingdom
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14) Dirty Sticky Floors
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15) Condemnation
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16) Walking In My Shoes
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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 22 October 2015 - 22:43:45
2015-10-22 - TT News Agency (Sweden) - Dave Gahan tillbaka med Soulsavers

http://www.metro.se/nyheter/dave-gahan-tillbaka-med-soulsavers/Hdzojv!8hXqtUKJdGmnmZAfXstfrA/
http://www.gp.se/kulturnoje/1.2871882-dave-gahan-tillbaka-med-soulsavers
http://www.sydsvenskan.se/kultur--nojen/dave-gahan-tillbaka-med-soulsavers
http://ttela.se/nojekultur/ttnoje/1.4400928-dave-gahan-tillbaka-med-soulsavers
http://bohuslaningen.se/kulturnoje/ttkultur/1.4400930-dave-gahan-tillbaka-med-soulsavers

Dave Gahan tillbaka med Soulsavers

Soulsavers är tillbaka med nytt album och återigen står Depeche Mode-stjärnan Dave Gahan vid mikrofonen.

-De nya låtarna är mer hoppfulla, mer optimistiska och definitivt mer kraftfulla, säger han till TT.

För tre år sedan gav duon Soulsavers, Rich Machin och Ian Glover, ut albumet "The light the dead see" tillsammans med Depeche Modes frontman Dave Gahan.

– När Rich först kontaktade mig var det bara en sådan där idé, "vi borde skriva något tillsammans". Det händer hela tiden men ofta blir det inte mer än så. Men vi fann varandra direkt, berättar Gahan.

Samarbetet fungerade så bra att de bara fortsatte att skriva musik tillsammans när "The light the dead see" var klar.

– Vi slutade aldrig skriva, det blev en sammanhängande process. Men det gick långsammare eftersom jag också jobbade med Depeche-skivan "Delta machine", jag fick lägga Soulsavers-grejerna åt sidan för att inte bli förvirrad, säger Gahan.

Låtarna viktigast

När Depeche Mode i fjol slutförde den världsturné som följde på "Delta machine" började han nästan omedelbart att jobba med Soulsavers igen.

– Jag trodde att jag skulle behöva en längre paus, men inom några veckor plockade jag upp musikbitarna som Rich hade skickat mig och började skriva, säger Gahan.

Resultatet blev "Angels & ghost" som släpps den 23 oktober. Dave Gahan beskriver albumet som mer kraftfullt och optimistiskt än "The light the dead see".

– Det drar åt det där gospel-blues-hållet, de känslorna. Här och där är det också väldigt filmiskt, säger han.

– Det viktiga för oss är kvaliteten på låtarna. Du vet, efter att ha jobbat med så mycket material, både med mitt band och solo, har låtarna blivit det allra viktigaste.

Konserter väntar

Dave Gahan säger också att han och Soulsavers har blivit mycket mer bekväma med varandra som låtskrivare – något som gynnat "Angels & ghost".

– Vi var mycket mer modiga när vi skulle välja låtar. Trots att vi spelade in mycket mer valde vi ut de nio låtar som vi tyckte var starkast och fungerade tillsammans som ett album. För mig måste det fungera som ett album, från start till mål. Jag lyssnar fortfarande på musik på det sättet, berättar han.

Den här gången väntar också livespelningar. Soulsavers och Dave Gahan har en rad konserter inplanerade tillsammans med ett tiomannaband.

– Det är spännande för vi vet inte riktigt åt vilket håll musiken kommer att gå. Sedan får vi se vad som händer, om vi gillar det kanske vi gör fler spelningar, säger Gahan.

LINUS BRÄNNSTRÖM/TT
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 22 October 2015 - 23:46:09
2015-10-22 - Yahoo! (US) - #TBT: Dave Gahan Remembers Performing With Chickens on European TV

https://www.yahoo.com/music/tbt-dave-gahan-remembers-performing-with-184024205.html
https://screen.yahoo.com/dave-gahan-remembers-performing-chickens-210000118.html

#TBT: Dave Gahan Remembers Performing With Chickens on European TV
Lyndsey Parker

Ah, the ‘80s. It was a wacky and wonderful time for pop music, especially when it came to visuals. MTV’s programming schedule was packed with gender-bending, genre-crossing new-wavers starring in colorful videos shot in far-flung, exotic locales.

But television in far-flung, exotic Europe was apparently even wilder – and sometimes a bit foul, or at least fowl. Take Germany, for example – a land where performances like the one above, by a young and naïve Depeche Mode, could actually happen.

Just call it chicken a la Mode. In 1982, the then-burgeoning synthpoppers were somehow convinced to mime along to their single “See You” in a prefab barn – while cuddling live poultry and awkwardly ignoring a random couple canoodling atop an onstage haystack. Nearly a quarter-century later, Mode mouthpiece Dave Gahan – whose second album with side-project Soulsavers, Angels & Ghosts, comes out this week – still remembers the infamous appearance with a chuckle and a shudder.

“Back in those days, we’d go where we were told to go and we’d end up on these TV shows. This was one in particular where some sort of farmyard scene was the set,” Gahan laughs. “And I remember we got to the point where we were like, ’What are we doing? We show up to these things, we do what we’re told – you know, to get our music out there – but this is kind of the limit.’

"We were scared. It was horrific. That one definitely scarred me,” Gahan continues. “Luckily, shortly after that, we did get to the point where we were like, 'We’re not doing this anymore. It’s definitely not doing us any good.’”
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 23 October 2015 - 18:13:50
2015-10-22 - Sony Music Germany - Commercial

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"It touched my soul. When music does that it's like breathing air for me." Dave Gahan
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 23 October 2015 - 18:18:56
2015-10-23 - Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) - Jag var en mer hänsynslös frontman förr

http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/musik/jag-var-en-mer-hansynslos-frontman-forr/

Jag var en mer hänsynslös frontman förr
Depeche Mode är pausat. Då får Dave Gahan utlopp för sin nya låtskrivarlust i det egna projektet Soulsavers. I dag släpps det nya albumet ”Angels & ghosts”.

Han är en drogfri popsångare sedan många år, låter påfallande pigg. Dave Gahan, som i mitten av 90-talet vaknade ur en överdos efter att ha dödförklarats, sitter i ett hotellrum i sin nuvarande hemstad New York och bubblar upprymt om nya albumet ”Angels & ghosts” ihop med brittiska Soulsavers (till skillnad från DN:s Fredrik Strage som utdelade bottenbetyget 1 och liknade Gahans insats vid en ”tröttare Roffe Wikström”).

Själv ser exilbritten sitt låtskrivande som en pågående och lycklig process. Ett skapande som inte är pressande, likt de förväntningar som lastas på varje nytt Depeche Mode-album:
– Det här känns väldigt fritt, jag och Richard (Rich Machin i Soulsavers) bollar ständigt idéer. Han kan skicka en gitarrfigur till mig eller ett atmosfäriskt parti och är det något som inspirerar mig så lägger jag till melodier eller textbitar. Ofta är det musiken i sig som inspirerar mina texter och ju mer du skriver desto mer beroendeframkallande blir det.

Singellåten ”All of this and nothing” ekar av kompositören Ennio Morricones stråkiga orkesterlandskap.
– Oj, det var väldigt fint att höra. Det är faktiskt själva utgångspunkten för den låten och hela albumet, det filmiska. Jag försöker skriva visuellt och Ennio Morricone finns absolut med som inspiratör. Daniele Luppi som har gjort alla stråkarrangemang på skivan jobbar ju också väldigt nära Morricones stil.

Du började skriva egna låtar sent i din karriär, efter tjugofem år som frontman i Depeche Mode.
– Jo, men det tog så lång tid innan jag kände att människor som du skulle få höra vad jag sysslade med, jag var helt enkelt inte redo att kliva i de skorna när jag var yngre, fnittrar han.
– Och jag har ju också haft förmånen att i många, många år vara med i ett band där Martin (Gore, låtskrivare/multiinstrumentalist i Depeche Mode) skrivit fantastiska låtar och dessutom är en teknisk trollkarl i studion. Och det blir så där i band – man får sina roller och blir med tiden, för att vara ärlig, fast i dem. Jag nådde en punkt där jag behövde pröva nya saker utanför den familj som Depeche Mode varit.

Gahan tycker att hans solokarriär stärkt samarbetet med Martin Gore.
– Vi har jobbat mycket mer som ett team på de senaste Depeche – skivorna och dessutom har Martin hjälpt mig med mina egna demoinspelningar, säger han och lyfter särskilt fram den svenske producenten/låtskrivaren Christoffer Bergs (The Knife, Justin Timberlake, Shakira) insats i studion under arbetet med bandets senaste album ”Delta machine”:
– Lova mig att du framför en varm hälsning till honom! Jag älskar verkligen att jobba med Chris, han är fantastisk. Ibland kan en enda person förändra hela känslan under en inspelning. Han är en sådan som tar med sig så mycket entusiasm och inspiration in i studion. Sådant smittar av sig och får alla andra att jobba ännu hårdare.

Du har berättat hur Jane’s Addictions funkiga altrock var en avgörande inspirationskälla för dig i början av 1990-talet. På vilket sätt förändrade bandet dig som artist?
– Jag hade turen att få kolla på dem på småklubbar när jag just flyttat till Los Angeles, jag såg dem ofta och alla spelningar var olika, men energin var alltid absolut oerhörd. Det var en energi som jag upplevt också när jag var tonåring och såg band som The Clash och The Damned – och senare hittade New York Dolls, Stooges och MC5. Samma fantastiska känsla av att vara en del av något större och speciellt. Musik kan ibland förmedla sådant, konstaterar han.

Samma kollektiva, grungedistade energi ville Gahan skulle genomsyra Depeche Modes ”Songs of faith and devotion” (1993). Ett album påverkat också av band som Nirvana och Soundgarden.
– Det jag lärde mig om energins betydelse tog jag med mig till den inspelningen. Jag ville att den skivan skulle ha något ... mer. Den här utvecklingen ser jag också i det jag gör nu. Mitt nya album är mycket mer entusiastiskt och låtarna har ett större självförtroende än det som jag gjort tidigare – vilket är naturligt. Låtskrivande är en process och jag känner mig mer bekväm med den nu.

Vad är den avgörande skillnaden mellan nittiotalets Dave Gahan och dagens 53-årige?
– Jag var på många sätt en mycket mer hänsynslös frontman förr. Då längtade jag efter att bara bryta upp från allt för att finna något som gjorde mig entusiastisk igen. Artistlivet hade blivit för säkert, tryggt och normalt då. Det hade blivit som att gå till ett vanligt jobb, vilket musik aldrig ska vara. Jag sökte mig till en del farliga platser för att hitta det där. Dess bättre tog jag mig igenom det, jag hade tur för det kunde ju ha slutat på ett annat sätt. Men alla de där erfarenheterna gjorde mig också starkare, försäkrar han.

Vad i musiken söker du efter i dag?
– Det är precis som förr: något som berör mig. Som band som Algiers (dystopisk experimentell trio från Atlanta , Georgia), jag älskar, älskar, deras gospelaktiga electronica.

När gör Depeche Mode ett nytt album?
– Det finns inga sådana planer just nu. Fast Martin och jag ska träffas i slutet av det här året och snacka om det.

I ambitionen att göra ett nytt album?
– Det finns inga sådana planer just nu.

Georg Cederskog



2015-10-23 - Kulturnews (Germany) - In Den Besten Jahren

[Steffen Ruth always publishes his articles in several magazines/newspapers. A similar version was published on the 20th, see here: http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?topic=891.msg19229#msg19229/]

http://old.kulturnews.de/img/heftarchiv/kn_2015_11.pdf

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In den besten Jahren
DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS
Eigentlich sucht Dave Gahan (53) immer nach dem Haar in der Suppe. Sein (Luxus)Problem: Er findet gerade keins.

Hat jemand, der schon mal tot war, eigentlich noch Angst vorm Sterben? Im Fall von Dave Gahan, der 1996 nach einer Drogen - überdosis in Los Angeles nur mit Ach und Krach ins Leben zurückgeholt werden konnte und seitdem den Rauschmitteln abschwor, lautet die Antwort: Hat er. „Nur weil ich dem Nahtod begegnet bin, heißt das nicht, dass ich das Ende nicht mehr fürchte“, sagt Gahan. „Es wird passieren. Es ist doch jedem passiert, oder? Ich hoffe aber stark, dass ich noch eine ganze Weile hier auf Erden bleibe – um meine Zeit mit den Menschen und den Dingen im Leben zu verbringen, die ich liebe.“
Auch augenscheinlich geht es Dave Gahan gerade blendend. Die 53 Lebensjahre sieht man dem Engländer, der seit Jahren in New York lebt, auch an schlechten Tagen nicht an. Und wenn er dann noch einen guten erwischt, so wie heute, dann lässt sich nachvollziehen, warum seine Söhne Jimmy (23) und Jack (28) sowie Tochter Stella Rose (16) ihrem alten Herrn den fehlenden Willen zum Erwachsensein bescheinigen. „Meine Kinder sagen immer, ich würde mich wie ein Kind benehmen“, sagt Gahan, „und ich hoffe, das ändert sich nie. Ich bin gerne jung im Kopf. Was soll ich ein mürrischer Sack werden – bloß nicht!“
Dave Gahan, seit Anfang der 80er Frontmann von Depeche Mode und gerade zum zweiten Mal als Sänger und Texter der – vor allem aus dem Soundtüftler Rich Machin bestehenden – Soulsavers am Start, sitzt mit wachen Augen und freundlich-interessierter Haltung am Tisch seines Hotelzimmers in Robert De Niros Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca, Manhattan. Es geht ihm prächtig. „Ich genieße gerade einfach nur mein Leben. Ich fühle mich richtig gut. Die Arbeit läuft super. Auf der letzten Depeche-Mode-Tour hatten wir alle so viel Spaß und ein solch vertrauensvolles Zusammensein wie lange nicht. Ich bin glücklich mit meiner Familie, und meine Familie ist zufrieden mit mir.“
Ja, es sei ihm schon beinahe unheimlich. 2009 noch musste er die Tour wegen eines Blasentumors wochenlang unterbrechen und hatte auch sonst ziemliches Verletzungspech. Diesmal: nada. „Ich kam nach Hause, und anstatt wie sonst immer erst monatelang am Arsch zu sein und erst wieder zum Menschen werden zu müssen“, grinst Gahan, „war ich gleich wieder ein brauchbares Mitglied der Gemeinschaft.“ Das habe nicht nur seine Gattin Jennifer Sklias, mit der er seit 20 Jahren zusammen ist, begrüßt, sondern auch Rich Machin, mit dem er erstmals 2012 auf dem Album „The Light The Dead See“ zusammenarbeitete.
„Wir haben uns Ideen hin und her geschickt, schnell bildeten sich erste Songs aus. Wir spürten beide, dass die Stimmung der Platte von Hoffnung und Optimismus geprägt sein würde.“ Nicht von ungefähr bilden mit dem rockgospeligen „Shine“, dessen Gerüst Gahan schon vor sechs Jahren beim Tour stopp in Berlin schrieb, und dem zarten „My Sun“ zwei Lieder den Rahmen, die das Helle schon im Titel tragen. „Aus den dunklen Wolken, die mein Leben trübten“, sagt der Sänger mit lyrischem Pathos, „habe ich mich weitgehend hinaus an einen Ort navigiert, an dem ich stille Zufrie denheit und Dankbarkeit spüre.“
Die „Angels“ im Titel stehen laut Gahan für die guten Gefühle und Menschen im Jetzt und Hier, die „Ghosts“ seien die Erinnerungen – manche schön wie die an seine Mutter, manche weniger schön, aber im Rückspiegel des Lebens werden sie immer kleiner. Neben Gospel setzt das Duo stilistisch stark auf Blues („You owe me“), doch auch entzückende Melodien („All of this and nothing“) und gar Streicher plus Piano haben die Männer in petto, letzteres formvollendet umgesetzt in „One Thing“, Gahans Ode an seine Frau.
„Lay down next to me, so we can watch those tasteless shows on TV“, schmachtet er da, leg dich neben mich, damit wir diesen Mist im Fernsehen gucken können. Dave Gahan, der Trash-TV-Liebhaber? Ähem, erwischt … „Ich weiß, das ist totaler Müll, und es ist ja wirklich echt irre, eine Show um das alltägliche Leben von Menschen herum zu kreieren“, gibt er zu. Aber? „Ich fühle mich vom Reality-TV manchmal ganz gut unterhalten.“ Der Subtext aber ist der: Jennifer – eine Freundin guter Filme – muss ihren Dave wirklich lieben, um ihm bei diesem Schrott Gesellschaft zu leisten.
Ans Ende seiner beruflichen Lauf bahn denkt Gahan noch nicht. 2017 steht das nächste Depeche-Album an, und so lange die Gesundheit hält („die ich heute sehr, sehr zu schätzen weiß“), ist die Rente nicht in Sicht. Dave Gahan mag den Tod fürchten, doch das Älterwerden nicht. „Es gab eine Zeit in meinem Leben, da war das anders“, sagt er. „Heute vergesse ich oft, dass ich ein Mann in den 50ern bin.“
Wir auch.
Steffen Rüth
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 23 October 2015 - 18:20:42
2015-10-23 - Spot On News (Germany) - Dave Gahan: Heiraten erst ab 30!

http://www.huffingtonpost.de/2015/10/23/depeche-mode-frontmann-dave-grahan-hochzeit-erst-ab-30_n_8366774.html
http://www.news.de/medien/855623448/depeche-mode-dave-gahan-heiraten-erst-ab-30/1/

Depeche-Mode-Frontmann Dave Gahan: Heiraten erst ab 30!
von spot on news

Seit einigen Jahren ist Depeche-Mode-Frontmann Dave Gahan (53) auch abseits seiner Hauptband sehr aktiv. Bereits zum zweiten Mal hat er sich nun mit dem Produzententeam Soulsavers um Mastermind Rich Machin zusammengetan. "Angels & Ghosts"knüpft an seinem Vorgänger an: dramatischer Gospel-Pop mit Soundtrack-Flair, düstere Klänge, aber auch ein alles durchdringendes Gefühl der Hoffnung. Dass Gahan seine dunklen Zeiten endgültig hinter sich gelassen und seinen Frieden gefunden hat, wird auch im Interview mit der Nachrichtenagentur spot on news schnell klar.

"Angels & Ghost" ist bereits das zweite Album, das Sie mit den Soulsavers aufgenommen haben, aber jetzt erst taucht Ihr Name auch im Titel auf. Was ist der Grund dafür?
Dave Gahan: Die Soulsavers sind ein Produzententeam, bei dem viele verschiedene Musiker zum Einsatz kommen. Wir haben tatsächlich schon überlegt, ob wir diese Platte als Dave-Gahan-Soloalbum veröffentlichen, doch dann kamen wir zu dem Schluss, dass dieser Sound gleichermaßen durch mich und die Soulsavers geprägt wird, darum ergab "Dave Gahan & Soulsavers" Sinn. Und wir wollten, dass mehr Menschen die Chance bekommen, das Album zu hören. Meinen Namen davorzusetzen, schafft mehr Aufmerksamkeit, als es unter "Soulsavers" zu veröffentlichen. Das war eine taktische Entscheidung.

Was ist für Sie der größte Unterschied zwischen der Arbeit mit Depeche Mode und Soulsavers?
Gahan: Beim Schreiben werde ich immer davon beeinflusst, mit wem ich arbeite, mit welchen Ideen wir spielen, was für eine Atmosphäre wir schaffen wollen und ob wir mit Elektronik oder organischen Instrumenten arbeiten. Der große Unterschied ist in diesem Fall der: Wenn ich etwas für Depeche Mode schreibe und dann Martin und ich mit einem Team aus Produzenten und Programmierern ins Studio gehen, können sich der Sound und das Arrangement auf eine womöglich sehr drastische Weise verändern. Wenn ich mit Rich Machin für Soulsavers arbeite, wissen wir beide von Anfang an, wie dieser Song dann interpretiert werden wird.

Wofür stehen die "Engel" und "Geister" im Titel?
Gahan: Die "Geister" repräsentieren für mich Erinnerungen aus der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, wie sie beeinflussen, wie ich heute mich selbst und die Welt um mich herum sehe. Erinnerungen sind tatsächlich das einzige, was wir haben und womit wir diesen Planeten einmal verlassen, die guten wie die schlechten. Um ehrlich zu sein, sind sie das, wovon ich am meisten Angst habe, sie zu verlieren, da ich viele tolle Erinnerungen habe. Die "Engel" sind für mich die Beziehungen, die ich zu Menschen oder auch Dingen habe oder auch zu Fremden.

Was planen Sie als nächstes? Hören wir vielleicht auch mal wieder etwas von Depeche Mode?
Gahan: Es kommt darauf an, was sich für mich ergibt. Ich arbeite mich immer von einem Projekt zum nächsten vor. In den vergangenen 15 Jahren hatte ich Projekte mit verschiedenen Leuten, an denen ich wirklich viel Spaß hatte. So kann ich mich weiterentwickeln und ich finde es aufregend, dass ich mich nach all diesen Jahren als Musiker noch so fühlen kann. Ich bin mir sicher, dass ich mich noch dieses Jahr mit Martin zusammensetzen werde, um über die Idee, ein weiteres Depeche-Mode-Album zu machen, zu reden. Aber jetzt gerade sind wir noch nicht so weit, zumal Martin auch vor kurzem ein Solo-Album veröffentlicht hat. Wir haben im Moment keine Pläne für ein weiteres Depeche-Mode-Album, aber ich bin mir sicher, dass das noch passiert.

In den Interviews zu Ihren letzten Veröffentlichungen mussten Sie immer auch über ernste gesundheitliche Probleme sprechen. In letzter Zeit wurden Sie von solchen Dingen verschont - wie fühlt sich das an, so zur Abwechslung?
Gahan: Sehr gut! (lacht) Das sind einfach Dinge, die einen manchmal im Leben treffen und mit denen man fertigwerden muss. Was auch immer sonst so in deinem Leben los ist, spielt auf einmal keine Rolle mehr, vor allem wenn es um lebensbedrohliche Dinge geht. Dann erkennt man plötzlich, was wirklich wichtig im Leben ist. Seit ein paar Jahren fühle ich mich aber sehr gesund, stark und zuversichtlich, auch wenn es um das Songs schreiben geht.

Sie hatten früher mit schweren Drogenproblemen zu kämpfen, sind jetzt aber seit vielen Jahren clean. Haben Sie noch Angst vor einem Rückfall?
Gahan: Ehrlich gesagt, denke ich darüber nicht mehr viel nach. In den vergangenen 20 Jahren hat sich bei mir alles positiv entwickelt, ob es nun um Beziehungen zu anderen Menschen oder um meine Arbeit geht. Ich habe nicht mehr das Gefühl, dass ich etwas entkommen müsste. Als junger Mann fühlte ich mich, als ob mir die Dinge entgleiten würden und ich diesen Prozess irgendwie verlangsamen müsste. Ich bin dann in einer schwierigen Situation gelandet, aber das ist wirklich lange her. Diese Gefühle, die man lieber auslöschen würde, sind immer noch da, aber heute stellen sie für mich nicht mehr so eine Einbahnstraße dar. Normalerweise finde ich einen Ausweg, und es ist oft das Erschaffen von Musik, das mir aus diesen dunklen Orten hilft.

Ihr Sohn Jack hat im vergangenen Jahr geheiratet. Haben Sie ihm davor irgendeinen Rat gegeben? Nachdem Sie selbst zum dritten Mal verheiratet sind, haben Sie zu dem Thema sicher einiges zu sagen...
Gahan: Ich bin vermutlich der schlechteste Ratgeber überhaupt, wenn es um die Ehe geht! (lacht) Ich bin jetzt zwar seit 20 Jahren in einer Beziehung mit derselben Person, aber ich denke, Männer sollten das nicht versuchen, bevor sie mindestens 30 Jahre alt sind. (lacht) Das habe ich tatsächlich auch Jack gesagt: "Warte, bis du 30 bist, um sicher zu sein!" Aber er hat Glück, er hat eine tolle Beziehung zu seiner Frau und sie haben vor der Heirat schon fünf Jahre zusammengelebt. Sie scheinen wirklich gut zusammenzupassen, ich spreche da also nur von meinen eigenen Erfahrungen..

Vor der Hochzeit mit Ihrer jetzigen Frau Jennifer sind Sie zum griechisch-orthodoxen Glauben konvertiert. Wie sehen Sie diese Entscheidung heute?
Gahan: Das war eine Sache, von der ich damals glaubte, dass ich sie tun müsste, aber heute denke ich, dass das nicht wirklich notwendig war. Ich praktiziere keine Religion und versuche, von Kirchen den größtmöglichen Abstand zu halten. Ich glaube, dass es etwas Größeres als uns selbst gibt, aber ich denke, das steckt in uns drin. Wir wissen, was richtig und was falsch ist, und ob unsere Taten schlechte oder gute Folgen haben werden. Ich denke nicht, dass wir uns mit religiösen Symbolen trösten müssen, aber das muss natürlich jeder für sich selbst entscheiden. Für mich funktioniert das nicht wirklich.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 23 October 2015 - 21:00:25
2015-10-23 - Sony Music Germany - Dave Gahan ID Greeting

https://www.facebook.com/sonymusicde/videos/10153761457315452/

Sony Music Germany
"Hello Germany...", Dave Gahan hat eine persönliche Nachricht an euch! Und wir feiern hier weiter happy Release-Day von "Angels & Ghosts" - seinem gemeinsamen Album mit Soulsavers. Yeah!
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 24 October 2015 - 01:20:36
2015-10-23 - Rolling Stone (US) - Album Review

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/dave-gahan-soulsavers-angels-ghosts-20151023

Angels & Ghosts Dave Gahan, Soulsavers Columbia
Depeche Mode singer gets into a hopeful new groove with U.K. producers
By Kory Grow

With Depeche Mode, frontman Dave Gahan's haunting baritone often provides the human touch within songwriter Martin Gore's icy electronic tableaus. With Soulsavers — a British production duo known for its gospel-inflected, organic sound — the singer has room to grow into something more. Angels & Ghosts is the second album Gahan has recorded with the group, after 2012's dark, bluesy The Light the Dead See. Prior to that, the producers worked with a who's who of underground heroes — husky-voiced grunge vet Mark Lanegan, vocal contortionist Mike Patton and sensitive folk singer Will Oldham, among others — but they stumbled on a unique foil with the Depeche Mode singer. And while The Light the Dead See was very much a transitional record, this album is where Soulsavers and Gahan hit their stride.

From the uncharacteristically hopeful verses Gahan penned for opening track "Shine" ("When you look around, it's so profound what we can do") through to the similarly optimistic album closer "My Sun," this album evokes a litany of moods between depression and confidence. Tracks like the piano ballad "One Thing" and the shuffling "You Owe Me" find the singer settling into the role of a modern crooner. On the densely textured single "All of This and Nothing" and the brittle "Don't Cry," which benefits from some Rowland S. Howard-like guitar soundscapes and transcendent backup vocals, the group approximates Gahan sitting in with Nick Cave's Bad Seeds. It's more organic-sounding than anything the vocalist has recorded with Depeche Mode, even as his voice serves as a through-line back to that group's rockier singles, like 1993's "I Feel You."

The reason Angels & Ghosts works, though, is because Gahan and Soulsavers sound like a band. The producers are at their best when they craft tasteful orchestral arrangements that recall Burt Bacharach and Leonard Cohen, while the singer, who has come into his own as a songwriter only in the last decade, embraces hope as much as sentimentality. The schmaltz only sometimes gets the better of them ("The Last Time" drags after the somber "Lately"). Gahan has always sounded like a complex individual with Depeche Mode, but on this set, he sounds set free.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 24 October 2015 - 01:22:34
2015-10-23 - Billboard (US) - Dave Gahan Video Interview

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6738405/depeche-mode-dave-gahan-video-interview-soulsavers-angels-ghosts

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Video: Hating Church Helped My New Music With Soulsavers
By Chris Payne

He spoke to Billboard about "Angels & Ghosts," the new album from his side project, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers.

Dave Gahan’s parents made him go to church when he was little, and the eventual Depeche Mode frontman didn’t like it much. But hey, he thinks the gospel music helped a little bit.

“One thing I really loved about it was the music,” Gahan tells Billboard. “And I was forced to sing. Maybe that’s where I got my chops… I think there’s always been a spiritual sense to Depeche Mode’s music.”

Angels & Ghosts, the new album from Dave Gahan & Soulsavers (his team-up with Rich Machin), dropped Friday (Oct. 23).

“[It has] more hopefulness to it,” Gahan says, comparing it to its predecessor, 2012’s The Light the Dead See. “Maybe a little darker… definitely more introspective.”
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 24 October 2015 - 01:40:22
2015-10-23 - Deutschland Radio (Germany) - Depeche-Mode-Sänger wieder solo unterwegs

[A report by Marcel Anders, who always uses one very large interview with every DM and solo project and then takes parts of these interviews for several magazines, radio fragments, websites, etc. The quotes from Dave Gahan actually come from Theinterviewpeople.com, read the whole interview here: http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?topic=891.msg19164#msg19164.]

http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/dave-gahan-angels-ghosts-depeche-mode-saenger-wieder-solo.2150.de.html?dram:article_id=334782
https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2015-10-23_Deutschland_Radio,_Cologne,_Germany

DAVE GAHAN: "ANGELS & GHOSTS"
Depeche-Mode-Sänger wieder solo unterwegs
Von Marcel Anders

Dave Gahan bei einem Auftritt mit Depeche Mode in Polen. Bei aller Lieber zu seiner Hauptband: Seine Soloprojekte nutzt Gahan, um sich selbst künstlerisch zu beweisen. (picture alliance / dpa / Grzegorz Michalowski)
Gemeinsam mit den Soulsavers hat "Depeche Mode"-Sänger Dave Gahan mit "Angels & Ghosts" ein überraschend traditionelles Album als Solo-Projekt veröffentlicht. Die Grundstimmung: rabenschwarz und tiefromantisch.

"Ich habe nicht vor, mich ständig zu wiederholen und immer dasselbe zu machen. Als Künstler musst du wachsen – und kannst nur hoffen, dass die Leute, die deine Arbeit mögen, sich mit dir bewegen. Tun sie das nicht, gibt es nichts, was du dagegen tun kannst. Da sind halt immer welche, die von deinen Solo-Sachen enttäuscht sind und andere, die sie aufregend finden."

Egal wie erfolgreich Dave Gahan mit Depeche Mode ist – die Synthie-Pop-Pioniere sind für den 53-Jährigen auch so etwas wie ein unsichtbares Gefängnis, aus dem er regelmäßig ausbricht. Eben, um sich zu beweisen, um nicht stehen zu bleiben und seine kreative Ader auszuleben.

Demselben Ansatz folgt "Angels & Ghosts", sein zweites Album mit Soulsavers, dem britischen Produzenten-Duo um Ian Glover und Rich Machin. Darauf lebt Gahan einmal mehr seine Vorliebe für ur-amerikanische Klänge aus – und gibt sich dabei überraschend traditionell.

"Auf dem Album sind definitiv jede Menge Gospel- und Blues-Einflüsse. Also mindestens so viele wie auf 'Violator' und "'Songs Of Faith And Devotion' von Depeche Mode. Wobei die Instrumentierung aber live eingespielt wurde. Also da war nur ganz wenig Technik im Spiel – was bei Depeche Mode geradezu undenkbar wäre. Ohne Pro-Tools und Programmieren geht da nichts. Und das hier ist anders – wir haben alles Schritt für Schritt aufgenommen."

Rabenschwarz und tiefromantisch
Was Gahan hier beschreibt, ist handgemachte Musik, die auf Orgel, Klavier, Streicher, Gospelsängerinnen und kantige Gitarren setzt, zwischen Blues, Rock, Cabaret und Orchester-Pop pendelt, und eine cineastische Qualität aufweist. Die neun Stücke besitzen eine intensive Grundstimmung, die meist rabenschwarz und tiefromantisch ist. In einigen Fällen aber auch geradezu euphorisch. Wie bei "Shine On", mit dem dieses ebenso stilvolle wie stimmige Werk beginnt.

"Der Song entstand nach einem Konzert, das Depeche Mode im Berliner Olympiastadion gespielt haben. Ein Abend, an dem alles gestimmt hat: Die Atmosphäre war fantastisch, meine Stimme hat prima funktioniert und das Ganze hatte etwas Magisches. Anschließend hatte ich ein paar Worte und eine Melodie im Kopf, die ich im Hotel aufgenommen habe. Und als Rich mir später eine Song-Idee mit einer Blues-Gitarre schickte, passte das wunderbar zu dem, was ich schon hatte."

Solche triumphalen Momente machen die "Angels" im Albumtitel aus. Genau wie seine Familie, mit der Gahan in New York lebt und die er als sein größtes Glück bezeichnet. Die "Ghosts", die Geister, sind dagegen seine Drogen-Eskapaden der 90er, die immer noch nachhallen und starken Einfluss auf die Texte haben. Gleichzeitig – und das ist bemerkenswert – blickt Gahan aber auch über den berühmten Tellerrand und widmet sich Themen wie der Flüchtlingswelle, oder – weil seine Frau Griechin ist – der Staatsmisere an der Ägäis.

Der Mensch hinter der Rockstarfassade
"Es wäre unmöglich, diese Sachen zu ignorieren. Gerade wenn man viel reist und die Veränderungen mit eigenen Augen sieht. Ich denke, die meisten Probleme beruhen darauf, dass wir immer noch nicht in der Lage sind, das zu teilen, was uns eigentlich allen gehört – nämlich diesen Planeten. Deshalb sage ich in einem Song: 'Wir leben in einer Zeit, in der sich keiner um irgendetwas zu kümmern scheint.' Denn bei allem, was gerade passiert, kann man nur hoffen, dass unsere Politiker endlich anfangen, ihren Job zu erledigen."

Worte, mit denen Gahan verdeutlicht, dass hinter der Rockstarfassade aus Sonnenbrille, Designer-Klamotten und gegeltem Haar eben doch ein bisschen mehr steckt. Nämlich ein kritischer Zeitzeuge und ein ambitionierter Musiker. Als solcher tourt er dieser Tage mit den Soulsavers durch intime Theatersäle und bereitet zugleich das nächste Album von Depeche Mode vor. Eine Band, die seit 35 Jahren existiert, 100 Millionen Tonträger verkauft hat und – genau wie Gahan – längst nicht ans Aufhören denkt.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 24 October 2015 - 02:54:23
2015-10-23 - Kurier (Austria) - Auf die Bühne statt in die Kirche

http://kurier.at/kultur/musik/interview-mit-dave-gahan-auf-die-buehne-statt-in-die-kirche/159.960.035

Auf die Bühne statt in die Kirche
Dave Gahan über seine Kooperation mit den Soulsavers, Selbstzweifel und Depeche Mode.
Brigitte Schokarth

Schon 2012 hat Depeche-Mode-Sänger Dave Gahan mit Rich Machin und dessen Soulsavers das Album "The Light The Dead See" aufgenommen. Heute, Freitag, erscheint seine zweite Kollaboration mit Machin: "Angels & Ghosts" heißt das tief unter die Haut gehende, weitgehend ohne Elektronik produzierte Album – weil Gahan damit seinen Engeln und seinen Dämonen näher kommt.

KURIER: Warum haben Sie die Soulsavers 2012 als Lebensretter bezeichnet?
Dave Gahan: Weil das Angebot von Rich, mit ihm Songs zu schreiben, genau zum richtigen Zeitpunkt kam. Soulsavers waren im Vorprogramm von Depeche unterwegs. Dabei sprach ich mit Rich darüber, dass mir immer Stimmungen von Gitarre- oder Klavier-Riffs den Impuls zum Songschreiben geben. Deshalb hat er mir später Ideen-Schnipsel geschickt. Die fand ich sofort super inspirierend. Das Tolle an der Arbeit mit ihm war, dass es im Gegensatz zu Depeche – wo jeder seine Rolle hat, es Erwartungen und Deadlines gibt – keine Regeln und keinen Druck gab. So war es auch jetzt.

Wie schlägt sich diese Freiheit in den Songs nieder?
Bei mir beginnt ein Song meistens mit einem Wort. Dazu forme ich eine Melodie, was schon ein Prozess ist, bei dem ich mit mir ringe. Aber es beginnt sehr abstrakt. Und erst wenn ein Song fertig ist, merke ich, wie sich das, was in meinem Unterbewusstsein vorgeht, darin ausdrückt.

Was ging in Ihrem Unterbewusstsein bei "Lately" vor? Das klingt wie das Resümee einer verstorbenen Person.
Na ja, wir alle sterben langsam ... ha ha ha. Aber ja, das ist schon sehr nachdenklich. Da geht es um Erinnerungen an all meine Engel und Dämonen – sowohl aus der Vergangenheit als auch aus meiner Gegenwart, seien es Personen, Orte oder Vorfälle. Aber ich verbinde das schon mit Hoffnung. Zwar nicht im Text, aber in einer aufbauenden Melodie.

Bei "One Thing" – und auch einigen anderen Songs – geht es aber nicht nur um Sie, sondern um den Zustand der Welt.
Das kann ich natürlich nicht ausblenden. Ich kann sehr wütend auf mich werden, weil ich unfähig bin, zu den Lösungen beizutragen. Diese Spaltung der Welt aufgrund der Tatsache, zu welchem Gott wir beten – für mich ist das grotesk. Ich kann einfach nicht verstehen, wie intelligente Menschen sich mehr und mehr abgrenzen wollen. Aber das ist eine Generationen-Sache. Meine Kinder haben positivere Perspektiven darauf, wie sie die Welt ändern wollen. In "One Thing" geht es aber schon auch darum, dass ich mich oft unfähig fühle, Liebe zu empfangen und Liebe zu geben.

Woher, glauben Sie, kommt das?
Von meiner Selbstverachtung, denke ich. Das ist zwar schon viel besser geworden. Es war schlimmer, als ich jung war. Jetzt kann ich auch mal darüber lachen. Aber ich kann es auf jeden Fall akzeptieren und es in etwas Kreatives verwandeln, was wunderbar ist. Es hilft sehr, das in Worte und in Songs fassen zu können. Aber ich fühle mich auch nicht immer von der Liebe abgeschnitten. Manchmal fühle ich mich total mit der Welt verbunden.

Wenn Sie mit Depeche Mode auf der Bühne stehen und Zigtausende mit Ihnen singen?
Absolut richtig, das sind genau die Momente, die ich meine. Ich gehe nicht in die Kirche und glaube nicht an einen Gott. Ich glaube an eine höhere Macht, man könnte es ein höheres Bewusstsein nennen. Aber für mich sind diese Momente meine Kirche. Den Song "Shine" habe ich über dieses wunderbare Depeche-Konzert vor zwei Jahren in Berlin geschrieben – über dieses herrliche Gefühl von Gemeinschaft, diese Sicherheit, die es einem gibt, Teil eines Ganzen zu sein.

Apropos Depeche Mode: Warum verstehen Sie sich mit Martin Gore jetzt besser denn je?
Sicher, weil wir dazwischen auch an Projekten außerhalb von Depeche arbeiten. Und weil wir jetzt beide Songs für die Band schreiben, gemeinsam ins Studio gehen und dabei auch mit sehr interessanten Leuten zusammen arbeiten. Wie etwa mit Ben Hillier für "Delta Machine".

