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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2011, 03:01:22 PM »
Fine Alan, but I don't think I'll make it I'm afraid.
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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2011, 06:45:07 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2011, 10:10:32 AM »
I know, but I've been away playing with my fossils for three days and Julie has organised a meal with some of her friends so fair's fair.

Still love to see him though - please go and make me really jealous!
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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2011, 02:33:55 PM »
Can't go tonight Alan - hope you make it!
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2011, 07:43:13 PM »
Too much work in the end......

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« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2011, 10:59:10 AM »
Bugger!
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« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2011, 02:40:38 PM »
Must get a gig soon though.....

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« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2011, 09:27:59 PM »
Read on if you like John Foxx, if you are called Uli, look away now:

Hello everyone,

Contents
-- John Foxx And The Maths : "The Shape Of Things"...
-- John Foxx And The Maths : Free Live Show in Belgium...
-- Special Offers over at Townsend Records...
-- Hannah Peel : "The Broken Wave"...
-- Tara Busch : "Pilfershire Lane"...
-- Gazelle Twin : "The Entire City"...
-- Harold Budd, Robin Guthrie and Eraldo Bernocchi : "Winter Garden"...
-- British Electric Foundation : "1981 - 2011"...

*****

John Foxx And The Maths : "The Shape Of Things"...

The new album from John Foxx And The Maths ("The Shape Of Things") has a slightly different feel to "Interplay" and features songs that are more melancholic and introspective. The tracks are also interspersed with a selection of beautiful analogue instrumental miniatures. The album is presented in a hard-back book which has been designed by Jonathan Barnbrook, and includes a bonus album of remixes by the likes of Ghost Box, Wrangler (featuring Stephen Mallinder from Cabaret Voltaire) and Gary Numan collaborator / remixer Andy Gray. There's also a brand new track ("Where You End And I Begin") with Tara Busch, who recently supported John Foxx And The Maths on their "Interplay" Tour.

The full track-listing and catalogue number is as follows...

Disc One
01. Spirus
02. Rear-View Mirror
03. Talk
04. Psytron
05. September Town
06. Unrecognised
07. Modreno
08. Falling Away
09. Invisible Ray
10. Vapour Trails
11. Buddwing
12. Tides
13. Astoria
14. The Shadow Of His Former Self

Disc Two
01. Evergreen (Radio Mix)
02. Shatterproof (Wrangler Mix)
03. Where You End And I Begin (featuring Tara Busch)
04. Summerland (Belbury Poly Mix)
05. The Good Shadow (Tim 'Love' Lee Mix)
06. Watching A Building On Fire (Grayed Out Mix)
07. Interplay (Grayed Out Mix)
08. Evergreen (Xeno & Oaklander Mix)

Label : Metamatic Records
Catalogue Number : META29CD

Order your copy online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pId=10006073&pType=1

*****

John Foxx And The Maths : Free Live Show in Belgium...

If you attended the Sinners Day Concert last month, you can see John Foxx And The Maths for free on Saturday the 25th of February, 2012.
This is due to John having to cancel his planned appearance at the Sinners Festival at the last minute due to a head injury.
For more information about this event please point your browser at : http://www.sinnersday.com/form/john-foxx

*****

Special Offers over at Townsend Records...

A number of John Foxx CDs are currently on Special Offer over at Townsend Records...

John Foxx - "DNA" (Compact Disc and DVD) : 6.99
Order your copy online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pId=10003634&pType=1

John Foxx - "My Lost City" (Compact Disc) : 6.99
Order your copy online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pId=10003292&pType=1

John Foxx - "A New Kind Of Man" (Compact Disc) : 1.99
Order your copy online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pId=10002904&pType=1

John Foxx and Louis Gordon - "Crash And Burn" (Double Compact Disc) : 6.99
Order your copy online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pId=1085680&pType=1

John Foxx and Louis Gordon - "Sideways" (Double Compact Disc) : 6.99
Order your copy online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pId=10003764&pType=1

John Foxx and Louis Gordon - "Impossible" (Compact Disc) : 6.99
Order your copy online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pId=10003509&pType=1

John Foxx and Robin Guthrie - "Mirrorball" (Compact Disc) : 3.99
Order your copy online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pId=10003325&pType=1

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Hannah Peel : "The Broken Wave"...

