Vince Clarke, Martyn Ware's Upcoming Album Dubbed Pretentious

Release from Erasure, Heaven 17 musicians features 70 minutes of cinematic music.

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

Yazoo (with

COLOR="#003163">Alison Moyet). He formed Erasure in 1985 with

singer Andy Bell; the duo are known

for such hits as "Oh, L'Amour," "Chains of Love" and "A Little Respect"

(RealAudio

excerpt).

Ware produced several Erasure albums and played synthesizers for Heaven

17, who had a hit in 1983 with "Let Me Go"

(RealAudio

excerpt), as well as the Human League

and Tina Turner.