John's third solo album was released in 1983 and charted at number 27 in the UK. Disc 2 includes 16 bonus tracks: non-album a- and b-sides, rarities as well as eight previously unreleased tracks. The booklet contains the lyrics to all the songs as well as rare photos, and the singles sleeves.
Following the success of last year's re-issue of "Metamatic", Edsel is proud to announce the release of the other three of John Foxx's groundbreaking albums for the Virgin label in newly-expanded 2 CD Editions with non-album tracks and previously unreleased material from the album sessions, newly re-mastered from the original tapes by Foxx himself.
If you are a fan of Gary Numan, A Flock of Seagulls, the Human League, and other early 80s electronic artists, definitely check out John Foxx's works as he no doubt inspired them all. Metamatic is his first solo album after his stint as founder and vocalist with Ultravox. This album was first released in January 1980, and definitely has that Numan Pleasure Principle sound. A staple of the musical "futuristic" movement, Metamatic is darker and more detached than even Numan's early works. Foxx described this album as "carcrash" music.
Full title - The Golden Section Tour + The Omnidelic Exotour with Louis Gordon. Rare live release for the Ultravox founder. Mastered from Foxes own tapes, disc one was recorded during the Golden Section Tour at The Dominion & Lyceum Theatres in London in October & December 1983, while disc two 'The Omnidelic Exotour', performed with Louis Gordon, was recorded 'live' in Ancoats, Manchester at A Certain Ratio's Warehouse & at Metamatic Studio, Manchester. 1997. The 1983 recordings are previously unreleased in any form. Gatefold digipak.
Mirrorball is a melodically affecting exercise in ethereal ambience – precisely what you might expect from two artists whose CVs list collaborations with Harold Budd. That's not to set Budd up as an overarching influence, though: Foxx and Guthrie come to this album with their own long-established and distinctive pedigrees, the former as an electronic pioneer and the latter as chief architect of the Cocteau Twins' unique dream pop lullabies. Mirrorball bears the musical fingerprints of both, combining Guthrie's trademark hypnotic, echo-laden melodies with the kind of otherworldly, cavernous spaces that Foxx mapped on Cathedral Oceans.
Former Ultravox leader John Foxx continues to explore his minimal, electronic pop on THE PLEASURES OF ELECTRICITY. Taking a cue from Kraftwerk, one of Foxx's most obvious stylistic touchstones, PLEASURES is a streamlined monorail of lock-step computer-generated beats and wiry synthesizer melodies with an equal emphasis on dark, atmospherics and energized, danceable rhythms.
Assembly was released in June 1992 as a retrospective compilation of Foxx's best work to date. Assembly contains tracks from his first four albums – Metamatic, The Garden, The Golden Section and In Mysterious Ways. The album was remastered for CD by Foxx himself, and was the first time many of his solo tracks had appeared on CD.
The debut album by John Foxx And The Maths will be released by Metamatic Records on 21st March, 2011. Interplay is a collaboration between John Foxx and electronic composer and synthesizer collector, Benge (Ben Edwards). He's best known for his 2008 album, Twenty Systems which was described by Brian Eno as 'a brilliant contribution to the archaeology of electronic music.' The album will initially be available as a Deluxe Digipack limited to 1500 copies, designed by Jonathan Barnbrook whose previous work includes David Bowie's Heathen and Reality albums. Moody and atmospheric, but also full of songs that are actually more pop than avant garde, Interplay pulls various strands of electronic music together from early 80s electro to 70s Krautrock, even flashes of Cabaret Voltaire and Foxx s first band, Ultravox!
Translucence/Drift Music is a double studio album by American ambient musician Harold Budd and English musician and graphic artist John Foxx, which was released in August 2003. Budd and Foxx had long been engaged by the other's work, eventually working together in 1996. These two discs are a record of those sessions.