Stimmt es, dass Depeche Mode im Dezember ins Studio gehen?
Nein, da werde ich Martin in Santa Barbara besuchen und wir werden besprechen, wie wir es angehen: Mit wem und in welchem Zeitrahmen wir aufnehmen wollen, ob wir auf Tour gehen. Wie gesagt, mit Depeche Mode ist das immer ein immenser Prozess.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 24 October 2015 - 22:10:04
2015-10-24 - depechemode.de on Facebook - Dave Gahan ID Greeting

https://www.facebook.com/depechemode.de/videos/10154350194887366/

depechemode.de
Schöne Grüße von Dave Gahan an die Besucher und Fans von depechemode.de :)
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 24 October 2015 - 22:12:27
2015-10-24 - Sonic Seducer (Germany) - Dave Gahan ID Greeting

http://www.sonic-seducer.de/index.php/2192-ver%C3%B6ffentlichungstag-des-neuen-albums-dave-gahan-gr%C3%BC%C3%9Ft-die-leser-von-sonic-seducer-video.html

Veröffentlichungstag des neuen Albums: Dave Gahan grüßt die Leser von Sonic Seducer [Video]

Heute erscheint das zweite Album von Dave Gahan, das der Frontmann von Depeche Mode gemeinsam mit den Soulsavers produziert und arrangiert hat. Wie beim Vorgänger „The Light The Dead See“ stammen auch bei „Angels & Ghosts“ alle Texte und Songskizzen von Gahan, die er dann gemeinsam mit Rich dave gahan soulsavers angels ghostsMachin zu dem ausformte, was heute so begeistert. Hier könnt Ihr das Album bestellen.
Sonic Seducer widmet den Co-Titel der aktuellen Ausgabe dieser großartigen Liaison. Der Sänger im ausführlichen Interview: „Ich hatte nach der ‚Delta Machine’-Tour sehr viele Songs geschrieben und war mir lange im Unklaren, wie das Resultat letztendlich aussehen würde. Ich trug mich sogar mit dem Gedanken, ein Soloalbum zu veröffentlichen, das Rich produzieren sollte. Was er aber seinerseits an Songskizzen und Arrangements mitbrachte, passte perfekt zu meinen Texten und Melodiefragmenten. Außerdem waren seine Beiträge so unverkennbar Soulsavers, dass wir sie von Anfang an gleichberechtigt behandelt haben.“
Dave Gahan ließ sich nicht lumpen und hinterließ zur Feier des Tages einen kleinen Gruß an Euch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd3T-5OtKNY
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 25 October 2015 - 22:22:37
2015-10-25 - Soulsavers on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/soulsavers/posts/10153778472834078

Thanks for coming to the U.S. Shows last week, we had a truly great time.
As we start out into Europe, a lot of people are asking, so I just wanted to let you know who's in the band for this run.

Joining myself & Dave, we have

Martyn LeNoble on Bass
Sean Read on Keys
Kevin Bales on Drums
Rich Warren on Guitar
Duke Garwood on Guitar & Horn.

The choir is
Wendi Rose, Janet Ramus & TJ Cole.

What can I say.....
It's an honour and privilege to play with every last one of them each night.
The work that everyone has put in to pull this thing into shape in such a short period makes me very proud of them.
I've played with some great bands over the years, but these guys are a kind of special that doesn't come along very often.
Looking forward to taking a trip through Europe with them over the next few weeks.
Hope to see you along the way.



2015-10-25 - El Periódico De Catalunya (Spain) - Dave Gahan, el mismo espíritu

[Thanks to Pacodemode (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=945) for sending this scan to this forum.]

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-10-25%20-%20El%20Perioacutedico%20De%20Catalunya%20Spain%20-%20Dave%20Gahan%20el%20mismo%20espiacuteritu%20Thanks%20to%20Pacodemode.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-10-25%20-%20El%20Perioacutedico%20De%20Catalunya%20Spain%20-%20Dave%20Gahan%20el%20mismo%20espiacuteritu%20Thanks%20to%20Pacodemode.jpg.html)

http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/ocio-y-cultura/dave-gahan-soulsavers-mismo-espiritu-4615410

Dave Gahan, el mismo espíritu
El cantante de Depeche Mode lanza el disco rock 'Angel & ghosts' junto al dúo Soulavers, un trabajo oscuro y casi 'lynchiano'
JUAN MANUEL FREIRE

Cuando no canta o compone para Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan prefiere seguir trabajando a perder el tiempo. Desde principios de la década pasada, ha grabado cuatro álbumes al margen del clásico grupo synth-pop: dos en nombre propio y dos en colaboración con el dúo de productores Soulsavers, el segundo de ellos, Angels & ghosts, importante lanzamiento discográfico de esta semana.
Aunque arranque con un tema titulado Shine (brillar), es un disco tan oscuro como cabe esperar de Gahan, aunque con una paleta sonora menos electrónica que acústica, con amplio peso de las guitarras, el piano y las cuerdas orquestales. Un aura cinematográfica cubre todo el proyecto, y se acerca la tentación de usar el adjetivo lynchiano, esta vez de la forma más legítima.
Cuando preguntamos a Gahan si considera a Soulsavers su segunda banda, escurre el bulto. Si yo fuera Rich Machin o Ian Glover -las dos mitades del proyecto-, casi me sentiría dolido. «No pienso en Soulsavers en esos términos», responde. «Depeche Mode es mi grupo. Martin [L. Gore, compositor principal de Depeche Mode] y yo llevamos haciendo música muchos años. En el marco de Depeche, hemos colaborado con mucha gente; y para mí el trabajo con Soulsavers es otro ejemplo de colaboración, una continuación de eso».
La química entre Gahan y Soulsavers se forjó a finales de la década pasada, cuando los segundos telonearon a Depeche Mode en la gira Tour of the universe. «Conectamos enseguida. Cuando Rich me pidió que compusiéramos juntos, no lo dudé un momento. Su grupo se basaba en el gospel y el blues, como Depeche Mode en los últimos tiempos, de modo que sería fácil». De hecho, no cuesta imaginar temas nuevos como Shine y Don't cry, con coros espirituales y Gahan en modo predicador, en el repertorio de Depeche Mode.
El proceso creativo también es similar al de Depeche Mode: «Te reúnes con gente a la que quieres. Empiezas a lanzar ideas para canciones. Y estas, de algún modo misterioso, cobran forma. Me gusta estar dentro de la creación de la canción. Si me envías un tema terminado para que ponga la voz, me parece una situación claustrofóbica. Para el último disco de Depeche Mode [Delta machine, del 2013] grabamos unos 25 temas y en todos participamos, de principio a fin, cada componente del grupo».
Depeche Mode es una marca de atracción imparable. Y es posible que este disco no logre captar la atención de cualquiera de sus lanzamientos, aunque el nombre de Gahan salga grande en la portada (más que el de Soulsavers). Sería una pequeña injusticia: el single All of this and nothing, por ejemplo, debe ser lo mejor que haya cantado Gahan en tiempo. Como Depeche Mode buscando el rock majestuoso de Spiritualized. «¡Oh, gracias! Aunque ahora mismo no sé destacar un solo tema. Es un disco con una narrativa cerrada; cuanto más lo escuchas, más te das cuenta de cómo está distribuido en dos partes». No, Gahan no sabe descansar ni dejar nada a la ligera.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 27 October 2015 - 02:03:03
2015-10-26 - Soulsavers at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London:

All video links:

1) In The Morning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWRv3rt1ORg
http://iconosquare.com/p/1104533369901669824_1002550886
https://instagram.com/p/9UGdA5ip22/
https://www.facebook.com/esteban.balbuena/videos/10154275029046686/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5nA7ixRNKU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2trorwYAro
https://www.facebook.com/groups/940708316015442/permalink/946269682125972/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/940708316015442/permalink/975952572491016/

2) Shine
http://iconosquare.com/p/1104607243325703537_1048439128
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3foOmGKALko
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNB-TiiE4_Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wNfBuHnYOI

3) You Owe Me
http://iconosquare.com/p/1104538921985760858_1002550886
https://twitter.com/karolinawebb/status/658766465336741888
https://www.facebook.com/trevor.siddall.9/videos/998884903503081/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtHZupi0x4k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwtr4FO1mwA

4) Tempted
https://instagram.com/p/9UuZ2kjd-3/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmoSCekWn_8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yMZGtNxppo
https://www.facebook.com/groups/147075072332155/permalink/222897028083292/

5) Tonight
http://iconosquare.com/p/1104549863935041470_1002550886
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn_8HlcGeBU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPk3GDJv_EU
http://iconosquare.com/p/1105347578608368451_306299749
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoEZ50k7380
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpPkybQ9XXU
https://www.facebook.com/groups/940708316015442/permalink/946403785445895/

6) All Of This And Nothing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msVcoN7xW4I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZUhgljkbIo
https://instagram.com/p/9VeflFFszx/
https://instagram.com/p/9VNli7sFOm/
https://twitter.com/Evalilithv/status/658878198214623232
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZhlyeRDTA4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCbnqkyIRys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQTgjRTJIU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qb8h44pyYE
http://iconosquare.com/p/1105851319501601271_306299749
http://iconosquare.com/p/1105854945611627084_306299749
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoEZ50k7380
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h7uvjld1Dc
https://www.facebook.com/groups/940708316015442/permalink/946325062120434/

7) Presence Of God
https://twitter.com/dmitryshishkin/status/658747223388332033
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rc9DWJH8fY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QpPpTU--kk
https://www.facebook.com/groups/940708316015442/permalink/946400802112860/

8) Just Try
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmidjPa7cX4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqXclJx9XvI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoEZ50k7380
https://www.facebook.com/groups/940708316015442/permalink/946399795446294/

9) Don't Cry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndw1gSRpeGk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7pHRlQBiqk

10) The Last Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8eHk1Jr928
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1oSAiYlvgI

11) Take Me Back Home
http://iconosquare.com/p/1104558185467731124_1002550886
https://www.facebook.com/nobby.wiltshire.5/videos/10153077868215780/
https://instagram.com/p/9UWW2sgfP_/
https://instagram.com/p/9UZiMDRWN2/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoEZ50k7380

12) My Sun
https://instagram.com/p/9VWk-Oshpx/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1106757265600362333_1638543148

13 Kingdom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuhVcm-6CKs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ephQt8_0lQ
https://www.facebook.com/esteban.balbuena/videos/10154275256946686/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhPm8yLB8nQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoEZ50k7380
http://iconosquare.com/p/1109555059312856148_471596314
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDU-xwmbFDU

14) Dirty Sticky Floors
http://iconosquare.com/p/1105609598387065195_1180312019
https://instagram.com/p/9UwzJwjdyq/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFnaiXZEM8Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmcYMg-HQio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z904t3a6Jfo
http://iconosquare.com/p/1106588299230741563_1048439128
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sbVimXFAJc
http://iconosquare.com/p/1105844061141088558_306299749
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sbVimXFAJc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoEZ50k7380

15) Condemnation
https://www.facebook.com/radu.pipas.7/videos/1031110573580493/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1104619413447829782_565953
https://www.facebook.com/astrid.rees/videos/10153124317220976/
https://instagram.com/p/9Une4YRBQe/
https://instagram.com/p/9UvhF-jdwm/
http://dectar.tumblr.com/post/132011766931/i-fell-in-love-again-for-the-billionth-time-dave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zWkup08NYA
http://iconosquare.com/p/1105242559812876598_306299749
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVYHWipdVL8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoEZ50k7380

16) Walking In My Shoes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmjAphqd2kw
https://twitter.com/dmitryshishkin/status/658758591353126912
https://instagram.com/p/9VYbKmCp11/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1104590685211483174_7878862
https://instagram.com/p/9UWAWgAfPe/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1104617037315893469_565953
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXXYvMxX1U4
https://instagram.com/p/9UfKneC0uO/
https://twitter.com/oritkaldes01/status/658806936830394368
https://instagram.com/p/9V6KgJCvby4WdJQcsJ3JIr7zz3zdzLrwUS3qk0/ (https://scontent-ams3-1.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t50.2886-16/12143870_1098815703485857_221391791_n.mp4)
https://instagram.com/p/9UwYAjjdx-/
https://instagram.com/p/9UwM2zDdxs/
https://instagram.com/p/9VEkeEIIM3/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69eq0HCu4Ik
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47RyzTR_pr0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0cd9wcHgGg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Yra70f-8Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwI-CNFAAU0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoEZ50k7380
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMQ7B02_z8k
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 27 October 2015 - 02:04:21
2015-10-26 - Clash Music (UK) - You Owe Me: Dave Gahan Interviewed

http://clashmusic.com/features/you-owe-me-dave-gahan-interviewed

You Owe Me: Dave Gahan Interviewed
Angels, ghosts and Soulsavers...
ROBIN MURRAY

Whisper it, but Dave Gahan is in the middle of something of a purple patch. Depeche Mode’s lauded, internationally successful ‘Delta Machine’ full length has been bookended by two collaborations with Soulsavers, the latest of which, ‘Angels & Ghosts’, arrived only a few days ago.

“I guess this is the third record in just a few years, which is probably a bit of a record in itself for me!” laughs Dave Gahan. “I hadn't really thought about that – it's interesting that you brought that up.”

It seems that the communication between Dave Gahan and Soulsavers’ producer Rich Machin is almost continual - the pair are constantly swapping ideas, exchanging fresh stems and working on new tracks. “We never really stopped writing,” he explains. “It slowed down quite a bit because I started recording 'Delta Machine'. But at the same time I was still playing around with a few ideas from Rich. A couple that ended up becoming something.”

The opening track on the new record was also one of the first to be completed. ‘Shine’ is an inspiring, near gospel return, one that was seemingly prompted by a particularly memorable Depeche Mode show, playing to thousands of fans at a stadium in Berlin. “It was just one of those gigs that you're walking on air,” he reminisces.

“Everything was great. I can't really explain it but every once in a while you have these gigs that you just kind of look around at each other and you're like: are you all feeling this? Some amazing feeling that you're being carried, and that I could sing anything I wanted to, I could do anything with me voice. I got back to the hotel after that show and this melody was in my head and this word, shine. The words really came from this feeling that I got from the audience there in Berlin that night.”

However that isn’t to suggest that the material for this new project flowed effortlessly between the pair. The Depeche Mode singer admits that he found some aspects difficult, with the exhausting strain of the ‘Delta Machine’ tour leaving him emotionally and creatively spent.

“I took about a month after that to just kind of stare at the walls. As you do, after long tours!” he laughs. “You just feel completely useless – like, I have no purpose in my life. What am I doing? After about a month of moping around, the wife was like, y'know, you need to get out of bed and do something! I'd pretty much exhausted every film that I hadn't seen. It was one of those things, y'know – even the kids were like, Dad what are you doing?”

“Rich had continued to send me things, so I started to play around with these things. And then very quickly, I felt so inspired by what he was sending me, and all these melodies and words started to pour out of me. Which were, I think, reflecting on what I had been doing up until that point. Stuff I'd been through personally in my life, as well, which I wasn't expecting. I got a little sick towards the 'Sounds Of The Universe' tour and I think repercussions of that, and going through that and then completing the tour still dealing with that during the tour and everything. I'm still dealing with it now, but it's different. So there was a lot of that stuff, and also what's going on in the world around me, I think started to sneak its way into these songs.”

Suddenly freed from creative inertia, the singer was able to really get his teeth into the sessions. It’s something he’s still getting used to – working within the constraints of Depeche Mode for decades, Dave Gahan admits that he couldn’t previously have imagined stepping outwith the confines of the group.

“I'm still pinching meself – to get to do this outside of my band, with somebody different,” he explains. “To find somebody else, and feel like you're striking gold with somebody. I've been pretty lucky with stuff like that. Also, I'm very open to try these things - but I wasn't always. If you'd asked me ten years ago, or fifteen years ago to go sit in a room with somebody, see if you can come up with something, I would have been terrified.”

“I owe a lot of that to Rich as well. He’s someone that you can work with who, for some reason, he and I musically are on the same page. We listen to the same kind of music. Recently for instance, he was like, oh you've got to check out this Algiers record. And I fell in love with that album, immediately! It's like we both kind of get it. And that's unusual to hit it off like that with someone musically. It doesn't always work. You talk about ideas. You think, oh this'll be a great collaboration and it's just not. But for some reason Rich and I really hit it off.”

New record ‘Angels & Ghosts’ was conceived right from the off as an album in the traditional sense. For Dave Gahan, this is simply the way he absorbs and makes music – it’s what he’s always done, and and it’s how he appreciates and experiences new sounds. “It has always been the way that I've made albums with Depeche. We always think of it like that. It's only in the last few years where you've had this pressure to sort of like, from record companies saying: oh you've got to come up with some extra tracks, we've got the deluxe version! Which, to be honest, I think is a bit bullshit. I like this idea that there's an album that's got however many songs – nine, ten, eleven - to me, it should have two sides. I know a lot of young people would say – what the fuck's he talking about?! But I still listen to music like that. I still have my record player and I still play albums like that.”

“I listen to music digitally, too, but if I really like something then I'll buy it on vinyl,” he continues. “I still come from that school of putting on an album. You've got to listen to it as a complete body of work and, for me, this album, when we arranged the songs we were, once again, very much in agreement of the arrangement. We were in total agreement about that, right from the off. Once we'd finished those songs it was just the way it felt. I like that. I'm the same with movies, anything that I'm doing, I kind of have to complete it. I have to start at the beginning, get to the end. Even if it's shit. I've always been that kind of person – I'll see it through to the end.”

There’s an endearing honesty to each of Dave Gahan’s answers – clad in his unmistakable Essex brogue, the singer seems eager to simply get to the heart of the matter. It’s there in his songwriting, too – ‘Angels & Ghosts’ hinges on a unique duality, between two sides of vinyl, two songwriters and two aspects of himself. ‘You Owe Me’ is a coruscating highlight, a point where the singer takes aim both at himself and the world around him.

“It's hard to describe songs sometimes. Even to myself,” he admits. “I don't know what the fuck I'm talking about, usually, until later on. Even now, when I'm rehearsing the songs and I'm running through 'em and I'm warming up my voice, I'm like – oh, you've got to get your shit together!”

“Now, 'You Owe Me' I think is a little bit of a dig at everything. It might even be, subconsciously, a bit of a dig at the world, I don't know. Looking at yourself in the mirror, catching that reflection. Not being entirely happy with what you see staring back at you. This song is definitely me getting a little bit testy with everything and everyone around me. And really, sort of standing up and saying: fuck you. You owe me. And it's actually very positive in that way, too. You've got to stand up and do something if you want something to change.”
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 27 October 2015 - 02:12:35
2015-10-26 - BBC6 Radio (UK) - Dave Gahan & Soulsavers live in session for Mary Anne Hobbs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06jg5b8
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0368lpv

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers live in session for Mary Anne Hobbs
Mary Anne sits in. She is joined by Depeche Mode singer, Dave Gahan, and Soulsavers.

After a long career with Depeche Mode and two solo albums, Dave Gahan returns for a second record with Soulsavers, following 2012's The Light the Dead See. A transatlantic collaboration, the writing process for new album, Angels & Ghosts, started with Dave Gahan and Soulsavers' Rich Machin exchanging demos and ideas from their respective studios in lower Manhattan and rural England. They then recorded the album with additional musicians in studios around the world, including classic locations such as Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and Electric Lady in New York.

The band joins us halfway through of a series of six special performances in iconic, intimate venues across the US and Europe. With every venue selling out almost immediately after being announced, the session offers a taste of the group's captivating live set-up.

Tracklist:
- All of this and Nothing
- One Thing



2015-10-26/29 - Radio Eins (Germany) - Album der Woche: Angels & Ghosts

http://www.radioeins.de/themen/musik/cd_der_woche/angels---ghosts-von-dave-gahan---soulsavers.html

Album der Woche
Angels & Ghosts von Dave Gahan & Soulsavers

Depeche Mode Sänger Dave Gahan nutzte die freie Zeit für sein zweites Album mit den Soulsavers. Das erste erschien vor drei Jahren, war ein voller Erfolg und daran will man anknüpfen. Und das sollte gelingen, vor allem in Deutschland, wo die treuesten Fans von Depeche Mode zuhause sind.
Klanglich beiben sich Dave Gahan und die Soulsavers treu. Die Stimmung ist melancholisch, der Sound dunkel, ohne zuviel Elektronik und stärker im Zentrum steht diesmal Gahans unverwechselbarer Gesang. Frei von Erwartungen sei dieses Album enstanden, so Gahan, ein Gegenentwurf zu Depeche Mode.
Das exklusive Deutschlandkonzert am 30. Oktober in Berlin ist ausverkauft, wie sollte es auch anders sein.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 28 October 2015 - 01:56:08
2015-10-26 - WDR5 (Germany) - Dave Gahan auf Abwegen

[This is yet another excerpt done by Marcel Anders which he copied from this large, English text interview: http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?topic=891.msg19164#msg19164.]

http://www.wdr5.de/sendungen/scala/davegahan100.html
https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2015-10-26_WDR5_Radio,_Cologne,_Germany

Depeche Mode-Sänger überrascht mit handgemachten Klängen:
Dave Gahan auf Abwegen
Von Marcel Anders

Als Frontmann von Depeche Mode hat Dave Gahan in den letzten 35 Jahren über 100 Millionen Tonträger verkauft. Nun hat er ein Album namens „Angels & Ghosts“ aufgenommen, auf dem er ausschließlich organische, handgemachte Töne serviert – und das Synthetische bewusst meidet.

Doch wer den 53-Jährigen zur Rede stellen will, muss reisen – und einiges an Stress in Kauf nehmen. Denn Gahan hält seinen internationalen Pressetag ausgerechnet an jenem Donnerstag, Ende September, ab, an dem New York City sich auf den Besuch des Papsts und die UNO-Hauptversammlung vorbereitet. Was sich darin äußert, dass die Sicherheits- und Passkontrollen an den Flughäfen doppelt so lange dauern, wie üblich, dass die meisten Straßen der Millionenmetropole gesperrt sind, überall geballte Polizei-Präsenz herrscht und Hotelbetten absolute Mangelware sind. „Das war mir gar nicht bewusst“, so der Künstler, der seit Ende der 90er in Downtown Manhattan lebt. Und wahrscheinlich meint er das sogar ernst. Genau wie ein Album, auf dem er sich so weit von Depeche Mode entfernt, wie nie zuvor. Zusammen mit dem britischen Produzenten-Duo Soulsavers (Rich Machin und Ian Glover) versucht er sich an einem Sound, der sich einerseits auf ur-amerikanische Klänge wie Gospel, Blues und Soul bezieht, zum anderen aber auch Vorstöße in Rock, bombastischen Orchester-Pop und sogar Cabaret aufweist. Mit einer rabenschwarzen, tiefromantischen Grundstimmung, einem fast cineastischen Breitwand-Sound und – das ist das Entscheidende – mit ausschließlich organischen, analogen Instrumenten. Da reicht das Spektrum von Orgel über Klavier bis hin zu Bläsern und Streichern. Nur Keyboards und Computer-Sounds sucht man vergebens. „Angels & Ghosts“ ist traditionelles musikalisches Handwerk – und an Intensität und Charisma kaum zu überbieten.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 28 October 2015 - 02:00:30
2015-10-27 - The Guardian (UK) - Concert Review

http://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-guardian/20151028/282544427166015/TextView

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-10-27%20-%20The%20Guardian%20UK%20-%20Concert%20Review.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-10-27%20-%20The%20Guardian%20UK%20-%20Concert%20Review.jpg.html)

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/oct/27/dave-gahan-soulsavers-review-depeche-mode-reframed-as-widescreen-rock

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers review – Depeche Mode reframed as widescreen rock
4 / 5 stars
Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Dropping the synths for Soulsavers’ beefed up guitars, Basildon’s Elvis is too charismatic to blend in with the band

What would Depeche Mode sound like if they binned the synths and turned up the guitars? Dave Gahan’s occasional collaboration with producer/guitarist Rich “Soulsavers” Machin is the answer to that question. Expanded to a nine-piece for this one-off UK show, Soulsavers are the spaghetti western version of Gahan’s day-band, exuding the same soul-flagellating, perversely-catchy foreboding. If Mode – whose Andy Fletcher is observing from the balcony tonight – are the go-to operators for electronic damnation, Soulsavers transfer the whole thing to a wider, dustier screen. During the encore, Gahan even demonstrates the link by breaking out the Mode’s Condemnation and Walking in My Shoes: they take to Machin’s twangy embellishment as if they’d always been there.

Gahan and Soulsavers’ first mutually billed album, Angels & Ghosts, came out last week, and is played nearly in full here. A 2012 unofficial collaboration, The Light the Dead See, and Gahan’s two solo albums fill out the setlist, but only Mode’s hardcore fanbase, the Black Swarm, can tell the difference between Soulsavers material and solo Gahan (hint: the volume of the applause rises noticeably during the latter). Gahan, for his part, is the same as ever: he’s Basildon’s Elvis, still supple and posing at 53, his addiction to the spotlight the only one of his rock-star addictions that hasn’t succumbed to a 12-step programme.

He cruises the murkily-lit stage, in tremendous form. Though he makes an effort to be part of the Soulsavers crew, grinning at the other musicians and trio of backing singers, he’s too charismatic to blend in. It says a lot for his magnetism that he can transform the dourness of, say, You Owe Me (“I’m back where I came from, what a sight for sore eyes, a sour reminder of how hard I’ve tried”) into a post-watershed seduction piece. As first among equals in the Soulsavers, Gahan is thriving, and the rest of them aren’t doing badly either.
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Post by: Angelinda on 28 October 2015 - 02:10:22
2015-10-27 - BBC2 Radio (UK) - Dave Gahan on Steve Wright In The Afternoon

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p036ddl0

Dave Gahan talks about his new album with Steve Wright
The Depeche Mode lead singer chats about his new solo album, Angels & Ghosts
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Post by: Angelinda on 28 October 2015 - 02:27:03
2015-10-27 - EW Radio / Sirius XM (US) - Dave Gahan on Press Play

https://soundcloud.com/ewradio/dave-gahan-talks-about-possible-new-depeche-mode-project
https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2015-10-27_EW_Radio,_New_York,_NY,_USA

Will we hear new music from Depeche Mode soon?!

Dave Gahan comes in to talk about his new album 'Angels & Ghosts!' He talks about the difference between his last album and also what it was like making this one. He also talks about writing for Depeche Mode and whether or not we'll hear new music from them soon!
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Post by: Angelinda on 28 October 2015 - 02:51:29
2015-10-27 - Columbia Records - How To Make Your Own Hologram Viewer

http://davegahanandsoulsavers.tumblr.com/private/131972563265/tumblr_nwuituzI7I1ug2tzd

How To Make Your Own Hologram Viewer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN_E09x_4Is
All of This and Nothing (Hologram Version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfgAGrqJPrI

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Post by: Angelinda on 28 October 2015 - 02:54:16
2015-10-27 - Entertainment Weekly (US) - See the premiere of Dave Gahan & Soulsavers' 'All of This and Nothing' video, plus build your own hologram

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/27/dave-gahan-soulsavers-all-this-and-nothing-video

See the premiere of Dave Gahan & Soulsavers' 'All of This and Nothing' video, plus build your own hologram
BY KYLE ANDERSON

Like wine and the films of Jean Vigo, some things just get better with age. Such is the case of Dave Gahan, the Depeche Mode frontman who last week put out his second album with the British electro-blues collective Soulsavers. Credited to Dave Gahan & Soulsavers and titled Angels & Ghosts, it’s a thrilling, immediate collection of tunes that finds Gahan, who possesses one of the most iconic voices in pop over the past three decades, in exquisite form. It’s a continuation of an impressive winning streak for the 53-year-old singer, a run that includes the first album he did with Soulsavers (2012’s The Light the Dead See) and Depeche Mode’s stellar 2013 album Delta Machine.

Not only does Gahan sound great, but he also continues to innovate. The first single from Angels & Ghosts now has a video, and it’s quite the impressive undertaking. It’s the first ever music video delivered in smartphone hologram format. You can enjoy the sexy clip below here on the site, but for an optimum experience, you’ll need a CD case and some minor crafting skills.

The clip was directed by fourclops, a collective that specializes in interactive video (they made Rixton’s awesome “Wait On Me” video, which was a choose-your-own-adventure style clip). “It was a thrill to pair up with an artist like Dave Gahan whose work has always leaned towards the future,” the director tells EW. “The hologram adds an extra level of texture to the viewing experience, and it’s a great fit with Dave and Soulsavers’ approach towards music. Our goal is always to break new ground and come at projects from a new and different angle, and this video checked all our boxes. We think this is just the beginning of playing with this technique—there’s a lot of ground to explore with holograms from installations, to immersive films, concerts, and parties.”

Check out the cutting edge clip for Dave Gahan & Soulsavers’ “All This and Nothing” below, and if you want to add the hologram experience, be sure to follow the video at the bottom to learn how to pull that off at home.
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Post by: Angelinda on 28 October 2015 - 02:57:55
2015-10-27 - FastCoCreate (US) - REACH OUT AND TOUCH A HOLOGRAM OF DEPECHE MODE SINGER DAVE GAHAN FROM YOUR OWN PHONE

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3052784/reach-out-and-touch-a-hologram-of-depeche-mode-singer-dave-gahan-from-your-own-phone

REACH OUT AND TOUCH A HOLOGRAM OF DEPECHE MODE SINGER DAVE GAHAN FROM YOUR OWN PHONE
BY DAN SOLOMON
Can your own personal hologram Tupac be far behind?

On the list of things that scream "the future is here," holograms rank somewhere below jetpacks and hoverbikes, and somewhere above Phunkeeducks and vegan cheese that actually melts. But the ability to project a hologram easily, from your own phone, sure feels like the future kicking down the door to us.

It turns out, that kind of personal hologram isn't actually that complicated to put together—and the technology required to make it happen consists mostly of a few fairly common tools. You need a phone, obviously, and then a few things in your junk drawer: an x-acto knife, some scotch tape, and an old CD case, plus a paper template that you can print out yourself. Just cut the CD case along the lines provided by the template, tape it together into a pyramid, and the resulting viewer will project a hologram when placed atop your phone.

You'll need all of that in order to watch the music video for Dave Gahan & Soulsavers' "All Of This And Nothing," the first single from the new collaboration between the Depeche Mode frontman and the British production duo. The moody song has an equally moody video that allows you to bring Gahan to life, projected from your phone into the hologram viewer you constructed out of your old CD case.

"There’s something symbolic about recycling an old cd jewel case and turning it into a futuristic music experience," says Eli Stonberg of Fourclops, the production company behind the project.

Watching the video as a two-dimensional piece is an example of symmetry in action, with four images all moving simultaneously, but it's not meant to be viewed as a flatty: rather, the only way to truly experience the "All Of This And Nothing" video is if you build the viewer. To assist in the process, Columbia Records—which released Gahan & Soulsavers' album Angels and Ghosts last week—created a step-by-step video guiding viewers in the creation of their own personal hologram viewer, so they'll feel almost as though they could reach out and touch Gahan.

"We love how this hologram experience is scalable from mobile, to tablet, to TV to possibly even bigger. We'd like to make a full body size installation with it," Stonberg says. "And on the flip size, we even made a tiny smart watch version of the pyramid."

As signs that the future is here, it may not quite by a robot butler or an exoskeleton, but the novelty of using Hologram Tupac technology in the comfort of your own home isn't a bad start.
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Post by: Angelinda on 28 October 2015 - 03:02:25
2015-10-27 - BBC2 (UK) - Later... With Jools Holland

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06myydx/later-with-jools-holland-series-47-live-episode-7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-fjGe0gj6M

Joining Jools on the show this week is Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, who is stepping out on his own with songs from his upcoming debut solo album Courting the Squall. Another musician taking time away from their usual band is Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan who joins up again with Soulsavers for their second album together entitled Angels & Ghosts, which they describe as an aural mix of dark, brooding sounds with elements inspired by gospel and blues. (...)
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 28 October 2015 - 03:05:41
2015-10-27 - Idolator (US) - Interview with Dave Gahan

http://www.idolator.com/7612883/dave-gahan-interview-angels-ghosts-soulsavers-depeche-mode-riot

Dave Gahan On Soulsavers LP ‘Angels & Ghosts,’ Gaining Perspective & The Depeche Mode Riot: Idolator Interview
Mike Wass

There’s a deep vein of self-reflection running through Dave Gahan’s latest project that sets it apart from his iconic discography with Depeche Mode and solo work. A second collaborative LP with English producers Soulsavers, Angels & Ghosts finds the 53-year-old opening up like never before. “This album is a bit self-confessional,” he admits. “It reflects the way I see myself, the way I see those around me and the way that I see myself in the world.”

“[It’s] uncomfortably true to where I am,” the electro-pop pioneer concludes. “There’s nothing to hide behind.” That brutal honesty was also on display when I caught up with Dave in Los Angeles earlier this month. He spoke openly about the evolution of the album, mellowing with age (“we get to a place where we’re so old and rickety that we can’t do any more to damage to ourselves”) and his recollection of Depeche Mode’s 1990 Los Angeles record store riot. Find out more below.

Why did you decide to record a second Soulsavers album instead of the third solo LP?
It became a bit of both of those things. Rich Machin who I write with, and who is really Soulsavers with his pal Ian Glover, we talked about that when we were writing together. He was like, “this should be a Dave Gahan solo record.” That never even crossed my mind, because to me it was a collaborative work. There’s a deep yearning in me to actually communicate with somebody else. That really happened for me the most with Rich and Soulsavers. It’s not something we’re clambering to try and achieve. It just happens. It’s unique like that.

Quite often you want to collaborate with people. You think it’s a good idea. Something’s put in front of you. You sit down and you talk about it, or you start to try and work on something, and you realize very quickly it’s not working. That’s not necessarily because they’re not great artistes, but we’re just people and it’s not working.

Do you put that down to different perspectives or simple chemistry?
Both. Rich and I are like-minded souls in some ways. I’ve only learned this over the couple of records that we’ve worked on together, but definitely he has a tendency to gravitate towards the darker side. To use that, and to try and work out of it. I found that with music, it’s how I survive — through writing and melodies and words. Sometimes mine, sometimes somebody else’s.

Some key songs on the albums that I made with Martin Gore, it’s crazy how he’ll give me a lyric or a melody that blows me away. It even happened a couple of times on the last one Delta Machine, on “Heaven” and “Angel.” There are opposite feelings to those songs, but they both have this beautiful light and this dark side that sometimes that comes together. It crashes together in this crazy way. All of a sudden, something really beautiful and creative comes out of something quite destructive. For me, it’s often the case.

Is there less pressure with a collaborative album than a solo project?
Yes. We ended up calling this one Dave Gahan and Soulsavers. One, because we felt that more people might listen to it with my name on it. That was an obvious thing to do, but there was a point where Rich was like, “Do you think this should just be a Dave Gahan record?” He just wants more people to hear the music too. Whatever it takes to do that, but it is definitely more of a collaboration for me. Soulsavers is a production team, so it makes more sense.

In an interview you said that sometimes you only understand a song after it’s written. Have you got enough distance from Angels & Ghosts to make sense of it yet?
Yeah. I surprised myself, to be honest. I went pretty deep with this. At the time, it wasn’t something that I did on purpose. Instead of trying to edit it, I let it happen. Afterwards, I realized this album is a bit self-confessional. It reflects the way I see myself, the way I see those around me and the way that I see myself in the world. What I would like it to be, what it’s not. I would like to be a kinder, more giving person, but for some reason, it’s really hard for me.

On one of the songs, I talk about loving somebody, but not being able to tell them. I say, “You know I love you more than life itself. I just can’t tell you why.” That really describes me in some ways. It’s a fear of having something and then losing it, or not really understanding why you have it or why it’s been given to you. I really try to not edit that stuff. When I’m talking about it right now, I feel like, “Oh God, it sounds so corny.” But it’s the truth, and it’s the truth from deep in my soul, because it comes out in music.

There’s a song called “One Thing” on the album, which again ends up being about love. Knowing that I have it around me, but just not being able to feel it — not because it’s not being given to me, but because I just can’t go there. Which is a horrible way to feel a lot of the time, but it is what it is. I used a few different metaphors on that song. For instance, “There’s always life on Mars out there for me,” which references David Bowie.

“Life On Mars” is a song about alienation, but it’s so beautiful. It’s a song that I can play on any given day, no matter how I’m feeling, and it will change the way I feel in that moment. I love those quick fixes. Some of them are more helpful than others, and last longer. That one certainly has lasted for pretty much all my lifetime, from when I first heard it as a 13-year-old kid, watching a TV show and seeing this strange man singing these words that made sense to me. Sorry, I lost my train of thought.

No, that’s perfect and takes me to my next question. “All of This and Nothing” strikes me as the kind of song that could only come from someone who has been through a lot…
Or someone with a deep hatred for themselves. It’s also about what I put other people through and seeing the destruction that I caused. At the same time, there’s this belief that there’s so much more and I’m a part of it. Sometimes I can feel this over-exaggerated sense of responsibility, and other times I’m literally the dirt under your feet, that’s where I’m real comfortable. It’s like that’s where I deserve to be. That song is probably one of the most obvious lyrically in that it blatantly shows these sections of this weird split personality. The feeling of having so much empathy and then nothing.

I’ve always been a bit extreme like that. It’s definitely mellowed out a bit with time, thank God. I get periods, chunks of time where I can tread water for a while and it feels pretty good, watching the TV or whatever. Then there are times when it’s just unbearable. Then other times when I could be sitting next to my daughter or at the movies with my wife, just in the moment and everything is just fine and simple, and not complicated. It is me, I know that, I do know that.

That comes with age. As you get a little older, you start to realize no one’s doing anything to you. I make my own choices. I would like to be kinder and more giving, and all those things. Sometimes I just can’t get there, and that frustrates me, and thank God I can put it into some form of art, so hopefully at least there’s some outlet, certainly for me, but also for others I know that feel just like me.

Can that self-awareness become crippling?
Yes, if see the humor in it. Without that, it really would be ridiculous. In the Western world, we have it great. It’s not good enough though, it’s still not good enough. That really disappoints me, and makes me disappointed in myself, that it’s never good enough. I do believe that this album has come right when it’s supposed to come. That’s not to say other projects I’ve worked on haven’t been important, but this a key anchor moment.

There have been these big anchors, but this album for me now, having finished it and it being here, is almost uncomfortably true to where I am. There’s nothing to hide behind, because I’ve put my name in front of it. Being in a band, I would say, it was the greatest thing for me — and still is — because it’s somewhere I get to be part of something and live vicariously through this great facade.

I’m really clear on that now and I’m actually also really grateful for it, because it saved my life time and time again. Also, I feel that the music, and people that listen to it, and feel something from it, is a great gift to have had. I’m really aware of that, because without it, I don’t know what I would have been doing. I certainly, at the beginning of my career, wouldn’t have been capable of making a record like this.

I felt those moments definitely with Depeche Mode as well. There have been these moments where we were just right where we were supposed to be, for better or worse. That happens to everybody in life at a certain point. You get to see yourself repeating the same things over until we get to a place where we’re so old and rickety that we can’t do any more to damage to ourselves, we just have to deal with it. Maybe that’s why life isn’t in reverse. Our void would be terrible, wouldn’t it? We get so frail that we can’t do any more damage.