The debut solo album from Hannah Peel is entitled "The Broken Wave", and was released earlier this year.
The full track-listing and catalogue number is as follows...

01. The Almond Tree
02. You Call This Your Home
03. Song For The Sea
04. Today Is Not So Far Away
05. Don't Kiss The Broken One
06. Solitude
07. Unwound
08. Is This The Start?
09. Cailin Deas Cruite Na Mbo
10. The Parting Glass

Label : Static Caravan
Catalogue Number : VAN 222

Order your copy online at : http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004I01KRU/metamatic-21

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Tara Busch : "Pilfershire Lane"...

The debut solo album from Tara Busch is entitled "Pilfershire Lane", and was released earlier this year.
The full track-listing and catalogue number is as follows...

01. Over The Radio / Can You Read Me?
02. Pilfershire Lane / Simsbury 1978
03. Third Speed Of Light
04. Imaginary Audience
05. Superfriends / St. George
06. Get Drunk And...
07. Pour The Bottle, Pt. 1
08. Tag
09. This Is Love
10. We Can See Mars

Label : Tummy Touch Records
Catalogue Number : TUCH2016

Order your copy online at : http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002ASVRAM/metamatic-21

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Gazelle Twin : "The Entire City"...

The debut album from Gazelle Twin is entitled "The Entire City", and was released earlier this year.
The full track-listing and catalogue number is as follows...

01. The Entire City
02. Concrete Mother
03. Men Like Gods
04. I Am Shell I Am Bone
05. Far From Home
06. Changelings
07. Bell Tower
08. When I Was Otherwise
09. Obelisk
10. Nest
11. Fight-Or-Flight
12. View Of A Mountain

Release Date : 15 August 2011
Label : Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records
Catalogue Number : AGMR003

Order your copy online at : http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005F3JL02/metamatic-21

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Harold Budd, Robin Guthrie and Eraldo Bernocchi : "Winter Garden"...

"Winter Garden" is the first simultaneous collaboration between renowned Italian musician and producer Eraldo Bernocchi, ambient pianist and musical icon Harold Budd and producer / guitarist Robin Guthrie, founder of Cocteau Twins and Violet Indiana. Simultaneous because Eraldo Bernocchi had previously produced, arranged and played on "Fragments From The Inside" (released by SubRosa) with Harold Budd, while the collaborations between Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie started in the 1980's ("Lovely Thunder", "The Moon And The Melodies" & "The White Arcades") and became a quasi-partnership since 2005 - see the soundtrack for the film "Mysterious Skin" by Araki, the dyptich "After The Night Falls" / "Before The Day Breaks" and more recently "Bordeaux".

Recorded in Tuscany in 2010, produced in Tuscany and in the south of France in 2011, "Winter Garden" aligns itself with the aforementioned recent releases by Budd and Guthrie, awash with Budd's minimal piano and Guthrie's guitar drones, only to differentiate itself through a more marked used of electronics and being punctuated by a soft, minimal bass pulse. "Winter Garden" is an incredibly refined, stratified, and precisely chiseled recording a snapshot of a collaboration which after two live audio-visual dates in Italy 2010 (Centrale Elettrica Taccani and Palazzo Lomellino in Genoa) will be taken on the road in 2012.

The full track-listing is as follows...

01. Don't Go Where I Can't Find You
02. Losing My Breath
03. Winter Garden
04. Entangled
05. Harmony And The Play Of Light
06. Heavy Heart Some More
07. White Ceramic
08. Stay With Me
09. South Of Heaven
10. Dream On

Release Date : 05 December 2011
Label : Rare Noise Records

Order your copy online at : http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0062NAR5W/metamatic-21

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British Electric Foundation : "1981 - 2011"...

