The Clarke & Ware Experiment
a new duo featuring members of Erasure
and Heaven 17 will release
Pretentious on April 18. It's 70 minutes of cinematic music recorded
in advanced surround-sound.
The album was created using Animex 3D, a visualization software commonly
used to record music for 3-D movies.
"Music for Multiple Dimensions," the first track on the album, was
commissioned by and composed for the National Centre for Popular Music
in Sheffield, England. It is being played at its Soundscapes 3-D auditorium.
Pretentious will include a 3-D foldout, with digital imagery created
by Ware, according to Mute Records' Steve Brezenoff.
Both musicians are known for their creative use of technology. Clarke
pioneered the synth-pop movement in the early '80s, as a member of
Depeche Mode and
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singer Andy Bell; the duo are known
for such hits as "Oh, L'Amour," "Chains of Love" and "A Little Respect"
Ware produced several Erasure albums and played synthesizers for Heaven
17, who had a hit in 1983 with "Let Me Go"
excerpt), as well as the Human League
and Tina Turner.