I was surprised by the acoustic elements on this record. What that a conscious decision?
It was definitely a decision to not over-produce it. We wanted to keep it as raw as possible, as minimal as possible. When it needs to be in your face, let it be, and when it’s not, leave that space. Just leave it alone, don’t fill it up with a little noise just because there’s a hole there. You can’t take all the work you’ve done, then put it on the grid in the computer on Pro Tools and go, “The drum pattern’s a little out of time in that frame. Let’s just repeat this and chuck it over here.” That doesn’t work with this project.

I read that “Shine” was inspired by being on stage with Depeche Mode.
Yes. We were in this huge stadium in the middle of Berlin, like 60,000 to 70,000 people and it was just an amazing night. I couldn’t of wished for more. There’s a light when you have a perfect moment and it shines on you and I saw it in everybody. Quite a bit later, Rick sent me this slide guitar part that was very distorted and it was just simple guitar, one big beat. That’s all it was, but I remembered that feeling and wrote lyrics in about 20 minutes.

That song was there, so I sang it into my phone with this slide guitar part and I quickly emailed it back to Rick and said, “Look, I know I don’t normally do this and it’s live, I just sang it in my bathroom but what do you think?”

Were the acoustics good in there?
It was really good acoustics and it sounded okay! I did check it, I checked it before I sent it. I think he just immediately emailed me back, he was kind of like, “Wow.” It came together really fast. I thought about putting on Depeche Mode’s last album. We’d started working on “Heaven” and “Angel” and it wouldn’t have been out of character on Delta Machine. There was another part of me that was like, “No. This is something that I’ve done with Rich.” I felt like I was cheating on him, or something.”

There was something not right about it, so I just tucked it away. Some part of me knew that it was going to be used. It’s the first song on the album. It sets up this feeling of hopefulness and optimism, and then it all kind of comes crashing down. What I call the end of the first side of the album is really “All Of This And Nothing.” The second side begins with “One Thing,” ending with “My Sun.” It certainly goes around all the emotions.

You’re starting with a limited run of intimate shows. Will you be touring this album at bigger venues?
It’s not something we’re ruling out at the moment, but there are no plans to do it. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I wanted to do any performances at first. Once we started writing together, I really felt like we had enough of a body of work, including the record before, that this could really be a performance now. Once that opportunity became real, I sort of jumped at the chance.

It’s difficult to get everybody together. Sure, we could go out and play the songs and I could sing, and Rich could play, and we could put together some sort of pick-up band or whatever. I have to wait and see, really. I know it’s just a few performances, but in the same way that we work together and we write these songs together now with technology, one good thing about it is that lots of people are going to get to see and hear this. I know it’s not the same as actually being there, but through the help of the internet, we’ll get it out there, hopefully.

I recently saw footage of the Depeche Mode record store riot of 1990. What do you remember about it?
It was out of control. I mean I think there were 10,000 people on the streets. That night we went back to our hotel and our American manager at the time was so excited. He flipped through every TV channel and they were all talking about was “English rock band Depeche Mode.” All these weird newscast guys talking about us, just hearing the word Depeche Mode coming out of their mouth was enough to get us really excited. It felt so wrong.

I remember us jumping out of that car and running into the warehouse and then within forty five minutes the police being there. An officer came in and said: “You’ve got to shut this down now.” We were like “What do you mean shut it down?” We’re just signing records. Then when we went back out on the street, all hell was breaking loose. It was pretty amazing moment. We ruined Los Angeles for one night. Oh, boy that was fun.
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Post by: Angelinda on 29 October 2015 - 00:36:49
2015-10-28 - Vice (US) - DEPECHE MODE'S DAVE GAHAN ON SOULSAVERS AND THE STAGE AS A SACRED SPACE

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/dave-gahan-depeche-mode-soulsavers

THE DEMON DAYS ARE DONE: DEPECHE MODE'S DAVE GAHAN ON SOULSAVERS AND THE STAGE AS A SACRED SPACE
INTERVIEWS
By Mischa Pearlman

Dave Gahan talks a lot. A lot. Sitting in a hotel room in New York’s Meatpacking district—a city he’s lived in for 18 years—the 53 year old digresses frequently, his words almost trying to catch up his thoughts as they form, one after another after another. But then again, he has a lot to talk about: having fronted new wave/electronic rock behemoths Depeche Mode for over three decades, the band regularly crop up in conversation. Today he’s discussing Angels & Ghosts, the second album he’s made with UK remix/production duo Soulsavers, Ian Glover and Rich Machin, who I speak to on the phone from England the following day (they have a further three LPs under their belt without Gahan). In the flesh, Gahan’s passion is evident, and he’s so visibly enthused about this new collection that he often starts answering questions before they’ve finished being asked. He’s much more affable and open than his trademark dark, glowering vocals would suggest—but he owes a lot to his music. As he explains, it’s been the saving grace in his life. Over the years it’s not only got him through drug addiction (and an infamous overdose in 1996 from cocaine and heroin when his heart stopped beating for two minutes), but seen him through emotional, philosophical, and spiritual quandaries. Just nine songs long, Angels & Ghosts continues that journey and shivers with that same sense of urgency, its blues-and-gospel tinged songs shimmering with the kind of redemption that only comes from being at the very bottom and, somehow, picking yourself back up again.   

NOISEY: How difficult was it to orchestrate the making of this record, what with you being across the Atlantic from each other?
Dave Gahan: Well, we have that thing now where if we're going to get on the phone, I'm the one who has to get up early in the morning. But to be honest, it's fine. I'm one of those people that no matter what time my head hits the pillow, I'm up at like 6 AM, which is a pain in the arse, really. I'd love to be one of those rock stars that sleeps in till four in the afternoon, but I'm not that and I've never been that—no matter how hungover. But Rich and I, during the making and the writing of the songs, we communicate very little. We just communicate really through what he's giving me and then what I'm doing with it. And once I'm sure about the idea I'm going to send back to him—I have a little studio here in the city and I go in with a mate of mine [Kurt Uenala] and I'll throw the ideas down on top of whatever Rich has given me. Once I've formulated my idea, I'll send it back to him with a little note and then Rich begins to build something around that using various musicians along the way until we've finally finished. We just really hit it off and we don't really question it too much. It just seems to work and it's like, “I wonder how long this is going to last.” That's really the question that pops up.

Do you think these albums would be different if you’d been working together in the same room? Or would you make the same album anyway?
Rich Machin: I think they’d end up fairly similar. And I think sometimes being made across the seas is something taken a little bit out of context. The records with Mark, for example, all those we actually did in a room together. This first record we did with Dave, I mean he’s got a great home studio so we did a lot of that in the way you’re talking about, but this time around we did stuff all over the place. I don’t know. I’ve never really thought about. It’s a really interesting question. Maybe they would be different actually! They are what they are I suppose.

This is the second record you've made together. Was it easier this time? Were you more comfortable with each other?
Rich: It was a lot easier. Not to say that things were always super simple, but we’d been writing with each other a lot longer at that point in time, so you instinctively know what kind of thing is going to suit somebody better. It came together much quicker than I expected. It’s not just because it’s the second record. We definitely have a really good chemistry when it comes to writing and I click quite quickly into the kind of stuff I know Dave is going to vibe off and sound good on, and he instinctively knows what’s best for the song. We kind of kept writing when we finished the last one.

Dave: It slowed down, because I began doing a project with Depeche Mode, which became Delta Machine. That went on for a while, and then we toured for a year and a bit, but we stayed in communication. I told him not to send me anything new, to be honest, because once I started focusing on writing with Depeche, it works in a different way. I know when I'm writing with that, that whatever my idea is, that's not going to be the end. [Laughs.] You're going to go into the studio with producers and programmers and everybody and Martin [Gore] and we come together and suddenly what you thought was your song has just gone off somewhere else. And sometimes it's horrific what's happening and then you go “Wait!” I wrote a lot of stuff for the last album with Kurt. I always record all my vocals with him. I trust him and he knows what I like to do when I'm singing, so I brought him into the studio and he was there experiencing Martin, for instance, tear apart the songs that we had written together, and Kurt's face... I could feel him just think “What's happening to my melodies?!” And I'd go to him, “Kurt, you've got to just wait—this is going to evolve. We're doing this for six months.” That's not happened with Soulsavers. It's a different thing. We seem to both be on the same page. We both seem to know where we want to go with it without necessarily talking about it. Maybe that comes from the fact that we both seem to have the same influences gospel-wise and blues-wise, and the same interests in exploring that music and seeing what we can do with it with a modern record.

I was going to say “Shine” is very much a gospel…
Dave: Yeah. And that wouldn't be out of place on something like Songs of Faith and Devotion, to be honest. The lyric and top melody line, I had the idea buzzing around my head for a long time. It was after a concert I did with my band in Berlin. It was this huge stadium we played and it was one of those nights where, one in every 20 gigs, you hit this spot that I guess a basketball player would call being in the zone, and you just look at each other and you know you're there and you don't talk about it and it's part of the whole thing and you're aware of it and it's amazing. I came away from there that night and this thing was floating around in my head, so I kind of threw it into my iPhone. At some point, I got this slide guitar part from Rich and I was like [clicks fingers twice] "That's that!" and the song came together with ease.

I knew it was going to be the lead song on the record and begin this album, but it was one of those songs where we talked about redoing parts of it, but it pretty much almost stayed like the demo. With my band, we might have the tendency to tear that apart, go down some different avenues with it and you end up sometimes coming back to where it was. But the difference with working on something with Depeche is we'd have the luxury of all this studio time and all these toys to play with, and sometimes with that stuff you kind of crawl up your own arse a bit. One of my biggest gripes about being in the studio with Depeche is that we waste too much time, because we have it. With Soulsavers, we don't have that luxury.

That said, this album seems more assured and confident than the first one. Would you say that's true?
Rich: One of the biggest mistakes you can ever make is being over confident about something. The first one we went into it with that natural kind of thing—“Will this work? Won’t it work? Who knows?” But this time around we went into it going well we know it works. We just need to do it better. And that comes with the time of doing things together. When you have all these ideas in your head, rough sketches that you’ve made, and you go into a real studio with a real band and real singers and they start to bring those ideas, it’s pretty amazing. Me and Dave sat there at Electric Lady, where we did all the gospel stuff and it was just great. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to sit back and watch these people take it to the next level.

Dave: I do feel like this album is definitely quite a progression on from the last album. My wife listened to both albums, of course, and she found the first album quite depressing. She was like, “I really like it, but it's very dark.” I didn't see that at all at the time, but now comparing the two albums I sort of see that. It's just different. I think the last album was a bit more introspective and this is a little more looking outwards somehow. It's a bit more worldly. Subconsciously—or consciously—you can't ignore the things that are happening in the world. It kind of comes into the songs somehow, through your own interpretation of whatever's going on in my life personally. If you allow it, music reflects outwardly to what's going on in the world. I hear it in the music.

With that in mind, what would you say inspired this record the most? Obviously, a title like Angels & Ghosts seems to suggest…
Dave: To me, angels are past and present relationships I have with people—friends, family, whatever, and also complete strangers, or just what goes on for me in my day to day life in New York City. That definitely influences me and I hold onto that and I listen to it more, much more than I used to. I find I get really informed by it and it goes into the songs. Ghosts, for me, are memories. They're past and present as well, and I feel like memories definitely come into the songs—moments, places, times I've spent. I sing a line in “The Last Time” about Jesus coming from downtown LA and to me that's quite comical because I'm talking about an experience there that I had this is as humorous as I get in lyrics. I say “Have you ever followed Jesus? He lives in downtown LA,” and I sort of chuckle at that to myself. It’s obviously about religion, but when I lived in Los Angeles for a period of time in my life, my world was tiny. I went from my house to downtown LA and that was it, and my best friend was Jesus and he was a guy that worked a little corner there on St Andrews and whatever and he was definitely the person or the thing that I most relied on. So to me now, that's quite humorous. At the time it wasn't, but now there's quite a difference between the time I lived in Los Angeles and now having been in New York for the last 18 years. I have loads of really great memories from LA, but when I left there I was just “I've got to get out of here.”

That’s how I felt when I moved from England to New York.
Dave: I was the same. When I moved to LA from England, I was just, “I can't stay here anymore.’ It's so claustrophobic and my life at the time… I'd set myself up with a family and a life, I lived in this house in the country and it all looked really nice on the outside, but I was terrified, a young 20-something year-old guy and I was like “I've got to go.” That's been a lot of my life, and I'm not running away from it anymore. I'm right here and I'm trying to reflect on who I am through music. It's a great place to be and I feel really confident about that and I think this album has a confident feel about it. Rich and I both say it's like we've been working together for years. We're making very accomplished-sounding music.

Yet despite that confidence, the person inside them still seems a little bit lost, like he’s stuck floating between these opposites of light and dark, life and death.
Dave: Oh yeah.

Unlike Depeche Mode, you wrote all the lyrics, so is this more cathartic for you? Is this more you working out who you are than when playing in Depeche Mode?
Dave: I think Martin always touches on that same kind of subject matter, and it’s that question of faith and love and lust and the difference between them all. We dance between them all, don’t we? I do, and I think Martin does. I’ve always said Martin only writes about three subjects…

Well, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
Dave: Exactly. And I kind of do the same thing. It’s these questions of what do I have faith in, what do I care about, what really moves me and how do I get in there? How do I be part of that? Music helps me to do that. But I do dance between all those things. I don’t know if it comes with age, but I’m more aware of it than I used to be. It was sort of terrifying to me as a young teenager, then going into my 20s, and even my 30s—it was “How do I get away from that? How do I stop that noise in my head?” It’s still there, but it isn’t as raging as it was and I can tame it by working it out through music and through performing. The most sacred place still for me to work out all my demons is onstage. And through songs. It’s amazing and very cathartic.

It’s obviously always been present in your songs, but how do you think your relationship with spirituality has changed over the years?
Dave: It’s always been with me since I was a kid, to be honest. I’ve always been fascinated by and drawn to various different sort of self-imposed morals, if you like. I don’t know if that came from being forced to go to church as a kid and hearing this scary stuff, but this search for wanting to fit in and belong and all that stuff you do as a teenager—I think I’ve carried that through my adult life too. I don’t struggle with it so much anymore. I just like to use it. I like to play with it. The imagery, as well, is very visual and that fine line between this demon inside of me and this guy that wants to just shed a good thing and put it out there, which is what happens to me onstage. It’s very cathartic and full of redemption as well. I no longer struggle with where I’m at—it’s “What can I do with it? How can I best portray that to you artistically?”

There’s a line in “The Last Time” about waiting to be saved. You’ve had your share of scares, with the cancer and near death experiences from overdoses—is that desire to be saved something you encountered when you were going through those things?
Dave: Yeah. It’s a calling out to say, “OK, I’m still waiting to hear from you” and be a part of whatever this is that we all try desperately to be part of. At the same time, I have that struggle that I don’t want to be part of it. I don’t think that’s that unusual, but standing here waiting to be saved is not that dissimilar to a line that was in “Take Me Back Home” from the last [Soulsavers] album. That was a time where I was struggling with this idea “I got cancer? What do you mean I got cancer?” Like, I understand a self-inflicted wound, but now I’ve got to deal with this? Which is life. So yeah, looking for the answer is still something that’s out there. I find it in lots of things, to be honest. I could be standing on the beach looking at the ocean out there in Montauk and I’m just overwhelmed by the enormity of the ocean and I can’t possibly believe any of my whining has got anything to do with this! I’m in awe of it. And these weather conditions that are enormous inform me a lot more than anything else about my little place in this world.

I’m not really a spiritual person, but sometimes I find it hard to believe there isn’t maybe something out there.
Dave: I do too. I can’t find it in any religion or books I’ve read, but otherwise it all does seem absolutely ridiculous to me. I talk about it in the song “One Thing” when I sing “Come lay here next to me / Let’s watch those tasteless shows on TV.” Because we all do it to escape from something and it’s wasting time, watching something that you know is ridiculous, and sort of vicariously living through some other people’s ridiculous lives. So I have to believe there’s something more than that, otherwise it does all seem a bit pointless. But I enjoy my life today. That’s the difference. I struggled with my life for a long time. I seemed to be bashing my head against a wall. But now I try and embrace it more.

It seems though there’s a bit more resilience on the first album and a bit more resignation on this one. With that first record, there’s a hope that you can push through whatever you’re going through, but with this one, it’s like, “Maybe there isn’t any hope. I’m praying, but nothing’s coming to me.”
Dave: That’s interesting. That’s a good interpretation, but actually it’s where I am and it’s OK —I’m more optimistic about what’s coming next rather than there is no hope. I think there’s a lot of hope. I just need to find it! And it’s more than this little struggle I believe I’m having right here, now. I’ve got to open the doors and let life in. If you want things to change, you’ve got to allow it in. That’s the part I’m singing about really—recognizing it, seeing it, knowing it’s good for me, and wanting to be part of it.



2015-10-28 - Visions nr. 272 (Germany) - Er ist hier der Boss

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 29 October 2015 - 21:04:20
2015-10-29 - Morgenpost (Germany) - "Manchmal vergesse ich, dass ich in den Fünfzigern bin"

https://instagram.com/p/9pLTnpsbgT/

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http://www.morgenpost.de/nachrichten/article206343743/Manchmal-vergesse-ich-dass-ich-in-den-Fuenfzigern-bin.html

"Manchmal vergesse ich, dass ich in den Fünfzigern bin"
Dave Gahan hat Depressionen und Drogen überlebt. Ein Gespräch über das Geschenk des Alterns, Familienwerte und Auftritte in Berlin
Von Steffen Rüth

Dave Gahan, der Sänger von Depeche Mode, hat seit ein paar Jahren auch ein Nebenprojekt. Zusammengetan hat der 53-Jährige sich mit den Soulsavers, einem Rock-Electro-Projekt unter Federführung des Engländers Rich Machin. Bei der vorletzten Depeche-Mode-Tournee 2009 freundeten sich Gahan und Machin an und verabredeten eine Zusammenarbeit, 2012 veröffentlichten sie das erste Album. Verglichen mit dem Vorgänger sowie den beiden früheren Gahan-Solowerken klingt das neue Album "Angels & Ghosts" nun unerwartet positiv, stellenweise fast schon euphorisch. Der Unterschied zu Depeche Mode ist derweil noch geringer geworden, die vom Blues beeinflusste Albumauftaktnummer "Shine" zum Beispiel würde auch bestens zu Depeche passen. Am Freitag treten Dave Gahan & Soulsavers bei ihrem einzigen Deutschland-Konzert im Tempodrom auf.

Berliner Morgenpost: Mister Gahan, haben Sie eigentlich noch Angst vor dem Tod?
Dave Gahan: Ja.

Man könnte auch annehmen, dass jemand, der 1996 nach einer Drogenüberdosis minutenlang klinisch tot war und der 2009 in Windeseile von einem Blasentumor genas, sich für praktisch unsterblich hält.
Schön wäre es ja. Ich bin nicht unsterblich. Es ist noch jedem passiert, oder? Ich hoffe aber stark, dass ich noch eine ganze Weile hier auf Erden bleibe. Um meine Zeit mit den Menschen und den Dingen im Leben zu verbringen, die ich liebe und die mir sehr viel bedeuten. Ich freue mich, dass ich am Leben bin. Und ich freue mich aufs Leben, auf alles, was kommt. Für lange Zeit kam mir das Leben vor wie ein hastiges Rennen in Richtung einer Ziellinie, die es in Wirklichkeit nicht gab. Das ist vorbei. Die bösen Geister der Vergangenheit quälen mich nicht mehr.

Ihnen geht es momentan also gut.
Mir geht es sogar richtig prächtig. Ich bin zum Beispiel wirklich glücklich über die "Delta Machine"-Tour mit Depeche Mode, die lief optimal. Martin Gore und ich, wir haben uns auf der Bühne sehr wohl zusammen gefühlt. Ich glaube, auch Martin tut es gut, älter zu werden. Soviel Schwung wie zuletzt hatten wir seit vielen Jahren nicht in der Band.

Ist es angenehm, älter zu werden?
Es gab Zeiten in meinem Leben, da war das anders. Da hat mich der Gedanke ans Alter geschreckt, teilweise fertig gemacht. Heute weiß ich, dass das Alter ein Geschenk ist. Ich lasse mich regelmäßig untersuchen, ich achte auf meine Gesundheit. Und manchmal vergesse ich, dass ich ein Mann in den Fünfzigern bin.

Wie machen Sie das?
Im Kopf bin ich immer noch der Junge, der versucht, durchs Leben zu navigieren.

Wird das so bleiben?
Ich hoffe, das bleibt so, ja. Meine Kinder sagen immer, ich würde mich nicht wie ein Erwachsener benehmen. Ist doch besser, ich bleibe jung im Geiste als ein mürrischer, alter Sack zu werden. Meine Söhne sind wahrscheinlich erwachsener als ich.

Was treiben Ihre Kinder?
Mein Sohn Jack ist 28, lebt in England und hat letztes Jahr geheiratet. Er ist sehr entspannt. Seine Frau und er scheinen sich toll zu verstehen. Jimmy ist 23 und Anfang des Jahres zu Hause ausgezogen. Er lebt jetzt hier in New York in einer WG, schreibt und will Filmemacher werden. Sehr smarter Kerl, unheimlich kreativ.

Und Ihre Tochter Stella Rose ist auch schon 16.
Ja, die Kinder werden auch älter und machen immer mehr ihr eigenes Ding. Das fühlt sich manchmal seltsam an. Für was für eine Art von Leben sich die drei wohl letztlich entscheiden werden? Ich denke ab und zu daran, wie es bei uns daheim damals war. Meine Mutter hat vier Kinder großgezogen. Wir hatten nicht viel, aber sie schaffte es, sich, so gut wie es eben ging, um uns zu kümmern. Sie hat hart für uns alle gearbeitet, und immer schon habe ich ein sehr enges Verhältnis zu meinen Brüdern und meiner Schwester. Dies sind Dinge, die weißt du stärker zu schätzen, wenn du ein gewisses Alter erreicht hast.

Was hatten Sie und Rich Machin für "Angels & Ghosts" im Sinn?
Zunächst einmal sind wir ein wirkliches Team geworden. Wir arbeiten großartig zusammen und müssen überhaupt keine großartigen Diskussionen über die musikalische Richtung eines Songs mehr führen. Das entwickelt sich wie von selbst. Wir spürten beide, dass die Stimmung der Platte von Hoffnung und Optimismus geprägt sein würde. Unsere wesentliche Inspiration für dieses Album haben wir im Blues und im Gospel gefunden. Wir wollten eine Produktion, die sich cineastisch anhört, ein paar dieser Songs wären auch in einem Cowboyfilm nicht fehl am Platze.

Neun Songs sind an sich wenig.
Rich und ich lieben alte Vinylplatten. Die waren meistens auch nicht länger. Ich finde es herrlich, eine Schallplatte zu hören. Auflegen, hinsetzen, wirklich nichts anderes tun. Irgendwann aufstehen, die Platte umdrehen, weiter zuhören.

Der erste Song heißt "Shine" und ist eine Mischung aus Rock und Gospel, der letzte heißt "My Sun" und klingt eher zart. Beide Lieder haben das Helle schon im Titel.
Aus den dunklen Wolken, die mein Leben trübten, habe ich mich weitgehend hinaus an einen Ort navigiert, an dem ich stille Zufriedenheit spüre. Ich muss nicht mehr jeden Tag unter Höchstanstrengung einen Gipfel besteigen. Ich bin ganz froh und zufrieden damit, einfach gemütlich zu Bergwandern. Ich möchte keine komischen, unerreichbaren Erwartungen mehr an mich und mein Leben stellen. Ich hatte so viel Schwein und auch tiefes Glück, dass ich das Schicksal keinesfalls mehr provozieren möchte. Ich bin wirklich dankbar für alles, was um mich herum in meinem Leben ist.

Das sind wirklich neue Töne vom ewigen Pessimisten Dave Gahan.
Ich weiß. Ich bin immer ein Mensch gewesen, der in allem nach dem negativen Aspekt gesucht hat. Diese Negativität ist seit meiner Krebsdiagnose viel schwächer geworden. Der Krebs war, im Gegensatz zu den scherzhaften Wunden, die ich mir wegen meiner Süchte und meines Selbstzerstörungstriebs selbst zugefügt hatte, außerhalb meiner Kontrolle. Die Krankheit war ein Schock und hat mich aufwachen lassen. Ich weiß seitdem, was gut ist in meinem Leben und was ich noch stärker wertschätzen sollte: meine Frau und meine Kinder.

Ist Berlin ein besonderer Ort für Sie?
Auf jeden Fall. Ich habe viel Zeit in Berlin verbracht, und wenn wir dort spielen, ist es immer ein riesengroßes Fest für mich. Ehrlich: Die Stimmung bei Konzerten in Berlin ist eine ganz besondere. Und überhaupt: Die Stadt ist so voller Leben, und immer wieder verändert sie sich. Das inspiriert mich, aber es hat auch viele meiner Helden inspiriert, wie etwa David Bowie. Der hat ja nicht von ungefähr in Berlin gelebt.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 29 October 2015 - 21:23:47
2015-10-29 - BZ-Berlin (Germany) - “Ich schreie, ich lache, ich weine, was auch immer”

[An article by Marcel Anders, who always uses one very large interview with every DM and solo project and then takes parts of these interviews for several magazines, radio fragments, websites, etc. The quotes from Dave Gahan actually come from Theinterviewpeople.com, read the whole interview here: http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?topic=891.msg19164#msg19164.]

http://www.bz-berlin.de/leute/dave-gahan-ich-schreie-ich-lache-ich-weine-was-auch-immer

Konzert in Berlin
Dave Gahan: “Ich schreie, ich lache, ich weine, was auch immer”
Der Frontmann von Depeche Mode nutzt die Pause seiner Band, um am 30. Oktober sein neues Solo-Album „Angels & Ghosts“ in Berlin vorzustellen. B.Z. traf ihn zum Interview.
von Marcel Anders

Nach Martin Gore nutzt auch Dave Gahan die Pause von Depeche Mode für einen ehrgeizigen Alleingang: „Angels & Ghosts“ ist eine weitere Kollaboration mit den Soulsavers und ein Befreiungsschlag von zu hohen bzw. falschen Erwartungen, engstirnigem Schubladendenken samt fehlgelenktem Fanatismus. Am 30. Oktober stellt er sein Album im Tempodrom vor.
Gahan geht es um Abenteuer, Freiheit und Selbstverwirklichung – und da lässt er sich von nichts und niemandem aufhalten.
New York, Ende September, ist eine Stadt im Ausnahmezustand: Gerade gingen die US-Open und die Fashion Week zu Ende, da kündigt sich auch schon der Papst an. Was für einen riesigen Besucheransturm, horrende Hotelpreise, gesperrte Straßen und ein hohes Sicherheitsaufkommen sorgt. Wovon einer nicht viel mitzubekommen scheint: Dave Gahan hält seinen internationalen Pressetag genau hier.
Im mondänen Greenwich Hotel von Robert De Niro, in dem das kleinste Zimmer mit 775 Dollar zu Buche schlägt. Gahan jedoch braucht für seine Interviews gleich eine Suite, fährt per Limousine vor, hat eine Assistentin und eine Dame seiner Plattenfirma im Schlepptau und erzählt dem Journalisten aus Deutschland erst einmal, dass er gleich um die Ecke wohne und den Aufwand, der hier betrieben würde, als völlig übertrieben empfinde.
Überhaupt präsentiert sich der 53-Jährige, der dunkle Jeans zu schwarzem Hemd, angegrautem Dreitagebart und verspiegelter Sonnenbrille trägt, als gleichermaßen weltfremd wie unberechenbar. Auf musikalische Fragen reagiert er eher defensiv und gereizt – als müsse er sich rechtfertigen. Auf private dagegen ungewohnt locker. Und das Thema Depeche Mode, das laut Management nicht Gegenstand dieser Unterhaltung sein soll, wirft nur einer auf: Er selbst.

Herr Gahan, darf ich Ihnen Kaffee einschenken?
Sehr gerne.

Nehmen Sie Milch?
Nein, Danke – ich mag ihn am liebsten schwarz. Genau wie meine Musik. (kichert)

Die auf „Angels & Ghosts“ ähnlich stark von Gospel und Blues geprägt ist wie auf Alben à la „Violator“ und „Songs Of Faith And Devotion“ – nur mit anderen Musikern und echten Instrumenten.
Stimmt. Da ist sogar sehr viel Gospel und Blues im Spiel. Wobei alle Instrumente live eingespielt wurden und nur ganz wenig Programming zum Einsatz kam. Das ist halt der Hauptunterschied zu Depeche Mode, die nicht ohne Pro-Tools auskommen. Das hier ist etwas natürlicher. Und allein deshalb ein ganz anderes Biest.

Also ganz bewusst ein anderer Ansatz als bei Depeche Mode oder vielleicht auch ein bisschen Verweigerung in Bezug auf die Erwartungen, die Ihre Fans an sie knüpfen?
Ich will nicht diese Person sein, die sich nur an den Vorstellungen der Fans orientiert, sondern die Freiheit und die Herausforderung genießen. Eben mich nicht nur in einem exakt vorgegeben Rahmen zu bewegen oder mich in irgendeiner Schublade ablegen zu lassen. Ich will mehr – ich möchte mich kreativ ausleben und verwirklichen können. Schließlich bin ich ein Künstler. Und als solcher möchte ich wachsen und nicht immer dasselbe machen. Ich hoffe, dass die Leute, die meine Arbeit mit Depeche Mode mögen, mir das zugestehen und auch bereit sind, da mitzuziehen und mit mir zu wachsen.

Ist das ein Problem? Haben Sie das Gefühl, dass man Sie da zurückhalten will?
Oh ja, sehr oft sogar. Es gibt viele Fans, die möchten, dass ich mich nur auf meine Rolle bei Depeche Mode konzentriere und nichts anderes tue. Da kann ich nur sagen: Sorry, aber da mache ich nicht mit. Wenn ihr das wollt, dann kann ich euch nicht helfen – dann seid ihr bei mir falsch. Denn es ist nicht gesund, sich auf eine Sache zu versteifen und keine neuen Ansätze und Wege auszuprobieren. Ich weiß, dass ich einige Leute damit enttäusche und vielleicht sogar überfordere, aber das ist nicht mein Problem. Zum Glück gibt es auch welche, die das genauso aufregend finden, wie ich.

Was hat es mit dem Artwork auf sich, das eine Collage aus mehreren Dave Gahans zeigt? Sind das die besagten Engel und Geister?
Es sind tatsächlich viele kleine Daves. Und sie basieren auf Fotos von mir, auf denen ich die unterschiedlichsten Gesichter ziehe – ich schreie, ich lache, ich weine, was auch immer. Und das steht wirklich für das, was ich als „Angels & Ghosts“ bezeichne. Wobei die Engel tagtägliche Beziehungen sind, die ich mit Leuten habe, die mir viel bedeuten und die ein Teil meines Lebens hier in New York sind. Während Geister die Erinnerungen an meine Vergangenheit repräsentieren – also an Dinge, die mich für immer geprägt haben, und die ich nicht einfach abstreifen kann. Die sind nach wie vor Teil meines Charakters und meines Denkens. Es ist diese Schattenwelt, die immer noch irgendwo schlummert und lauert.

Aber die Sie seit zwanzig Jahren sehr gut zu meistern scheinen. Schließlich hatten Sie keinen bekannten Rückfall in Sachen Drogen…
Weil ich da viel Zeit und Mühe investiere. Im Sinne von: Ich lasse mich nicht gehen, sondern ich versuche das, was ich hier habe, zu hegen und zu pflegen – eben meine Familie, meine Band und meine Gesundheit. Das sind Dinge, die mir wichtig sind und für die ich kämpfe. Eben weil ich weiß, was passiert, wenn ich das nicht tue. Ich will nicht noch einmal dahin zurück, wo ich schon mal war. Das würde ich nicht überleben. Und um auf dieses Covermotiv zurückzukommen: Die Fotos hat meine 16-jährige Tochter geschossen. Sie musste eine Arbeit für den Kunstunterricht an ihrer Schule anfertigen. Also hat sie mich gefragt: „Dad, ich brauche deine Hilfe. Kann ich ein paar Fotos mit unterschiedlichen Gesichtsausdrücken von dir machen?“ Und das konnte ich ihr nicht abschlagen. Das Ergebnis lag dann monatelang bei uns zu Hause im Wohnzimmer herum. Bis mein Manager, der zu Besuch war, darüber stolperte und meinte: „Was hast du denn damit vor?“ Und ich: „Das ist von Rose – ein Kunstprojekt für die Schule.“ Und er: „Das würde ein wunderbares Albumcover abgeben.“ Also habe ich Rose gefragt, ob ich es verwenden darf. Und sie meinte glatt: „Nur, wenn du es nicht zu sehr veränderst.“ Worauf ich laut lachen musste…

Die anspruchsvolle Künstlerseele…
Ganz genau! Eine echte Künstlerin, die darauf besteht, dass an ihrem Image nichts verändert wird. (lacht) Und das habe ich auch nicht – weil ich froh war, dass sie mir überhaupt erlaubt hat, es zu benutzen. Es passt wunderbar zu dem Album – eben zu diesem Blues-Ding und der Leidenschaft, die damit verbunden ist.

Wobei Sie „Shine“, das Eröffnungsstück, angeblich in Berlin geschrieben haben. Welchen Blues hatten Sie da?
Gar keinen – im Gegenteil. Es ist inspiriert von einem wunderbaren Konzert, dass ich dort mit Depeche Mode gegeben habe. Es war einer dieser Abende, an denen einfach alles stimmte. Eben eine fantastische Atmosphäre, eine tolle Stimmung und eine wunderbare Nacht. Meine Stimme hat funktioniert und alles hat wie am Schnürchen geklappt.

Ein magischer Moment?
Wie er nur ganz selten vorkommt. Also wenn alles genau so klappt, wie es sollte. Du schaust dich um, du guckst den anderen in der Band kurz in die Augen und du weißt, dass da eine besondere Magie herrscht. Das sind die Momente, für die man als Sänger lebt. Und als ich anschließend in meinem Hotelzimmer war, hatte ich diese Worte und diese Melodie im Kopf. Ich habe sie ganz schnell mit meinem Computer aufgenommen und zur Seite gelegt. Als Rich Machin von den Soulsavers mir später eine Songgerüst um eine dreckige Blues-Gitarre schickte, passte das wunderbar zu dem, was ich schon hatte. Es ist ein simpler Song mit einer ganz simplen Botschaft.

Wobei “you can shine“ aber auch einen sozio-politischen Anspruch haben könnte – wie ein Aufruf zu mehr Optimismus in einer ziemlich düsteren Zeit.
Das hoffe ich. (lächelt) Ich finde es wichtig, dass Songs eine ambivalente Bedeutung haben. Aber in erster Linie ist es das, was ich in dem Moment gefühlt habe – während dieses Konzerts vor Zehntausenden von Zuschauern. Das war ein wunderbares Gefühl – und ein ganz besonderer Moment.

In „One Thing“ werden Sie etwas spezifischer: „It´s a different world today/no one seems to care much anyway“. Ist das – zumindest unterbewusst – ein Kommentar zur Lage der Welt?
Nicht nur unterbewusst, sondern sogar sehr bewusst. Einfach, weil es schlichtweg unmöglich wäre, das, was um mich herum passiert, nicht zu reflektieren. Zumal ich das sehr genau verfolge. Ich meine, ich reise viel, ich sehe die Veränderungen und die Probleme, die überall auftauchen, und ich mache mir Gedanken darüber. Also ich frage mich zum Beispiel, warum wir immer noch nicht bereit sind, das zu teilen, was uns allen gehört. Nämlich die Welt an sich, auf die wir alle denselben Anspruch haben sollten. Und was für Menschen sind wir, wenn wir andere bei Kriegen, Armut und Naturkatastrophen nicht unterstützen? Das sind Gedanken, die natürlich Einzug in meine Arbeit halten. Ich sage hier, was ich denke: „It´s a different world today / no one seems to care anyway.“ Und gleich im Anschluss: „Don’t listen to what they say / They don’t know what they´re fighting for.”

Eine Anspielung auf Mr. Cameron?
Warum nicht? Ich meine, es ist doch unglaublich, wie er die Flüchtlinge aus Syrien und Afrika behandelt. Eben, dass er Barrikaden um den Eurostar-Tunnel errichten lässt, statt diesen Menschen, die es bitter nötig haben, zu helfen. Das ist herzlos und arrogant. Er kreiert ein Bild von uns Briten, das mir so gar nicht gefällt. Eben als Menschen, die vergessen haben, was es heißt, zu helfen und die sich eher abschotten statt sich den Problemen zu stellen. Das ist kleinkariert und armselig. Und es macht mich wütend…

In New York sind Sie Teil einer griechischen Groß-Familie, in die Sie hineingeheiratet haben. Wie sehr werden da die Missstände in Athen und die Handhabung des Flüchtlingsstroms diskutiert?
Das ist allgegenwärtig. Also es gibt kein Abendessen und kein Treffen, bei dem das nicht zur Sprache kommt. Die Griechen ein sehr stolzes Volk sind und fühlen sich tief in ihrer Ehre gekränkt. Übrigens gar nicht so sehr von der EU oder von Kanzlerin Merkel, wie man es immer in den Nachrichten hört, sondern eher von ihren eigenen Politikern, die sie ja erst in diese Situation gebracht haben. Also durch jahrelanges Missmanagement, durch sinnlose Verschwendung, Bürokratismus und eine unfassbare Steuerpolitik. Ich meine, wie kann es sein, dass Reeder und andere Wirtschaftsmagnate keinen Cent Steuern zahlen? Wie will sich der Staat da finanzieren? Zudem wird alles auf den Rücken der kleinen Leute ausgetragen, und um die Flüchtlinge, die auf den Inseln landen, wird sich auch nicht richtig gekümmert. Was eine Schande ist. Da kann man nur hoffen, dass die Politiker, deren Job es ja ist, sich solcher Sachen anzunehmen, irgendwann damit anfangen. Aber ich bin mir halt nicht sicher, ob es tatsächlich dazu kommt.

Und in Bezug auf die USA?
(lacht) Ich habe mir neulich die republikanische Debatte angesehen, wo alle potenziellen Kandidaten der Republikaner zur Sprache kamen. Das war sehr unterhaltsam. Also es hatte Comedy-Charakter – selbst wenn das im Endeffekt eher traurig ist. Was die da zum Besten geben, ist eine echte Katastrophe.

Sie meinen Donald Trump?
Ja, aber ich konnte einfach nicht aufhören, mir das anzuschauen. Es war das beste Reality-TV, was ich je gesehen habe. Der absolute Wahnsinn.