A three disc British Electric Foundation retrospective box-set has just been released including both volumes of "Music Of Quality And Distinction" and the album "Music For Stowaways". The set also includes a wealth of extra tracks, including a taster for the forthcoming B.E.F. album "Dark". The first volume of "Music Of Quality And Distinction" was recorded at John Foxx's studio 'The Garden' back in 1982 - and features John playing acoustic guitar on the track "It's Over" which was sung by Billy MacKenzie.

The full track-listing and catalogue number is as follows...

Disc One : Music Of Quality And Distinction (Volume One)
01. Ball Of Confusion [Tina Turner]
02. The Secret Life Of Arabia [Billy MacKenzie]
03. There's A Ghost In My House [Paul Jones]
04. These Boots Are Made For Walking [Paula Yates]
05. Suspicious Minds [Gary Glitter]
06. You Keep Me Hanging On [Bernie Nolan]
07. Wichita Lineman [Glenn Gregory]
08. Anyone Who Had A Heart [Sandie Shaw]
09. Perfect Day [Glenn Gregory]
10. It's Over [Billy MacKenzie]
11. Ball Of Confusion (Backing Track)
12. The Secret Life Of Arabia (Backing Track)
13. There's A Ghost In My House (Backing Track)
14. These Boots Are Made For Walking (Backing Track)
15. You Keep Me Hanging On (Backing Track)
16. Anyone Who Had A Heart (Backing Track)
17. It's Over (Orchestra Mix)

Disc Two : Music Of Quality And Distinction (Volume Two)
01. Someday We'll All Be Free [Chaka Khan]
02. Family Affair [Lalah Hathaway]
03. Early In The Morning [Richard Darbyshire]
04. Free [Billy MacKenzie]
05. It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding [Terence Trent D'Arby]
06. I Want You [Tashan]
07. A Song For You [Mavis Staples]
08. Try A Little Tenderness [Billy Preston]
09. I Don't Know Why I Love You (Extended) [Green Gartside]
10. A Change Is Gonna Come [Tina Turner]
11. Feel Like Makin' Love [Ghida De Palma]
12. In My Life [Billy Preston]
13. In My Life (Drums And Vox)
14. In My Life (Acapella)
15. Family Affair (Acapella)
16. I Want You (Alternative Introduction)
17. It's Alright (Instrumental)
18. I Don't Know Why I Love You (Original Version)

Disc Three : Music For Stowaways... To Dark
01. The Optimum Chant
02. Uptown Apocalypse
03. Wipe The Board Clean
04. Groove Thang
05. Music To Kill Your Parents By
06. The Old At Rest
07. Rise Of The East
08. Decline Of The West
09. A Baby Called Billy
10. Honeymoon In New York
11. B.E.F. Ident
12. Tradewinds (Work-In-Progress Mix) [Mavis Staples]
13. Copilot To Pilot (Work-In-Progress Mix) [Kelly Barnes]
14. Smalltown Boy (Work-In-Progress Mix) [Billie Godfrey]

Label : Virgin Records Ltd.
Catalogue Number : BEFBOX 1

Order your copy online at : http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005L12SJ4/metamatic-21

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Regards,

Rob
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2011, 06:09:57 PM »
Hello everyone,

Contents
-- A Christmas message from John...
-- John Foxx And The Maths : Live show in Brighton...
-- John Foxx And The Maths : "The Shape Of Things"...
-- John Foxx And The Maths : Free Live Show in Belgium...
-- John Foxx And The Maths : Best Electro Act of 2011...
-- John Foxx And The Maths : "Interplay" at Number 21...

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A Christmas message from John...

**

Been a great year - so many things rolling at once.

Meeting up with Gary Numan and Siouxie's friend Gemma again at XOYO - getting to present him with an Artrocker Award - then The Maths all getting one as well (it's on Ben's studio wall).

Before that, there was The Troxy - His Majesty, Dan Miller - and Numan - magnificent - much more electrified than when he was twenty. America at his feet. Last Man Standing from his generation - and more relevant than ever. This is his time.

Then there's The Maths. Well, what a surprise.

