Vince Clarke doesn’t really need much on an introduction. He’s synonymous with synth pop, and a legend in the history of electronic music as a founding member of Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure (and not forgetting his recent reunion with Martin Gore as VCMG). Needless to say, we’ve always been fans of his.
Anyway, I’d known about his current studio based in a log cabin located amongst the woods of Maine, USA through this excellent Motherboard episode you can see below. What I didn’t know is that he sold off this stunning domed, partially underground studio and house in Chertsey, Surrey, pictured above, to facilitate the move. Apparently it had awful acoustics and suffered from terrible damp problems that played havoc with the mass of analogue equipment…but who cares when it looks as good as this.
The site once belonged to both 10CC’s Kevin Godley, and earlier Keith Moon, where his notorious parking of one of his cars in the pond mishap occurred.
Read an in-depth interview with Vince about the building of the studio here.