Sie selbst sind der Inbegriff des globalen Menschen: Ein Brite, der in NYC lebt, mit einer Griechin verheiratet ist und im Frühjahr an einer traditionellen jüdischen Hochzeit in Tel Aviv teilgenommen hat…
Mein Sohn Jack hat in Israel geheiratet. Und zwar eine Jüdin. Sie wollten eine große, traditionelle Hochzeit – und die haben sie bekommen. (lacht)

Stimmt es, dass sich das Paar bei einem Depeche-Mode-Konzert in Tel Aviv kennengelernt hat?
Ich glaube, es war nicht direkt bei dem Konzert, sondern bei einer Aftershow-Party in einem Club oder in einer Bar. Insofern ist das nicht meine Schuld! Ich habe sie nicht verkuppelt oder vorgestellt – sie haben sich von ganz alleine getroffen und sehr viel Zeit miteinander verbracht, ehe sie geheiratet haben. Das war also keine spontane Sache, sondern wohl überlegt. Und ich muss sagen: Sie ist ein wunderhübsches Mädchen und die beiden sind sehr in einander verliebt. Von daher ist das eine tolle Sache und es war sehr nett, bei der Hochzeit dabei zu sein. Also ich fand es aufregend, mit meiner gesamten Familie nach Israel zu fliegen und dort ihre Familie kennen zu lernen. Außerdem war da noch Jacks Mutter mit Anhang. Es war sehr, sehr nett. Eben eine große, internationale Familie – und ein wunderbarer Abend.

Haben Sie auch eine Kippa getragen?
Aber natürlich! Es war das volle Programm – und man musste da einfach mitmachen. Schließlich war es eine sehr formelle Veranstaltung, also kein bisschen Rock’n’Roll.

Ihre Tochter Stella Rose ist dagegen auf Youtube zu bewundern, wie sie beim diesjährigen Tribeca-Film-Festival singt. Ist sie in einer Band?
Nein, keine Band – aber sie hat eine wunderbare Stimme. Im Sinne von: Wenn sie denn singen will, kann sie das richtig gut. Und als ich sie das erste Mal gehört habe, bin ich aus allen Wolken gefallen. Eben: „Wo kommt das denn her?“ Sie hat eine dieser sehr flexiblen, variablen Stimmen, mit der sie sogar eine Billie-Holiday-Nummer hinkriegen würde. Und: Es reicht, wenn sie etwas einmal hört – schon kann sie es perfekt imitieren. Was wirklich unglaublich ist. Und ich weiß, dass sie auch selbst Stücke schreibt. Ich habe sie im Bad und in ihrem Zimmer singen gehört. Und ich hätte ihr gerne noch mehr auf den Zahn gefühlt, aber sie ist 16 – da ist es wichtig, dass ich ihr Freiraum lasse.

Da Sie gerade so entspannt plaudern: Bedauern Sie es, 2013 an einer Werbekampagne für Volkswagen teilgenommen zu haben – für die Depeche-Mode-Edition des VW Golfs?
Nein, das bedaure ich kein bisschen. Sie haben mir eine fast schon lächerliche Menge Geld gezahlt, mit der ich ein Jahr lang meine Studio-Miete bestreiten konnte. Und die ist in New York bekanntlich alles andere als billig. Insofern muss ich sagen, dass sie mir gegenüber sehr generös waren. Im Sinne von: Es war wirklich etwas, das ich nicht ablehnen konnte. (kichert) Von daher darf ich mich da nicht beschweren. Aber ich kann kaum glauben, was da abgeht – diese Manipulation der Abgaswerte ist ein schwerwiegender Betrug am Kunden. Ein echter Skandal. Und ich denke, dass sie sich davon so schnell nicht erholen werden. Ganz abgesehen davon, ist es bestimmt erst die Spitze des Eisbergs. Also ich denke, dass noch mehr Konzerne darin verwickelt sind, was wir bestimmt nach und nach erfahren werden. Das wird also noch richtig große Kreise ziehen – und solche kriminellen Machenschaften hoffentlich unterbinden. Aber der Werbespot an sich war gut. Es hat wirklich Spaß gemacht, daran teilzunehmen.

Dann sind Sie froh, dass Sie sich nicht für ein Aktienpaket als Honorar entschieden haben?
(lacht) Ja, das wäre keine gute Wahl gewesen. Und ich fühle mit den Kleinanleger, die da jetzt ihre Ersparnisse verlieren. Es ist eine Schande.

Dann lassen Sie uns über die moderne Musikwelt reden, die in Streams und Vinyl zerfällt – wie hört Dave Gahan Musik? Und wenn ja, was?
Ich habe einen Plattenspieler – und höre LPs, die ja sehr angesagt sind. Die Leute besinnen sich wieder aufs Vinyl und die Verkäufe in diesem Sektor ziehen kräftig an. Was ich sehr begrüße, denn ich mag dieses Format – Vinyl ist eine tolle Sache. Und wenn ich ein Album auf den Plattenteller lege, höre ich da sehr intensiv zu. Also es fungiert dann nicht als Hintergrundmusik, sondern ich setze mich da mit dem Cover hin, schaue es mir ganz genau an und höre intensiv zu. Ich verbringe Zeit mit diesem Album, was ich sehr genieße. Gleichzeitig ist es aber so, dass ich neue Musik vor allem digital entdecke. Und wenn sie mir gefällt, kaufe ich das Album. Das letzte war übrigens das von Algiers, das mir sehr gut gefallen hat. Ein toller Mix aus Gospel und elektronischer Musik. Extrem cool.

Zudem haben Sie eine Schwäche für Jack White und seine diversen Band-Projekte. Inwiefern?
Ich halte ihn für einen tollen Musiker und Songwriter. Und ich mag es, wie er zwischen all diesen Sachen hin- und herpendelt. Das ist bewundernswert, und es erinnert mich an Eric Clapton – vor Jahren. Also von seiner Zeit mit den Yardbirds über Cream bis zu den Solo-Alben – all diese unterschiedlichen Dinge, die er damals probiert hat. Er hat sich nie lange mit einer Sache aufgehalten, sondern ist immer relativ schnell zur nächsten gewechselt. Und das ist wichtig. Denn als Künstler erreicht man irgendwann einen Punkt, an dem man auch andere Sachen ausprobieren will – eben, um entsprechend wachsen zu können. Dazu gehört, auch mal mit anderen Musikern zu arbeiten und neue Ansätze zu entwickeln, die einem vorher gar nicht bewusst waren. Versteift man sich dagegen auf Leute, die nicht wachsen oder kein Interesse daran haben, kann man selbst auch nichts lernen. Weshalb Martin so eine tolle Person ist, denn er versucht immer, neue Wege zu gehen. Ganz abgesehen davon ist er ein großartiger Songwriter und sehr offen, was unterschiedliche Instrumentierungen betrifft.

Sind sie heute ein besseres Team – weil sie da auf einer Wellenlänge liegen?
Definitiv. Und das hat ganz sicher damit zu tun, dass wir mittlerweile so viele Dinge außerhalb von Depeche Mode probieren – aber uns auch die Aufgaben als Songwriter teilen. Außerdem versuchen wir, mit möglichst interessanten Leuten zu arbeiten. Auf den letzten Alben waren es z.B. unterschiedliche Programmierer. Also „Delta Machine“ war allein deshalb toll, weil wir Ben Hillier dabei hatten – und Ferg als Techniker. Aber auch Chris Berg, der eine Menge frischen Wind ins Studio gebracht hat. Martin und er haben sich super verstanden, denn sie stehen beide auf analoge elektronische Sounds. Sprich: Sie haben dieselben Interessen und sich allein deshalb gut ergänzt. Sie haben die Stücke, die wir in Demo-Form vorbereitet hatten, noch ein bisschen umgemodelt und interessanter gestaltet. Das ist es, worauf es ankommt. Und Depeche Mode sind Martin Gore und Dave Gahan. Wir sind ein Team, aber wir sind auch offen für externe Einflüsse.

Dann ist „Angels & Ghosts“ nur eine weitere Etappe auf Ihrer inzwischen 35-jährigen Reise?
Das würde ich so unterschreiben. Denn ich bin mir sicher, dass das, was ich hier gemacht habe, auch das nächste Depeche-Mode-Album beeinflussen wird – in welcher Form auch immer. Ich meine, Martin hat ebenfalls gerade ein Solo-Album veröffentlicht. Eins, das ihm sehr viel Spaß gemacht hat. Und ich bin mir sicher, dass er noch mehr machen wird – genau wie ich. Insofern werden wir uns gegen Ende des Jahres zusammensetzen und über unser nächstes gemeinsames Projekt reden, das wir irgendwann 2016 angehen werden. Wobei das Wichtigste ist: Welche Art von Album wollen wir machen? Mit wem wollen wir arbeiten? Wen verpflichten wir als Programmierer, welche interessanten Typen können wir dafür gewinnen? Solche Sachen. Und etwas, das wir noch gar nicht richtig ausgelotet haben, ist z.B. die Idee, unsere Band – die wir mit Depeche Mode verwenden – ins Studio zu holen. Leute wie Christian Eigner, Peter Gordeno, etc. Ich denke, es wäre interessant, mal mit ihnen an ein paar Stücken zu arbeiten, und zu sehen, was dabei entsteht. Also einen ganz anderen Ansatz auszuprobieren.

Hand aufs Herz: Hätte man Ihnen Anfang der 90er, in Ihrer wilden Zeit, prognostiziert, dass Sie mit 53 so ein ehrgeiziger Musiker wären – wie hätten Sie reagiert?
Wahrscheinlich hätte ich laut gelacht. Und ich erinnere mich noch daran, dass wir mir mal bei einer TV-Show in Deutschland auf The Who gestoßen sind, und ich mich kurz mit Pete Townshend unterhalten habe. Damals war ich in meinen 20ern, und mein einziger Gedanke nach diesem Gespräch war: „Ich hoffe, ich mache diesen Job nicht mehr, wenn ich so alt bin, wie er!“ (lacht) Das muss ich jetzt revidieren, denn mittlerweile habe ich verstanden: Das ist es, was wir tun. Wir sind Musiker, wir arbeiten im Studio und auf der Bühne, und wir machen das so lange, wie wir können. Wobei wir hoffentlich noch die Gelegenheit bekommen, viele andere Sachen auszuprobieren. Aber vor Publikum zu spielen, ist eine ganz natürliche Sache. Und The Who machen es immer noch, die Stones ebenfalls. Von daher haben auch wir wohl noch ein paar Jahre vor uns.

In den nächsten Wochen bestreiten Sie eine kurze Tournee mit den Soulsavers, die gerade mal sechs Konzerte umfasst. Warum machen Sie sich so rar oder gedenken Sie das in absehbarer Zeit auszuweiten?
Das wäre durchaus im Bereich des Möglichen. Aber zunächst einmal wollen wir uns auf eine Handvoll Konzerte konzentrieren, und sehen, wie es funktioniert. Wobei wir sehr viel Zeit und Mühe darauf verwendet haben, die Theatersäle zu buchen, die uns vorschweben. Also von denen wir das Gefühl haben, dass sich die Musik darin besonders gut machen würde. Schließlich sind wir zehn Musiker und das bedeutet, es muss schon eine größere Bühne sein, aber gleichzeitig auch ein etwas intimerer Rahmen. Da sind traditionelle Theater wie das La Cigale in Paris, das Shepherd´s Bush Empire in London, die Town Hall in New York oder das Ace Theatre in Downtown LA geradezu perfekt. Nämlich kunstvolle, wunderbare Theatersäle.

In Berlin gastieren Sie im Tempodrom…
Wunderbar! Wenn ich mich recht erinnere, hat es eine große, offene Bühne und eine tolle Akustik. Was natürlich das Non plus ultra ist.

Ist es für Sie eine willkommene Abwechslung, mal wieder in kleineren Hallen aufzutreten statt immer nur in gigantischen Stadien?
Das macht eigentlich keinen Unterschied. Es ist nur so, dass ich hier mit einer Gruppe von Musikern arbeite, die mir nicht ganz so vertraut ist oder mit der ich noch nie auf einer Bühne gestanden habe. Wie etwa Martyn LeNoble am Bass, der mich zwar schon öfter im Studio begleitet hat, also bei meinen Solo-Sachen, aber halt nie live. Und das gilt auch für drei Gospelsänger, die wir dabei haben, oder für Duke Garwood, der Gitarre spielt. Das ist eine wirklich interessante Besetzung mit einer ganz eigenen Chemie. Und darin liegt die Herausforderung. Also damit klarzukommen und sich da zu profilieren.

Könnten Sie sich vorstellen, mal mit einem kompletten Orchester aufzutreten und wäre das die ultimative Herausforderung?
Was das betrifft, gibt es noch keine Pläne. Wir konzentrieren uns erst einmal auf die Live-Shows, die vor uns liegen. Aber was die Zukunft betrifft, würde ich das nicht kategorisch ausschließen. Also irgendwann könnte ich mir das durchaus vorstellen. Und es wäre ein Traum – ganz klar. Aber einer, der noch in weiter Ferne ist.

Wie setzt sich das Live-Programm zusammen – versteifen Sie sich auf die bisherigen beiden Alben oder streuen Sie noch ein paar Coverversionen bzw. Depeche Mode-Songs ein?
Momentan besteht das Set tatsächlich aus den beiden Alben. Und wir werden noch ein paar Überraschungen einbauen. Vielleicht als Zugaben. Aber: Es werden wohl keine Depeche Mode-Songs sein. Eher ein paar ungewöhnliche Cover. Die Leute sollen sich einfach überraschen lassen und nicht mit zu hohen bzw. falschen Erwartungen anreisen. Ich wünsche mir da dieselbe Offenheit, über die wir gerade gesprochen haben.

Vielen Dank für das Gespräch! Möchten Sie noch Kaffee?
Gerne! Es gibt nichts Besseres als einen sonnigen Nachmittag in New York – mit einer guten Tasse Kaffee.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 29 October 2015 - 22:29:03
2015-10-29 - Tageszeitung München (Germany) - Dave Gahan tritt in Eisbachstudios auf

http://www.tz.de/muenchen/stadt/depeche-mode-org26690/dave-gahan-soulsavers-depeche-mode-laut-in-muenchen-aufgetreten-5701162.html

"Laut in München"
Dave Gahan tritt in Eisbachstudios auf

München - Dave Gahan & Soulsavers sind in München aufgetreten. Der Frontman von Depeche Mode rockte in den Eisbachstudios bei einer Veranstaltung von Sony Music die Bühne.
Auf dieser Vertriebstagung wäre der Otto-Normal-Münchner auch gerne mit dabei! Schon zum achten Mal lud Sony Music zu dem Event für seine Handels-, Medien- und Geschäftspartner und offerierte Musik vom Feinsten. Heuer unter Anderem mit am Start: Hurts, Roger Cicero - und Dave Gahan & Soulsavers. Eine echte Überraschung für die Gäste, die offenbar nicht mit dem Frontman der Synthie-Pop-Band Depeche Mode gerechnet hatten.
Der 53-Jährige nutzt momentan die Pause seiner Band, um sein neues Album "Angels & Ghosts" vorzustellen. Die Platte entstand in Gemeinschaftsarbeit mit den Soulsavers. Am Freitag gibt der Sänger ein Konzert in Berlin, das eigentlich das einzige in Deutschland sein sollte. Doch für die Gäste des "Laut in München" machte Dave Gahan am Donnerstagabend eine Ausnahme.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 30 October 2015 - 00:25:01
2015-10-29 - Musikmarkt (Germany) - Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, Hurts und Namika live

http://www.musikmarkt.de/Aktuell/News/Laut-in-Muenchen-2015-Dave-Gahan-Soulsavers-Hurts-und-Namika-live

Laut in München 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, Hurts und Namika live

München – Mit Auftritten von Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, Namika, Revolverheld, Roger Cicero, Hurts, R.City & Pentatonix, Peter Maffay, Kelvin Jones, Kaya Yanar, Michael Patrick Kelly und Silbermond startete Sony Music in die Herbstsaison und präsentierte seine künstlerischen Schwerpunkte live.
Bei der achten Ausgabe von Laut in München waren über 900 Partner aus Medien und Handel zu Gast. Auch weitere Sony-Music-Künstler wie Tim Bendzko oder Kool Savas mischten sich unter das Publikum.
Philip Ginthör, CEO Sony Music GSA, begrüßte die Gäste in München und stellte dabei heraus: "Wir steigern unseren Marktanteil seit drei Jahren kontinuierlich, auch im laufenden Geschäftsjahr, und wir machen mehr Umsatz als im letzten Jahr." Besonders freue ihn "dass wir lokale Newcomer aus allen Domestic Labels breaken". In diesem Zusammenhang nannte er Namika, Joris und Wolkenfrei als Beispiele. Desweiteren verbuche man aktuell mit 53 Millionen Streams von Omis "Cheerleader" die erfolgreichste Single des Jahres und den meist gestreamten Song aller Zeiten in Deutschland.
Um diese Erfolgsgeschichte fortzuschreiben, konzentriere man sich bei Sony Music auf die beiden Schwerpunkte "A&R" und "Digital". Ginthör nahm auch Bezug auf den den digitalen Wandel und dessen Potential für die Kreativbranche: "Der technologische Fortschritt alleine ist kein Dauer-Abo für Wachstum der Creative Industries. Erfolgreiche Technologie ist auch immer das Ergebnis einer großartigen Idee. Deshalb einfach nur in digitale Jubelgesänge einzustimmen, wäre für uns zu kurzsichtig."
Viel mehr müsse man als Branche seine Kernkompetenz schärfen. "Wir müssen die Ideen unserer Künstler hören, fördern und schützen. Sie begleiten – damit daraus Erfolgsgeschichten werden".
Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen "aus der 'Vor-Google-Zeit'" abschaffen
Als Voraussetzung für ein gesundes und nachhaltiges Wachstum nannte Ginthör die Verbindung von nachhaltigem Künstleraufbau und der Wahrung digital-ökonomischer Interessen, den beweglicheren Einstieg in neue Modelle einsteigen und die Zusammenarbeit mit den Partnern für Reichweite der Musikinhalte. Was die rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen anbelangt, so dürften diese "nicht mehr aus der ‘Vor-Google-Zeit' stammen", sondern müssten der Realität angepasst und Künstler für ihre Inhalte fair entlohnt werden.
Laut in München findet einmal im Jahr in Sony Musics Firmensitz in München statt und dient dazu, den Handels-, Medien- und Geschäftspartnern von Sony Music die Schwerpunktthemen live vorzustellen. Die Künstler und ihre Musik stehen dabei im Zentrum. Im vergangenen Jahr standen bei Laut in München unter anderem John Legend, George Ezra, Ella Henderson, The Script und In Flames auf der Bühne.



2015-10-29 - Rockerilla (Italy) - Il Soffio Dell'Angelo Decaduto

[Thanks to Depeche Queen (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=765) for scanning this for this forum!]

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http://www.rockerilla.com/dave-gahan/

Il soffio dell’angelo decaduto: fatti e antefatti
la monografia di Aldo Chimenti

Difficile scindere dal ritratto artistico di David “Dave” Gahan l’elemento primo del suo successo, ovvero i Depeche Mode. Se non avesse conosciuto le formidabili fortune della formazione madre probabilmente la storia del musicista inglese avrebbe assunto proporzioni più a misura di outsider post-moderno che di sfolgorante stella del pop internazionale, un’eventualità non lontana dal vero se si guarda al tenore non del tutto mainstream delle sue imprese individuali. Si è deciso di vergare queste righe di approfondimento in quanto icona incontrastata del bel canto maschile, riflesso immaginifico di un’anima segnata dalle cicatrici di una vita vissuta intensamente. Una voce il cui timbro rispecchia un principio di Sehnsucht appassionata e viscerale, di struggimento interiore e di sublimazione lirica assoluta. Perché lui le melodie le plasma come uno scultore che crea figure ‘canoviane’ conferendole di una bellezza onirica tormentata, immacolata ed erotica allo stesso tempo, in una complessione armonica di luci, ombre e penombre destinate a tradursi in un trionfo di caratteri evocativi impressionanti, quella sorta di calore sensuale che ne irradia le inflessioni incomparabili. La sua equazione estetica contiene simmetrie bifronti che coniugano inquietudine e spirito romantico, tensione spirituale e signorilità di forma, afflato grandioso e crepuscolare mestizia. Come molti virgulti della sua generazione Dave Gahan deve all’impulso del movimento punk la voglia di mettersi in gioco nel mondo della musica, senza per questo replicare il prototipo del kid aggressivo e sguaiato stile spilla da balia. L’irrequietezza era peraltro un aspetto consustanziale al suo bagaglio antropologico di temperamento ribelle predisposto alla trasgressione. In età adolescenziale dovette rispondere alla legge per essersi macchiato di illeciti come il furto d’auto e atti di vandalismo assortiti, un profilo comportamentale che la scienza psicologica corrente spiegherebbe come una sorta di reazione ai morsi della noia e del disagio giovanile/famigliare (aria fritta), ma che più verosimilmente erano il frutto di un’incoscienza fisiologica dovuta all’età. Peccati di gioventù e di uno spirito indocile alla trepida ricerca della propria vocazione/identità. La trovò nel 1980 nelle file di una band denominata Composition Of Sound e formata da Martin Gore (tastiere), Andy Fletcher (basso) e Vince Clarke (voce, chitarra), un tipico nucleo triangolare presto convertitosi al culto dei sintetizzatori accantonando la strumentazione tradizionale dei primordi. Fu su invito di Clarke che Dave confluì come vocalist nel gruppo dando vita ai Depeche Mode, appellativo suggerito dallo stesso Gahan sottraendolo ad una rivista di moda francese. Stop!…
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 31 October 2015 - 00:17:36
2015-10-30 - Musikwoche (Germany) - Sony Music fuhr bei Laut in München großes Aufgebot an Künstlern auf

http://www.mediabiz.de/musik/news/sony-music-fuhr-bei-laut-in-muenchen-grosses-aufgebot-an-kuenstlern-auf/400990

Sony Music fuhr bei Laut in München großes Aufgebot an Künstlern auf

Voll war es bei Laut in München 2015. Die Präsentation von Sony Music in den Münchner Eisbachstudios lockte am 29. Oktober erneut mehr als 900 Handels-, Medien- und Geschäftspartner an. Auf der Bühne zeigten zahlreiche Acts ihr Können - mit einer eindrucksvollen kreativen Spannweite:

Zum Auftakt stellten Dave Gahan & Soulsavers zwei Song aus ihrem jüngst über Columbia/Sony Music International erschienen Album "Angels & Ghosts" vor, darunter die Single "All Of This And Nothing".

(...)
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 31 October 2015 - 02:16:48
2015-10-30 - BBC2 (UK) - Later... With Jools Holland (extended)

[Soulsavers performed Shine and You Owe Me.]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06myz06/later-with-jools-holland-series-47-episode-7

Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 31 October 2015 - 02:22:30
2015-10-30 - Classic Rock (UK) - Q&A: DAVE GAHAN

[Scanned by me.]

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http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2015-11-04/classic-rock-217-on-sale-now
https://www.teamrock.com/features/2015-10-30/q-a-dave-gahan

Q&A: DAVE GAHAN
FEATURES / PAUL LESTER

From synth-pop to tattoos and long hair – was the Depeche Mode/Soulsavers man always a rock star in pop clothing?
Dave Gahan was once the very picture of cherubic innocence. Back in the early 80s, Depeche Mode were purveyors of bubbly synth-pop, but as the Essex boys’ music got heavier and more industrial, Gahan’s image got rockier and his lifestyle darker.
By the mid-90s he had attempted suicide and overdosed on a speedball at LA’s Sunset Marquis hotel, his heart stopping for two minutes.
Today, living in New York and newly healthy after having a tumour removed from his bladder in 2009, Gahan is both a true survivor and an unlikely influence on a generation of rock bands. The 53-year-old singer has now teamed up with British duo Soulsavers for a brooding new album, Angels & Ghosts, which he discusses in an accent that’s equal parts Basildon and Brooklyn.

How far are you reaching back for inspiration on Angels & Ghosts? The lyrics suggest a degree of residual torment from your black period.
Now you put it like that, it does sound a bit grim! There’s definitely a lot of reflection when I start writing. I’ve been on this mortal coil for 50-plus years, and you start to have quite a lot to draw on.

Do you shudder at some of the memories? Are they still vivid?
They can be. Music draws that to the forefront. It happened with the Soulsavers record, it kicked up some old stuff. But I wouldn’t say it’s dark. To me, there’s hopefulness inside that darkness. I’ve been through a lot health-wise, but I’m in a good place right now.

Critics talk about the radical change between the early you and the hirsute rocker version, but it was more gradual than that, wasn’t it?
You’re right. Even as a teenager that stuff was with me, and getting into Depeche has allowed me to let it out. God knows what I’d have done if I didn’t find that outlet.

Who was more into change: you with your hair and tattoos, or your bandmate Martin Gore with his chains and leather skirts?
That’s interesting – I think we were both doing it. We were pushing against this idea of what we felt we were being painted as.

What was the band’s reaction when you turned up looking like a Hells Angel?
When I showed up at the sessions for [1993’s] Songs Of Faith And Devotion, the look on everybody’s face was more or less shock. We hadn’t seen each other for a couple of years and I had this feeling of ‘Wow, this is going to be different’. And it was.   

How strategic was your decision to take drugs and immerse yourself in that world in terms of upping your credibility?
It was completely strategic. It’s just that once I got in there it wasn’t as easy to get out as I thought it would be. We were always the band that wanted to go out and party and do things to the extreme. But once I took the reins off and allowed myself to go wherever it was going to take me, that was it, really. I can be very destructive.

Which was the most frightening: the heart attack, the suicide attempt or dying for two minutes?
None of them, really. They’re par for the course. There were things that were much more dangerous. I found myself in places in East LA that you’re just not supposed to be…

Do you think the new Soulsavers album sounds more like the work of someone who used to wander round East LA brandishing a handgun, or like the work of someone who used to steal cars and got chased by police around Basildon?
[Laughs] Well, it’s both the same. It’s all wrapped up in fear.  The Basildon years were terrifying.

You were quite a hooligan, weren’t you?
Well, yeah, but there was nothing to do there. And so you get in with a certain crowd and that’s what you end up doing. Thank God things are different for my kids.

How do you rebel against a dad covered in tattoos bearing track marks from heroin?
My kids? Thank god they’re a lot smarter than I was. But at the same time they’ve got to live their own lives.

Do they know about the ‘gooch’, the scrotal piercing you had a few years ago?
Unfortunately, yeah. Not so much my [16-year-old] daughter, but my sons [23 and 28], yeah.

Did you see the recent article in Rolling Stone citing DM’s impact on Manson, Deftones, Rammstein and others?
Yeah. I think that comes from the so-called darker side of what we do. We took our music to a place that wasn’t the standard pop formula. We also happened to have great people working with us. Left to our own devices, we’d all be down the pub.

Who are your peers: New Order and The Cure, or Metallica and Guns N’ Roses?
New Order and The Cure. Growing up, Martin and I would listen to Joy Division, the Bunnymen, early Simple Minds – post-punk. I don’t feel like we had anything in common with Metallica or Guns N’ Roses, apart from going out performing and building an audience, an army that stuck with us. A lot of the other bands didn’t do that.

Isn’t your metamorphosis so complete that it would make sense to have other rock bands as peers?
Yes, it would, and that’s the highest respect, when you’ve got other artists saying they’re influenced by what you do. I don’t think it’s just the music, though. One thing people have always disregarded about Depeche Mode is our strength and our survival. We were probably the band that were expected to not last. We carried on, we made music that we wanted to make, and we did it our way.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 31 October 2015 - 02:34:22
2015-10-30 - Electronic Beats (Germany) - Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Live Stream

[This stream works for 24 hours.]

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhXMfENRfsk
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 31 October 2015 - 02:44:43
2015-10-30 - Paris Match (France) - Dave Gahan En Mode Libéré

[Taken from a site that illegally uploads many magazines and newspapers.]

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http://www.parismatch.com/Culture/Musique/De-Depeche-Mode-aux-Soulsavers-Dave-Gahan-en-mode-libere-855141

Dave Gahan En Mode Libéré
Le chanteur de Depeche Mode publie un nouvel album avec les Soulsavers. Un projet où il peut exprimer une autre facette de sa personnalité.
Interview Sacha reins

Paris Match. Avec ce nouvel album, officialisez-vous définitivement l’existence de Soulsavers ?
Dave Gahan. Nous n’avons jamais cessé de travailler ensemble depuis la sortie de l’album précédent en 2012. Six mois après la sortie de “The Light the Dead See”, nous avons recommencé à écrire. Je ne m’y suis pas mis à fond car ma tête était plutôt avec Depeche Mode qui enregistrait son album. Mais dès qu’il a été fini, je m’y suis remis.

Quand vous composez une chanson, savez-vous si vous la destinez à Depeche Mode ou à Soulsavers ?
Quand j’ai une mélodie, je sais si elle est pour le groupe ou pour moi. Et les approches sont différentes : quand je soumets une chanson à Depeche Mode, les autres font des suggestions. Avec les Soulsavers, je ne suis pas ouvert à cela, et ça ne va pas beaucoup bouger de la démo au produit fini.

Avec lequel des deux groupes êtes-vous le plus heureux ?
Les attentes et la pression sont énormes avec Depeche Mode. Nous finançons et produisons nos projets et nous allons ensuite voir la maison de disques en disant : “Ça vous intéresse ou pas ?” Avec Soulsavers je n’ai pas cette pression et je suis le patron. C’est bien plus bluesy et visuel. J’ai enregistré la chorale gospel à New York et les cordes à Los Angeles dans la pièce où avaient été enregistrées les cordes pour les Beach Boys. J’adore les studios célèbres, ils ont une atmosphère à laquelle je suis sensible.

Qu’est-ce que Martin (Gore), le compositeur du groupe, pense de vos albums solos ?
Il est étonnamment intéressé. Il m’a même fait des compliments alors que ce n’est pas son genre.
Depuis cinq ans, nous nous comprenons mieux musicalement.

N’avez-vous pas envisagé d’écrire votre autobiographie ?
On me l’a proposé, la matière est là, pas seulement musicale, mais aussi des histoires de vie et de mort, comme chez Keith Richards. Je me suis senti très proche de lui en lisant son livre, nous avons grandi dans des époques et des lieux différents mais dans des conditions similaires. Je connais cet univers de banlieue, je connais ce désir de s’échapper de cette petite vie.

Vous avez frôlé la mort quatre fois par overdose – à l’hôpital on vous appelait “le chat”. Qu’est-ce que cela a changé dans votre vie ?
J’ai corrigé ma trajectoire. Il y a vingt ans, j’étais certain que je n’arriverais pas jusqu’à aujourd’hui. Mon univers était devenu minuscule. Je ne pensais pas pouvoir m’en sortir, pourtant j’ai réussi. Mais il y a six ans j’ai eu un cancer. Cela m’a donné l’opportunité d’apprécier tout ce que j’avais, et de me battre pour le garder.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 31 October 2015 - 02:46:49
2015-10-30 - The Sun (UK) - Life Doesn't Come Easy To Me... But IT's Good

https://twitter.com/_nickytaylor/status/660085126395731968

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 31 October 2015 - 02:49:39
2015-10-30 - RTL (Germany) - Exclusiv

[Thanks to yves22 (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=544) for sending this file to the DMTVA in HD quality!]

https://video-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xat1/v/t42.1790-2/12203395_10153705649197171_1525676311_n.mp4?efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InNkIn0%3D&oh=a4851db3c2822f8e76f28af3d6f24180&oe=563419B8
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 31 October 2015 - 02:57:42
2015-10-30 - WFUV (US) - Dave Gahan And Soulsavers Live At WFUV

http://www.wfuv.org/content/dave-gahan-and-soulsavers-2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsQ4GqUXiTE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtP-nsZuNXg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FMe8Eo4HnU

FUV LIVE SESSION
DAVE GAHAN AND SOULSAVERS: 2015
by Russ Borris

Sometimes there is as much beauty in the darkness as there is in the journey to the light. Listening to the new Dave Gahan and Soulsavers album, Angels & Ghosts, one is left comforted by the struggles of the everyday, feeling like there’s hope in the quest for something better. In their second collaboration together, Gahan and Soulsavers (Rich Machin and Ian Glover) have created an album that brings out the best in the human spirit and looks forward with positivity.
With a 10-piece line-up, their performance at MSR Studios in Midtown put forth an entrancing set of new songs and some band favorites. Hearing Gahan's voice in such an intimate space was an amazing contrast to the arenas he's used to playing with Depeche Mode. 
Hear (and watch) the performance below, including my interview with Dave Gahan and Rich Machin.

Setlist:
Shine
Tempted
The Last Time
Just Try
Take Me Back Home
Kingdom

[recorded: 10/21/15]
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 02 November 2015 - 19:32:56
2015-10-31 - ARD (Germany) - Brisant

http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/BRISANT/Dave-Gahan-live-im-Berliner-Tempodrom/Das-Erste/Video?documentId=31414106&bcastId=2673662

Dave Gahan live im Berliner Tempodrom
Er kann auch auch ohne Depeche Mode: Zusammen mit den "Soulsavers" hat Dave Gahan in Berlin ein Solo-Konzert gegeben. Es war das einzige Deutschlandkonzert seiner Promo-Tour.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 03 November 2015 - 01:46:23
2015-11-02 - RTL (Germany) - Punkt 12

[This is a very similar version of the interview on RTL's Exclusiv from 2015-10-30.]

http://www.nowtv.de/rtl/punkt-12/list/aktuell/teil-12-punkt-12-das-rtl-mittagsjournal-2015-11-02-12-00-00/player
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 03 November 2015 - 02:27:05
2015-11-02 - Dave Gahan & Soulsavers performing at La Cigale, Paris:

1) In The Morning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TXp_4NDEMM
https://www.periscope.tv/ShanadeLacroix/1mnxeMlzMDYxX
https://instagram.com/p/9n1KIXlCjG/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1110797485875438577_266150039
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3cayzw_dave-gahan-soulsavers-in-the-morning-paris-la-cigale_music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3BfHxiMFkY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bue8-Uaa2TY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz9xAw_3fmE

2) Shine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://instagram.com/p/9mBxe3tHwD/
https://instagram.com/p/9mBzLww3se/
https://twitter.com/ShanadeLacroix/status/661264507663159296
https://www.periscope.tv/w/1mnGeMlzPVWGX
http://iconosquare.com/p/1109650608702990776_183285617
https://www.facebook.com/Emma.0.Peel/videos/10153600960657367/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/537530946290791/permalink/983511845026030/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPpALyK1BH8
http://iconosquare.com/p/1110981897512012637_220871521
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPS1WrUd6qU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRMNruIAr3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5uHQ4Aw4cQ

3) You Owe Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRgQBTuaLhw
http://iconosquare.com/p/1110313738772178257_1411899120
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Bqf2BhxBc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxOTP5hZRek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nDbKdKSuw0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ

4) Tempted
https://instagram.com/p/9mCm0MLktQ/
https://instagram.com/p/9mDe6bNHzS/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1109658790762370392_1511494596
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7IoV1ZuaPE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWcDZpcvS-g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ

5) Tonight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mLQIca_Dak
http://iconosquare.com/p/1110805134356553862_266150039
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUN8rKAYnAg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bCcmBhpv2k

6) All Of This And Nothing
http://iconosquare.com/p/1110312168860968221_1411899120
https://instagram.com/p/9mEcjbsXR8/
https://instagram.com/p/9mHGjPsXXi/
https://instagram.com/p/9mLb8nSDDt/
https://twitter.com/IsabelleSpanu/status/661286102137970688
http://iconosquare.com/p/1109656570947514453_210235075
https://www.facebook.com/Emma.0.Peel/videos/10153600995912367/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1109940632637050374_225316698
https://twitter.com/IsabelleSpanu/status/661621077202833408
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkJKDI6PFj8
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3c7vfu_dave-gahan-soulsavers-all-of-this-and-nothing-paris-la-cigale_music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUpMEvk9r_4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA8S1I4p6AE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmw3PoD0_Pk

7) Presence Of God
https://www.facebook.com/sylvain.menseau/videos/1049397805080266/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLGHW6EFQ4E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ

8) Just Try
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTBbvsmqols

9) Don't Cry
https://instagram.com/p/9mHOOAyhP2/
https://instagram.com/p/9mOA8qzRXc/
https://instagram.com/p/9mFYVgMXT9/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1109686546174014540_287368804
http://iconosquare.com/p/1109689688370410637_287368804
http://iconosquare.com/p/1109693351365145832_287368804
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elobsby84so
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FER0igC2EOE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ

10) The Last Time
https://instagram.com/p/9mF5oxR3uD/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bncX5qknN0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f7ps45kRXc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ

11) Take Me Back Home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPuHt6acYMc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n06vUV6q6I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ

12) My Sun
https://instagram.com/p/9mMRsXEI1U/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBquEdbLJ6k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYH-6UziuvU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqNABSy-Cp8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9TErV9Wphs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ

13) Kingdom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsL4qFRVO9o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZcjeqUrHoQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ

14) Dirty Sticky Floors
https://instagram.com/p/9mNYPvS4hl
https://instagram.com/p/9mISsCsDEx/
https://twitter.com/adaptationcrew/status/661278952057647104
https://www.periscope.tv/w/1lDxLZygpzyGm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mESwyO8qa-8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDwjlTD1RPk
https://instagram.com/p/9mgE2YhuTa/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1110121917257392202_266150039
https://twitter.com/Alexandra2i/status/661678968697958401
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7W8hOlkims
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbCwnKV4Ndg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJwr1kWA1DU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DMInternational/permalink/663401727096774/

15) Condemnation
http://iconosquare.com/p/1109611427834329253_181759573
https://instagram.com/p/9mIwFSR3jG/
https://twitter.com/IsabelleSpanu/status/661286825940664320
https://www.periscope.tv/ShanadeLacroix/1OyKAwgYLbwJb
http://iconosquare.com/p/1109697330383910231_287368804
https://instagram.com/p/9mcb1tO3WC/
https://instagram.com/p/9mdR_BO3Xu/
https://instagram.com/p/9mcyMHO3Ws/
https://twitter.com/13lur_x/status/661517774389420032
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN1zlL9XX1k
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3c7vfx_dave-gahan-soulsavers-condemnation-paris-la-cigale_music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gg9bc5zbnI
http://iconosquare.com/p/1113919863174861007_262274739
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PxALoIcS04
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ

16) Walking In My Shoes
https://instagram.com/p/9mOntszRYl/
https://instagram.com/p/9mKMfzx3mF/
https://instagram.com/p/9mMXz9yhIy/
https://instagram.com/p/9mJzlGsXcr/
https://twitter.com/YaelAbrot/status/661292641703841792
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTNn3juDC6s
https://instagram.com/p/9mX2jagKJr/
https://www.facebook.com/Emma.0.Peel/videos/10153601178152367/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWJSVvPzVWM
http://iconosquare.com/p/1109691218627113603_11127283
https://twitter.com/Ketchup_Mayo/status/661459156440846336
https://twitter.com/ShanadeLacroix/status/661441993923497984
http://iconosquare.com/p/1110824918329138188_256787630
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3c7vfy_dave-gahan-soulsavers-walking-in-my-shoes_music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvPTuXJb32s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-pv0mhCdos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odhaPzbXswk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gg9bc5zbnI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rys3PZmNeRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtsoQR1CTQ
https://www.facebook.com/fabrice.hoet/videos/1054508194579710/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mfh9a9xANw
https://vine.co/v/e39tDX9HlWr
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 04 November 2015 - 00:33:35
2015-11-03 - Canal+ (France) - Le Grand Journal

http://www.canalplus.fr/c-emissions/c-le-grand-journal/pid5411-le-grand-journal.html?vid=1326598
http://www.canalplus.fr/c-emissions/c-le-grand-journal/pid5411-le-grand-journal.html?vid=1326596
http://www.canalplus.fr/c-emissions/c-le-grand-journal/pid5411-le-grand-journal.html?vid=1326615
http://www.canalplus.fr/c-musique/c-musique/pid5065-live-du-grand-journal.html?vid=1326801
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 04 November 2015 - 01:05:07
2015-11-03 - Plugged magazine (France) - Interview Dave Gahan