It suddenly turned into this roller coaster - bit slow at first - then scary - then ecstatiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiic, thrill-a-minute, powerful-as-hell in the end.

We discovered we were riding some kind of a wave - and the thing began to develop a life of its own, as bands can only do at their best. Took us all by surprise, but oh so very pleasing. A new form of life available for inter-dimensional fun. No return tickets.

At this end of it, I feel smug and happy - and everyone else does too.

It all accumulated gradually over the year, and everyone was so completely magnificent at every point - Benge and his Shoreditch Synthesizer Super Lab, (plus that massive Simmons kit). Then Benge, Serafina and Hannah, all knocking it out live - as big and twisted as it gets, Absolutely No Mercy - audience pinned to the wall and loving  it.

Before that, The Troxy, with the superb synth wrestlers JeanGa and Steve, Liam on drums - and Rob Simon, cracking out his huge riffs and angular, unexpected, electrobiological art.

And the troops! - Crewe's own SAS squad - swing into town, take it over, rebuild it, reboot it, drink it, drive over it - on to the next one. The Tourette Triplets - Chris 1 Chris 2 - and that Baz (bit of a minky Mank, but well analogue, so he's allowed. I keep hearing that he's given us the best sound ever).

So, this is The Maths - A swarm organism. Luminous, Contagious, nippier than a Higgs Boson.
There's something alive under there. So watch your ankles when you go to bed.

Next year will be 2012. We'll all be thundering underground in the Shoreditch Synth Bunker - with Ghost Box, Hannah, Seffa, Smoke Fairies, Mira Aroya, Karborn, Jonathan Barnbrook, Matthew Dear, Soft Moon, Tara Busch, and all.

Malins on the three-hand mobile multimodem with G&T download facility, Harris on the Tokyo shuttle, Holly on the ARP and Mincies on the Moog, waiting for reindeers on the roof - and Paul Daley to turn up as Santa with those tracks...

So Merry Christmas, one and all - and a preposterous New Year.

John Foxx

*****

John Foxx And The Maths : Live show in Brighton...

John Foxx And The Maths are playing a one-off show at The Haunt in Brighton on Friday the 24th of February, 2012.
Doors are at 19:00pm, and John Foxx And The Maths will be on stage at 20:35pm.
Because of the strict curfew the show will finish at 22:00pm.

John Foxx will be joined on-stage by...

     Benge - Keyboards, Percussion
     Serafina Steer - Keyboards, Bass
     Hannah Peel - Keyboards, Violin

Special VIP Tickets to this event are available exclusively from Townsend Records.
Order your VIP Ticket online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pId=7853&pType=5

     VIP Tickets : 109.00 (plus a booking fee)
     This VIP Platinum Package includes the following:
          A Ticket to the show...
          A VIP Pass which will allow you into the soundcheck...
          A signed copy of the Foxx / Gazelle Twin "A Falling Star" promo-styled CD...
          A meet and greet with John Foxx And The Maths after the soundcheck, including a photo opportunity...

Standard Tickets (20.00 - plus a booking fee) are available from The Haunt...

Venue : The Haunt, 10 Pool Valley, Brighton  BN1 1NJ
Date : Friday the 24th February, 2012
Web : http://www.thehauntbrighton.co.uk/home#!__johnfoxx

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John Foxx And The Maths : "The Shape Of Things"...

There are still some copies of the limited edition double disc version of "The Shape Of Things" available.

The album, of which only 2000 copies will be produced in this format, is presented in a hard-back book which has been designed by Jonathan Barnbrook, and includes a bonus album of remixes by the likes of Ghost Box, Wrangler (featuring Stephen Mallinder from Cabaret Voltaire) and Gary Numan collaborator / remixer Andy Gray. There's also a brand new track ("Where You End And I Begin") with Tara Busch, who recently supported John Foxx And The Maths on their "Interplay" Tour.

The full track-listing and catalogue number is as follows...

