My first instinct was that maybe Alan is producing. Appears Hillier and Christoffer Berg (Fever Ray producer!!) are doing that. Hm.Depeche Mode have started 3rd recording session for their new album. The new session starts after a two weeks break. Fever Ray producer Christoffer Berg who joined Depeche Mode in the studio alongside producer Ben Hillier tweeted on Saturday: "Back to the pit".
Maybe they're just fucking with everyone for giggles. Or maybe he is actually recording with them.