[Thanks to KFDM (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=940) from Depeche-mode.be for scanning this!]

http://www.depeche-mode.be/magazines.html/_/2010-aujourd-hui/plugged-r1697

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 04 November 2015 - 01:12:26
2015-11-03 - RTL2 Radio (France) - Le Drive

[This interview with Dave Gahan will be spread throughout the week.]

http://www.rtl2.fr/actu/ledrivertl2-du-03-nov-2015-7780361841
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 04 November 2015 - 23:02:10
2015-11-04 - 20 Minutes (Switzerland) - «Au plus profond du blues, il y a un sens de l’humour assez ironique»

http://www.20minutes.fr/culture/1723207-20151104-dave-gahan-soulsavers-plus-profond-blues-sens-humour-assez-ironique

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: «Au plus profond du blues, il y a un sens de l’humour assez ironique»
MUSIQUE A l’occasion de leur concert à Paris et de la sortie de leur album « Angels & Ghosts », « 20 Minutes » a rencontré Dave Gahan et Rich Machin, membre du groupe Soulsavers…
Joel Metreau

Dave Gahan a désormais l’habitude de faire des échappées de Depeche Mode : deux albums solo et deux autres avec les Britanniques de Soulsavers. Sur leur dernière collaboration, Angels & Ghosts enchaîne en neuf morceaux les balades romantiques sombres. Pas d’électronique ici, mais du blues, du rock et un zeste de gospel. Le lendemain de leur concert à Paris, Dave Gahan et Rich Machin se confient à 20 Minutes.
Le concert de leur vie ?
Dommage, vous avez raté le concert de votre vie. Du moins de la leur. Car à entendre Dave Gahan et Rich Machin, cette soirée du lundi 2 novembre dans la salle parisienne de La Cigale est à marquer au fer rouge. « On était connectés musicalement, tous les musiciens étaient à fond dedans, chacun a eu ses moments, ça ne se passe pas toujours ainsi », assure Dave. De son côté, Rich, qui a eu du mal à s’endormir après à cause de l'« énergie » et de l'« adrénaline », évoque « un des meilleurs concerts » dont il se souvienne. On y a même entendu deux chansons de Depeche Mode, tirés de l’album Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993) : Walking in my Shoes et Condemnation. « De ce morceau, Je n’ai jamais fait une interprétation aussi meilleure que ce soir », affirme Dave Gahan. On est vraiment désolés pour ceux qui assisteront aux dates suivantes.
Il a appelé sa fille, écouté sa femme
Ils étaient serrés les uns contre les autres, ces dix musiciens sur la petite scène. Et l’équilibre entre chœur, chant et musique était parfait. « On n’avait pourtant pas beaucoup répété en groupe, confie Dave Gahan. Juste quelques jours ensemble à Los Angeles, avant le premier concert qu’on a fait là-bas. » Mais il était ravi ce 2 novembre, si bien qu’il a appelé sa fille pour lui dire : « C’est probablement la première fois que je me suis senti aussi bien sur scène. Juste un moment où je me suis mis à réfléchir, le temps d’un vers dans une chanson, puis je me suis replongé. » Aussi parce qu’il a suivi les conseils de Jennifer Sklias, sa femme actrice, quand après avoir appris son texte, elle essaie de leur donner du sens. « En live, il faut se familiariser autrement avec les chansons », observe Dave Gahan.
De Martin Gore à Rich Machin
Dave Gahan a l’habitude des créations ping-pong, d’abord avec Martin Gore, l’autre pilier de Depeche Mode. Avec Soulsavers, Rich Machin a pris le relais. Angels & Ghosts est d’abord un aboutissement de télétravail, puisqu’ils ont échangé à distance. « C’est même plus facile, pointe Rich Machin. On a tous les deux des home studios et il n’y a pas de pression, on fait ça naturellement, quand on est d’humeur. » Dave Gahan fournit un exemple : « Quand il m’a envoyé le morceau Shine, avec ce son blues et ce glissé de guitare, j’ai tout de suite répondu, c’était instantané, je ne pouvais pas m’empêcher de fredonner la mélodie. » Parfois, quelques mots déclenchent l’imaginaire de Gahan. « You Owe Me par exemple, j’avais cette expression en tête quand Rich m’a envoyé des sons. Parfois je m’assieds pour écrire vaguement des choses qui me viennent à l’esprit mais elles ne font pas sens tant qu’il n’y a pas un morceau de musique auquel je puisse m’adosser. »
Toute la musique qu’ils aiment
Présents à la Cigale, le trio de choristes noirs est exactement le même qui donne ses intonations gospels à l’album. « On fait de la musique assez sombre, alors le gospel lui permet de s’élever spirituellement, tout comme le blues-rock », explique Rich. Le dernier album de Depeche Mode, Delta Machine, portait aussi la tendresse qu’éprouve Dave Gahan pour le blues. Pourquoi c’est toute la musique qu’il aime ? « Au plus profond du blues, il y a un sens de l’humour assez ironique. Par exemple, une chanson sur quelqu’un qui en a tué un autre, j’adore ça, et la manière dont cette musique se perpétue encore aujourd’hui, comme chez Nick Cave. »
Des anges et des fantômes
Le nom de l’album, à rendre Mylène Farmer jalouse, est tiré d’une chanson qui a finalement été recalée, parce qu’elle ne trouvait pas sa place dans l’ensemble. La chanson s’envole, les anges et les spectres restent. « Les anges, ce sont les gens avec qui je travaille, ma famille, ceux avec qui je peux vraiment partager une part de moi-même et avec qui je me sens en sécurité », explique Dave Gahan, en pécheur repenti, qui a trouvé la rédemption. « Pour moi, Angels & Ghosts, ça reflète le contenu de l’album, c’est informatif, poursuit-il. Aujourd’hui, je suis plus conscient de ce que je suis ou ce que j’essaie d’être. Pour moi, les fantômes n’ont rien de sinistre. » Pour quelqu’un qui a tutoyé la mort à de multiples reprises, après des overdoses, on veut bien le croire.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 05 November 2015 - 02:42:05
2015-11-04 - Dave Gahan and Soulsavers at Fabrique, Milan:

1) In The Morning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhHVwXm0UvA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbSqTI1Pzfs
https://www.facebook.com/Santacroce.Pierluigi/videos/1135211753163523/
https://www.facebook.com/natalia.shepeleva.1/videos/707936822675433/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/348447888658359/permalink/512911708878642/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153760969820850/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/537530946290791/permalink/984908548219693/
https://www.facebook.com/DevotionalOnAir/videos/1647498438846096/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqk_T0KDrcg
http://iconosquare.com/p/1114741444422632485_457638552
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153772626530850/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shvm0rQQvmg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxywMTZOhAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsh4TH-L3W0
https://www.facebook.com/valerie.cahagnet/videos/10207093118779591/?l=2537116418048724622
https://www.facebook.com/groups/537530946290791/permalink/992199140823967/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnvbgMyGQoQ

2) Shine
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111061406007328740_55143486
https://www.facebook.com/groups/747687818602421/permalink/904036289634239/
https://www.facebook.com/desdemona.zaghi/videos/10153754457716907/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153761358130850/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5FZybyYH8Q
https://www.facebook.com/passerini.gabriele.1/videos/1638315503107850/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1112276315670204256_541536682
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxywMTZOhAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3RwAFuJo8U
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153794857400850/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWpuYyJ3THw

3) You Owe Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_wgJFyCv_s
https://instagram.com/p/9rdkXYRUzZ/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111122771586745181_177204511
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111059502573536851_572988568
https://www.facebook.com/FabriqueMilano/videos/692939810808195/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111464223187389919_861017290
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcUKbIN3ZWA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqk_T0KDrcg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxywMTZOhAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wCUVPbeNO4

4) Tempted
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111147481362074924_344762562
https://www.facebook.com/groups/119831635205/permalink/10156724983175206/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153761238185850/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111433389783864530_218546236
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OcfHkMCT24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7hARjKc0sw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxywMTZOhAA

5) Tonight
https://www.facebook.com/desdemona.zaghi/videos/10153754455036907/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvJrgZotMos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H6fWhOcE0Y
https://www.facebook.com/groups/443517205676499/permalink/1175023845859161/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUj8oMQu8Bc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d7ez_ssfjk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2pqsSZM7U0

6) All Of This And Nothing
https://www.facebook.com/stefania.corrado/videos/10154334270237571/
https://instagram.com/p/9rdwK9iG0D/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111123448074346528_1347171287
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111126880332030052_1347171287
https://www.facebook.com/groups/747687818602421/permalink/904035676300967/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111130842802079730_183158248
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111133438329708256_189893286
https://www.facebook.com/1437193135/videos/10205247874183207/
https://www.facebook.com/nicola.pagnaus/videos/10206699861247093/
https://www.facebook.com/Saturnino.Celani/videos/1056948057672414/
https://twitter.com/MaxCamisasca/status/662060545663762432
https://www.facebook.com/Santacroce.Pierluigi/videos/1134889199862445/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111572994776324533_1656070981
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111447463945834198_19140002
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111580214861877136_646363186
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111548993119011379_19879943
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111546173514924525_19879943
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111498983768088628_55098351
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuhItOLd5rI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBLBvdwSN-A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZYtlYOZDJA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxFjtcND2TU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRM7RUp3bP8
https://www.facebook.com/sergio.pensa/videos/10207979239628841/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqk_T0KDrcg
http://iconosquare.com/p/1117351628873576994_1519333499
http://iconosquare.com/p/1117521123800992624_1985702513
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txlc6yCFRQg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv63IgCDvLU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujZLIgaTY1k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTUEgd61fxo
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153844846835850/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELFf1Vi2xL4
https://www.facebook.com/100010273598060/videos/216102592075526/

7) Presence Of God
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153761427455850/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/348447888658359/permalink/512911735545306/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111454196722516820_451034303
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111208490861382737_53013122
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUkyH46L8TI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BklKPAlAfJk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYxbX9DGLTM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxywMTZOhAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcBS3P3r9WY
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153845241600850/

8) Just Try
https://www.facebook.com/cristianalexandru.dumitrache/videos/885480631529581/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMDK-X5z1Wo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNLXHhc0GO8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxywMTZOhAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu3kGqUMzEs

9) Don't Cry
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111137576461353030_1518046103
https://www.facebook.com/mariagrazia.criesiliberatore/videos/10208456646437909/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1112111339896847617_15683854
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxywMTZOhAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYQ4AnM0oCM

10) The Last Time
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111746825603793020_1180574623
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPH_ej-9H8k

11) Take Me Back Home
https://www.facebook.com/natalia.shepeleva.1/videos/707922366010212/
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1245548862137352
https://www.facebook.com/Santacroce.Pierluigi/videos/1134895309861834/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153761347965850/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/119831635205/permalink/10156724948715206/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5NfEXCcXf4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-iHW-esz08
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHlo0LV1Ozg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxywMTZOhAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMXZYVNIZc4

12) My Sun
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111097885744841276_11145143
https://instagram.com/p/9rf855Nn4S/
https://instagram.com/p/9rfEeNLrpz/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153760757735850/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111495736319828976_55098351
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqk_T0KDrcg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdspI57IvE4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxywMTZOhAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX3RidWhcCk

13) Kingdom
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111142917756502215_1518046103
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111582812151074781_646363186
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edF8AXgmkg4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPxLbm2XDRo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqk_T0KDrcg

14) Dirty Sticky Floors
https://instagram.com/p/9rdu1SM1zJ/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111131933788914267_2210861327
https://www.facebook.com/fabrizio.desantis.52/videos/790314284412098/
https://www.facebook.com/1437193135/videos/10205247688618568/
https://www.facebook.com/anna.m.scardina/videos/10207938128239148/
https://www.facebook.com/marcello.daviero/videos/10206459188011867/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111153496490920668_30629497
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111144761808915665_344762562
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111132117742896683_263966520
https://www.facebook.com/Santacroce.Pierluigi/videos/1134911033193595/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFd_feXKzNs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmLhQdRvp3U
http://iconosquare.com/p/1118840850146084993_1985702513
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vfDuUqG4h0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSsRpubYIjk

15) Condemnation
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111111472379591079_1370375765
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111103788517114169_1249152511
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153760651090850/
https://www.facebook.com/natalia.shepeleva.1/videos/707935699342212/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111151047218205871_1204389004
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153762224200850/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153760969025850/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111709689494752718_646363186
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111584439366557931_465224839
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111492343606043578_55098351
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111211657351187610_53013122
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111520021901734178_506913067
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111469777731361714_1810969261
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YklTKafNus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-b4JcBDICY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XyccrbTsp8
https://www.facebook.com/groups/443517205676499/permalink/1174707045890841/
https://www.facebook.com/passerini.gabriele.1/videos/1638277213111679/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PksVVXTnlcQ
https://www.facebook.com/571772702835998/videos/1073943672618896/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqk_T0KDrcg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxywMTZOhAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dWJmwFW8KQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rYmvNjcK1M

16) Walking In My Shoes
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111101236356720960_231420649
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111091578613381365_42925
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111108222322753809_1000576039
https://instagram.com/p/9rfuWbytAt/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153760649300850/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111131457466171966_216155543
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111141181348389288_1347171287
https://www.facebook.com/anna.m.scardina/videos/10207938191680734/
https://www.facebook.com/Saturnino.Celani/videos/1056962604337626/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/183739291823156/permalink/416549795208770/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111147421407199553_1518046103
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111137338084869350_8178632
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111134975555612245_36160074
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111132384585515200_55787495
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111188397617237054_2262550178
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153761878625850/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153760980195850/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111811895799791617_12343279
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111746850632753269_861022039
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111712251518242317_646363186
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111817229358552525_218546236
http://iconosquare.com/p/1111542945939276203_19879943
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4hSoGP8B9o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTvDI23CT9o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGC9Ulyfo8c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJVh6Kkifm8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl9qzHmGaMQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVeuUj060_4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6SEqXLaiJk
http://iconosquare.com/p/1112876535329084043_302892579
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqk_T0KDrcg
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153770826400850/
http://iconosquare.com/p/1115459642604837185_544189021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdnLxI5q-s8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Tl9PCg2v8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0uSzdeJvAk

unknown:
https://www.facebook.com/angela.angela.9822924/videos/504188439749693/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefansitaly/permalink/10153764980040850/
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 05 November 2015 - 02:54:48
2015-11-04 - Radio Deejay (Italia) -  ‘MIA FIGLIA HA REALIZZATO LA COPERTINA DEL DISCO’

http://www.deejay.it/news/dave-gahan-presenta-angels-ghosts-a-tropical-pizza-mia-figlia-ha-realizzato-la-copertina-del-disco/458818/

DAVE GAHAN PRESENTA ‘ANGELS & GHOSTS’ A TROPICAL PIZZA: ‘MIA FIGLIA HA REALIZZATO LA COPERTINA DEL DISCO’

Dave Gahan, leggendaria voce dei Depeche Mode, è tornato con “Angels & Ghosts“, il nuovo album assieme ai Soulsavers.
Questa sera si esibiranno per l’unica data in Italia, al Fabrique di Milano e per l’occasione è passato a trovarci a Tropical Pizza.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 05 November 2015 - 02:58:30
2015-11-04 - Soulsavers on Instagram:

https://instagram.com/p/9rirBhGjXc/

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-11-04%20-%20Soulsavers%20on%20Instagram.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-11-04%20-%20Soulsavers%20on%20Instagram.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 05 November 2015 - 02:59:27
2015-11-05 - Shortlist magazine (UK) - Interview with Dave Gahan

[Thanks to Anfieldmode (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=695) for scanning this for us!]

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 05 November 2015 - 21:24:17
2015-11-05 - RTL2 Radio (France) - Le Drive

[This interview with Dave Gahan will be spread throughout the week.]

http://www.rtl2.fr/actu/ledrivertl2-du-05-nov-2015-7780389790
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 06 November 2015 - 03:07:09
2015-11-05 - Sky Mag (Italy) - Dave Gahan, tra Soulsavers e Sky Arte: l’intervista

[We hope that the special with this interview has been recorded by someone.]

http://mag.sky.it/mag/life_style/2015/11/05/dave-gahan-soulsavers-sky-arte.html

Dave Gahan, tra Soulsavers e Sky Arte: l’intervista
Il cantante dei Depeche Mode è a Milano per il suo progetto con i Soulsavers sfociato nell’ipnotico album “Angel & Ghost”. Mentre alle ore 20.05 di giovedì 5 novembre Sky Arte propone alle ore 20.05 uno Speciale Depeche Mode, lo incontriamo e intervistiamo
di Fabrizio Basso

Missione Soulsavers. Salva anime. A condurla sono Rich Machin e Dave Gahan, l’uomo dalle mille vite, la voce dei Depeche Mode. Hanno presentato, con un concerto sold out da settimane, il nuovo disco “Angels & Ghosts”, angeli e fantasmi. E poi, in concomitanza con uno speciale su Sky Arte che parla dei Depeche Mode in programma giovedì 5 alle ore 20.05, lo intervisto in un albergo milanese.

Dave Gahan cosa rappresenta la cover di “Angels & Ghosts”?
La foto è stata realizzata da mia figlia, non è nata di proposito.
Davvero? Mi racconta la storia?
Doveva fare un progetto per la scuola e mi tartassava perché il tema era raffigurare una persona con diverse personalità, con un gioco di sovrapposizioni.
Gran risultato, direi.
Quando ho visto il risultato era bellissimo e mi è sembrata perfetta.
Sua figlia che ha detto?
Tentennava sull’utilizzo perché temeva che la cambiassi troppo ma è rimasta simile.
Cosa la ha convinta?
Ha colto la mia essenza ma potrebbe essere qualunque altra persona, mostra una persona che prova sentimenti contrastanti.
Chissà come sarà felice.
Per lei è una soddisfazione girare per New York e vedere i manifesti appesi col suo lavoro.
Come cambia cantare per i Soulsavers o per i Depeche Mode?
Quando canti la voce è la stessa è l’approccio che è diverso.
In che senso?
Quando propongo brani scritti da Martin Gore, lui non mi dice mai come interpretarli, si fida di me. Ma senza i due dischi con i Soulsavers non riuscirei a entrare nello spirito dei Depeche Mode.
Serve coraggio?
Di più. Io credo che bisogna rischiare tutto.
Ho visto il suo concerto milanese…
E’ stata una serata di tante emozioni, di soddisfazione ma anche di tristezza e melanconia perché quando si chiude una storia importante, e questa è stata costruita a intermittenza per due anni, ti spiace.
Ci sarà un terzo capitolo?
Certo.
Come è nato il progetto?
Se io sono coinvolto in questo progetto lo devo a Lavorare Mark Lanegan. Siamo due mondi diversi che si sposano con la musica di Rich. Ecco perché un terzo album ci sarà: saremmo tutti tristi se così non fosse.
Anche con Lanegan?
Potremmo fare un lato per uno (ride, ndr). Io lo ammiro, apparteniamo a mondi diversi. E’ grazie a lui che sono entrato in contatto con Rich. Ha una voce come Johnny Cash o John Hollyday: ti impone di ascoltare quello che dice, è ipnotico.
In che tempi cresce il vostro progetto?
Da quando siamo partiti non ci siamo mai fermati. Il processo è stato naturale, non abbiamo mai smesso di scrivere nonostante io abbia fatto un disco e un tour coi Depeche Mode.
Stavolta in copertina c’è il suo nome.
Perché più persone potessero ascoltarlo. Ma resta una collaborazione alla pari: io senza Rich non vado da nessuna parte, lui mi dà idee che stimolano. Poi coinvolgiamo altre parti, dagli archi al coro gospel. Lui ha la facilità di riunire il tutto e io sono una parte di questo mondo.
Come definisce la musica dei Soulsavers?
E’ quella che avevamo voglia di fare, la risposta è stata travolgente perché serve buona musica. La senti col cuore.
Nei brani respira la speranza, c’è meno cupezza.
Lo so, in fin dei conti sono un po’ cresciuto, non ho più 16 anni, ne ho 19 (ride ancora, ndr).
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 06 November 2015 - 03:09:32
2015-11-05 - Rockol (Italy) - “SE NON FOSSE PER I SOULSAVERS, NON SAREI PIÙ NEI DEPECHE MODE”

http://www.rockol.it/news-648694/dave-gahan-and-soulsavers---recensione-concerto-intervista

DAVE GAHAN A MILANO: “SE NON FOSSE PER I SOULSAVERS, NON SAREI PIÙ NEI DEPECHE MODE” - INTERVISTA E LIVE REPORT

“Try walking in my shoes”, canta alla fine del concerto. Già, provate ad essere Dave Gahan: uno dei più grandi e carismatici cantanti degli ultimi 30 anni, frontman di una band altrettanto grande e importante - ma in libera uscita solista, con un’altra band. Le scarpe di Dave Gahan, però, sono stilosissime; lui ci sa camminare come nessun altro, anche senza i suoi compagni di sempre dietro le spalle a sostenerlo. Ne ha di altrettanto validi, in questa veste.

Il “Momento Depeche Mode” è arrivato solo alla fine della serata di ieri, 3 novembre, con i Soulsavers: due canzoni a fine scaletta: “Walking in my shoes”, appunto, e “Condemnation”. Ma la gente che ha riempito in ogni spazio il Fabrique non era venuta per sentire quelle canzoni, non solo. Era uno dei soli 6 concerti a supporto di “Angels & ghosts”, il secondo album in compagnia del gruppo di Rich Machin. Ma, a differenza di “The light the dead see” del 2012, questa volta c’è il nome del cantante dei Depeche Mode in copertina e sui cartelloni.

“Io e Rich abbiamo continuato a lavorare assieme, in questi anni, anche se in mezzo c’è stato un disco dei Depeche mode”, ci ha spiegato oggi, nel corso di un incontro con la stampa, affiancato da Machin, deus ex-machina dei Soulsavers. “C’è stata sicuramente una progressione nella scrittura. Perché abbiamo messo il mio nome? Perché volevamo che lo sentisse più gente possibile. Abbiamo anche pensato a presentarlo come un mio album solista, ma poi abbiamo scartato l’idea: la nostra è da sempre una collaborazione. Perché senza Rich non ci sarebbe questo disco: ha portato dei fantastici musicisti, ha messo assieme il lavoro, e io sono una parte di tutto questo”. Poi rilancia: “Se non avessi fatto questi due dischi con i Soulsavers, probabilmente non sarei più in grado di scrivere e lavorare con i neanche con i Depeche. Non perché non mi piaccia lavorare con Martin e Fletch, ma perché come arista ogni tanto deve tuffarsi in altre acque, lavorare con persone diverse”.

Le acque dei Soulsavers sono scure, rock, venate di blues e di gospel, ma in maniera diversa da quelle dei Depeche. E il sound retrò dell’album è stato reso alla perfezione sul palco nel concerto del Fabrique: guidati da Machin i Soulsavers sono in 6, più tre coristi si affiancano alla perfezione a  Gahan. Che sta al gioco: entra per ultimo sul palco, si prende l’ovazione del pubblico, ma è in una veste diversa. Giacca grigia, camicia nera, gioca con il microfono come un crooner in versione rock - e in più di un momento ricorda Nick Cave.  “Uso la voce che ho, dipende dalla canzone”, ci spiega oggi. "Quando canto le canzoni dei Depeche, Martin (Gore) mi spiega cosa significano, cosa voleva comunicare, poi me le lascia interpretare. Quando le canzoni sono mie, le ho scritte io, devo entrare in uno spazio diverso, tutto mio”. I suoi classici urli di incitazione, quelli che trascinano il pubblico durante i concerti dei Depeche Mode, sono ridotti al minimo. Il pubblico non ha bisogno di essere incitato: le magliette dei Depeche si sprecano in platea, ma la maggior parte conosce a memoria le canzoni dei due dischi dei Soulsavers, e le canta a squarciagola.

La prima parte del concerto è quasi tutta centrata su “Angels & ghosts”, e “Shine” si prende la prima ovazione. Il set principale è di 12 canzoni, nei bis Gahan rispolvera due brani dai dischi solisti, “Kingdom” (da “Hourglass” del 2007) e “Dirty sticky floors” (da “Paper monsters” del 2003), prima dell’uno-due finale: “Condemnation” è ancora più black e soul, suonata dai Soulsavers. “Walking in my shoes” è il pezzo trascinante e liberatorio perfetto per chiudere la serata. Un’ora e 20 di concerto, e 5 minuti di applausi e di inchini alla fine.

"La performance di sera è stata piena di sensazioni e di soddisfazioni”, ci dice oggi. "Ma anche piena tristezza, perché si chiude un capitolo. Quando si conclude qualcosa di così importante c’è sempre un po’ di tristezza”, spiega Gahan - quella di ieri sera era l’ultima data del minitour con i Soulsavers. Machin, che ascolta le domande al collega più famoso in rispettoso silenzio, interviene per dire “Lo davvero spero, e credo, che ci sarà un terzo lavoro assime”, e Gahan annuisce. Poi ringrazia Lanegan (che aveva cantato negli album precedenti dei Soulsavers): “Se non fosse per Mark non sarei qua” - e poi, schezando: “Il terzo album potremmo cantarlo metà a testa”. Nessuna menzione per il futuro dei Depeche. Gahan parla invece della figlia, Stella Rose, 16 anni, che ha scattato la foto di copertina: “Un giorno mi ha chiesto di fare degli scatti per un progetto a scuola, in cui dove svilupparle alla vecchia maniera, in camera oscura. L’idea era quella di una foto che rappresentasse diverse personalità di una stessa persona.  Quando abbiamo deciso di intitolare l’album ‘Angels & ghosts’, ho ripensato a quella foto, ma lei era perplessa. ‘Però non me la modifichi, vero?’, mi ha chiesto. Penso sia perfetta per il disco perché è un personaggio che emozioni diverse e contrastanti. potrebbe essere qualsiasi altra persona oltre a me”. Poi chiude scherzando: “I testi di questo disco sono meno cupi perché sono cresciuto in questi anni, sono passato da 16 a 19”. Vale la pena aspettarlo ai 21-22 per un nuovo album con i Soulsavers, se il risultato musicale è di questo livello.

(Gianni Sibilla)
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 06 November 2015 - 03:17:41
2015-11-05 - Europe 1 (France) - A quoi pense Dave Gahan juste avant de monter sur scène?

http://www.europe1.fr/emissions/sortez-du-cadre/a-quoi-pense-dave-gahan-juste-avant-de-monter-sur-scene-2551253

A quoi pense Dave Gahan juste avant de monter sur scène ?

Par Nikos ALIAGAS
Dave Gahan était l'invité de Nikos Aliagas dans Sortez du Cadre à l'occasion de la sortie de son l'album Angel & Ghosts avec les Soulsavers.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 06 November 2015 - 03:28:49
2015-11-05 - Rolling Stone (Italy) - Il Rock & Roll È Il Mio Angelo

[Thanks to Depeche Queen (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=765) for scanning this for this forum!]

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http://www.rollingstone.it/musica/interviste-musica/il-rockroll-e-il-mio-angelo-lintervista-a-dave-gahan/2015-11-10/

«Il rock&roll è il mio angelo», l’intervista a Dave Gahan
Conversazione con il frontman dei Depeche Mode, al suo secondo album con i Soulsavers, "Angels & Ghosts". Che dice: «Le mie canzoni sono più forti di me»
di ALBERTO PICCININI

Il secondo album di Dave Gahan con i Soulsavers, Angels & Ghosts, comincia nello stesso posto dove finiva Personal Jesus. Sotto la stessa luce che splende, Shine on You come l’annuncio del profeta Zaccaria nel Benedictus all’inizio del Vangelo di Luca (“Verrà a visitarci dall’alto un sole che sorge”). Con la stessa ambiguità di sacro e profano: il gospel secondo Elvis Presley, il suono della stessa tremolante chitarra Twangy di allora, purissimo e intramontabile Morricone. Ventisei anni fa il regista Anton Corbijn andò giustamente a cercare quella luce nel deserto di Almeria, e bruciò metri su metri di pellicola attorno a un vecchio bordello da spaghetti-western per girare un videoclip di donne, macchine e cowboy. Quindici anni fa, coi Depeche Mode, Gahan cantava una canzone che aveva lo stesso titolo, Shine: “Ero cieco e ho visto la luce / Il mio angelo è venuto / vestito di un bianco brillante / a splendere per me”.

«Per me gli angeli», spiega Gahan al telefono da Los Angeles, «sono coloro che danno forma alle relazioni con le persone. Le relazioni che io ho e che ho avuto, ma anche quelle che non ho e avrei voluto avere». Quest’uomo di 53 anni posseduto dallo spirito di Johnny Cash e dalla voce di David Bowie – l’angelo che a suo tempo lo salvò dalla strada e dal riformatorio, e lo fece diventare un cantante quando intonò Heroes di fronte a Vince Clark e Martin Gore – casualmente toccato dal destino di essere una delle più grandi e tormentate rockstar del secolo scorso, è ormai particolarmente esperto nell’esplorare il “disagio” (parole sue) che si crea negli ascoltatori ogni volta che nelle canzoni si tira in ballo una qualche dimensione religiosa. «Ma io», avverte subito, «starei lontano dalla parola religione. Parlerei piuttosto delle connessioni spirituali che uniscono le persone».

E i fantasmi del titolo, allora? «I fantasmi sono i nostri ricordi, passati e presenti», continua Gahan, «sono tutto ciò che abbiamo vissuto, sono anche quello che non abbiamo più, ma resta con noi in forma di ricordo». Scandisce le parole, con un piglio oscuro da filosofo decostruzionista. Tre anni di scuola d’arte con Johnny Lydon e Boy George a Londra ’77 bastano e avanzano, per questo. Ci sono fantasmi e angeli, c’è molta religione anche nella civetteria con la quale Dave Gahan e Rich Machin hanno registrato le canzoni di Angels & Ghosts a pezzi e bocconi tra i Sunset Studio di Los Angeles e gli Electric Lady di New York. Vecchie cattedrali del rock&roll, nei cui spazi vuoti dovremmo riuscire ancora a sentire “one thing”, qualsiasi cosa sia. È il tema di una canzone intera, One Thing: “È un mondo differente oggi / a nessuno frega niente di niente / Non ascoltare quello che dicono / Non sanno più quello per cui stanno combattendo / C’è sempre vita su Marte, per me / Hai bisogno di una cosa”.

Che cos’è quella “cosa”? Johnny Cash andava in chiesa a sentire sermoni terrorizzanti “soltanto per sentire la musica”: “L’inferno era all’orizzonte, ma quei gospel meravigliosi mi portavano da un’altra parte”, avrebbe raccontato anni dopo. Anche per Dave Gahan le canzoni sono luoghi da abitare, degli altrove nei quali cercare un senso di appartenenza, e di quiete: «Da ragazzino ascoltavo tantissimo David Bowie, volevo andare nel posto dove lui sembrava cantare. Non sapevo se esistesse davvero oppure no, ma io ci credevo». Figlio di un’attivista dell’Esercito della Salvezza, mandato in chiesa alla domenica, scappava ogni volta per farsi grandi giri in bicicletta con sua sorella. Raccontava qualche bugia alla mamma, si metteva in testa delle idee strane: “Non vorrei mettere in giro voci blasfeme – così in una canzone del 1984 – ma penso che Dio abbia un macabro senso dell’umorismo”. “Sono un santo e un peccatore / non sono niente senza di te”, canta adesso in My Sun, in chiusura dell’album, e la voce di baritono sembra contenere un intero coro pentecostale.

In The Last Time (un altro titolo rubato alla storia del gospel) racconta di un uomo che aspetta di morire: “Hai mai seguito Gesù? Vive in centro a Los Angeles, è per strada, sta arrivando”. E poi: “Prendi il tuo tempo, prendila con calma”. Nel 1995 Gahan si tagliò le vene come la protagonista 16enne di Blasphemous Rumours e – proprio come nella canzone – “non ci riuscì, grazie a Dio per le piccole misericordie”. Nel 1996 morì davvero per due o forse tre minuti, nel momento peggiore della sua lunga tossicodipendenza, per colpa di uno speedball. Raccontò di aver sentito una voce mostruosa in tutto quel buio che ripeteva: “Questo non è giusto”. La sua anima. Gahan fa i conti con un tempo in cui le droghe non hanno più nulla di sacro, non promettono illuminazioni e altri mondi, ma soltanto un controllo medico delle proprie emozioni. Un tempo in cui, semmai, a essere sottilmente religioso è il percorso di disintossicazione.

Quella “cosa” è il rock&roll. La preghiera laica (quanto laica è tutto da dimostrare) per più di una generazione, il gospel dei senza dio, la chiesa itinerante della gioia e del sesso. Ma anche – soprattutto – il luogo oscuro dove si sono messe a nudo la tristezza, la depressione, la dipendenza. E ogni genere di fallimento, improduttività, ossessione umana. Compreso il fallimento del rock&roll medesimo, tra le rovine del quale l’ex punk ex new wave Gahan mostra oggi di muoversi con agilità invidiabile.

«Per me le canzoni lente sono quelle più importanti», commenta ancora. «In maniera conscia o inconscia, questo non lo so, cerco sempre di restare dove sono, o almeno di rallentare. Oggi è difficile: bisogna correre, pensare alla prossima cosa da fare, a chi ci sta mandando in questo momento un sms o una mail. È un mondo talmente veloce che sento il bisogno di rallentare questo processo, e la musica mi consente di farlo. Ogni tipo di musica che mi ossessiona mi aiuta, ed è anche quello che cerco di fare con la pittura».

“Non è bello / quando stai davanti alle stelle? / E ti chiedi: come faremo ad arrivare così lontano? / Non dire niente / stai vicino a me / possiamo guardare quei programmi senza senso alla tv”, continua a cantare in One Thing, una grande ballad per pianoforte e orchestra, di buonissima scrittura. Chiedo se l’io che canta quelle parole sia sempre e soltanto il suo, se è proprio lui quello che in You Owe Me è “stretto sotto il tuo incantesimo”, e perché. Vorrei aggiungere che mi piacerebbe sapere chi è il “tu” a cui si rivolge, e promette di volare via assieme (come angeli), se la moglie Jennifer o la figlia Stella Rose (che ha scattato la foto di copertina del disco).

Mi interrompe, con decisione: «Non riuscirò mai a spiegare tutto quello che c’è nelle mie canzoni. Sono le canzoni che creano l’io di chi le canta. Le mie canzoni sono certamente più forti di me, è come se le emozioni che evocano prendessero il controllo per mettermi in mezzo a loro. Semmai, il problema di tutti gli artisti e i poeti è essere all’altezza di questa opportunità che è data loro». Dell’esperienza coi Soulsavers, infine, Gahan rivendica con orgoglio la «libertà di suonare come vogliamo». Apprezza lo spazio che trova nel lavorare in duo con Rich, «per riflettere e respirare», a differenza di quel che accadeva nei Depeche Mode «dove c’erano tante voci a dire la loro», ed era bello anche così. Gli ricordo i primi tempi del gruppo, il socialismo Robin Hood di Pipeline (“prendi ai ricchi per dare ai poveri”) e l’anti-yuppismo di Everything Counts (“le bugie e gli inganni hanno preso un po’ di potere in più”): cos’è rimasto oggi di quella roba? Fantasmi.

Adesso che conosciamo le conseguenze, possiamo dire di sapere che cosa è (o non è) realmente accaduto in quegli anni? Gahan taglia corto: «Io non sono cambiato da allora. Penso sempre che la musica possa tenere assieme le persone», dice. «Non è un’idea diversa da quella che aveva John Lennon, in fondo, give peace a chance, in un certo senso penso di averlo fatto anch’io. La musica è capace di tenere assieme le persone, io ci credo ancora, ci devo credere, è il motivo per cui continuo a suonare. Per essere parte di qualcosa che dia forza e gioia alle persone».

Una volta, molti anni fa, avevo portato al mio barbiere una rivistina inglese molto alla moda che si chiamava i-D. Dentro c’era una minuscola foto in bianco e nero di Dave Gahan col suo famoso ciuffo di capelli sparato in alto. Più o meno è lo stesso ciuffo che, quando mi va, porto ancora adesso. Mi sembrava doveroso ringraziarlo per l’idea. «Anch’io ho sempre lo stesso taglio di capelli», mi ha risposto lui ridendo.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 06 November 2015 - 17:12:17
2015-11-06 - Vanity Fair (Italy) - «Io, come in un film di David Lynch»

http://www.vanityfair.it/show/musica/15/11/06/dave-gahan-depeche-mode-soulsavers-concerto-milano-album-angels-ghosts

Dave Gahan: «Io, come in un film di David Lynch»
di Raffaella Serini

Un concerto raffinato ed elegante, con protagonista (quasi) assoluta la voce calda e avvolgente di Dave Gahan, ma senza Depeche Mode: il live sold out dei Soulsavers al Fabrique di Milano è stato uno show raro e prezioso. Non solo per modo di dire: una manciata, infatti, i live che la formazione «temporanea» di Rich Machin e Dave Gahan ha portato in giro per il mondo per promuovere Angels & Ghosts, il loro secondo disco dopo l’esordio del 2012 con The Light The Dead See.

Un progetto riuscito e acclamatissimo, che il pubblico italiano ha accolto con entusiasmo mercoledì sera. Tutti cantavano tutte le canzoni a memoria, non solo la Walking in my shoes «regalata» a fine scaletta ai fan dei Depeche.

«È stata una performance che ci ha soddisfatti tantissimo, ma che ci ha anche lasciato tristezza e malinconia: quando si conclude qualcosa di importate – come questo disco, scritto a intermittenza per due anni – ti dispiace», commenta Gahan il giorno dopo il live.

I Soulsavers sono un eclettico duo di produttori remixer, che spaziano dal gospel alle sonorità più blues: in passato avevano collaborato con Mark Lanegan. Poi l’incontro con Gahan, frontman dei Depeche Mode «in prestito».

«Anche quando canto i pezzi dei Depeche uso la voce che ho, non c’è grande differenza. La vera differenza è che i brani dei Depeche sono scritti da Martin Gore e lui non mi dice mai come li devo interpretare, quindi ci metto un po’ per entrare nella canzone. So solo che se non avessi fatto questi dischi con Rich non sarei in grado di lavorare con i Depeche Mode. Non fraintendetemi: a me piace tantissimo lavorare con Martin, ma come artista è importante rischiare tutto e mettersi in gioco».

Un «gioco» in cui Dave Gahan dimostra di essere sempre un numero uno, da oltre trent’anni. Lui, però, addosso se ne sente molti di meno. «I testi di questo disco sono meno cupi perché nel frattempo sono cresciuto: sono passato da 16 a 19», ride.

Sul disco, stavolta, c’è anche il suo nome: «È un modo per riuscire a farsi ascoltare da più gente possibile», risponde schietto. «Da solo non andrei da nessuna parte: è Rich che mi dà idee e stimola la mia immaginazione. E poi coinvolgiamo altri artisti. Lui ha la capacità di unire questo mondo di cui anche io faccio parte. Mi sento come il protagonista di un film di David Lynch, con dietro un grande cast».