Disc One
01. Spirus
02. Rear-View Mirror
03. Talk
04. Psytron
05. September Town
06. Unrecognised
07. Modreno
08. Falling Away
09. Invisible Ray
10. Vapour Trails
11. Buddwing
12. Tides
13. Astoria
14. The Shadow Of His Former Self

Disc Two
01. Evergreen (Radio Mix)
02. Shatterproof (Wrangler Mix)
03. Where You End And I Begin (featuring Tara Busch)
04. Summerland (Belbury Poly Mix)
05. The Good Shadow (Tim 'Love' Lee Mix)
06. Watching A Building On Fire (Grayed Out Mix)
07. Interplay (Grayed Out Mix)
08. Evergreen (Xeno & Oaklander Mix)

Label : Metamatic Records
Catalogue Number : META29CD

Order your copy online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pId=10006073&pType=1

*****

John Foxx And The Maths : Free Live Show in Belgium...

If you attended the Sinners Day Concert last month, you can see John Foxx And The Maths for free on Saturday the 25th of February, 2012.
This is due to John having to cancel his planned appearance at the Sinners Festival at the last minute due to a head injury.
For more information about this event, please point your browser at : http://www.sinnersday.com/form/john-foxx

*****

John Foxx And The Maths : Best Electro Act of 2011...

John Foxx And The Maths won 'Best Electro Act of 2011' at the recent Artrocker Magazine awards.
The award was presented by Gary Numan, who was himself presented with the 'Artrocker Legend' award later the same evening by John Foxx.
For more information, please point your browser at : http://www.artrocker.tv/news/article/artrocker-awards-2011-all-the-details1

*****

John Foxx And The Maths : "Interplay" at Number 21...

Thanks to The Quietus who voted "Interplay" at number twenty-one in their top fifty albums of 2011.
To view the entire list, please point your browser at : http://thequietus.com/articles/07520-quietus-albums-of-the-year-2011

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Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.

Rob
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Email: robinharris@metamatic.com
Web: http://www.metamatic.com
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Re: John Foxx News, downloads, etc.
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2012, 10:32:33 PM »
Anyone heard any of this?
"Deep inside you know it's right to lean towards the light"

Tj Sundown
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« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2012, 03:02:25 PM »
Loads of links above to sample his stuff Tj.

In the meantime:

John will be interviewed by Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie on BBC Radio 6 Music on Tuesday the 31st of January from 13:00 onwards. For more information about this show please point your browser here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bf54y
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« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2012, 01:00:15 PM »
Hello everyone,

Contents
-- John Foxx to be interviewed on BBC Radio 6 Music...
-- John Foxx And The Maths : Live show in Brighton...
-- John Foxx And The Maths : A new version of "The Shape Of Things"...
-- John Foxx And The Maths : Free Live Show in Belgium...
-- Gazelle Twin : Exclusive Interview...

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John Foxx to be interviewed on BBC Radio 6 Music...

John will be appearing on the BBC Radio 6 Music show tomorrow (Tuesday the 31st of January, 2012) from 13:00 onwards where he will be interviewed by Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie.
For more information about this show, please point your browser at : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bf54y
It's likely that this show will be available to listen to for a limited time after it's been broadcast.

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John Foxx And The Maths : Live show in Brighton...

John Foxx And The Maths are playing a one-off show at The Haunt in Brighton on Friday the 24th of February, 2012.
Doors are at 19:00pm, and John Foxx And The Maths will be on stage at 20:35pm. Because of the strict curfew the show will finish at 22:00pm.

John will be joined on-stage by...

     Benge - Keyboards, Percussion
     Serafina Steer - Keyboards, Bass
     Hannah Peel - Keyboards, Violin

Special VIP Tickets to this event are available exclusively from Townsend Records.
Order your VIP Ticket online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pId=7853&pType=5

     VIP Tickets : 109.00 (plus a booking fee)
     This VIP Platinum Package includes the following:
          A Ticket to the show...
          A VIP Pass which will allow you into the soundcheck...
          A signed copy of the Foxx / Gazelle Twin "A Falling Star" promo-styled CD...
          A meet and greet with John Foxx And The Maths after the soundcheck, including a photo opportunity...

Standard Tickets (20.00 - plus a booking fee) are available from The Haunt...

