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European Splendour

John Foxx & Jori Hulkkonen – European Splendour EP

with Remix by David Lynch
Release Date August 19, 2013

Artwork by Jonathan Barnbrook

Photo & sculpture by John Foxx

Tracklisting: 1.Evangeline 2. Strictly 3. Something Is Coming Down the Avenues 4. Can’t See You Anymore 5. Evangeline (David Lynch Remix) 6. Evangeline (David Lynch Instrumental)

label: Sugarcane Recordings
Format: VINYL and CD EP Catalog: SGR- 024

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John Foxx and Jori Hulkkonen have collaborated on a new EP, featuring 4 brand new songs, 2 remixes by film-director David Lynch and a radio edit of the exquisite lead track ‘Evangeline’. The other songs – ‘Strictly’, ‘Something Is Coming Down The Avenues’ and ‘Can’t See You Anymore’ – are as dream-like and strange as anything in either artist’s catalogue. For Foxx, the closest reference would be his 1981 album, The Garden but the surrealist feel of the new material is more displaced and dislocated. There’s a strong sense of melancholy, loss, destruction and also romance. Perfect material for David Lynch to reinterpret and re-imagine, quietly stretching out ‘Evangeline’ with the sound of surf, a drum machine heartbeat and the twang of a 50s guitar. It’s a beautiful, evocative remix and a shimmering instrumental version.

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According to Hulkkonen the idea was first discussed back in 2010 ‘when John Foxx And The Maths played a live show at the Roundhouse in London with me supporting as a DJ – and I also ended up on stage to play on John’s song, ‘Underpass’.’

Foxx and Hulkkonen had worked together before on two singles, ‘Dislocated’ in 2005 and ‘Never Been Here Before’ two years later, but the pair were keen to try something new. ‘What I wanted to do was try a somewhat deeper way of collaborating,’ says Hulkkonen. ‘Creating an EP where the tracks are linked thematically, emotionally and sonically. Thankfully John agreed. Now, some three years later I’m happy the record is finally done and it indeed carries the elements of mystery and surprise it was intended to have. And the fact that David Lynch is on remix duties further adds to the conundrum that is European Splendour.’

Foxx, who wrote all the lyrics, describes the EP as a ‘Lynchian love story set against the background of a convulsed Europe – where New York is the capital of France, Rome has moved to Manhattan and declared itself a republic, and New Neon Blackpool has outstripped Las Vegas and London as the playground of Sino-Russian oligarchs.’ Adding to the sense of mystery, Foxx goes on to say: ‘it’s based in a Eurozone where dark forces insinuate the cafes, alleyways and penthouses’

Either way, European Splendour is like an internal movie recorded across Europe and featuring a new dream combination of Foxx, Hulkkonen and David Lynch. Theartwork is by Bowie collaborator Jonathan Barnbrook, with the cover featuring a new sculpture by Foxx. Film icon remixes. Musician sculpts. Hulkonnen’s career s as diverse as anyone. This is the world of European Splendour.

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Metadelic

 

 

John Foxx’s Metadelic album brings together a collection of lush, romantic psychedelic material and was released by Demon Records on 3rd June. This 3 disc set includes a bonus DVD with promo videos and a rare Top Of The Pops appearance by Foxx.

It’s now available to order HERE

TRACK-LISTING…

Disc One
01. Swimmer II
02. Miles Away
03. Europe After The Rain
04. Dancing Like A Gun
05. Endlessly
06. Twilight’s Last Gleaming
07. Annexe
08. Sitting At The Edge Of The World
(Alternative Version)
09. Ghosts On Water
10. An Ocean We Can Breathe
11. Through My Sleeping
12. Shifting City
13. Underwater
14. Never Been Here Before
15. Invisible Ray
16. Vapour Trails

Disc Two
BBC Session Versions

01. Hiroshima Mon Amour (December 1983)
02. Twilight’s Last Gleaming (December 1983)
03. In Mysterious Ways (June 1985)
04. Stars On Fire (June 1985)
05. Lose All Sense Of Time (June 1985)
06. Hanging In The Air (September 1985)
07. In Mysterious Ways (September 1985)

