Ben Hillier to produce the new Depeche Mode album 2008-07-20 08:45:10 As a moderated Depeche fan, was quite shocked with the news about Ben Hillier producing the new DM album scheduled for early 2009. I did not like Playing the Angel, as it was distorted and one of the loudest albums DM made. So here comes another very extreme loud album! (-13db) For my disappointment!!!