Venue : The Haunt, 10 Pool Valley, Brighton  BN1 1NJ
Date : Friday the 24th February, 2012
Web : http://www.thehauntbrighton.co.uk/home#!__johnfoxx

Gazelle Twin will be a special guest at this show.

*****

John Foxx And The Maths : A new version of "The Shape Of Things"...

Following on from the fantastic response to the Special Limited Double Disc Edition of "The Shape Of Things", John Foxx And The Maths are going to release a sixteen track single disc version on the 19th of March, 2012.
This single disc edition will feature a new version of the track "Talk" - entitled "Talk (Beneath Your Dreams)" - which has been especially remixed by the US electronic artist Matthew Dear.
"Talk (Beneath Your Dreams)" will also appear on a new EP, which is currently being recorded at The Maths' studio in London, and due for release sometime in the spring.
Fact Magazine has already described "The Shape Of Things" as being; "rooted in the classic electronic pop tradition but sounds thrillingly contemporary".

The full track-listing and catalogue number is as follows...

01. Spirus
02. Rear-View Mirror
03. Talk
04. Psytron
05. September Town
06. Unrecognised
07. Modreno
08. Falling Away
09. Invisible Ray
10. Vapour Trails
11. Buddwing
12. Tides
13. Astoria
14. The Shadow Of His Former Self
    BONUS TRACKS
15. Talk (Beneath Your Dreams) (featuring Matthew Dear)
16. Where You End And I Begin (featuring Tara Busch)

Label : Metamatic Records
Catalogue Number : META29SCD

Pre-order your copy online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pId=30000243&pType=1

Copies of the Special Limited Double Disc Edition of "The Shape Of Things" are still available from Amazon.
Order your copy online at : http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006U0H0WA/metamatic-21

*****

John Foxx And The Maths : Free Live Show in Belgium...

If you attended the Sinners Day Concert last year, you can see John Foxx And The Maths for free on Saturday the 25th of February, 2012.
This is due to John having to cancel his planned appearance at the Sinners Festival at the last minute due to a head injury.
For more information about this event, please point your browser at : http://www.sinnersday.com/form/john-foxx

*****

Gazelle Twin : Exclusive Interview...

In an exclusive interview, Elizabeth Walling (Gazelle Twin) talks to The Metamatic Website about her career to date, her very unique stage presence and Gazelle Twin's debut album "The Entire City".
Also discussed is the remix of "A Falling Star" which sees her reworking a track from the John Foxx And The Maths album "Interplay".
To read this interview, please point your browser at : http://www.metamatic.com/marchdocs03/00000009.shtml

Copies of Gazelle Twin's album "The Entire City" can be purchased on-line at : http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005F3JL02/metamatic-21
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Re: John Foxx News, downloads, etc.
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2012, 10:56:23 AM »
Hello Everyone,
 
Contents...
 -- John Foxx And The Maths : Live show at Cargo in London...
 -- John Foxx And The Maths : 'Back To The Phuture' at Bestival...
 -- John Foxx And The Maths : "Analogue Circuit" and "Evidence"...
 -- Fact Magazine review of "The Shape Of Things"...
 -- Benge : "Harmuna"...
 
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John Foxx And The Maths : Live show at Cargo in London...
 
John Foxx And The Maths will be playing a one-off show at Cargo in London on Wednesday the 5th of September, 2012.
 Doors are at 19:30pm, and John Foxx And The Maths will be on-stage at 21:00pm for a 22:30pm finish.
 
John will be joined on-stage by...
 
    Benge - Keyboards, Percussion
     Serafina Steer - Keyboards, Bass
     Hannah Peel - Keyboards, Violin
 
Special VIP Tickets to this event are available exclusively from Townsend Records.
 Order your VIP Ticket online at : http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product.php?pType=5&pId=9183
 
    VIP Tickets : 74.99 - plus a booking fee.
     This VIP Platinum Package includes the following:
          A Ticket to the show...
          A VIP Pass which will allow you into the soundcheck...
          A meet and greet with John Foxx And The Maths after the soundcheck, including a photo opportunity...
 