12 Inch Versions
08. Endlessly
09. Like A Miracle
10. A Kind Of Wave
11. Stars On Fire
12. Enter The Angel
13. What Kind Of Girl
14. Endlessly (Sparkle Mix)

Disc Three [DVD]
01. Miles Away
02. Europe After The Rain (Top Of The Pops)
03. Dancing Like A Gun
04. Endlessly
05. Stars On Fire
06. Lose All Sense Of Time

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Ltd edition ‘Underpass’ 12 inch


A ‘Underpass’ – _Unsubscribe_Remake Mix by Dave Clarke and Mr Jones
AA ‘Underpass’ – Oh The Gilt remix by John Tatlock & John Doran

This special twelve inch single is strictly limited to only 500 numbered copies worldwide, and features new artwork created by Jonathan Barnbrook. The individual edition number is hand-stamped onto each copy, while the design pays homage to the original Underpass single using the same typeface and similar sequence of colour squares. This is a double A side release, so either side of the cover can function as its front cover.

This edition is now SOLD OUT.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 NEW RELEASES No Comments

Changelings

John Foxx And The Maths’ new album Evidence is out on Monday. It includes this track with Gazelle Twin – ‘Changelings’ – which was recently highlighted as one of the lead tracks at this year’s New York Fashion Week catwalk shows.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 NEW RELEASES No Comments

John Foxx And The Maths: ‘Evidence’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evidence – the third album with Modular Moog-obsessive Ben ‘Benge’ Edwards, ferries the listener to a paranoid, dystopic, late-night city soundtracked by dense, pulsating synths, glacial melodies and ethereal half-sung, half-spoken vocals. Foxx’s creative fires still burn white hot.’ 4/5 MOJO

‘His relationship with young producer Benge has seen Foxx release his best music since the glory days of early Ultravox and debut solo album Metamatic, and Evidence is even more brimful of sci-fi sensuality than last year’s The Shape Of Things. Highlights include the dark house of Matthew Dear collaboration ‘Talk (Beneath Your Dreams)’ and two centre-piece excursions with Brighton electro maverick Gazelle Twin.’ 4/5 UNCUT

‘Foxx’s legacy has come to be revered, with his influence on electronic music recognised by the likes of The Orb and LFO. Evidence, Foxx’s third album in 3 years with The Maths, provides plenty of evidence why. The tracks and crafted and atmospheric and the collaborations serve to anchor the album in the present rather than the past.’THE WIRE

‘Lush and romantic, Evidence is the kind of timeless electronic album you can dream inside.’ 4/5 CLASSIC ROCK

‘The mood is dark and unsettling as Foxx combines the icy beauty of ‘My Town’ with the eerie ‘Changelings’, featuring the haunting voice of Gazelle Twin.’ 4/5 CLASSIC POP

‘A pulsing electro cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Have A Cigar’ might be an unexpected (though warming) surprise, but the closing quartet of ‘Shadow Memory’, ‘Walk’, ‘Myriads’ and ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ sees Foxx and Benge simmering in exquisite fashion.’ 4/5 RECORD COLLECTOR

‘Rather than treat their analogue synthesizers as museum pieces, John Foxx and his electronic producer partner Benge have cranked their machines into life for a succession of albums of futuristic electronic pop. This Dark Lord Of Synth still wields fearsome power.’ 3/5 Q MAGAZINE

‘Foxx has embraced technology to create something otherworldly, chilling and at times dream-like on an album that hangs together beautifully.’ 4/5 VIVE LE ROCK

‘Ever since he started making music John Foxx has always sounded contemporary – and here, more than 35 years on, that remains the case. As a consequence Evidence is a mandatory listen for long time followers of Foxx and electronic music – but also for those new to the form.’ 5/5 DMC WORLD

‘If you already own John Foxx & The Maths’ previous albums Interplay and The Shape of Things then you need this album. If you don’t own those records then you need all three, and what a treat you have coming your way.’ 4/5 THIS IS NOT RETRO

John Foxx And The Maths’s third album Evidence will be released worldwide by Metamatic/Cargo Records on 25th February, 2013.

