R.I.P. Andy Fletcher

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QuoteAndy Fletcher obituary

Keyboard player and business brain of Depeche Mode who pushed the electronic band to long-lasting success

Fletcher was a keyboardist and passionate proponent of electronics, glorying in the synthesiser's role in overturning the convention of music being made with guitars and drums.
... his musicianly interests were rivalled by a head for business. He enjoyed keeping tabs on receipts and merchandising, and for Depeche Mode, who became one of the world's biggest touring groups in the 1990s, that was win-win: Fletcher was onstage behind his keyboard every night, but offstage performed dusty managerial duties. He estimated that he spent 17 years as player-manager; even after the band acquired heavyweight management he kept his hand in.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/may/27/andy-fletcher-obituary
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Ulrich

QuoteWith lyrics detailing a mood of "wasted feelings, broken meanings... a place to hide the tears we cry", 'Ghosts Again' speaks to the themes of life after death that drive the new album – which have become all the more prevalent after the passing of bandmate Andy Fletcher last year.

https://www.nme.com/news/music/depeche-mode-ghosts-again-listen-new-album-memento-mori-tracklist-release-date-3395588
Theorize and talk yourself
Until you're tired and old