Standard Tickets (20.00 - plus a booking fee) are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/169325
 
Venue : Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY
 Date : Wednesday the 5th of September, 2012
 Web : http://www.cargo-london.com/event/john-foxx-and-the-maths
 
The support for this show will be Tara Busch who will be performing her new piece entitled "I Speak Machine"...
 For more information about this piece, please point your browser at : http://analogsuicide.com/latest/2012/03/25/i-speak-machine-update-from-ground-control.html
 
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John Foxx And The Maths : 'Back To The Phuture' at Bestival...
 
John Foxx And The Maths will be appearing at Bestival on the Isle Of Wight on Thursday the 6th of September, 2012
 They'll be featured on the 'Back To The Phuture' stage along with Hot Chip, Gary Numan and Alabama Shakes.
 
For more information about this event, please point your browser at : http://www.2012.bestival.net/
 
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John Foxx And The Maths : "Analogue Circuit" and "Evidence"...
 
There are two new releases from John Foxx And The Maths scheduled for the first week of September - aimed to coincide with their show at Cargo in London.
 The first ("Analogue Circuit") is a CD / DVD package which was recorded / filmed at The Roundhouse back in 2010.
 The second ("Evidence") is a mini-album featuring new material, remixes and collaborations - some of which will be performed at Cargo on the 5th of September.
 
Full details, including track-listings, will be announced just as soon as they've been confirmed.
 
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Fact Magazine review of "The Shape Of Things"...
 
The Quiet Man, Dennis Leigh - AKA John Foxx - returns with a new album, his second collaboration with synth collector and musician Ben 'Benge' Edwards and one of his finest albums to date, which considering the ungraspable influence that this most shadowy of artists has had on contemporary music, is quite a statement to make.
 
Foxx's unmistakable and unshakably peculiar artistic vision has moved from a zone of futurism in the late '70s early '80s to a zone of Hauntology in 2012, without any kind of major stylistic or conceptual change. In fact, time has bizarrely warped around him rather than the other way round. The fusion of Ballardian concrete existentialism and surrealism and the rise of synthesiser music in at the dawn of the 1980s found its strongest and purest visionary in Foxx - the 'Underpass' single being a perfect condensation of these concerns in a matter of minutes. With the help of Benge, Foxx has created 'The Shape Of Things' using mostly analogue (and now practically antique) electronic equipment, so while the future-dreaming is still intact, the record feels curiously out of time. Foxx and Benge sound, nonetheless, impossibly futuristic - nobody in 2012 would (could?) make a record that sounds like this, and nobody in 1980 would have done either. There are barely any concessions to current electronic music, but 'The Shape Of Things' doesn't sound dated in any way whatsoever.
 
Foxx has pulled off the remarkable trick of making a pure synth-pop album that is decidedly abstract. There are melodies and beats and verses and choruses but the songs constantly upset themselves and the listener in sly and subtle ways. The melodies are rarely obvious, and even the few straight ones are scrambled by unlikely quirks and kinks. The album opens with 'Spirus', a short instrumental piece wrapping crunchy synth textures around a brittle, elegiac melody. 'Rear-View Mirror' is the first song, and drops the listener into a sad, ghostly - and perhaps familiar - world. An oddly multi-tracked Foxx still haunts, and is haunted, on the fly-overs and underpasses - "I saw you in - in my rear-view mirror / It's only a reflection / It's only a dream / Something I've been keeping / Too long to believe" he sings, before the track arrives at an almost dubby collapse. 'September Town' could almost be a revisioning of Kraftwerk's 'The Model' with its playful melody and flattened clip- clop beat. 'Vapour Trails' could be Depeche Mode if they been quite as brilliant as everyone says they were and is probably the most poppy song here, but is nonetheless tinted with a deep sense of loss - "Door's open / Cascading / Sunrise aflame - You said you'd love to leave a vapour trail". Mostly though, Foxx and Benge just sound like, well Foxx and Benge really. 'Falling Away' is monstrous with Foxx playing a guitar as savage as anything Andy Gill ever ripped out of the sky, over Benge's phasing, hollow explosions. Vocally, Foxx sounds like John Balance in Coil's later years - "All over London I can read between the lives / Watching the traces as they burn across the skies".
 