It’s available from Amazon HERE

If you can’t wait, a limited number of copies are available exclusively in advance through the Official John Foxx Store. You can order the album HERE

The tracklisting is as follows:

1 Personal Magnetism
2 Evidence (Featuring The Soft Moon)
3 That Sudden Switch (Featuring Xeno & Oaklander)
4 Talk (Beneath Your Dreams) Featuring Matthew Dear
5 Neon Vertigo
6 Changelings (Featuring Gazelle Twin)
7 My Town
8 Have A Cigar
9 A Falling Star (Featuring Gazelle Twin)
10 Cloud Choreography
11 Shadow Memory
12 Walk
13 Myriads
14 Only Lovers Left Alive
BONUS TRACK
15 Talk (I Speak Machine Mix) (Featuring Tara Busch)

The 15-track CD brings together various new collaborations with The Soft Moon (the post-punk psychedelia of the title-track), Gazelle Twin (including the strikingly beautiful ‘Changelings’) , Xeno & Oaklander, Tara Busch and Matthew Dear from the last 18 months; plus a Pink Floyd cover version and some recently recorded Foxx/Benge material. This includes the rich, analogue glow of ‘Walk’ and end-of-the-world ballad ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’. Hannah Peel plays ‘space violin’ on ‘Neon Vertigo’ and ‘ My Town’. Evidence is arguably their most atmospheric album so far – built around slower, starker beats and lots of space in the music with dreamlike echoes of Massive Attack, dub, Japan, Syd Barrett and Dead Can Dance.

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John Foxx And The Maths: ‘Analogue Circuit’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metamatic Records are excited to announce that Analogue Circuit: Live At The Roundhouse by John Foxx And The Maths will be released on 15th October 2012 and is now available for pre-order HERE

Analogue Circuit: Live At The Roundhouse is limited to 2000 copies.

The 3 Set features the first ever live John Foxx DVD, plus a double album of the show, all in striking new artwork by designer Jonathan Barnbrook. Analogue Circuitbrings to life one of the most lavish and ambitious projects of the artist’s 30 year career – filmed in June 2010 with multiple cameras at one of London’s biggest and most distinctive venues. Rich, powerful analogue synths; Robin Simon on guitar playing early Ultravox material; surreal VJ cut-ups and Barnbrook graphics; a film by I Robot director Alex Proyas, a brilliant opening Metamatic section; songs from the recent classic, Interplay; all of this in a unique, one-off show. Extras include a photo gallery, Jonathan Barnbrook’s films for ‘Interplay‘ and an interview with Future Music just before the band went on stage. This fantastic box set is a John Foxx And The Maths online store exclusive.

Watch ‘Underpass’ performed by John Foxx And The Maths on Analogue Circuit:

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 NEW RELEASES No Comments

John Foxx & The Maths on vinyl!

The first two albums from John Foxx And The Maths – Interplay and The Shape Of Things – are now available on Limited Edition 180g Heavyweight Vinyl. Both albums are presented in gatefold sleeves, with picture inner bags, which have been designed by Jonathan Barnbrook. You can order your copies HERE

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 NEW RELEASES No Comments

Analogue Circuit: Live At The Roundhouse

John Foxx & The Maths – Analogue Circuit: Live At The Roundhouse is due out in September 2012. Artwork by Jonathan Barnbrook.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 NEW RELEASES No Comments

The Soft Moon vs John Foxx & The Maths

The track ‘Evidence’ was born naturally out of the two artists’ mutual appreciation for one another. Speaking with Artrocker magazine last year, Luis Vasquez from The Soft Moon had this to say of John Foxx’s influence on his own music: ‘Foxx’s Metamatic album is what led me to discover the Arp Odyssey, the most crucial instrument in my collection, and the key synthesizer used in creating my unique sound. So, that album is very important to me and what I do.’ With regard to the collaboration, John Foxx said, ‘The Soft Moon are where minimalism maximises into a new universe of possibilities. It’s an absolute joy for us to work with them.’

‘Evidence’ will be released as a one-sided 7 inch single by Captured tracks on 26 June. It also features on the forthcoming Evidence mini-album by John Foxx & The Maths in early September.

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Remix of Gazelle Twin’s ‘Changelings’

This is the new mix of Gazelle Twin’s ‘Changelings’ by John Foxx And The Maths. It’s part of an album The Entire City Remixed which is due for release on 4 June. For more details please visit: www.gazelletwin.com

 

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