Raccontando la genesi della copertina di Angels & Ghosts, Gahan si dimostra papà orgoglioso: «La foto l’ha fatta mia figlia, Stella Rose, che ha 13 anni. Inizialmente era destinata a un progetto scolastico, doveva fotografare una persona che mostra diverse personalità insieme. Quando ho visto il risultato ho pensato che fosse bellissimo e appropriato a rappresentare questo disco, che si chiama Angels & Ghosts. Il bello di questa foto è che riesce a cogliere la mia essenza, ma potrebbe esserci qualsiasi altra persona al mio posto, che prova sentimenti contrastanti. Sono fiero di lei, e per lei andare in giro per New York e vedere i poster con il suo lavoro è davvero fantastico».
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 06 November 2015 - 17:21:52
2015-11-06 - Leggo (Italy) - Con i Soulsavers tra angeli e fantasmi

[Thanks to MAXIM 23 (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1002) for this photo.]

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http://www.leggo.it/SPETTACOLI/MUSICA/dave_gahan_depeche_mode_soulsavers/notizie/1663409.shtml

DAVE GAHAN TRA DEPECHE MODE E SOULSAVERS:
"CAMBIARE MI AIUTA A TROVARE I GIUSTI STIMOLI"
di Carlo Mandelli

MILANO - Tra angeli e fantasmi Dave Gahan è tornato in Italia con il nuovo progetto assieme ai Soulsavers. Il lavoro che la voce storica dei Depeche Mode ha firmato con il duo inglese di Rich Machin e Ian Glover s'intitola Angels & Ghosts ed è stato anche il protagonista di un mini-tour diviso tra Stati Uniti ed Europa, che si è concluso due sera sul palco del Fabrique di Milano.
 

«Quello che faccio è usare sempre la voce che ho - ha detto Dave Gahan - a prescindere dalla band con cui lavoro. Continuo a lavorare bene con i Depeche Mode, ma un artista deve provare a rischiare tutto ogni volta. Se non avessi fatto due dischi con i Soulsavers, magari non avrei avuto stimoli nuovi per fare altro con i Depeche. In occasione del concerto di Milano c'è stata anche della malinconia perché un percorso ha raggiunto il suo naturale termine».
 
Il tipo di linguaggio musicale del nuovo lavoro con i Soulsavers è stato anche paragonato da qualcuno a quello utilizzato per qualche vecchio album del gruppo in cui Gahan milita ormai da un buon trentennio. «In realtà non è affatto così - ha spiegato il diretto interessato - piuttosto il nostro è stato un salto ancora più indietro nel passato, per arrivare al linguaggio del blues e del gospel».
 
Anche se il progetto si è per il momento concluso, dopo la pubblicazione dell'album e il tour, non è escluso che di Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - al secondo progetto insieme dopo The Light the Dead See pubblicato tre anni fa - si tornerà a parlare in futuro. «Sono sicuro che con Dave faremo altro - ha sottolineato Rich Machin - perché il nostro lavoro è stato un processo naturale. Non avevamo piani e abbiamo solamente fatto la musica che volevamo fare».
 
Tra le collaborazioni del duo inglese, di recente, c'è stata anche quella con Mark Lanegan, altra voce tormentata del rock. «È difficile paragonare il lavoro fatto con Dave e quello con Mark - ha detto Machin - perché è stato completamente diverso». Se un paragone tra le due voci “prestate” alla musica dei Soulsavers è difficile farlo, Dave Gahan un'idea però l'avrebbe: «Magari - ha scherzato il cantante dei Depeche Mode - per il prossimo album canto io il lato A e Lanegan il lato B. Lui è uno di quelli che ammiro di più, perché ha una voce che ti impone di ascoltare quello che canta».
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 06 November 2015 - 17:31:17
2015-11-06 - Metro (Italy) - Solo sto bene ma resto legato ai Depeche

http://www.metronews.it/download-metro.html
http://ns341012.ip-176-31-251.eu/pdf/20151106_Milano.pdf

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 06 November 2015 - 17:38:58
2015-11-06 - Quotidiano (Italy) - Il rischiatutto di Gahan: "Sperimentare è vivere"

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http://www.quotidiano.net/gahan-depeche-mode-1.1456561

Depeche Mode, il rischiatutto di Gahan: "Sperimentare è vivere"
La voce maledetta nel minitour con i 'Soulsavers'
di ANDREA SPINELLI

Milano, 6 novembre 2015 - UN PADRE BIOLOGICO affiorato dal nulla e scomparso nuovamente dopo avergli segnato la vita per sempre, settimane di galera, giorni in pretura e poi ancora droga, deliri, tentati suicidi, morti e resurrezioni (nel senso letterale del termine se è vero che il cuore gli si è fermato due volte). Questo è Dave Gahan, angelo tormentato a cui una donna, Jennifer Sklias, conosciuta – neanche a dirlo – in un centro di recupero, ha salvato la vita strappandolo alla fine toccata ai tanti Jim, Kurt, Jimi, Janis o Amy che costellano la storia del rock.

Una biografia maledetta che passa in secondo piano mentre l’idolo di Chigwell, 53 anni e cento milioni di dischi venduti, parla di “Angels & Ghosts”, l’album con i Soulsavers che s’è regalato per smaltire le tossine dell’ultimo, elefantiaco, kolossal con i Depeche Mode scarnificando nel segno del gospel e del blues quel suono divenuto un marchio di fabbrica.
«Nelle ultime cose che ho scritto c’è forse un po’ più di luce che in passato perché frattanto sono cresciuto» spiega Gahan, giubbotto e jeans neri, grosso anello con teschio sulla mano destra, reduce dal concerto al Fabrique di Milano con cui ha chiuso un minitour promozionale di sole sei date. «Cresciuto sì, ma non troppo; passando, diciamo, dai 16 ai 19 anni».

Che differenza c’è tra il cantare con la sua band abituale e con i Soulsavers?
«Martin Gore non mi dice mai come interpretare un pezzo dei Depeche Mode, mentre con Rich Machin e Ian Glover le cose vanno diversamente. Se non ci fosse stata questa esperienza probabilmente anche il lavoro con i Depeche ne avrebbe risentito perché sono uno che ha bisogno di buttarmi in acqua, di rischiare tutto, per trovare gli stimoli necessari a fare il mio lavoro al meglio. È la mia vita».

È la vostra seconda esperienza dopo “The light the Dead See” di tre anni fa.
«Anche se in mezzo ci sono stati un album e un tour con i Depeche Mode, da quando abbiamo iniziato il nostro sodalizio non abbiamo mai smesso di scrivere. Rich è una fonte inesauribile di idee che stimolano la mia immaginazione, senza di lui non andrei da nessuna parte. È lui a mettere insieme tutto e a farmi sentire parte di esso. Sono come il protagonista di un film di David Lynch. Con un cast di comprimari».

Chi ha ideato la copertina?
«Lo scatto d’artista è di mia figlia quindicenne Stella Rose. Dovendo realizzare per la scuola un progetto fotografico su una personalità multiforme, ha preso me come soggetto e, una volta visto il risultato, mi sono detto: questa è la cover perfetta per un disco intitolato ‘Angeli & Fantasmi’».
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 06 November 2015 - 18:18:32
2015-11-06 - RTL2 (France) - Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) en interview sur RTL2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySCUfqmtL-M
http://www.rtl2.fr/culture/video-dave-gahan-je-pense-que-je-suis-un-meilleur-chanteur-qu-avant-7780395566

Dave Gahan : "Je pense que je suis un meilleur chanteur qu'avant"
RENCONTRE - À l'occasion du concert de Dave Gahan & Soulsavers à Paris et de la sortie de leur album "Angels & Ghosts", rencontre avec le duo.
PAR MATHILDE CESBRON

Dave Gahan a pris l'habitude de faire quelques incartades à Depeche Mode. Le chanteur de 53 ans a publié le 23 octobre son deuxième album avec Soulsavers, groupe anglais composé de Rich Machin et Ian Glover. Angels & Ghosts résonne de sonorités mélancoliques gospel et blues. Le leader de Depeche Mode a présenté ces nouvelles chansons au public parisien le 2 novembre à l'occasion de l'un de leurs rares concerts. "C'était un des meilleurs concerts de ma vie, a confié Dave Gahan à RTL2. En allant à la salle de concert pour les balances, j'ai senti que c'était spécial et que ça allait être cool. [...] J'ai vraiment eu la sensation de faire partie de quelque chose d'intime et très puissant à la fois."
Dave Gahan a écrit Angels & Ghosts d'une manière particulière, en échangeant des mails entre l'Angleterre et les États-Unis. Le chanteur a adopté cette façon de travailler peu contraignante selon lui. "Nous n'avions pas d'impératif de temps sur ce projet, a-t-il expliqué. L'idée était uniquement d'écrire de bonnes chansons. Si j'avais des idées, des mots, des mélodies, je me sentais libre de les explorer sans l'obstacle d'être coincé dans un studio et la pression de trouver des idées immédiatement."
Le leader de Depeche Mode n'a pas tellement apprécié la pression lorsqu'il a dû écrire dans l'urgence l'album solo Hourglass avec Christian Eigner & Andrew Phillpott. "Nous avions tout écrit dans mon petit studio à New York, se souvient-il. À certains moments, je devais m'isoler dans une pièce et écrire des idées immédiatement pour finir une chanson… Je n'ai pas trop aimé ça.  Maintenant j'ai évolué, je n'ai plus besoin de me forcer à travailler. Par mail et à mon rythme c'est comme ça que j'aime travailler."
En 36 ans de carrière, Dave Gahan a su trouver son rythme mais aussi sa voix. "Je pense que je suis un meilleur chanteur qu'avant, du temps de mes 18 ans, a-t-il reconnu. La voix change à travers le temps  Quand j'ai commencé à chanter, je n'étais pas vraiment un chanteur. Le plan c'était plutôt partir de la ville où je vivais et suivre ces gars qui semblaient aller quelque part. Au fil du temps j'ai trouvé ma voix. Je suis plus confiant."
Le chanteur a suivi la route du succès qui pour lui ne revêt pas une définition commerciale. Bien souvent la gloire se caractérise par le nombre de personnes qui ont acheté un disque. "Ces deux disques (ceux réalisés avec Soulsavers, ndlr) sont gratifiants. Ce sont des œuvres abouties et je sais que c'est un succès. "
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 06 November 2015 - 23:34:40
2015-11-06 - Il Manifesto (Italy) - Dave Gahan, voce tra demonio e santità

http://ilmanifesto.info/dave-gahan-voce-tra-demonio-e-santita/

Dave Gahan, voce tra demonio e santità
Incontri. Il front man dei Depeche Mode in vacanza dalla band torna con il nuovo progetto insieme ai Soulsavers, «Angels & Ghosts»
Cecilia Ermini

Una voce-firma incon­fon­di­bile, bari­to­nale, dove tetrag­gine e sen­sua­lità si cer­cano e si accor­dano senza appa­rente sforzo. Dave Gahan ha segnato così trent’anni di musica, con i suoi sto­rici Depe­che Mode e con una lunga serie di «fughe», soli­ste e non, e di con­tra­sti e oscure atmo­sfere si è sem­pre ani­mato anche il suo corpo, tatuato ani­male da pal­co­sce­nico negli stadi di mezzo mondo, com­po­sto e bri­tan­nico fra i cuscini di un divano dell’hotel mila­nese che ospita l’incontro stampa dopo il con­certo sold-out di mer­co­ledì sera al Fabri­que con i Soul­sa­vers di Rich Machin per la pro­mo­zione del loro nuovo disco Angels & Ghosts, a tre anni di distanza da The Light the Dead See.

A riba­dire que­sta natura fra demo­nio e san­tità, la spie­tata nudità del volto del can­tante, nella coper­tina del disco, una distor­sione quasi pit­to­rica all’apparenza debi­trice di un qua­dro di Fran­cis Bacon.
«La foto è stata rea­liz­zata da mia figlia Stella Rose, di soli sedici anni», afferma Gahan con orgo­glio paterno «La cosa non è nata di pro­po­sito, sem­pli­ce­mente doveva fare un pro­getto per la scuola e mi ha tar­tas­sato fino a quando ho accon­sen­tito a posare per­ché il tema di que­sto pro­getto era ritrarre una per­sona che espri­messe diverse per­so­na­lità insieme. Così quando ho visto il risul­tato sul tavolo, ho pen­sato fosse bel­lis­simo. Il disco era quasi finito e vedendo quell’immagine ho pen­sato fosse per­fetta, mi pia­ceva il fatto che fosse riu­scita a cogliere la mia essenza ma in realtà non sono neces­sa­ria­mente io, è una per­sona che prova sen­ti­menti con­tra­stanti». Rotto il ghiac­cio, diventa quasi ine­vi­ta­bile chie­dere a Dave una sorta di para­gone con il lavoro e il metodo di scrit­tura insieme ai Depe­che Mode rispetto ai due album con i Soul­sa­vers. «Io canto con la voce che ho quindi non ci sono tante dif­fe­renze rispetto al mio lavoro coi Depe­che Mode».

«La grande dif­fe­renza — pro­se­gue Gohan — sta nel fatto che quando Mar­tin Gore scrive dei pezzi, non mi dice mai come devo inter­pre­tarli, si fida di me lascian­domi grande libertà anche per­ché io devo entrare nella can­zone per farla mia. Se non avessi fatto que­sti due dischi con i Soul­sa­vers, non sarei più in grado di lavo­rare coi Depeche».

Nes­sun attrito però con l’altra mente della band inglese: «Tengo a pre­ci­sare, a scanso di equi­voci: amo lavo­rare con Mar­tin e il nostro rap­porto lavo­ra­tivo è incre­di­bile. Ma, secondo me, come arti­sta è impor­tante rischiare tutto, but­tarsi in cose nuove e sono stato molto for­tu­nato a lavo­rare con per­sone incre­di­bili. Il pro­cesso di scrit­tura con Rich è stato molto natu­rale, non abbiamo mai smesso di scri­vere da quando abbiamo fatto il disco pre­ce­dente e in mezzo ci sono stati un album e un tour con i Depe­che, io e Rich nel frat­tempo ave­vamo già lavo­rato a brani come Shine o Temp­ted. Rich mi regala idee che sti­mo­lano la mia imma­gi­na­zione e poi da lì si parte, anche con il coin­vol­gi­mento di altri musi­ci­sti e, in Angels & Ghosts, anche di cori gospel diretti da Wendi Rose. Rich ha avuto la capa­cità di met­tere insieme il tutto e io fac­cio parte di que­sta orche­stra­zione, come il pro­ta­go­ni­sta di un film di David Lynch e un grande cast di co-protagonisti».

Angels & Ghosts, volu­ta­mente con­ce­pito come due lati di un vinile, stu­pi­sce per la varietà di influenze musi­cali, dalla tra­di­zione gospel agli archi di Angelo Bada­la­menti, addi­rit­tura in certe sfu­ma­ture sem­bra evo­care quel suono sporco e sen­suale di due opere car­dine dei Depe­che Mode, Vio­la­tor e Songs of Faith and Devo­tion: «Il nesso c’è per­ché la matrice comune, anche di quei due dischi, è il blues e il gospel. Non lo vedo come un ritorno ai ’90 ma alle radici pro­fonde della musica, spe­cial­mente quella ame­ri­cana». I Soul­sa­vers di Rich Machin, nati come remi­xer, ave­vano inciso tre lavori prima dell’incontro con Gahan, due dei quali con la voce di Mark Lane­gan, in appa­renza agli anti­podi con la per­so­na­lità di Dave. «Lo amo mol­tis­simo e non sarei qui se non fosse per Mark, per­ché è stato gra­zie a lui che sono entrato in con­tatto con i Soul­sa­vers. Ha una voce che ha qual­cosa in comune con Johnny Cash o Bil­lie Holi­day, can­tanti di una tale classe da costrin­terti ad ascoltarli».
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 06 November 2015 - 23:39:43
2015-11-06 - Onstage (Italy) - Dave Gahan ha deciso di rischiare tutto e ha vinto la scommessa

http://www.onstageweb.com/interviste/dave-gahan-ha-deciso-di-rischiare-tutto-e-ha-vinto-la-scommessa/

Interviste
Dave Gahan ha deciso di rischiare tutto e ha vinto la scommessa
di Massimo Longoni

Ci sono incontri nella vita di un artista che conducono a risultati inaspettati. Come quello di Dave Gahan con i Soulsavers. A dispetto di una carriera quasi quarantennale con i Depeche Mode, il Gahan autore è un artista ancora relativamente giovane, che ha mosso i primi passi nel 2003 con il primo lavoro solista Paper Monsters dopo essere stato per una vita l’interprete delle idee di Martin Gore. In questi 12 anni Gahan è cresciuto moltissimo dal punto di vista autoriale e ha trovato in Rich Machin un compagno perfetto. Così Angels & Ghosts, secondo lavoro di Gahan con i Soulsavers si candida di diritto a essere uno degli album dell’anno. Un risultato figlio della sintonia totale tra Gahan e Machin. «Ho scelto di mettere il mio nome in copertina solo perché volevo che più persone possibili ascoltassero questo album», spiega Gahan. «Però il lavoro è una collaborazione tra me e i Soulsavers esattamente come era stato per The Light The Dead See. Senza Rich non vado da nessuna parte: lui mi dà delle idee che stimolano la mia immaginazione e da lì si parte».

Totale devozione nel lavoro di Rich Machin non significa voltare le spalle ai Depeche Mode che però, se esistono ancora, un po’ lo si deve anche all’esperienza con i Soulsavers. «Se non avessi fatto questi due dischi con Rich non sarei in grado di scrivere e lavorare con i Depeche», spiega Gahan. «Non vorrei essere frainteso. Mi piace ancora tantissimo lavorare con loro e il feeling lavorativo con Martin è straordinario però, come dico anche in una mia canzone, come artista è importante rischiare tutto, buttarsi letteralmente in acqua». Quel che è sicuro è che l’essersi buttato in prima persona con testi che affondano nel personale, ha dato a Gahan una marcia in più anche a livello interpretativo. «Io canto con la mia voce, che è sempre la stessa. La differenza rispetto a quando canto con i Depeche è che con i pezzi di Martin devo entrare in un mondo che non è il mio. Lui si fida di me, non mi dice mai come devo interpretare le cose che scrive, però io devo calarmi nella sensibilità di un altro».

Nati come team dedito soprattutto alla produzione e a lavori di remixaggio, i Soulsavers formati da Rich Machin e Ian Glover hanno dato una svolta al proprio percorso nel 2007 con l’album It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s The Way You Land, primo di una accoppiata di lavori con Mark Lanegan alla voce. «Lavorare con Mark Lanegan e lavorare con Dave sono due mondi completamente diversi, al punto che non saprei nemmeno indicare le reali differenze», spiega Machin. «Di sicuro c’è che sono due grandi artisti che si sposano bene con la musica che faccio. E ovviamente ognuno di loro ha portato qualcosa di sé nel progetto». E non solo Gahan non sente in alcun modo una rivalità a distanza con il celebre collega, ma anzi lo ringrazia e indica come modello. «Lanegan è un artista che ammiro molto e tra l’altro oggi non saremmo qui se non fosse per lui, perché è grazie a lui che ho scoperto i Soulsavers», dice il cantante. «Ha una di quelle voci che per me sono fonte di ispirazione, al pari di Johnny Cash, Nick Cave e Billie Holiday. Sono quei cantanti che ti impongono di ascoltare quello che stanno interpretando e di seguire la canzone».

Dopo essersi incontrati Gahan e i Soulsavers non si sono praticamente più lasciati, continuando a lavorare insieme anche nel pieno degli impegni (non indifferenti) che i Depeche Mode richiedevano. «Agli occhi di qualcuno questo album rappresenta un grosso passo in avanti rispetto al precedente», dice Gahan. «In realtà la crescita del gruppo è stato un processo molto naturale perché non abbiamo mai smesso di scrivere. In mezzo ci sono stati Delta Machine e il tour mondiale dei Depeche, ma avevamo già scritto pezzi come Shine e Tempted che sono finiti in questo lavoro e altre canzoni che sono rimaste fuori». Se l’attenzione è cresciuta forse è anche perché la prima volta era stato fatto poco per mettere luce su quell’album. «Diciamo che è stato come trovarsi in una stanza merdosa di un albergo e, dopo essersi lamentati, finire in una suite di lusso». Piccoli privilegi dello status di popstar, visto che Machin chiosa con un «Se mi lamento io, mi cacciano dall’albergo».

Angels & Ghosts è un album che affonda le sue radici nel blues, e se qualcuno cita a Gahan un’intervista nella quale avrebbe detto che l’intenzione era tornare ai lavori di primi anni Novanta dei Depeche, lui è subito pronto a correggerlo. «Come al solito qualcuno ha voluto fraintendere», sbuffa. «Il nesso con Violator e Songs Of Faith & Devotion esiste solo nel guardare agli stessi modelli. La nostra intenzione non era certo tornare agli anni Novanta. Anzi, se vogliamo dire che è un ritorno al passato dovremmo guardare agli anni Trenta, quando il blues e il gospel sono nati. Io non c’ero ancora, ma magari ero presente in un’altra anima…».

Blues e gospel sono il vestito più adatto a testi che parlano di luce e speranza, ma anche di tenebre e disperazione. L’album vive su grandi contrasti, bene rappresentati dalla copertina dove Gahan si moltiplica in più espressioni. «Quella foto è stata realizzata da mia figlia Stella Rose per un lavoro di scuola», racconta lui. «Dopo che mi ha tartassato per settimane mi sono prestato a posare. Poi un giorno ho visto il risultato su un tavolo e ho avuto un’illuminazione: il disco non era finito, si intitolava Angels & Ghosts, l’immagine era perfetta! Ma ho dovuto convincerla a lasciarcela usare perché temeva che l’avremmo modificata».

Luce e tenebre dicevamo. Il buio è un compagno di viaggio da sempre per Gahan, ma dopo aver visto la morte in faccia almeno due volte (nel 1996 per un’overdose da Speedball, nel 2009 per un tumore maligno alla vescica), ora sembra farsi strada un po’ di speranza, evidente anche nel confronto tra i testi del primo album e questi ultimi. «Cosa è cambiato? Non molto a dire il vero», dice lui pensieroso. «Diciamo che sono un po’ cresciuto. Non ho più 16 anni, adesso ne ho quasi 19!».
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 07 November 2015 - 21:00:41
2015-11-06 - Radio 105 (Italy) - 105 All'Una (Dave Gahan interview)

http://www.105.net/audio/105-all-una/121621/Venerdi.html

Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 07 November 2015 - 21:07:54
2015-11-07 - Europe 1 (France) - Sortez du cadre (Dave Gahan interview)

http://www.europe1.fr/emissions/sortez-du-cadre/sortez-du-cadre-071115-2616931

Nikos Aliagas reçoit pendant une heure et demie les stars qui font l’actualité culturelle en France et dans le monde. Il invite également un artiste à jouer en live et partage ses coups de cœur pour la semaine à venir: livres, films, expos, théâtre. #SDC

Les invités:
Pierre Perret
Nicolas Duvauchelle
Keelylee Evans
Dave Gahan
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 07 November 2015 - 21:20:20
2015-11-07 - Stern (Germany) - "Erfolg ist es, die Wahl zu haben"

http://www.stern.de/lifestyle/erfolgsmenschen/depche-mode-saenger-dave-gahan-im-interview-6532578.html

ERFOLGSMENSCHEN
Depeche-Mode-Sänger Dave Gahan
"Erfolg ist es, die Wahl zu haben"
Von Sophie Albers "Enjoy the Silence" Ben Chamo

Er gehört zu den Göttern ganz oben im Pop-Olymp. Mit Soul Savers geht Depeche-Mode-Frontmann Dave Gahan neue Wege. Im Gespräch mit dem stern erzählt er von Egoproblemen, Freiheit und Kindererziehung.

Suite im Waldorf Astoria, hoch über Berlin, Fenster bis zum Boden, nichts für Höhenängstige. Dave Gahan kommt herein. Ach, so, klar. Wir sind im Olymp des Pop.
Mit klimperndem Silber um Hals, Handgelenk und Finger setzt er sich grazil aufs Sofa, lacht sofort sehr warm und offen. 35 Jahre Showbiz-Geschichte. Ein guter Teil davon auch die ganz eigene. "People are People", Soundtrack des Lebens. Ehrfurcht kommt in den Raum. Aber mit Depeche Mode will der 53-Jährige im Augenblick gar nichts zu tun haben. Seine Kooperation mit den Soul Savers ist ein musikalisches Ausrufezeichen hinter dieser Aussage. Alles, was bei DM elektronisch wäre, ist jetzt erdiges Geschrammel, absolut bodennah, selbst wenn Gahan vom Mars singt. Neun Songs oszillieren zwischen Nick Cave und Angelo Badalamenti, wäre da nicht Gahans vertraute Stimme, die das Ganze über sich selbst hinaus hebt und natürlich in jedem Ton auch DM mitschwingen lässt. Warum das alles?

Was haben Sie vor Ihrer Arbeit mit den Soul Savers noch nicht über sich selbst gewusst, was Sie jetzt wissen, Mister Dave Gahan?
Dass das Wichtigste ist, sich immer wieder selbst herauszufordern. Mit neuen Dingen, Menschen, Beziehungen. Da lernt man am meisten über sich selbst. Wenn ich Musik mache, zeigt mir das, in welche Richtung ich mich bewegen muss. Egal, ob in einer Band oder nicht. Musik ist schwierig festzulegen. Ich glaube, dass du ihr erlauben musst, durch dich hindurch zu fließen. Du musst dich ihr aussetzen. Da sein. Und manchmal passiert dann Magie.

Auf dem neuen Album hört es sich an, als seien Sie angekommen... als herrsche Frieden zwischen Angels und Ghosts.
Absolut. Sie sind meine Zuträger. Engel und Geister sind immer um mich herum. In den vergangenen zehn Jahren bin ich mir dessen sehr bewusst geworden und suche nun auch nach ihnen. Manchmal sind sie in Menschen, manchmal an Orten, manchmal in dem, was ich gerade tue. Meistens aber in meinem Verhalten, wie ich mit Menschen umgehe. Wie ich auf Ansprüche an mich reagiere. All das versuche ich, in die Musik zu packen. Es ist eigentlich ziemlich einfach, ich versuche nicht, kompliziert zu sein. Das mag ich so an Soul Savers: Da ist so viel Platz. Ich kann loslassen und meiner Fantasie freien Lauf lassen, die in mir Bilder aufsteigen lässt wie im Film. Dafür brauchst du Freiraum. Wir haben niemanden, der uns sagt, was wir tun sollen.

Sie fühlen sich befreit?
Genau. Frei, die Songs zu schreiben, die wir wollen. Wir reden nicht mal viel darüber, weil wir wissen, wo wir hin wollen, wie wir am Ende klingen wollen.

Warum hat es mit dieser Freiheit so lange gedauert?
Weil es so sein sollte. Man kann nichts erzwingen. Wenn du in einer Band bist, sind da viele Leute, du musst Kompromisse machen. Das ist Teil des Prozesses. Das kann super funktionieren - oder gar nicht. Und dann kämpfst du. Und du denkst: So will ich nicht klingen. Ich habe das Glück, beides zu haben. Wissen Sie, bei Depeche Mode haben Martin (Gore, Anm.d.Red.) und ich zusammen Anteil an dieser Musik, und wir hatten großartige Menschen um uns herum. Aber wenn wir jetzt auftreten, dann gehört es allen anderen. Ich muss auf die Bühne gehen, vorbereitet sein und all diese Songs abliefern, und dann wird es zu etwas anderem. Das mache ich auch, aber Soul Savers ist genauso wichtig für mich im Augenblick. Ich bin an einem Punkt in meinem Leben angelangt, wo ich einfach nur dankbar bin.

Sie klingen ehrlich gesagt ziemlich Zen.
Will ich gar nicht... ehrlich. (lacht) Ich will Dinge tun, die auf mich zukommen - ob Musik, Familie, Freunde. Das alles gibt mir sehr viel. Vielleicht ist es das Alter! (lacht) Aber ich fühle mich sehr gut, zuversichtlich. Musikalisch und persönlich.

Was bedeutet Ihnen Erfolg, Mister Gahan?
Das hier. Dass Leute sich dafür interessieren. Das Feedback ist toll. In einer Woche habe wir mehr verkauft als die letzte Platte im Ganzen. Das ist großartig, vor allem in diesen Zeiten. Aufzutreten ist natürlich Erfolg. Ich bin schließlich Musiker. Und dass ich wählen kann, wann und wie ich auftreten will. Genau, das ist Erfolg: die Wahl zu haben.

Wenn Sie sich Ihre grandiose Karriere angucken, haben Sie einen Weg gefunden, den Erfolg zu zähmen. Viele Ihrer Kollegen sehen darin auch ein Gift.
Ja, das Ego ist eine seltsame Sache. Du kannst dich wirklich verlieren in der Vorstellung davon, wer du bist. Das habe ich auch gemacht, mache ich immer noch. Aber jetzt geht es mir um den Inhalt, das, was ich in der Musik tue. Natürlich willst du Erfolg haben. Auf den Sack hauen. Anerkannt sein für deine Arbeit und als Person. Gehört werden. Das passiert nicht immer, und da musst du durch. Erfolg, wie großartig auch immer, kann eine große Ablenkung sein. Du bekommst so einen Tunnelblick. Immer nur in eine Richtung. Da musst du vorsichtig sein. Balance halten. Ich habe eine großartige Familie, das hilft. Großartige Kinder. Meine Tochter ist die letzte zuhause, sie ist 16...

Und sie hat die Fotos auf dem Albumcover-Foto gemacht.
Ist das nicht wundervoll? Ich bin sehr stolz auf sie.

Mister Gahan, ich habe mich immer gefragt, wie Kinder von Popstars eigentlich rebellieren sollen. Wie begehrt man auf gegen einen Dave Gahan?
Oh, das tut sie, glauben Sie mir. Wie jeder andere Teenager auch. Das Gleiche, was wir auch gemacht haben, was ich mein ganzes Leben gemacht habe. Ich habe mich so lange ich konnte wie ein Teenager benommen. Ich mache es immer noch, wenn ich auf der Bühne bin. Meine Tochter gibt mir genauso heftig Kontra. Sie schreit mich an, knallt Türen...

Sind Sie ein strenger Vater?
Offensichtlich ja. (grinst) Ich bin zuweilen sehr konservativ, was das angeht. Sperrstunde, "Wann kommst du nach Hause?!" Ich bin der, der draußen vor der Party im Auto sitzt kann und SMSe schreibt. Ich und meine Frau wechseln uns da ab. Sie macht natürlich mehr, wenn ich weg bin. Es ist viel Arbeit. Aber natürlich kriege ich von meiner Tochter das "Echt jetzt, Papa?!?!".

Wenn Sie Ihrem 19-jährigen Selbst einen Rat geben könnten, welcher wäre das?
Trage niemals Lederhosen! (lacht laut) Nein, ernsthaft, ich würde sagen, geh es langsam an. Hör' den Leuten zu. Das ist kein Wettrennen.

Hätten Sie auf sich gehört?
Natürlich nicht. Dazu ist dieses Alter doch da, bis in die frühen 20er: Lass' die Sau raus. Aber danach wird es ein bisschen albern. Ist dann zu anstrengend.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 07 November 2015 - 21:41:59
2015-11-07 - L'Arena (Italy) - «La voglia di scrivere canzoni»

http://www.larena.it/home/altri/interviste/la-voglia-di-scrivere-canzoni-1.4419744
http://www.bresciaoggi.it/stories/469_musica/1360581_dave_gahan_con_i_soulsavers_la_voglia_di_scrivere_canzoni/

INTERVISTE
«La voglia di scrivere canzoni»
Giulio Brusati
MILANO

Come può una rockstar del livello di Dave Gahan, cantante dei Depeche Mode, tornare a fare musica solo per diletto, senza pensare a grandi tour mondiali e complessi meccanismi promozionali? Semplice: partecipando al progetto Soulsavers, insieme al musicista e produttore inglese Rich Machin. Com’è successo l’altra sera a Milano, dove ha fatto registrare il tutto esaurito e una frenetica caccia ai biglietti per l’unica data italiana della tournée europea.

Gahan, che differenze ci sono tra cantare con i Soulsavers e con i Depeche Mode?
«Beh, intanto la voce è sempre la stessa, cioè la mia (e sorride, ndr). Nessuno, né Martin Gore nei Depeche Mode e neppure Rich nei Soulsaves mi danno indicazioni su come cantare un brano. Mi lasciano libero e devo trovare io il mio spazio, la mia dimensione. E l’interpretazione è solo mia (e sorride, ndr). Nessuno, né Martin Gore nei Depeche Mode e neppure Rich nei Soulsaves mi danno indicazioni su come cantare un brano. Mi lasciano libero e devo trovare io il mio spazio, la mia dimensione. E l'interpretazione è solo mia. La cosa particolare è che non credo avrei potuto connettermi con le nuove canzoni dei Depeche, se non avessi lavorato in questi anni anche con i Soulsavers. Dopo tutto quello che ho passato con la band con cui sono cresciuto, dagli anni '80 a oggi, era giusto rischiare e lanciarsi in un nuovo progetto. Noi diciamo: saltare in acqua, tuffarsi. Ovvio, le differenze tra le due realtà ci sono. Con i Soulsavers volevo solo fare musica e non c'era alcun grande piano, nessuna agenda piena di impegni: solo la voglia di scrivere canzoni e cantarle. Mi sento come il protagonista di un film di David Lynch, con un cast di ottimi attori».

Sulla copertina del nuovo disco «Angels & ghosts» c'è il suo volto con pose da folle, bocca aperta e occhi spiritati. Come mai?
«La foto è di mia figlia Stella Rose. Per il corso di fotografia doveva fare un lavoro, a scuola, sulle diverse personalità di un uomo. Mi ha preso come modello e una volta che ho visto il risultato, ho pensato fosse perfetto per il disco Angeli e fantasmi. Le ho chiesto: Posso usare la foto come copertina? E lei mi ha risposto: Mmmm, solo se non me la cambiate. Mi ha stupito: era già consapevole di quello che si intende per opera di ingegno. Sono molto orgoglioso del risultato e rappresenta bene quello che è il disco. E lei è contenta di vedere la sua foto sui poster in giro per New York, dove vive».

Lei ha detto che i dischi con i Soulsavers assomigliano a «Violator» e «Songs of faith and devotion» dei DM. Cos'è, un ritorno agli anni '90?
«No, aspettate... Sono stato male interpretato: intendevo che, al pari di quegli album, anche i brani dei Salvatori dell'Anima sono stati influenzati dal blues e dal gospel. Quando è iniziato il blues che conosciamo noi? Negli anni '20-'30 del '900, giusto? Allora il mio è un ritorno agli anni '20-'30. Non c'ero, in quel periodo; magari c'era il mio spirito».

Prima di lei i brani dei Soulsavers sono stati cantati, tra gli altri, da una voce particolare come quella di Mark Lanegan. Confronto difficile o no?
«La voce di Mark nel disco It's not how far you fall... del 2007 è quello che mi ha colpito dei Soulsavers, il polo d'attrazione. Se non fosse stato per lui, ora non sarei in tour con Rich e gli altri. Lanegan - che ammiro molto - ha una personalità vocale al pari di Johnny Cash, Nick Cave e Billie Holiday. Fa parte di quei cantanti che ti impongono di ascoltarli e ti trasportano in un altro luogo. Viaggiare con loro è affascinante e mi piace il posto dove mi portano».
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 08 November 2015 - 17:11:21
2015-11-08 - La Stampa (Italy) - Dave Gahan: rinasco senza i Depeche Mode sotto il segno del blues

[Thanks to someone named Sabrina Meggiato for uploading this article in Facebook group 'Depeche Mode Forum Italia (il gruppo)'.]

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-11-08%20-%20La%20Stampa%20Italy%20-%20Dave%20Gahan%20rinasco%20senza%20i%20Depeche%20Mode%20sotto%20il%20segno%20del%20blues.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-11-08%20-%20La%20Stampa%20Italy%20-%20Dave%20Gahan%20rinasco%20senza%20i%20Depeche%20Mode%20sotto%20il%20segno%20del%20blues.jpg.html)

http://www.lastampa.it/2015/11/08/spettacoli/dave-gahan-rinasco-senza-i-depeche-mode-sotto-il-segno-del-blues-JBGe1wjDBekaMbcU82uZWJ/premium.html

Dave Gahan: rinasco senza i Depeche Mode sotto il segno del blues
Il nuovo disco “Angels and Ghosts” con i Soulsavers
BRUNO RUFFILLI

«Alla fine questo è quello che vogliamo, no? Sentire buona musica». Dave Gahan, 53 anni, di buona musica ne ha sentita e cantata parecchia: con i Depeche Mode, per tre decenni; in proprio, in due dischi solisti; con i Soulsavers, in due album. L’ultimo, Angels and Ghosts, è uscito da poco ed è stato presentato a Milano in un concerto tutto esaurito. Gahan è il prototipo della rockstar: gentile e professionale, arriva però con la sua mezz’ora di ritardo, scortato da un manager assai burbero. Ve...
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 08 November 2015 - 19:52:03
2015-11-08 - Sky (Italy) - Dave Gahan torna a collaborare con i Soulsavers

http://video.sky.it/news/spettacolo/dave_gahan_torna_a_collaborare_con_i_soulsavers/v260019.vid

Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 09 November 2015 - 19:13:22
2015-11-09 - Tgcom24 (Italy) - "Senza i Soulsavers non sarei più stato con i Depeche Mode"

http://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/spettacolo/dave-gahan-senza-i-soulsavers-non-sarei-piu-stato-con-i-depeche-mode-_2142821-201502a.shtml

Dave Gahan: "Senza i Soulsavers non sarei più stato con i Depeche Mode"
Dopo un affollato concerto al Fabrique di Milano, il cantante ha presentato l'album "Angels & Ghosts". Tgcom24 lo ha incontrato
di MASSIMO LONGONI

Angeli e fantasmi. Dave Gahan si prende una pausa dai Depeche Mode scandagliando con i Soulsavers il proprio intimo, in un continuo dualismo tra speranza e disperazione, luce e buio. "Angels & Ghosts" è il secondo lavoro con il gruppo di Rich Machin. "Amo lavorare con i Depeche Mode - dice a Tgcom24 -, ma come artista avevo bisogno di rischiare. Senza questa esperienza non avrei potuto più lavorare con i Depeche".

E' inevitabile cercare di associare alla figura di Gahan il suo gruppo di origine, ma per lui questo è un progetto che vive di vita propria e che merita ogni attenzione possibile. E' per questo che a differenza del primo album realizzato con Rich Machin due anni fa, questa volta ha voluto che il suo nome fosse in copertina. Ma è anche per questo che nelle interviste chiede che ci si concentri su questo gruppo e non "sull'altro", e che nell'affollatissimo concerto al Fabrique di Milano hanno trovato posto solo due canzoni dei Depeche Mode sulle sedici della scaletta. Messe come ultimi bis per accontentare le richieste del pubblico ma anche perché in quel contesto erano perfettamente compatibili, essendo "Walking In My Shoes" e "Condemnation" in linea per temi e atmosfere con la poetica dei Soulsavers.

