Inspired with what he known as minimal dance music, Erasure’s Vince Clarke wanted Martin Gore, his onetime bandmate in Depeche Mode, to greatly help him make a techno album. Gore appreciated, and both manufacturers collaborated for the very first time in three years by working individually and swapping data files. “Spock,” a low fat, stern, and complete club monitor, was their debut A-side, acknowledged towards the name VCMG. It had been released in the Mute label, house of Erasure and Depeche Setting, in November 2011 with remixes from Regis, Edit Choose, and XOQ. The record Ssss arrived the next March, also on Mute.