Newlife (Dark energy) by dripfeed published on 2011/11/22 00:52:41 +0000 Here's the story: every time I get my hands on a new synth I learn what it can do by recording a cover of Depeche Mode's single, "Newlife". I've been doing this for years. It was one of the earliest synth-pop songs that taught me the art of layering mono synth riffs to achieve awesome results. In this case, my new piece of kit is Doepfer's utterly brilliant, Dark Energy monosynth. Yes, the tune is twee, but it's a tradition of mine. So here's the latest incarnation. For anyone interested, everything you hear is produced by the Dark Energy, including the drums (which is pretty impressive because the Dark Energy has no noise generator!). I have only added a little echo and reverb.