Il segreto della buona riuscita di questo sodalizio artistico? La spontaneità. "Probabilmente la parte più importante è che non avevamo piani. Lo abbiamo fatto perché volevamo farlo" spiega Machin e Gahan rincalza: "Nell'ultimo mese che abbiamo parlato con i giornalisti mi sembrano che tutti abbiano avuto una reazione travolgente riguardo le nuove canzoni e la musica. Credo che dipenda dal fatto che tutti abbiamo bisogno di buona musica". Un rapporto alla pari, dove Gahan e Machin si ispirano a vicenda. "Lui mi fornisce idee che mi ispirano - spiega il cantante -. Da lì parte tutto, senza di lui non andrei da nessuna parte. Poi le canzoni si strutturano, crescono... entrano gli archi e altri strumenti. Alla fine io mi sento un po' come il protagonista di un film di David Lynch".

Soddisfazione personale e artistica unita al gradimento di critica e pubblico. C'è la possibilità che i Soulsavers portino via Gahan ai Depeche Mode? "Io sto benissimo con i Depeche Mode e con Martin Gore c'è tutt'ora un'intesa artista straordinaria - spiega Dave -. Però se non ci fossero stati questi lavori con i Soulsavers credo che non avrei potuto lavorare ancora con i Depeche Mode. Un artista deve rischiare tutto quello ha, buttarsi in acqua e nuotare. Aver lavorato e scritto con altre persone, negli ultimi 15 anni è stato per me un regalo inestimabile".

Per questo anche nel pieno degli ultimi impegni con i Depeche (album e tour mondiale), dopo aver pubblicato il primo lavoro "The Light The Dead See" nel 2012, Gahan non ha mai smesso di lavorare con Machin. "Finito il primo album avevamo già alcune canzoni pronte per questo - dice -, alcune delle quali sono state pubblicate e altre sono rimaste fuori". Ci sarà quindi un terzo capitolo? Molto probabile, tanto Machin che Gahan se lo augurano, e riferendosi a Mark Lanegan, che con i Soulsavers aveva realizzato due album prima di lui, butta lì un'ipotesi... "Lui è uno dei cantanti che ammiro di più - sottolinea il cantante -, magari nel prossimo album io canto il lato A e lui il lato B!". Potrebbe essere un'idea mica male...
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 09 November 2015 - 19:14:48
2015-11-09 - DPA (Germany) - Depeche-Mode-Sänger Dave Gahan glaubt an gute Geister

https://www.dpa-video.com/video/12429831/dave-gahan-sitzt-ein-kleiner-geist-auf-1
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/dave-gahan-sitzt-ein-kleiner-geist-auf-der-schulter-1.2728365
http://www.weser-kurier.de/deutschland-welt/deutschland-welt-vermischtes_artikel,-Depeche-Mode-Saenger-Dave-Gahan-glaubt-an-gute-Geister-_arid,1248165.html

Depeche-Mode-Sänger Dave Gahan glaubt an gute Geister

Depeche-Mode-Frontmann Dave Gahan (53) glaubt an Geister - zumindest an gute Geister, die einem helfen, im Leben zurechtzukommen. "Das ist für mich nicht gruselig", sagte er der Deutschen Presse-Agentur.
"Irgendwie tippt dir jemand auf die Schulter und hilft dir so, den nächsten Schritt im Leben zu machen." Er selbst habe das schon erlebt, sagte Gahan. Oft steckten solche Geister auch in anderen Menschen oder Dingen um einen herum.
Engeln und Geistern spürt Gahan auch in seinem aktuellen Album mit dem britischen Musikprojekt Soulsavers nach. Es heißt nämlich "Angels and Ghosts".
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 09 November 2015 - 19:16:21
2015-11-09 - Radio 105 (Italy) - “SOLO IN ITALIA POTEVO AVERE UN’ACCOGLIENZA COSÌ”

http://www.105.net/video/190320/Dave-Gahan-a-105-all-Una.html

DAVE GAHAN A 105 ALL’UNA: “SOLO IN ITALIA POTEVO AVERE UN’ACCOGLIENZA COSÌ”
L’indomani del trionfale concerto al Fabrique di Milano, il celebre artista inglese ha lanciato del nuovo album con i Soulsavers e ha svelato l’identità dell’autrice della copertina.

“Dave Gahan a 105 all’Una: “Solo in Italia potevo avere un’accoglienza così”. In onda con Daniele Battaglia per una puntata specialissima di 105 all’Una c’era il frontman dei Depeche Mode, che dal 2012 ha trovato una dimensione artistica parallela alla guida dei Soulsavers.
E’ infatti sulla scorta del singolo “All of this and Nothing” che il nuovo album “Angels & Ghosts” ha trovato la strada del successo in tutto il mondo, inclusa l’Italia, Paese amatissimo da Mr. Gahan al punto da esser scelto come tappa “clou” di una staffetta live che ha già toccato New York, Londra, Berlino e Parigi. “E’ stato davvero qualcosa di speciale”, ha detto l’artista britannico, “In un certo senso ho pianificato di farlo così, cioè di farlo finire a Milano. Sapevo che i fan, il pubblico mi avrebbe accolto bene e si sarebbe creata un’atmosfera speciale. E’ difficile spiegarlo, succede solo in Italia”.
”Angels & Ghosts”, il nuovo album dei Soulsavers. Arrivato alla fine di ottobre, e concepito in due parti proprio come un disco in vinile, il nuovo capitolo della saga di Dave Gahan & Soulsavers è intenso, struggente, autobiografico che intercetta blues, elettronica così come sofisticati empirei orchestrali, e persino il gospel. Uno degli elementi dominanti, oltre alla maturità compositiva, espressiva e personale di Dave Gahan, elemento che trasuda in ogni singola traccia, è l’amore, “una via di fuga dalle tenebre”, spiega.
“La si può trovare in un sacco di cose (la via di fuga, ndr), ma alla fine bisogna consentire all’amore di entrare nella nostra vita”. Insomma, in questo lavoro ci sono le luci, e naturalmente le ombre, del Dave Gahan di oggi, perché “i testi parlano anche di un lato più oscuro di me, che mi tormenta”. La copertina? Come ha rivelato Dave Gahan, si tratta di una foto che ha scattato in precedenza sua figlia per un progetto scolastico. Buon sangue non mente.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 11 November 2015 - 02:09:51
2015-11-09 - ČT1 (Czech Republic) - Zprávy ve 12

http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/10253066674-zpravy-ve-12/215411012001109

[Report on the Soulsavers album.]
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 11 November 2015 - 17:38:17
2015-11-10 - Panorama (Italy) - “Depeche Mode e Soulsavers sono progetti complementari”

http://www.panorama.it/musica/dave-gahan-depeche-mode-e-soulsavers-sono-progetti-complementari/

Dave Gahan: “Depeche Mode e Soulsavers sono progetti complementari”
Il carismatico frontman si è raccontato a Milano in occasione del concerto al Fabrique

l nuovo album "Angels & Ghosts"è il seguito dell’acclamato "The Light the Dead See" del 2012
Il concerto al Fabrique di Milano di Dave Gahan, straordinaria voce dei Depeche Mode, insieme ai Soulsavers(al secolo Rich Machin), con una nutrita formazione di dieci elementi,  ha confermato la bontà di questo side project.  E’ stata una delle prime occasioni per ascoltare dal vivo i brani del nuovo album Angels & Ghosts, il seguito dell’acclamato The Light the Dead See del 2012, che segna un’evoluzione del loro sound, con alcuni elementi di matrice gospel e blue in continuità con Delta Machine dei Depeche Mode. I brani, nati attraverso lo scambio di demo e di idee dai propri studi a Manhattan e nella campagna inglese, sono accomunati da raffinate orchestrazioni e dal forte impatto live. Tra Dave Gahan e Rich Machin l’intesa è perfetta, come ha confermato l’incontro con la stampa a Milano in occasione del concerto al Fabrique.

La copertina del disco

“L’artista, della copertina è in realtà è mia figlia. Non è stata pensata apposta, lei doveva fare un progetto per la scuola e così mi ha tartassato  facendomi molte foto. Il tema era quello di fotografare una persona mostrandone le diverse personalità. Il risultato mi è piaciuto molto. Quando le ho chiesto se potevo usarlo per la copertina era perplessa: ‘Mah, non so, cambierei molte cose’. In realtà le foto della cover sono proprio quelle fatte da mia figlia, con un leggero fotoritocco. E’ riuscita a cogliere la mia personalità,  la mia essenza, ma quello nella foto potrebbe essere chiunque: è una persona che prova sentimenti contrastanti. Sono molto orgoglioso del suo lavoro e immagino che anche lei, adesso che vede la sua foto sui cartelloni in giro per New York, sarà contenta”.

Le differenze tra Soulsavers e Depeche Mode
“La voce è la stessa in entrambi i progetti, ovviamente, ma nei pezzi dei Depeche scritti da Martin Gore devo entrare nella canzone, lui non mi dice mai come devo interpretarli e si fida al 100% di me, ma se non avessi fatto due dischi con Rich non sarei in grado di lavorare  e di scrivere con i Depeche Mode. Non fraintendetemi, mi piace moltissimo lavorare con loro, ma come artista mi piace rischiare tutto, buttarmi in acqua, sono stato fortunato a lavorare con persona diverse e incredibili. Se penso alla performance di Milano è stata piena di emozione  e di soddisfazione, ma anche di tristezza e di malinconia, perché è terminato, dopo due anni di lavoro intermittente, un album molto importante per me, che mi ha coinvolto profondamente a livello emotivo. Non escludo che ci sarà un terzo  capitolo dei Soulsavers”.

Mark Lanegan
“Mi piace moltissimo Mark Lanegan, è grazie  a lui che sono entrato in contatto con i Soulsavers, non sarei qui se non fosse stato per lui. Lui ha una voce che ha una caratteristica in comune con quelle di Jonny Cash, Nick Cave e Billie Holiday: sono cantanti che ti impongono di fermarti, di ascoltare quello che stanno cantando e che ti conducono all’interno dello spirito della canzone”

Cambiamenti tra il primo e il secondo disco dei Soulsavers
“Qual è l’upgrade? E’ come quando vai in albergo: se ti danno una stanza schifosa, ti lamenti e poi ti danno una suite. Scherzi a parte, c’è una naturale progressione tra i due album, non abbiamo mai smesso di scrivere insieme, anche se in mezzo ai due lavori c’è stato un album e un tour con i Depeche Mode. Ho scelto di mettere il mio nome sulla copertina  perché volevo che più persone possibili lo ascoltassero, ma non è assolutamente un album solista, è una collaborazione tra noi due. Senza Rich non vado da nessuna parte, mi dà idee che stimolano la mia immaginazione e poi da lì si parte. Abbiamo lavorato con tanti musicisti incredibili, ma Rich ha l’incredibile capacità di mettere insieme tutto, in modo che funzioni perfettamente”.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 11 November 2015 - 20:14:19
2015-11-11 - ČT24 (Czech Republic) - Kultura

http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ct24/kultura/1616980-dave-gahan-vydal-novou-desku-ale-bez-depeche-mode

Dave Gahan vydal novou desku, ale bez Depeche Mode

Britský zpěvák a frontman kapely Depeche Mode Dave Gahan vydal novou desku. Podruhé spolupracuje s producentským duem Soulsavers, pro které napsal a nazpíval skladby na novinku Angels and Ghosts. Zvuk se téměř obejde bez syntezátorů, někdy stojí na jednoduchých kytarách, jindy je košatě symfonický, zabrousí i do sympaticky primitivního blues. A Gahan už se nechal slyšet, že právě tato nahrávka ho jako zpěváka úplně osvobodila a nová zkušenost se promítne také do nových písní pro Depeche Mode.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 12 November 2015 - 21:11:22
2015-11-11 - ABC (US) - Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Last Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU2n1Ns5qBg
Shine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwYczWuCkg8
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 12 November 2015 - 21:19:55
2015-11-12 - Soulsavers - All of This and Nothing (Official Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXzppoqAaRc
http://imvdb.com/video/dave-gahan-soulsavers/all-of-this-and-nothing
https://vimeo.com/145891514

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 12 November 2015 - 21:22:57
2015-11-12 - Radio Capital (Italy) - Whatever (Dave Gahan interview)

http://www.capital.it/capital/radio/programmi/Whatever/2509684/3768442



2015-11-12 - Synthetics nr.98 (Germany) - Dave Gahan Interview

[Bought by me, scanned by Stay Depeched (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=618).]

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 12 November 2015 - 21:33:00
2015-11-14 - Oui FM (France) - Dave Gahan interview

http://www.ouifm.fr/dave-gahan-soulsavers-linterview-de-thomas-causse-114/
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 14 November 2015 - 02:38:50
2015-11-14 - Radio 101 (Italy) - Interview Dave Gahan

http://www.r101.it/video/dettaglio/dave-gahan-a-r101
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 16 November 2015 - 23:25:59
2015-11-16 - Dave Gahan on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/DaveGahan/photos/a.10150571966631475.373964.7010786474/10153271815261475/?type=3
https://www.facebook.com/soulsavers/photos/a.10151827400544078.1073741825.6402614077/10153818750564078/?type=3

An update on the vinyl release of 'Angels & Ghosts' --
While we intended to release 'Angels & Ghosts' last month, there were issues with production, and the audio quality of the vinyl we received just didn't meet our expectations. We decided to start over with production instead of putting out sub-par vinyl. We're pleased to announce that the issues have been resolved and 'Angels & Ghosts' will be available worldwide on vinyl December 18th. Thanks for your patience -- we promise it'll be worth the wait.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 19 November 2015 - 21:10:00
2015-11-16 - Roughtrade (UK) - ANGELS AND GHOSTS

http://www.roughtrade.com/albums/97418

DAVE GAHAN AND SOULSAVERS
ANGELS AND GHOSTS
While enjoying a short break from Depeche Mode, singer Dave Gahan reunited with production crew Soulsavers for a second collaboration album, 'Angels and Ghosts'. The new album, credited to Dave Gahan and Soulsavers, began life as the singer and group member Rich Machin shared song ideas from their respective homes in New York City and rural England. They recorded the LP at Los Angeles' Sunset Sound and New York's Electric Lady, as well as other studios around the world.
LP - Limited to 1500 copies.

LP PRE-ORDER (18/12/2015) BUY £19.99
CD RELEASED 23/10/2015 BUY £11.99
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 19 November 2015 - 21:19:43
2015-11-19 - Electronic Beats (Germany) - watch dave gahan & soulsavers live

[It seems they reuploaded parts of the livestream, after deleting the full livestream after 24 hours.]

http://www.electronicbeats.net/tv/watch-dave-gahan-soulsavers-live/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg2xT20ZrB8
http://www.tonspion.de/neues/neueste/6278736

Stream: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Konzert vom 30.10.2015 in Berlin
Eindrücke des Konzerts des Depeche Mode-Frontmanns
Zum zweiten Mal hat Depeche Mode-Frontmann Dave Gahan mit seinen Kumpels Soulsavers ein gemeinsames Album aufgenommen und es im Rahmen einer kleinen Club-Tour vorgestellt. Hier könnt ihr vier Songs vom Konzert in Berlin sehen und hören.
Wenn Dave Gahan auf Tour geht, muss man sich ranhalten. Nur wenige Minuten nach Bekanntgabe seiner Club-Tour mit den Soulsavers war das Konzert im Berliner Tempodrom komplett ausverkauft. Ganz klar: DM-Fans sind extrem gut vernetzt und informiert und das Tempdrom ist eben kein Olympiastadion.
Trotzdem gibt es gute Neuigkeiten für alle, die keines der begehrten Tickets mehr ergattern konnten. Telekom Electronic Beats zeigt das Konzert vom 30.10.2015 im Berliner Tempodrom in voller Länge.
Hier gibt es einen Teaser mit vier Songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg2xT20ZrB8

Setlist
01. In The Morning
02. Shine
03. You Owe Me
04. Tempted
05. Tonight
06. All Of This And Nothing
07. Presence Of God
08. Just Try
09. Don’t Cry
10. The Last Time
11. Take Me Back Home
12. My Sun
Zugaben:
13. Kingdom
14. Dirty Sticky Floor
15. Condemnation
16. Walking in My Shoes

Es ist bereits das zweite Mal, dass der charismatische Frontmann mit seiner Zweitband ein Album aufgenommen hat. Nach "The Light The Dead See" (2012) erscheint am Freitag  "Angels & Ghosts". Zu dem musikalischen Seitensprung war es bei einer Depeche Mode-Tour gekommen, bei denen die Soulsavers den Support-Slot spielten. Offenbar verstand man sich menschlich und musikalisch so gut, dass Gahan seitdem die Depeche Mode-freie Zeit nutzt, um mit den Soulsavers musikalisch neue Wege zu beschreiten und vor kleinerem Publikum spielen zu können, was mit seiner Hauptband schon lange nicht mehr möglich ist.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 19 November 2015 - 21:36:18
2015-11-19 - Instinkt (Czech Republic) - Vykročte z Temnoty

[Thanks to Recoil.cz (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=731) for buying this magazine for this forum!]

http://shop.tyden.cz/casopisy/detail/cislo/2_47_2015

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 22 November 2015 - 02:43:16
2015-11-19 - Orkus (Germany) - "Meine Söhne sind warscheinlich erwachsener als ich"

[Bought from onlinekiosk.de. Please note that Steffen Ruth has spread this interview across several media.]

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„Meine Söhne sind wahrscheinlich erwachsener als ich.“

Dave Gahan, 53, im Brotberuf seit Anfang der Achtziger Jahre Frontmann des englischen Synthie-Trios Depeche Mode und aktuell erneut als Sänger und Texter der (neben Ian Glover vordringlich aus seinem Hinter-den-Kulissen-soundtüftel-Landsmann Rich Machin bestehenden) Soulsavers am Start, sitzt mit wachen Augen und freundlich-interessierter Haltung am Tisch seines Zimmers in Robert De Niros Greenwich Hotel in TriBeCa. Es ist noch früh am Tag, vor sich hat Gahan einen großen Becher Kaffee sowie die New York Times. Man könnte mit ihm jetzt über Gott und die Welt reden, worauf es ansatzweise auch hinausläuft; das eigentliche Gesprächsthema jedoch ist das Soulsavers-Album Angels & Ghosts. Das klingt – verglichen mit dem Vorgänger The light the Dead see sowie den beiden früheren Gahan-Alleingängen – unerwartet positiv, mitunter fast schon euphorisch.

Orkus: Mister Gahan, haben Sie eigentlich noch Angst vor dem Tod?
Dave Gahan: Ja.

O: Ich bin überrascht. Ich dachte, dass jemand, der 1996 nach einer Drogenüberdosis minutenlang klinisch tot war und der 2009 in Windeseile von einem Blasentumor genas, sich für praktisch unsterblich hält.
DG: Schön wäre es ja. Ich bin nicht unsterblich. Es ist noch jedem passiert, oder? Ich hoffe aber stark, dass ich noch eine ganze Weile hier auf Erden bleibe. Um meine Zeit mit den Menschen und den Dingen im Leben zu verbringen, die ich liebe und die mir sehr viel bedeuten. Ich freue mich, dass ich am Leben bin. Und ich freue mich aufs Leben, auf alles, was kommt. Lange kam mir das Leben vor wie ein hastiges Rennen in Richtung einer Ziellinie, die es in Wirklichkeit nicht gab. Das ist vorbei. Die bösen Geister der Vergangenheit quälen mich nicht mehr.

O: Ihnen geht es momentan also gut.
DG: Mir geht es sogar richtig prächtig. Ich bin zum Beispiel wirklich glücklich über die "Delta Machine"-Tour mit Depeche Mode, die lief optimal. Martin Gore und ich, wir haben uns auf der Bühne sehr wohl zusammen gefühlt. Ich glaube, auch Martin tut es gut, älter zu werden. Soviel Schwung wie zuletzt hatten wir seit vielen Jahren nicht in der Band.

O: Dir tut es gut, älter zu werden?
Es gab Zeiten in meinem Leben, da war das anders. Da hat mich der Gedanke ans Alter geschreckt, teilweise fertig gemacht. Heute weiß ich, dass das Alter ein Geschenk ist. Ich lasse mich regelmäßig untersuchen, ich achte auf meine Gesundheit. Und manchmal vergesse ich, dass ich ein Mann in den Fünfzigern bin.

O: Woran liegt das?
DG: Im Kopf bin ich immer noch der Junge, der versucht, durchs Leben zu steuern.

O: Wird das so bleiben?
DG: Ich hoffe, das bleibt so, ja. Meine Kinder sagen immer, ich würde mich nicht wie ein Erwachsener benehmen. Ist doch besser, ich bleibe jung im Geiste als ein mürrischer, alter Sack zu werden. Meine Söhne sind wahrscheinlich erwachsener als ich.

O: Was treiben Ihre Kinder eigentlich so?
DG: Mein Sohn Jack ist 28, lebt in England und hat letztes Jahr geheiratet. Er ist sehr entspannt. Seine Frau und er scheinen sich toll zu verstehen. Jimmy ist 23 und Anfang des Jahres zu Hause ausgezogen. Er lebt jetzt hier in New York in einer WG, schreibt und will Filmemacher werden. Sehr smarter Kerl, unheimlich kreativ.

O: Und Ihre Tochter Stella Rose ist auch schon 16.
DG: Ja, die Kinder werden auch älter und machen immer mehr ihr eigenes Ding. Das fühlt sich manchmal seltsam an. Für was für eine Art von Leben sich die drei wohl letztlich entscheiden werden? Ich denke ab und zu daran, wie es bei uns daheim damals war. Meine Mutter hat vier Kinder großgezogen. Wir hatten nicht viel, aber sie schaffte es, sich, so gut wie es eben ging, um uns zu kümmern. Sie hat hart für uns alle gearbeitet, und immer schon habe ich ein sehr enges Verhältnis zu meinen Brüdern und meiner Schwester. Dies sind Dinge, die weißt du stärker zu schätzen, wenn mann ein gewisses Alter erreicht hat.

O: Deine Tochter singt auch. Würdest du es unterstützen, falls das ihr Berufswunsch wird?
DG: Na klar, warum denn nicht? Stella Rose singt großartig, ihre Stimme hat Seele. Ich bin selbst neugierig, ob sie mehr daraus machen will. Es ist natürlich ihr Leben, sie hat gerade echt Druck in der Schule und beginnt sich über Colleges zu informieren. Gleichwohl werde ich sie gern ein wenig anleiten und lenken. Neulich ist sie mit ihrer Musikschule bei einem kleinen Festival in Manhattan aufgetreten. Sie hat unter anderem Hallelujah von Leonard Cohen gesungen. Das ist kein einfaches Stück. Wenn ich im Bett liege, höre ich aus ihrem Zimmer oft, wie sie sich eines Liedes annimmt.

O: Kann die Teenagerin Stella Rose deiner Musik etwas abgewinnen?
DG: Die Kinder und vor allem meine Frau unterstützen mich sehr. Sie sind glücklich und erleichtert, wenn ich arbeite, keinen nerve, nicht zu viel grübele und Freude habe. Meine Tochter interessiert sich sogar sehr dafür, was ich mache. Angels & Ghosts hat sie sich von Anfang bis Ende angehört und währenddessen kein Wort gesagt. Dann meinte sie: „Wow, Dad. Du bist in einer Superverfassung, was?“

O: Du hast seit geraumer Zeit keine größeren Blessuren erlitten, geschweige denn ein weiteres Drama wie die Krebserkrankung 2009, als du operiert wurdest und ihr wochenlang pausieren musstet.
DG: Stimmt. Fast schon unheimlich. Ich kam nach der Tour heim und war in Superform. So kenne ich mich nicht. Üblicherweise versinke ich danach erst mal wochenlang tief in meinem eigenen Kopf und bin auch für meine Frau und die Kinder teilweise nicht zu ertragen. Diesmal war ich bester Stimmung und konnte ohne größere Pause gleich das neue Soulsavers-Album angehen. Ein paar Tage Ausschlafen, und schon schickte ich Rich Ideen, und er schickte Ideen zurück. Es lief alles total unkompliziert und rund.

O: Was hattet ihr für Angels & Ghosts im Sinn?
DG: Zunächst einmal sind wir ein echtes Team geworden. Wir arbeiten großartig zusammen, müssen überhaupt keine großen Diskussionen über die musikalische Richtung eines Songs mehr führen. Das entwickelt sich wie von selbst. Wir spürten beide, dass die Stimmung der Platte von Hoffnung und Optimismus geprägt sein würde. Unsere wesentliche Inspiration für dieses Album haben wir im Blues und Gospel gefunden. Wir wollten eine cinematisch klingende Produktion; einige dieser Lieder wären auch in einem Cowboy-Film nicht fehl am Platze.

O: Neun Stücke sind an sich wenig.
DG: Rich und ich lieben alte Vinyl-Platten. Die waren meistens auch nicht länger. Ich finde es herrlich, eine Schallplatte zu hören. Auflegen, hinsetzen, wirklich nichts anderes tun. Irgendwann aufstehen, die Platte umdrehen, weiter zuhören. Das ist meine liebste Art, Musik zu hören.

O: Der erste Song heißt Shine und ist eine Mischung aus Rock und Gospel, der letzte heißt My Sun und klingt eher zart. Beide Lieder tragen das Helle schon im Titel.
DG: Aus den dunklen Wolken, die mein Leben trübten, habe ich mich weitgehend hinaus an einen Ort navigiert, an dem ich stille Zufriedenheit spüre. Ich muss nicht mehr jeden Tag unter Höchstanstrengung einen Gipfel besteigen. Ich bin ganz froh und zufrieden damit, einfach gemütlich bergzuwandern. Ich möchte keine komischen, unerreichbaren Erwartungen mehr an mich und mein Leben stellen. Ich hatte so viel Schwein und auch tiefes Glück, dass ich das Schicksal keinesfalls mehr provozieren möchte. Ich bin wirklich dankbar für alles, was um mich herum in meinem Leben ist.

O: Das sind wahrlich neue Töne vom ewigen Pessimisten Dave Gahan.
DG: Ich weiß. Ich bin immer ein Mensch gewesen, der in allem nach dem negativen Aspekt gesucht hat. Diese Negativität ist seit meiner Krebsdiagnose viel schwächer geworden. Der Krebs war, im Gegensatz zu den schmerzhaften Wunden, die ich mir wegen meiner Süchte und meines Selbstzerstörungstriebs selbst zugefügt hatte, außerhalb meiner Kontrolle. Die Krankheit war ein Schock und hat mich aufwachen lassen. Ich weiß seitdem, was gut ist in meinem Leben und was ich noch stärker wertschätzen sollte: meine Frau und meine Kinder.

O: Welcher Song war der erste, den ihr für Angels & Ghosts geschrieben habt?
DG: Das war Shine. Die Grundidee hatte ich schon 2009, während der „Sounds Of The Universe“- Tour. Ich saß abends in Berlin in meinem Hotelzimmer, es war eine schöne Nacht, mir ging es wieder besser; plötzlich steckte diese Melodie in mir drin.

O: Ist Berlin ein besonderer Ort für dich?
DG: Auf jeden Fall. Ich habe viel Zeit in Berlin verbracht, und wenn wir dort spielen, ist es immer ein riesengroßes Fest für mich. Ehrlich: die Stimmung bei Konzerten in Berlin ist eine ganz besondere. Und überhaupt: die Stadt ist so voller Leben, und immer wieder verändert sie sich. Das inspiriert mich, aber es hat auch viele meiner Helden inspiriert, wie etwa David Bowie. Der hat ja nicht von ungefähr in Berlin gelebt.

O: Warum hast du Shine nicht für das Delta Machine-Album von Depeche Mode vorgeschlagen? Von der bluesigen und gospeligen Stimmung hätte es doch gut gepasst.
DG: Ich weiß. Als Rich und ich den Song fertig hatten, dachte ich auch: „Hmmm, spiele ich das jetzt Martin vor?“ Aber ich wollte die Nummer lieber für mich behalten. Auf der Soulsavers-Tour werden wir mit mir zehn Leute auf der Bühne sein, darunter sind drei Gospel-Sängerinnen. Das wird wuchtig.

O: One Thing ist eine richtige Liebesballade, mit dem vollen Programm aus Streichern und Piano.
Ein Song für deine Frau Jennifer?
DG: Ja. Wenn es sich richtig anfühlt, dann fühlt es sich richtig an. Ich erinnere mich noch genau an die Zeiten, in denen ich Dinge gesucht und gefunden habe, die mir nicht guttaten. Aber was man letztlich doch immer sucht, ist das Gefühl, sich einem Menschen wirklich verbunden zu fühlen.

O: Du singst in dem Stück: „Lay down next to me, so we can watch those tasteless shows on TV.“ Was für geschmacklose Fernsehsendungen guckst du dir denn am liebsten an?
DG: (lacht) Erwischt. Ich gucke total gerne Fernsehen, dabei kann ich so schön entspannen. Ich fühle mich von diesen Trash-TV-Sendungen oft ganz gut unterhalten. Es ist nicht so, dass ich nur diesen Müll gucke, aber es kommt vor. Ich finde es irgendwie irre und faszinierend zugleich, eine Sendung um das alltägliche Leben von irgendwelchen Menschen herum zu kreieren. Jennifer macht dann immer Witze, sie hasst solche Shows eigentlich, bleibt aber manchmal mir zuliebe vor dem Fernseher sitzen. Die Botschaft lautet: Wenn meine Frau bereit ist, sich mit mir diesen Reality-TV-Schrott anzugucken, muss sie mich wirklich lieben.

O: Worum geht es in All of This and Nothing, wenn du singst „I’m the dirt beneath your feet“? Auch um die Beziehung zu deiner Frau?
DG: Nein, der Song handelt davon, dass wir alle ein Teil von etwas sind, das größer und mächtiger ist als wir alle. Und dass wir selbst nur voller Demut durch unsere eigene kleine Welt stolpern. Es geht um dieses Gefühl, wenn du am Strand läufst und der Sand unter deinen Füßen knirscht, und neben dir krachen die Ozeanwellen.

O: Möchtest du in Mick Jaggers Alter, also mit Anfang 70, noch auf der Bühne stehen?
DG: Puh, das weiß ich noch nicht. Hut ab vor Mick und den Jungs, ich staune ehrfurchtsvoll über so viel Energie. Ich weiß, was es erfordert, dort oben zu stehen. Ich denke manchmal verstohlen an später, aber nicht in Bezug auf die Karriere. Ich hoffe vor allem, dass ich – jetzt, wo ich sie endlich zu schätzen weiß – meine Gesundheit behalte und dass die Menschen, die ich liebe, bei mir bleiben.

O: Bleibt ihr eurem Rhythmus treu? Darf man also 2017 mit einem neuen Album von Depeche Mode rechnen?
DG: Ich wüsste nicht, was dagegenspricht. Martin und ich haben uns erst kürzlich in Los Angeles getroffen und sehr lange über alles geredet, über unsere Familien, die Band, uns. Ich denke, gegen Ende des Jahres fangen wir konkret an, über das nächste Album zu sprechen. Ich kann mir vorstellen, dass wir spätestens im Herbst 2016 ins Studio gehen. Nach ein paar Jahren Stillstand wachsen wir als Band wieder. Daran möchten wir anknüpfen und am Ball bleiben.

Steffen Rüth
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 22 November 2015 - 03:23:29
2015-11-20 - Sonic Seducer (Germany) - Soulsavers live review

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 23 November 2015 - 20:58:43
2015-11-24 - France 2 (France) - Alcaline L'Instant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3u-UTwBXa4
http://www.france2.fr/emissions/alcaline/videos/dave_gahan_soulsavers_24-11-2015_991688
http://www.france2.fr/emissions/alcaline/diffusions/24-11-2015_423389

ALCALINE, L'INSTANT - DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS
ÉMISSION DU 24/11/2015

Dave Gahan – leader du groupe Depeche Mode – et sa voix plutôt mystique reviennent avec un nouvel album solo, Angels and Ghosts. Écrits en collaboration avec les Soulsavers, ces nouveaux titres sont sombres (comme à son habitude), teintés de gospel et de blues. Mystique, quoi. Et on n’en attendait pas moins de lui !



2015-11-24 - Teraz Rock (Poland) - W Klimacie Davida Lyncha

[Thanks to Marcelina Surmacewicz for scanning this.]

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 25 November 2015 - 21:32:42
2015-11-26 - Rock & All (Czech Republic) - Diagnóza: Depešák

[Many thanks to Recoil.cz (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=731) from Recoil.cz (http://recoil.cz/) for scanning this article for this forum!]

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Diagnóza: Depešák
Exkluzivní rozhovor s MARTINEM GOREM a především DAVIDEM GAHANEM k nové desce jeho projektu SOULSAVERS
(Marcel Anders, Pavel Zelinka, Michal Ferenc)
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 27 November 2015 - 00:53:41
2015-11-26 - Gioia (Italy) - DAVE GAHAN FRA ANGELI E FANTASMI

http://www.gioia.it/spettacolo/musica/dave-gahan-leader-dei-depeche-mode-nuovo-disco-angels-ghosts/

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DAVE GAHAN FRA ANGELI E FANTASMI
DAVE GAHAN NON È PIÙ CUPO NEL NUOVO ALBUM ANGELS&GHOSTS
Il leader dei Depeche Mode, ora però in veste di altra metà dei Soulsavers, ci parla del suo nuovo disco

Guardi Dave Gahan e pensi che chi è dotato di carisma non sarà mai fuori posto. Il leader dei Depeche Mode, oggi in veste di altra metà insieme a Rich Machin dei Soulsavers, è al 100 per cento una rockstar: per abbigliamento (skinny neri) e posa (mezzi sorrisi e silenzi). A 53 anni continua ad amare il suo lavoro mentre parla del nuovo disco, Angels & Ghosts (Columbia), dove racconta come in questo mondo sempre più digitale rischiamo tutti di smarrire la nostra spiritualità. Per farlo parte da una cover con la sua faccia, trasfigurata come in un dipinto di Francis Bacon.

C’è una storia dietro una copertina così d’impatto?
Sì, protagonista mia figlia Stella Rose. A 16 anni è già una fotografa dotata, mi ha tartassato per mesi chiedendomi di posare per un progetto scolastico. Io non ne avevo voglia, ma ha insistito fino a farmi cedere. Davanti al risultato ero sbalordito dalla forza delle immagini e ho pensato che fossero perfette per presentare Angels&Ghosts perché mostrano le emozioni contrastanti che ci sono in ognuno di noi.
 
Lei come cambia in veste di leader dei Depeche Mode e di cantante dei Soulsavers?
Il modo di cantare è lo stesso, cambia il modo di comporre. Come artista sento il dovere, a volte, di rischiare tutto, di buttarmi senza rete e a occhi chiusi. Questo ho fatto con i Soulsavers.
 
Il disco induce buone vibrazioni…
Sì, in effetti pur navigando su sonorità blues, la sensazione che arriva è di speranza, di positività. Non a caso la prima traccia s’intitola Shine ed è davvero piena di gioia. Forse oggi sono io a essere un po’ malinconico, perché il percorso cominciato due anni fa con i Soulsavers si è concluso ma ci sarà, spero, un nuovo capitolo.
 
Quindi rispetto ai suoi inizi, cupi e tormentati, come si sente oggi?
Un po’ cresciuto. Sono passato dai 16 ai 19 anni!
 
(Carlotta Sisti)
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 27 November 2015 - 02:26:46
2015-11-26 - Virgin Radio (Italy) - Soulsavers video interview

http://www.virginradio.it/video/video/191848/Dave-Gahan---Soulsavers-Virgin.html

DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS@VIRGIN RADIO: "I FAN ITALIANI SONO SPECIALI, TRASMETTONO AMORE" Il video con l'intervista esclusiva di Andrea Rock con Dave Gahan e Rich Machin che ci presentano l'album Angels & Ghosts

Il video con l'intervista esclusiva di Andrea Rock con Dave Gahan e Rich Machin che ci presentano l'album Angels & Ghosts
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 27 November 2015 - 02:53:16
2015-11-26 - Vevo (US) - Interview Video

http://www.vevo.com/watch/USQX91503257
http://www.contactmusic.com/dave-gahan/news/dave-gahan-interview_5068154

In this interview, Dave Gahan talks about his new album, soul and gospel music and how it's influenced him over the years.

Dave Gahan Cites David Bowie As His Ultimate Mood Lifter
There's always 'life on Mars' for Dave Gahan.

Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan has come a long way since his eighties hey-day with the synthpop band, and is now involved in a collective of a different species; Soulsavers unites elements of blues and soul within its electronic framework, but that's not all that's influenced Gahan on latest album 'Angels & Ghosts'.

The album was released by Dave Gahan & Soulsavers in October 2015 and marks their second collaboration after 2012's 'The Light the Dead See'. It has received a positive reaction so far, with much of the lyrics expressing disillusionment with the world as it is, yet with a very strong undercurrent of hope.

'My pit can go pretty deep. But over the years I've realised that it's a choice', Gahan explains, of the mood surrounding his music. 'Music has always helped me to rise out of whatever mood it is I may be in and it can change my mood immediately.'

An example of this happens to be David Bowie's smash hit 'Life On Mars', which Gahan cleverly references in track 5, 'One Thing'. A song that shines a beacon of optimism over Gahan's depressing musings as he contemplates the lack of togetherness human beings have.

'That song can always transform however I'm feeling', he says. 'Bowie's the one artist, I'd say, for many decades that's always surprised me and also lifted me. I have complete identification with his voice and his melodies.'

The album, featuring lead single 'All Of This And Nothing', is a far cry from his Depeche Mode era; the last album with whom was 2013's 'Delta Machine' which hit number 2 in the UK.

