Future of Alan Wilder project Recoil unsurePosted on 07/02/14
Yesterday we already announced that today's news items wouldn't leave much space for enjoyment. In a Q&A posted on the Alan Wilder Back To Depeche Mode Facebook group Alan Wilder has told that no new Recoil album is in sight. Alan Wilder: "(...) Recoil is not a financially viable project and hasn’t been for some time. For many years now there has been no income for myself from the sales of my own music. Any income has been used to pay off debts to Mute Records for overspends on the earlier albums (not their fault but a sign of the times as they were). (...) I just cannot afford anymore to sit in a studio for the best part of a year to make a record which very few people will buy. Sadly, most people expect to receive music for free these days, or via file sharing, illegal download and so on. Live work can bring a small amount of income but it is not something I naturally gravitate towards and, if I were to put together a band, that would probably lose money given the number of tickets I could reasonable expect to sell. (...) I am not ruling myself out of the game completely but, for now, I have many other priorities which I need to pursue. Frankly, I am distracted from music by needing sort out ‘life’. Once I get settled into a new home and re-build a small studio (my current one is dismantled and packed up), then maybe I’ll get the urge to pick up where I left off.".
In the Q&A Wilder also answered several other questions including what is his favourite Depeche Mode album after he left that band. The answer is quite honest and basically also that of those who have been following Depeche Mode's career with a critical eye and ear since Songs Of Faith And Devotion.
Posted by B. Van Isacker
More related news :
'2 Days of Mute' at the Roundhouse in London - tickets on sale now
'Angleterror' by Paul Kendall is now available on i-Tunes
'Collected' event, the ultimate Depeche Mode auction - Day 1 - September 2, 2011
'Collected' event, the ultimate Depeche Mode auction - Day 2 - September 3, 2011
'Short Circuit' sampler for 2 Days Of Mute event in London
A-must-know for 'Mute at Short Circuit' premium ticket holders
Alan Wilder 'Collected' film to be reissued with extra's on DVD - sign up for a copy!
Alan Wilder announces several dates for the ''Selected' events 2010 - A Strange Hour with Alan Wilder & Paul Kendall'
Alan Wilder auctions Depeche Mode collection, historic equipment, vinyl & memorabilia
Alan Wilder posts first video on upcoming Recoil 'Selected' album and tour
Martin Gore has just released an animated video for 'Europa Hymn", directed by London based collective M-I-E. You can watch it above. (...)
Drama in industrial internet land. Laibach has decided to remove all support bands from its US bills. (...)
'Elements of Rage' is Tolchock's third full album. Out via COP International this new Tolchock album might also be their last one according to the Swedish band. (...)
In mutual agreement Hooverphonic and Noémie Wolfs have decided to end their collaboration. That is what can be read on Hooverphonic's Facebook page. (...)
Alfa Matrix has inked a deal with the dark electro project Venal Flesh. Hailing from Washington DC, USA the band will release an 8-track download EP 'Sacrament To The Scalpel' on April 3. (...)
Out on Anachron Sounds by mid May is the newest VNV Nation album 'Resonance'. (...)
Aesthetic Perfection release 'Big Bad Wolf' ft. Tim Skold live video taken from upcoming 'Imperfect' CD/DVD
Front Line Assembly gets mega 6 vinyl boxset to celebrate the 20th birthday of 'Hard Wired' - 300 copies only!
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER