Is Depeche Mode With The Music Removed An Improvement?

There is a small cottage industry on the internet of people taking the music out of musical performances. Not long ago, we even brought you a video of the song “Summer Nights” from the movie Grease with “realistic audio” that was in the same vein. In essence, these videos take away the pomp and immensity of music and leave behind small noises and awkward silences. It creates an uncanny sense that, eventually, turns into something fascinating and humorous. The latest example of these features Depeche Mode and their classic song “Just Can’t Get Enough.”

This particular video comes from a man named Mario Wienerroither, who has created a bunch of videos in a series he calls “Musicless Musicvideo” (he also does speechless speeches, if you are curious). The clip is taken from a live performance of the song, but, instead of hearing the iconic keyboard hook of “Just Can’t Get Enough,” we hear no music, just hands clapping and feet shuffling and all sorts of minor noises. It’s a band grooving to a bunch of silence, and the audience seems to be pretty into it, as well.

For comparison’s sake, here’s the video of the performance the way it was intended to be seen. It certainly sounds better, although it’s not quite as interesting.

(Via Tastefully Offensive)