As for Soulsavers, whose permanent members are Rich Machin and Ian Glover, they've also just released an instrumental album entitled 'Kubrick'; a tribute to director Stanley Kubrick with tracks featuring names of different characters from his movies.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 28 November 2015 - 02:08:58
2015-11-27 - WDR (Germany) - Was Wichtig Ist

http://www.wdr2.de/veranstaltungen/was-wichtig-ist/index.html
http://www.wdr2.de/av/audiodavegahansaengervondepechemode100-audioplayer.html

Was ist wirklich wichtig im Leben? Für Depeche Mode-Sänger Dave Gahan ist es die Zeit, Musik intensiv zu hören.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 02 December 2015 - 01:30:07
2015-11-28 - 88.5 KCSN (US) - City Of Night with Mr. Shovel

http://www.kcsn.org/listen/archive2.php?showid=21&hostid=21&file=City_of_Night&date=20151128
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 02 December 2015 - 01:35:30
2015-12-01 - DPA (Germany) - Dave Gahan liebt Abwechslung

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXewN5h4dc0
https://www.dpa-video.com/video/12492532/depeche-mode-dave-gahan-liebt

Immer mit den gleichen Leuten im Studio zu sitzen, findet Dave Gahan langweilig. Der Frontmann von "Depeche Mode" stellt sich immer wieder gern neuen Herausforderungen.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 02 December 2015 - 04:36:13
2015-12-01 - Radio Wave (Czech Republic) - Soulsavers jsou Jekyll a Hyde popmusic

http://www.rozhlas.cz/radiowave/hudba/_zprava/soulsavers-jsou-jekyll-a-hyde-popmusic--1559712

Soulsavers jsou Jekyll a Hyde popmusic

Rich Machin a Ian Glover alias Soulsavers se v letošním roce rozjeli. Po desce Angels & Ghosts pokračující v jejich spolupráci s Davem Gahanem z Depeche Mode nabídli posluchačům téměř vzápětí filmově výpravné album Kubrick mířící zcela jiným směrem.
Rozdvojení osobnosti je v hudebním světě běžné, a pokud bereme v potaz finanční stránku fungování, často bývá pro muzikanty i nezbytné. Dvojice Soulsavers své vícevrstevnaté hudební cítění projevila v letošním roce nezvykle. Měsíc po vydání jedné řadové desky publikovala hned druhé dlouhohrající album. Žádný remixový apendix nebo soubor B stran singlů. Plnohodnotný materiál postavený na roveň tomu, který vyšel na měsíc starém předchůdci. Rich Machin a Ian Glover se před lety nadchnuli do filmů Stanleyho Kubricka, a tak se vedle tvorby písniček dohromady s Davem Gahanem, zpěvákem Depeche Mode, průběžně věnovali i skládání instrumentálních kompozic inspirovaných atmosférou režisérových počinů.
Ještě než se definitivně zasníme, pojďme se podívat na pro mnohé možná nečekanou kooperaci předáka původně temné elektropopové kapely a DJů a producentů, kteří začali náhle skládat písničky. Jejich cesty, myšleno Gahana i Soulsavers, z elektronického hájemství mají až překvapivě velké množství společných bodů. Zpomalili, pustili si akustické nástroje k tělu a tím pádem i přijali tradiční stylové kánony. Tím základním se zdá už definitivně blues. Gahan k němu poprvé přičichl s Depeche Mode na „feťáckém“ albu Songs Of Faith And Devotion a není divu, že současné miniturné Gahana se Soulsavers zakončovala kapela právě dvěma písničkami z této 22 let staré desky.
Na první společné desce Dave pouze nájemně otextoval a následně nazpíval své party k předem složeným instrumentálním podkladům, letos už stál u samého zrodu skladeb. Možná i z toho důvodu dostoupila baladičnost tracků Soulsavers svého vrcholu. Vintage poloha s bluesovými, soulovými, až gospelovými pasážemi může připomínat klidnější tvář The Bad Seeds nebo Richarda Hawleyho. Velká gesta a textové obrazy plné andělů a partnerských vztahů pak jsou neodmyslitelně spjaté s Depeche Mode. Je tedy Angels & Ghosts staromilská deska? Možná víc, než kapela původně zamýšlela. Navíc jí nepomáhá, když se tu a tam nebezpečně brodí nánosy patosu.
Oproti „velké“ desce Angels & Ghosts působí instrumentální Kubrick jako submisivní, prudce melancholický sourozenec. Místo velkokapelního rockového zvuku s dechy tu dostávají prostor především atmosférické smyčce, klavír a teprve poté rytmika nebo elektrická kytara. Stanley Kubrick byl známý tím, že si potrpěl na muziku, která maximálním způsobem podtrhovala děj filmu. Pokud by měl sestavit scénář z hudby dodané Soulsavers, rozhodně by musel připravit výrazně melancholicky laděný snímek. Dvojice rezignovala na písňovou strukturu kompozic, jednotlivé tracky nemají ambici vyprávět příběhy, ale pouze nastiňovat silné nálady. Tohle zadání se Soulsavers podařilo naplnit pouze částečně, protože atmosféru si při poslechu užíváme, celkově se ale nemáme příliš čeho zachytit. Celá kolekce propluje elegantně sluchovody a téměř nic dalšího se nestane. A takový efekt by si režisér Kubrick skladbám na svou oslavu rozhodně nepřál.

Hodnocení: 65 %
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts (Columbia / Sony Music, 2015)
Hodnocení: 60 %
Soulsavers – Kubrick (San Quentin / Mystic, 2015)
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 08 December 2015 - 02:12:07
2015-12-07 - Dave Gahan on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/DaveGahan/photos/a.10150571966631475.373964.7010786474/10153302517531475/?type=3&theater

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New video coming Thursday
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 10 December 2015 - 20:11:12
2015-12-07 - Musikkpraksis (Norway) - Gahan's Andre Akt

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DAVE GAHAN
Verken knark eller kreft kunne knekke Dave Gahan (53). MP traff ham i New York, hvor han snakket om livet etter døden – med og uten Depeche Mode.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 11 December 2015 - 17:27:29
2015-12-10 - Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Shine music video

[https://www.facebook.com/jenniferskliasgahan/posts/1094103183935600:
Jennifer Sklias-Gahan: "Dave Gahan & Soulsavers premiere new video SHINE on VEVO tomorrow. Directed by our own James Rogers-Gahan created by James Rogers-Gahan, Woobens Celony & Absurdity Productions".]

Teaser: https://www.facebook.com/DaveGahan/videos/10153305374366475/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP38Z1QfkYw

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-gahan-and-soulsavers-illuminate-new-york-city-in-shine-video-20151210

Dave Gahan and Soulsavers Illuminate New York City in 'Shine' Video
Depeche Mode singer basks in the glow of small scenes of city life
By Jon Blistein

Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan basks in the illustrious, inspiring light of New York City in the new video for "Shine," off his album with production duo Soulsavers, Angels and Ghosts.
The clip cuts between myriad NYC moments and Gahan and model Rebekah Underhill sauntering around a room beautifully lit by dangling filament bulbs. It's a simple set of visuals, but Gahan's chilling vocals and the song's smoldering guitar pair perfectly with shots of chess players and painters in Washington Square park and a couple gazing across the Hudson river at sunset.
"Shine" opens Angels and Ghosts, and in an interview with Rolling Stone, Gahan said the melody and loose lyrical idea came to him after a Depeche Mode concert in Berlin.
"It was one of those nights where, on the stage, everything just felt great," he said. "When I got back to the hotel that night, this melody was spinning around in my head. I threw it into my phone and when [Soulsavers'] Rich [Machin] sent me that guitar, I remembered this thing, and the two just came together very fast. 'Shine' really set the record up, so we made it the first song."
Angels and Ghosts, released in October, serves as an extension of Gahan and Soulsavers' 2012 collaboration, The Light the Dead See. While Depeche Mode have been enjoying a short break, Gahan said he and Martin Gore were interested in making another record, and added, "sometime next year I wouldn't be surprised if we were back in the studio."
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 14 December 2015 - 23:04:30
2015-12-13 - Ulisse magazine (Italy) - RISCHIARE TUTTO È LA MIA PASSIONE / I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT RISKING EVERYTHING

http://www.alitalia.com/Business/Images/180-72217PDFUlisse_dicembre_2015.pdf

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DAVE GAHAN
RISCHIARE TUTTO È LA MIA PASSIONE
di Tommaso Toma

Con l’immancabile aurea di fascino, il front man dei Depeche Mode si presenta sulla terrazza di un top hotel milanese. Un’enorme vetrata è alle spalle di Dave che da quassù si gode la nuova vista di Porta Nuova e ci parla entusiasta dall’ultima data del suo breve ma intenso tour (tutto esaurito) e di “Angels&Ghosts”, l’album registrato assieme ai Soulsavers, dove lui è davvero l’assoluto
protagonista.
A proposto di visioni, com’è nata la copertina del disco, dove sei ritratto in maniera davvero inusuale?
La foto, anzi le foto le ha scattate mia i glia. La cosa non è nata di proposito, lei doveva fare un progetto per la scuola, il cui tema era ritrarre le diverse personalità di un individuo. Alla i ne mi ha
proposto il suo lavoro e il risultato mi è piaciuto subito perché ha certamente colto la mia essenza, ma in realtà il suo lavoro potrebbe rappresentare qualsiasi altra persona che prova diversi sentimenti.
Hai appena i nito il tuo breve tour, come ti senti?
Favolosamente, questo concerto milanese è stato pieno di emozioni e di soddisfazioni, ma anche di tristezza e di malinconia, perché è terminato, dopo due anni di lavoro intermittente, un album molto importante per me, che mi ha coinvolto profondamente a livello emotivo.
Ieri sera sei stato assolutamente a tuo agio con i Soulsavers, ci sono differenze tra il modo in cui canti con loro e la tua band storica?
Quando canto con i Depeche, Martin Gore mi afi da le sue composizioni e non mi dice mai come dovrei cantare, lui mi lascia completa libertà espressiva. Se non avessi fatto questi due album con
Rich non sarei in grado di scrivere canzoni per i Depeche. Ma non fraintendetemi, mi piace lavorare con la mia band, ma come artista mi piace rischiare tutto!
Questa è la seconda volta che collabori con i Soulsavers, è cambiato qualcosa rispetto alla prima volta?
Non molto… i testi sono meno cupi…forse sono cresciuto un pochino, sono passato dai sedici ai diciannove anni!

DAVE GAHAN
I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT RISKING EVERYTHING
by Tommaso Toma

With an unmistakably fascinating aura, Depeche Mode’s front man introduced himself on the terrace of one of Milan’s top hotels. With the enormous window at his back offering the new view of Porta Nuova, Dave enthusiastically tells us about the last date on his short but intense tour (sold-out everywhere) and “Angels & Ghosts”, the album he’s recorded with the Soulsavers, on which he is truly the absolute star.
On the subject of new views, where did the idea for the album cover come from? It’s so unusual.
The photo, or rather, the photos were taken by my daughter, not with the intention of making an album cover. She was doing a school project and the subject was portraying the different aspects of an individual.
When she’d finished she showed her work and I really liked it because it certainly grasped the essence of me, but her work could equally as well portray other people who feel differently.
How do you feel now you’ve finished your brief tour?
Fabulous, the Milan gig was really satisfying, full of emotion, but a bit of sadness and melancholy too, because it was the end of two years of on-and-off work, an album very important to me and that involved me at a deeply emotive level.
Yesterday evening you could see you were totally at ease with the Soulsavers. Are there many differences between how you sing with them and how you sang in your old band?
When I work with Depeche, Martin Gore hands me his songs and never says anything about how I should sing them. He gives me total freedom of expression. If I hadn’t made these two albums with Rich I wouldn’t be able to write songs for Depeche, but don’t get me wrong when I say I love working with my band, but as an artist I love risking everything!
This is your second album with the Soulsavers, what’s changed since the first?
Not a lot… the lyrics are a bit less doomy… maybe I’ve grown up a bit, from sixteen to nineteen years old!
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 14 December 2015 - 23:14:17
2015-12-14 - Dave Gahan on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/DaveGahan/photos/a.10150571966631475.373964.7010786474/10153312970546475/?type=3
http://www.amazon.com/Angels-Ghosts-Vinyl-Gahan-Soulsavers/dp/B0157ELG2E

‘Angels & Ghosts’ will be available on vinyl this Friday. Pre-order your copy here: http://smarturl.it/angelsghosts_vinyl
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 14 December 2015 - 23:53:29
2015-12-14 - DPA (Germany) - Weihnachten mit Dave Gahan

https://www.dpa-video.com/video/12529087/weihnachten-mit-dave-gahan
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/weihnachten-mit-dave-gahan-1.2781702
http://www.allgemeine-zeitung.de/mediathek/videos/aktuelles/weihnachten-mit-dave-gahan_4660356283001.htm
http://www.nwzonline.de/videos/weihnachten-mit-dave-gahan_a_6,0,1394945366.html
http://www.newsplay.de/video/Newsplay/Panorama/video-Weihnachten-mit-Dave-Gahan-Stars-dpa-Erlebnisse-Zuhause-Video-privat-Geschenke-863158.html
http://www.noz.de/video/24376/Weihnachten-mit-Dave-Gahan
http://www.pz-news.de/video-uebersicht/news-videos_video,-Weihnachten-mit-Dave-Gahan-_ckvid,80329.html
http://www.wiesbadener-kurier.de/mediathek/videos/aktuelles/weihnachten-mit-dave-gahan_4660356285001.htm
http://www.badische-zeitung.de/videos/p1873832531/l1704115733/t4660320885001/Neueste/Weihnachten_mit_Dave_Gahan
http://www.echo-online.de/mediathek/videos/aktuelles/weihnachten-mit-dave-gahan_4660356242001.htm
http://www.freiepresse.de/VIDEOS/?bctid=4660356286001&bclid=44011753001&bcpid=&referer=cw&seo_video_title=Weihnachten%20mit%20Dave%20Gahan
http://www.giessener-anzeiger.de/mediathek/videos/aktuelles/weihnachten-mit-dave-gahan_4660356261001.htm
http://www.watch4.com/videos/58881-weihnachten-mit-dave-gahan
http://video.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/detail/videos/aktuelles/video/4660356267001/weihnachten-mit-dave-gahan
http://video.schwarzwaelder-bote.de/detail/videos/aktuelles/video/4660356277001/weihnachten-mit-dave-gahan
http://www.myfanbase.de/videos/1601173.html
http://www.zolanis.com/video/video/3097235-weihnachten-mit-dave-gahan/

Weihnachten mit Dave Gahan
Depeche-Mode-Sänger Dave Gahan feiert Weihnachten in New York. In diesem Jahr wird seine ganze Familie mit dabei sein. Eine wichtige Vorbereitung fehlt allerdings noch. «Ich muss meinem Manager noch Bescheid geben, einen Tisch zu buchen“.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 15 December 2015 - 00:34:18
2015-12-14 - Sky Arte (Italy) - Dave Gahan and the Soulsavers su Sky Arte

http://guidatv.sky.it/guidatv/programma/mondoetendenze/magazinecultura/speciale-depeche-mode_427647.shtml
http://www.radiowebitalia.it/65307/cinema-tv-e-spettacolo/televisione/in-onda-su-sky-arte-il-docu-film-dave-gahan-and-the-soulsavers.html
http://tvzap.kataweb.it/news/148273/dave-gahan-and-the-soulsavers-il-docufilm-sul-nuovo-progetto-del-frontman-dei-depeche-mode/
http://www.movietele.it/post/dave-gahan-and-the-soulsavers-su-sky-arte

IN ONDA SU SKY ARTE IL DOCU-FILM ‘DAVE GAHAN AND THE SOULSAVERS’

Frontman dei Depeche Mode, probabilmente la band elettronica più popolare e longeva di sempre, Dave Gahan è un cantautore dall’inesauribile energia creativa che ha dovuto prendersi una pausa creativa dalla sua storica formazione per arricchirsi di nuova linfa. Con una nuova produzione originale Sky Arte HD realizzata con Sony Music, in onda in esclusiva e in prima visione mercoledì 16 dicembre alle 21.10, il canale Sky Arte HD (120 e 400 di Sky) presenta al grande pubblico la collaborazione discografica tra Dave Gahan e i Soulsavers, in occasione della presentazione del loro secondo album insieme, “Angels and Ghosts”, dopo il successo del loro primo “The Light The Dead See”.

Il docu-film, intitolato “Dave Gahan and The Soulsavers”, include interviste inedite e la performance di ben tre canzoni “All of this or Nothing”, “Shine” e “Tempted” introdotte dallo stesso Dave e registrate in esclusiva assoluta per Sky Arte HD, in un mix di blues, influenze soul e ricordi gospel.

Nel corso dell’intervista tra Dave Gahan e Rich Machin, deus ex machina dei Soulsavers, intervallata con delle performance live girate durante il concerto dei Soulsavers sul palco del Fabrique di Milano, si parla naturalmente di musica e della differenza che esiste tra esibirsi nei club e il suonare negli stadi, ma anche di emozioni e ricordi della vita privata.

Non mancheranno poi estratti del concerto dei Depeche Mode a Milano, con particolare attenzione alla performance di Dave, e immagini relative al line check, al soundcheck e al backstage accompagnate dalle parole di Rich Machin che racconterà l’allestimento del live show e la sua registrazione.

A seguire, alle 21.55, sempre su Sky Arte HD va in onda “Depeche Mode Live In Berlin”, la registrazione del fortunato live tenuto dalla band allo O2 World di Berlino il 25 e 27 novembre 2013, diretto dal regista Anton Corbijn, che da tempo collabora con la formazione.

“Depeche Mode Live In Berlin”, svolto nel corso del fortunato Delta Machine Tour, offre due ore di straordinario materiale live inedito. La tournée, che ha visto Depeche Mode esibirsi davanti a un totale di oltre 2,4 milioni di persone in 32 paesi del mondo, seguiva l’uscita di Delta Machine, acclamato tredicesimo album da studio della loro carriera che nel marzo 2013 aveva debuttato al numero uno in dodici paesi.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 18 December 2015 - 00:36:47
2015-12-16 - Sky Arte (Italy) - Dave Gahan Night

Half of the special, uploaded by the company who made it: https://vimeo.com/149427598

Clips of three song performances, uploaded by the company who made it ("All Of This And Nothing" is not shown in the special so it is a web-exclusive):
Shine: https://vimeo.com/156008803
Tempted: https://vimeo.com/156008807
All Of This And Nothing: https://vimeo.com/156008800

Smartphone-recorded fragments of the entire special being aired on TV:
https://www.facebook.com/sergio.pensa/videos/10208218229683443/ + https://www.facebook.com/sergio.pensa/videos/10208218450328959/
or
https://www.facebook.com/danilo.puleo/videos/10208024996886966/
https://www.facebook.com/danilo.puleo/videos/10208024913324877/
https://www.facebook.com/danilo.puleo/videos/10208024816882466/

Translation of the Soulsavers' actual words in the special, because apparently the dub in the video is inaccurate: https://www.facebook.com/depechemodeitaliaofficial/photos/a.153609684813813.1073741828.150742791767169/521077468067031/?type=3

Quote
In questi giorni abbiamo letto svariati messaggi di fan turbati da ciò che Dave avrebbe detto al giornalista di Sky in relazione al suo rapporto coi Depeche Mode. Stando a quanto recitato dalla voce che ha doppiato in italiano Gahan, quest'ultimo avrebbe parlato della sua band al passato, come se l'avventura coi Depeche Mode fosse ormai conclusa. Abbiamo esortato più volte i fan a non fidarsi delle traduzioni, soprattutto quando è palese che chi ha tradotto non conosce la materia che sta trattando. Purtroppo lo special di Sky è l'ennesimo episodio di come una cattiva traduzione possa gettare una luce inquietante su un discorso di routine, che non aggiunge nulla di nuovo a quanto tutti noi già conosciamo. Abbiamo visionato la versione in lingua inglese del programma, e tradotto per voi le vere parole pronunciate da Dave in persona, che nella versione italiana sono state travisate e hanno suscitato scalpore. Buona lettura!

"Coi Soulsavers, con Rich e tutti i musicisti che collaborano con noi, lavoro in modo più improvvisato, più spontaneo: scriviamo d'istinto, e anche se ognuno di noi scrive per conto suo, scriviamo insieme [...]. Coi Depeche il procedimento è diverso. Martin da tantissimi anni è l'autore principale delle canzoni, e io per tantissimi anni ne sono stato l'interprete: nel tempo sono state coinvolte anche altre persone, svariati produttori, ecc, cosa che ha
portato il sound ad evolversi, ma ovviamente prima di tutto vengono Martin Gore e Dave Gahan. Sono questi i due elementi che insieme costituiscono ciò che è il sound dei Depeche Mode. Martin scrive le sue canzoni, io scrivo le mie, e compongo le mie demo in modo diverso: scrivo assieme ad altre persone. In tutta onestà ho vissuto molte esperienze meravigliose coi Depeche Mode, abbiamo realizzato ottimi album, fatto cose che rappresentano più della metà della mia vita. Ma nel corso degli anni ho fatto anche dell'altro. Come ho detto prima, gli angeli mi hanno informato che dovevo continuare a crescere come musicista e artista, che dovevo lavorare con altra gente, uscire dall'ambiente in cui mi sentivo al sicuro. Se non l'avessi fatto, probabilmente avrei lasciato la band molti anni fa. Sarei stato costretto a farlo, perché sentivo che avevamo raggiunto il punto in cui, intorno al periodo di Exciter, non stavamo progredendo. Da
quel momento l'abbiamo fatto, abbiamo cambiato molte cose nel modo in cui lavoriamo - l'abbandono della band da parte di Alan Wilder è stato un colpo durissimo - ma se non avessi i Soulsavers adesso, sinceramente non so se starei ancora facendo musica, e non perché non mi piaccia più, ma perché in questo specifico momento della mia vita ho bisogno di fare cose che trovo fantastiche e non soltanto OK. Voglio continuare a progredire, e se mi capita di pensare: "Ecco, questa è una cosa che dovrei fare", non mi faccio più domande, mi ci butto, e per fortuna Rich è comparso nella mia vita qualcosa come 6 anni fa, e abbiamo realizzato un paio di album insieme, di cui andiamo molto orgogliosi. I musicisti con cui stiamo lavorando adesso dal vivo sono straordinari, è un'esperienza per me bellissima: faccio musica da così tanti anni e sto ancora imparando e crescendo, e resto ancora meravigliato da queste cose. E' molto bello".

Traduzione a cura di Claudia Smith (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=106) per Depeche Mode Italia - Official © - E' vietata la riproduzione anche parziale di questo testo senza indicare i dovuti crediti alla pagina facebook Depeche Mode Italia - Official.
Grazie a Last Violator (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1080) per averci reso disponibile la clip audio originale.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 20 December 2015 - 01:14:13
2015-12-17 - Rock & Folk #581 (France) - Dave Gahan & Soulsavers

[Downloaded from a website that illegally uploads magazine issues as PDF files.]

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"Bam!"
DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS
Le chanteur anglais passe du bon temps sans Depeche Mode et explique pourquoi en compagnie de son acolyte Rich Machin.

Et de deux albums pour Dave Gahan & Soulsavers qui, on l'a vérifié sur scène le mois dernier, vont très bien ensemble. La veille du concert à la Cigale (chroniqué dans R&F 580), le chanteur de Depeche Mode — ce projet parallèle en est bien un et ne fugmfie certainement pas son abandon du navire amiral barré par Martin Gore — et Rich Machin, le Soulsavers en chef, ont reçu Rock&Folk dans une suite capitonnée d'un palace parisien plutôt loin de tout. Pourtant, au-delà de l'alliage réussi de la voix de l'un au post-rock organique des autres, c'est une proximité flagrante, de coeur et d'esprit, qui est le nerf de leur paix.
Rien n'est figé
ROCK&FOLK : On blâme Internet, qui permet de pirater la musique, mais aussi d'échanger facilement des fichiers audio. On imagine que c'est ainsi que vous avez travaillé sur l'album...
Dave Gahan : Le fait est que c'est tout de même plus simple que d'envoyer des bandes par la poste, sur qui on ne part plus compter aujourd'hui.
Rich Machin : On n'a pas eu besoin de réserver trois mois de studio comme autrefois, avant de savoir ce qui allait en sortir.
Dave Caban : Ça tombe bien, aucun label ne nous aurait accordé un tel budget.
Rich Machin : Internet nous offre du temps et de la liberté... On bosse quand on veut.
R&F : A la fois, créer en sachant qu'on a une échéance, un idanning à respecter, peut être stimulant...
Dave Gahan : Ça évite surtout d'être complaisant avec soi-même. Avec Depeche Mode, beau-coup de choses prennent des plombes alors que souvent, la première idée était la bonne. On enregistre généralement une sorte de démo, avec une boite à rythmes, les accords plaqués, histoire de vérifier la tonalité et le tempo. A mes oreilles, ce premier jet, spontané, est souvent très bon. Puis on se met à arranger et la machine ralentit considérablement... Avec Rich, c'est différent. Notre rythme c'est : bars ! On fait ça. Il me donne des idées musicales avec de bons arrangements, mais j'ai beaucoup d'espace pour m'exprimer, rien n'est figé. Soulsavers, ce sont dix personnes sur scène et le tempo bouge, ça évolue.
R&F : A l'ancienne...
Dave Gahan : Lorsqu'on regarde ces vieux documentaires avec des musiciens des années 60 et 70 en train d'enregistrer, on comprend que leur méthode est la bonne. Les Rolling Stones en studio, par exemple. Au départ, c'est bancal, puis la chanson commence à se mettre en place et soudain, pan ! C'est totalement magique. On constate d'ailleurs combien Keith Richards en est responsable.
R&F : Votre collaboration aurait pu se résumer à : Soulsavers avec la voix de Depeche Mode. Ce qui est troublant, c'est que vous explorez d'autres territoires sur le plan vocal...
Dave Gahan : Travailler avec Depeche Mode n'a rien à voir avec ce que je fais avec Rich. C'est une grosse production et le résultat doit correspondre à des attentes. J'ai essayé d'enfoncer certaines portes depuis quelques années, tout en étant bien conscient de travailler avec quel-qu'un qui est un songwriter fantastique, qui enregistre des démos de ses chansons dans son coin, et s'attend à ce que le résultat final soit assez similaire. La vraie liberté que Martin me donne, c'est celle d'exprimer mes propres sentiments à travers ses compositions. Avec Soulsavers, même si je suis guidé par ce que compose Rich, tout vient de moi. C'est une putain de différence.
R&F : Dave, on pourrait penser que vous avez tout eu avec Depeche Mode. Qu'est-ce que Soulsavers a à vous offrir ?
Dave Gahan : Etre sur la même longueur d'onde est déjà un cadeau. Ce n'est pas qu'une affaire de style ou d'instrumentations, mais plutôt une belle connivence dans la façon de créer. Rich pilote le bateau mais les musiciens et moi-même savons ce que nous faisons dessus.
Rich Machin : Le véritable accomplissement, c'est d'avoir réussi à monter une formation encore meilleure que celle que j'imaginais au départ, en misant sur le talent de mes partenaires, et sans avoir à donner de directives.
R&F : Vous seriez donc de véritables sauveurs d'âmes ?
Dave Gahan : Trente-cinq ans que je chante et il m'est arrivé de ne plus savoir très bien pourquoi. Avec Soulsavers, j'ai l'impression que tout a un sens, et c'est si fort, sur le plan émotionnel, que j'ai du mal à l'exprimer avec des mots.
RECUEILLI PAR JEROME SOLIONY

Succès solo
Pour un Mick Jagger qui a essuyé des échecs cuisants avec tous ses albums sans Stones, d'autres ont su faire carrière en solo. Lou Reed a quitté le Velvet Underground pour devenir un rocker populaire. Idem pour Ige Pop, transfuge des Stooges, Peter Gabriel (Genesis), Dick Rivers (Chats Sauvages), Janis Joplin (Big Brouter & The Holding Company), Billy ldol (Generation X), Michael Jackson (Jackson 5), Eddy Mitchell (Chaussettes Noires), tee Cube/ Or Drc (NWA), Eric Rumina (Animais), Daniel Darc (Taxi Girl), sans oublier John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison et Ringo Starr (Beatles). Chez les falunes, citons Joan I Love Rock'n'Roll Jett (ex-Runaways), Bitirk sans Sugarcubes et Cher devenue star sans Sonny, son ex-mari.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 23 December 2015 - 21:00:40
2015-12-20 - M6 (France) - Absolument Stars (interview with Dave)

[Sadly, we don't have this video and it's not online.]
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 27 December 2015 - 22:16:35
2015-12-23 - El Pais (Spain) - “Hacer canciones es una necesidad de eso que llamamos alma”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/205245259993/permalink/10154964145454994/

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http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2015/12/16/actualidad/1450295035_739267.html

“Hacer canciones es una necesidad de eso que llamamos alma”
Dave Gahan, miembro de Depeche Mode, saca un segundo disco por su cuenta con Soulsavers
RAFA CERVERA

Hay una expresión que durante los últimos años ha ido cobrando peso en la música que hace Dave Gahan tanto por su cuenta como con Depeche Mode. Es la palabra inglesa soulful que en español solo puede traducirse como lleno de sentimiento. Angels and ghosts, segundo disco grabado en colaboración con Soulsavers es un buen exponente de ello. “Hacer canciones es una necesidad que básicamente procede de eso que llamamos alma o espíritu”, explica Gahan por teléfono. “Es esa fuerza que habitualmente nos habla, o por lo menos me habla a mí, y que nos dirige como humanos que somos. Esas sensaciones pueden fluir a través de la música. Johnny Cash, Ray Charles y Nick Cave son tres buenos ejemplos de ello Si hay una idea y le das la oportunidad para que se desarrolle, saldrá una canción”.

Ángeles, demonios, tentaciones y redención son algunas de las imágenes que proyecta su nuevo álbum, en el que la electrónica, al igual que en su primera colaboración con Soulsavers, The light the dead see (2012) no es la herramienta principal. “Lo que mencionas son imágenes que no van asociadas a ninguna religión concreta sino a mi fascinación ante la idea de que existe algún tipo de fuerza ante la que tenemos que responder. A través de esos símbolos hablo de hechos y de personas que han estado y están en mi vida”.

La vida de Gahan es un buen ejemplo de todos esos conflictos de carácter bíblico de los que hablan sus letras. Éxitos profesionales y fracasos personales, excesos y descarrilamientos casi mortales le han acompañado durante sus más de tres décadas con Depeche Mode. Solamente durante los últimos años del grupo, Gahan ha conseguido entenderse plenamente con el capitán del grupo, Martin Gore. “He tenido la gran suerte de poder trabajar con él durante todo este tiempo; y también con otra gente que ha sido fundamental a la hora de llevar el sonido del grupo a otros terrenos, como [los productores] Flood, Gareth Jones, Ben Hillier, Daniel Miller o [el exguitarrista del grupo] Alan Wilder, que fue determinante para que llegáramos a concebir álbumes como Violator (1990) y Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993). El hecho de que Martin y yo creemos música al margen de Depeche Mode nos permite seguir haciendo cosas juntos y volver a ello con ideas nuevas”.

Angels and demons tiene ese aire redentor que ha ido caracterizando su música. “El blues y el góspel son influencia básicas, pero también me inspiran nuevos grupos como Algiers, que mezclan ese sonido negro con un estilo industrial. Su primer disco contiene todo los elementos musicales que me interesan. Yo también busco hacer música que sea como una invocación, que me desbloquee y me haga seguir mis instintos sin saber cómo y dónde terminará la aventura”.

Su colaboración con Soulsavers nació casualmente. El entonces dúo y hoy proyecto liderado únicamente por Rich Machin, había grabado anteriormente discos de electrónica alternando vocalistas invitados como Josh Haden, Bonnie Prince Billie, Richard Hawley y, sobre todo, Mark Lanegan. Hace tres años Gahan entró en escena. “Después del primer disco juntos empecé a trabajar en Delta Machine con Depeche Mode y nos embarcamos en una gira, pero seguí componiendo canciones con Rich. En nuestro trabajo las únicas expectativas consisten en hacer buenas canciones y cuando nos dimos cuenta de que teníamos algunas de ellas, decidimos que había llegado el momento de grabar un nuevo álbum. Me gusta sentir que crezco como artista. Me gusta reescribir las reglas del juego y una manera de conseguirlo es trabajar con gente que, como Rich, supone aceptar nuevos retos”.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 30 December 2015 - 21:22:31
2015-12-27 - M6 (France) - Le 19:45

https://fr.news.yahoo.com/video/dave-gahan-la-voix-la-190800688.html

Dave Gahan : la voix de la pop anglaise
Le dernier album de Dave Gahan, le patron du groupe Depeche Mode est un des succès de cette fin d'année. Il fête ses 35 ans de carrière.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 30 December 2015 - 21:24:08
2015-12-29 - My Rock magazine (France) - Gospel Mecánique

[Thanks to KFDM (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=940) from Depeche-mode.be for scanning this.]

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 03 January 2016 - 00:19:16
2015-12-30 - Gigwise (UK) - 37 AMAZING, UNDERRATED ALBUMS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED IN 2015

http://www.gigwise.com/photos/104759/underrated-albums-of-2015-unheard---dave-gahan-say-lou-lou-bully

37 AMAZING, UNDERRATED ALBUMS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED IN 2015
The year's unsung, hidden gems - how many have you heard?

With the end of the year just a couple of days away, we couldn't let 2015 escape us without taking a moment to celebrate those brilliant albums that may have slipped under your radar. Move aside, Adele - let's give some attention to these undersung heroes.
You've heard from us and our very best albums of the year - and the rest of the world, for that matter. But what about those underrated gems that might passed you by? Or the albums that are so brilliant but just didn't get the attention or airplay they deserved? Well, right those wrongs before the year comes to an end.
Here are the 37 most underrated or underplayed albums of 2015 that you may not have heard.

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers  - Angels & Ghosts: The second collaboration between production duo Soulsavers and Depeche Mode icon Dave Gahan, this brilliant sonic territory where the blues and soul blend with electronica and alt-rock make the machines seem way more human. This release deserves far more attention, not only for the staggering meeting of minds, but the brilliant results within. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts: The second collaboration between production duo Soulsavers and Depeche Mode icon Dave Gahan, this brilliant sonic territory where the blues and soul blend with electronica and alt-rock make the machines seem way more human. This release deserves far more attention, not only for the staggering meeting of minds, but the brilliant results within.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 05 January 2016 - 17:48:43
2016-01-02 - Figaro n°22206 (France) - Dave Gahan, affranchi de Depeche Mode

[Thanks to KFDM (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=940) for scanning this for Depeche-mode.be.]

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http://www.lefigaro.fr/musique/2016/01/01/03006-20160101ARTFIG00063-dave-gahan-affranchi-de-depeche-mode.php

Dave Gahan, affranchi de Depeche Mode
Par Olivier Nuc

En signant Angels & Ghosts, élaboré avec le groupe Soulsavers, le chanteur de la formation anglaise a trouvé un souffle nouveau.

Chanteur d'un des groupes britanniques les plus populaires des trente-cinq dernières années, Dave Gahan s'épanouit autant en jouant les bêtes de scène dans les stades qu'en livrant des projets musicaux plus modestes. En l'absence de disque ou de tournée de Depeche Mode, il a poursuivi cette année une aventure entamée en 2012 avec la formation Soulsavers.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 11 January 2016 - 23:18:34
2016-01-04 - France 2 (France) - Alcaline, Le Mag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYzwdueVe8I
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 14 January 2016 - 19:04:19
2016-01-05 - Sonic Seducer Jahresrückblick (Germany) - Gospel Im Weltraum

[Thanks to KFDM (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=940) for scanning this for Depeche-mode.be.]

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Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 23 January 2016 - 01:17:10
2016-01-08 - Mix Magazine (US) - ‘Angels & Ghosts’  interview by Daniele Luppi

http://www.mixonline.com/news/profiles/dave-gahan-soulsavers-angels-ghosts/426448

Listening to Dave Gahan and Soulsavers’ latest album, Angels & Ghosts, it’s hard to believe it was created between their home studios—all but the strings and horns. The production duo’s Rich Machin creates the string sounds using a digital string package, which he plays on a keyboard to work out the parts. These ideas, along with reference pieces—for example, an Ennio Morricone soundtrack from the late ’60s—is what Machin takes to renowned composer Daniele Luppi. Having worked with Luppi for years, Machin has become versed in strings.
“[Luppi] has taught me how to listen to records, break them down, and identify individual strings,” Machin says. “Before [Luppi], I didn’t have the knowledge to really be able to understand how you built up a string sound.”
These sounds are prevalent on Angels & Ghosts, with six out of the nine songs having strings and horns performed by The Hollywood Strings & Horns Ensemble, and recorded in Sunset Sound’s Studio 2 in Los Angeles. Machin’s orchestra sample melodies are first transcribed by Luppi, then adjusted by him for playability by the orchestra.
“Sometimes string samples play notes that are unplayable by real instruments or that don’t sound good that low or that high,” Luppi says. “The demo I received was piano chords with a clear and grounded main harmony and [Gahan’s] vocals, so there was a lot of room for ideas. For example, doing a completely different countermelody on ‘All of This and Nothing.’”
Luppi records the orchestra the same way every time, using a Decca Tree microphone configuration with three vintage Neumann U 47s for the Decca and U 67s for the close mics on each instrument. Furthermore, in that particular warm room, Luppi tracks the echo chamber in real time.
“I used a technique close to avant-garde and film music string writing, where instead of reinforcing the basic existing harmony, you alter it by exploiting the more unusual and odd notes of the chords,” Luppi says. “The effect is that the strings sound unresolved and add tension to the performance. I further divided the strings in very small groups so I could do more independent melodic lines, such as on ‘One Thing.’”
He continues, “The risk factor is that when you have such quiet and intimate material you don’t normally want to add complexity. When the writing and performance is strong, the arrangement can dare to do something especially sophisticated and unexpected.”
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 27 January 2016 - 22:03:40
2016-01-22 - Live Nation TV - From the Road with Dave Gahan & Soulsavers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uVtqemIiFc
https://lntv.com/en_us/video/from-the-road-with-dave-gahan-soulsavers

INSPIRATION THROUGH ANGELS & GHOSTS: FROM THE ROAD WITH DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS

Stepping into the spotlight was not the easiest move for Dave Gahan. Of course he's been strutting around as the singer of Depeche Mode for the better part of 40 years, but with Soulsavers Gahan takes control of the music in the studio as well as on the stage, and the fear and thrill of total ownership is not lost to him.
After two solo records—2003's Paper Monsters and 2007's Hourglass—Gahan teamed up with the UK production duo Soulsavers (Rich Machin and Ian Glover) in 2012 for their first collaborative LP, The Light the Dead See. This year, the three saints of sweeping British electronic pop released Angels & Ghosts, a gorgeous, spacious, gospel-tinged album that showcases Gahan's ability to craft songs that fit right into his shiny, leather pockets. While there's a spartan quality to the album, learning how to perform these songs live required the use of a 10-member band that includes members of Spirtualized and Porno for Pyros.
On the latest episode of From The Road, Gahan and Soulsavers take us into rehearsals, where Gahan details the struggles of creating music and the various angels and ghosts that have kept both Soulsavers and Depeche Mode going all these years.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 14 February 2016 - 18:39:29
2016-01-27 - MDR (Germany) - Brisant

[This interview from October was repeated because Martin Gore recently said that they will go in the studio again.]

http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/BRISANT/Depeche-Mode-Frontmann-Dave-Gahan-auf-Ab/Das-Erste/Video?documentId=33019100&bcastId=2673662
http://www.mdr.de/brisant/video324332.html

Depeche-Mode-Frontmann Dave Gahan auf Abwegen
Wieder einmal ist Dave Gahan "fremdgegangen", hat zusammen mit den Soulsavers ein Album aufgenommen. Wir haben ihn in Berlin bei einem seiner wenigen Konzerte getroffen.
Title: Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
Post by: Angelinda on 02 December 2016 - 02:50:26
2016-12-01 - Föllakzoid will release a remix of 'All Of This And Nothing':

[Angelinda writes: Chilean band Föllakzoid is going to release an album with remixes that they have done. One of the the songs will be a remix of All Of This And Nothing, from Soulsavers' album last year. The info comes from a press conference from today (in Spanish). I don't think it's specified yet when this album will come out.
The guitar player of Föllakzoid told Bantmag.com last April, "We made a remix for Soulsavers, which was sort of a minimal techno."]

News from the press release:
http://www.latercera.com/noticia/follakzoid-suma-socios-estelares-nuevo-viaje-sonoro/
http://canchageneral.com/follakzoid-cosmos-lengua-andina/

Interview from last April 2016:
http://bantmag.com/eng/alternate-the-perception-follakzoid/

UPDATE:
It was released on 2017-04-19: https://soundcloud.com/follakzoid/all-of-this-and-nothing-fkzd-rmx-by-soulsavers-dave-gahan-rich-machin