2Square is a collaborative album from Vince Clarke and Paul Hartnoll. It was released as a digital download on 10th June 2016 and features the single Better Have A Drink To Think.
• Better Have A Drink To Think
• Zombie Blip
• The Echoes
• The Shortcut
• Single Function
• All Out
You can order 2Square now from iTunes and all good download services.
Recorded at The Cabin in Brooklyn and Paul’s Studio in Brighton. Mixed in Brighton and Mastered in Brooklyn.
Vocal performance on ‘All Out’ by Kenya Hall.
Trumpet on ‘Do-a-Bong’ by Joe Aucland.
Artwork by Amander Chiu. Catering by Feedwells (local cafe)
Other interesting stuff…
Synths used by Paul included Macbeth M5N, Sunsyn mk2, Arp 2600, Elektron Analog Keys, Korg Arp Odyssey and Moog Sub Phatty.
Synths used by Vince included Pro One, Roland System 700, Serge Modular, Dave Smith Mopho, Mini Moog and Wardolf Pulse.
‘The Echoes’ was originally conceived as a Rolex commercial.
‘Do-a-Bong’ was programmed mostly in Jamaica.
Paul’s middle name is William and William Hartnoll was the first Dr Who (well, actually he was a ‘Hartnell’ but that’s just splitting hairs).
The square root of 2, written in mathematics as √2 or 21⁄2, is the positive algebraic number that, when multiplied by itself, gives the number 2… who knew?