The singing is in fact masterful throughout - synth-pop has always attracted its fair share of dramatic frontmen delivering fraught or overwrought performances, but the production here re-routes the latent drama in other directions. The contrast between the lyrics as read and the songs as delivered is truly fascinating - on 'Talk', what reads as just outright heartbreaking on paper - 'I talk. to you. in my sleep / And I know. you can hear me' - becomes something altogether more sinister, Foxx's heavily reverbed voice whispering almost malignantly over a creeping, nocturnal bass-line.
 
'The Shape Of Things' is populated by absent characters in empty spaces, lovers who have yet to and probably never will meet, non- existent reunions - the archetypal cityscape really - a sea of people that nobody knows. Everything is a memory or an internally projected image and there is absolutely no clarity to the reality of these dreams and the person or persons who are dreaming them. Foxx is the ultimate unreliable narrator. He once remarked that he spent five years living like a ghost in London, and this album more than any other in his oeuvre feels an evocation of that. There are constant referrals to "you": "I saw you - in my rear-view mirror" ('Rear-View Mirror'); "I saw someone / Who said you're gone / And you won't be here again" ('September Town'); "And here's to you - When I walk this way / I will see you change" ('Tides'); "Inside some broken window frame, that world will always wait / But you will never get back if you ever hesitate" ('Falling Away').
 
It all becomes increasingly strange and a little disturbing - these reflections on others are mediated by glass surfaces or through an intermediary which leads to a complete disintegration of narrator and subject. In fact, 'The Shape Of Things' puts me in mind of that other master of melancholy sci-fi disorientation, Christopher Priest. There's that same disturbing shock of having your world flashed back at you so that you don't quite recognise it any more - reality slips in a moment, and with it your entire sense of your own self and history.
 
This dislocation of communication reaches its apotheosis in the concluding song, 'The Shadow Of His Former Self', wherein self- identity suffers a complete breakdown: "The Shadow of his former self / Stepped into the room one day / The traffic shimmered in the wind outside / As the cloud lights moved away." As its thin synth- lines, searching bass and stuttering, lost-in-the-background drum machine hits recede, we're left to ruminate on the fate of our narrator as he too disappears: "So the shadow of his former self / Switched on the radio / As the traffic moved along outside / He turned and closed the door".
 
There is always something very strange about a John Foxx record. At his best, he demonstrates a huge empathy even in the most detached, distant of scenarios and I know of no other artist who is so brilliant at communicating the impossibility of communication and community in the post-industrial age. But there is also a sense of unobtainability: Foxx is the ghost at the heart of his own work. That ghost has just produced an album that says more about the weirdness of city existence than any dance floor, chill wave or hypnagogic artist you might care to name. 'The Shape Of Things' is an absolute triumph.
 
Jonny Mugwump
 
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Benge : "Harmuna"...
 
It's certainly been a busy year for Benge, as this month see the release of yet another new album. "Harmuna" is intended as a companion piece to his previous album which was entitled "Abstraxa". The five compositions featured on "Harmuna" were similarly realised on the Buchla modular synthesiser. If "Abstraxa" was an exploration of the distant reaches of the sound universe, then "Harmuna" is a journey in the opposite direction, inverting the mind's eye and exploring the infinite space within.
 
The Synthesiser was set up in such a way that harmonious tone-waves were layered upon themselves and rhythmic patterns built up to form the various pieces. The resulting tone poems can be experienced in various ways, for example as meditative deep-listening (i.e. with headphones) or in the background to serve as an ambient aural setting.
 
The full track-listing is as follows...
 
01. Pathway  4'59"
 02. Gyrus  6'20"
 03. Cortex  7'07"
 04. Globus  5'07"
 05. Nuclei  6'48"
 
For more information about this release, please point your browser at : http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/benge-album-harmuna.html
 
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Rob
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