Coming almost immediately after the end of the Violator phase, Alan Wilder flexed his producer muscles (alongside Flood) when he produced Ebbhead, Nizter Ebb’s fourth album.
A few months ahead of its release in September 1991, Nitzer Ebb released the As Is teaser EP, a quartet of tracks with the third – Come Alive – mixed by Wilder (only a re-jigged Family Man eventually featured on the actual Ebbhead album.).
Come Alive is classic Wilder orchestration and pretty much captures the “sound” Depeche had at the time.
Been playing around with the idea for HALO for a few months, but as my US friends often say: “Sh*t’s just got real, man.”
It’s time to end the musings in the garden during what has been an unusually summery summer here in the UK.
The first official interview for HALO is lined up for the next few days (thanks, Neil), so now poring over pages of notes from the patio and various scraps of paper which have found themselves victims of middle-of-the-night eureka moments.
Also thought we’d better get a website together – so here it is (thanks, AK, for organising the domain name and hosting).