Album review

Dave Gahan - Hourglass

Dave Gahan - Hourglass

After [b]Dave Gahan[/b] technically “died” in an LA hotel room, he experienced an artistic birth: joining in with [b]Depeche Mode[/b]songwriting duties, and making a solo, guitar-led album debut 'Paper Monsters'.

Co-produced with fellow musicians [b]Christian Eigner[/b] and [b]Andrew Philpott[/b], 'Hourglass' is more steeped in electronics, with Gahan continuing his cathartic process of confession on tracks like the downer than down “Downbeat”.

Gahan is a way off from being a [b]David Sylvian[/b] – but not as far as you might think.

DAVID STUBBS

Rating: 3 / 10

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