The Clarke & Ware Experiment - aka Vince Clarke and Martyn Ware - have outlined plans for new box set 'House of Illustrious'.
Vince Clarke and Martyn Ware played a large role in the emergence of British electronic music as a creative force. Teaming up for two collaborative albums, 'Pretentious' (1999) and 'Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle' (2001) were intriguing works that bordered on the ambient. Maintaining correspondence, it seems that the pair have been busy stockpiling material.
Forming The Clarke & Ware Experiment, the two producers have seemingly spent the past 18 months constructing a mammoth bank of fresh work. New box set 'House of Illustrious' collects this work. Out on November 26th, the collection gathers 10 CDs of material - 8 CDs of unreleased material plus the original 2 albums.
The box set itself was designed by acclaimed graphic designer Malcolm Garrett who worked alongside Tim Milne of Artomatic and Martyn Ware himself, who commented:
“The original challenge of how to package ten CDs and accompanying information into a single desirable object has been achieved through beautiful and subtle graphic design of the CD's themselves, combined with bespoke acrylic 'hockey pucks' as they became affectionately referred to, enabled the CD's themselves to become the artistic component, together with the purpose-tooled stainless steel spindle (etched with 'Made In Sheffield').”
Listen to a snippet of 'Starbirth' below.
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'House of Illustrious' is set to be released as a limited edition of 1000 on November 26th. Pre-order HERE.