Torn Sunset and Nighthawks/Translucence/Drift Music

John Foxx And Theo Travis – Torn Sunset

‘A wistful, dignified album which – true to Eno’s original definition of Ambient – can be participated in as much as the listener desires. While it works just fine as aural wallpaper, its melodic flow deserves and rewards closer attention.’ THE WIRE

‘Torn Sunset, with saxophonist Theo Travis, is a work of similar coiling beauty to Nighthawks. Foxx’s keyboard patterns like pinpricks in the sodium-lit fog generated by Travis.’ 4/5 UNCUT

”On Torn Sunset we hear Foxx take on a prominent role, creating a full bodied sound. Travis manages to walk an oneiric line which elevates the record to a far more contemporary context despite the heavy use of flute.’ ARTROCKER 4/5

‘Travis’s wraithlike cloud effects, punctuated by John Foxx’s lulling piano trills, suggest flocks of birds describing gentle arabesques against an endless summer crepuscule.’ MOJO


John Foxx/Harold Budd/Ruben Garcia – Nighthawks/Translucence/Drift Music

‘One of the greatest ambient albums ever made.’ FACT MAGAZINE

Beautifully played and produced.’ THE WIRE

‘Blissfully abstract – Budd’s simple piano chords hanging high and reverberating like night clouds flanking empty skyscrapers.’ 4/5 UNCUT

‘Foxx’s style is constantly ominous. An aggressive starkness. We hear Foxx dance around Budd’s piano like a fox approaching a chicken coup.’ 4/5 ARTROCKER

‘A succession of tranquil, Eno-esque essays. The music keeps to the ethereal channel which Budd has been effectively ploughing for three decades and into whose delicate wake Foxx seamlessly slips.’ MOJO


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John Foxx And Theo Travis – Torn Sunset

”Harold Budd concert – Brighton 2005. I happened to hear Theo Travis soundchecking on stage, using loops and long delays. The Brighton Dome filled with this elegant, spiralling sound. Impressive. › Continue reading

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 NEW RELEASES No Comments

John Foxx/Harold Budd/Ruben Garcia

A three CD box set,  including a brand new album Nighthawks recorded by John Foxx, Harold Budd and Ruben Garcia, will be released  by Edsel Records on June 27, 2011. The package also features the two previous Foxx/Budd CDs, Translucence and Drift Music which have both been remastered. The artwork includes new photos by John Foxx. Pre-Order HERE

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Sideways (2011 Edition)

This double-disc edition of the Foxx/Gordon album Sideways features seven previously unreleased tracks – six of which were recorded live at the 2008 show at Cargo in London, together with Haunted - as well as two tracks which have only previously been available as downloads. › Continue reading

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Crash And Burn (2011 Edition)

This new double-disc edition of Crash And Burn features five previously unreleased tracks (three instrumentals “Labyrinth Generator”, “Storm Warning”, “Broadway Submarine”, plus “Dust And Light (live)” and “Invisible Women (2) (live)”), as well as material from 2003′s long deleted limited edition “Drive EP”.
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John Foxx And The Maths – Interplay

John Foxx And The Maths – Interplay (Metamatic Records)

Released Monday 21st March, 2011.

‘One of the finest electronic records you’ll hear in 2011.’ THE QUIETUS

‘Meeting of synth-fetishists is an unlikely triumph.’ 4/5 MOJO

‘In the fourth decade of his career, Foxx has released an album which easily equals the high points of his rich back catalogue.’ BBC MUSIC

‘One of the most enlightened synth records in years.’ 4/5 THE STOOL PIGEON

‘It somehow walks the tightrope between experimental electronica, the pop of synth groups such as Depeche Mode and the disciplined Krautrock of Neu!. Foxx is still
sounding relevant.’ 4/5 ART ROCKER

‎’John Foxx’s return is a masterclass in minimal grooves and icy vocals and he’s still as fresh as the new acts he’s inspired. The Maths really do add up.’ 4/5 NEWS OF THE WORLD

‘Forceful, stripped-down music that sounds as new as its old, and as imaginative as it is familiar.’ UNCUT

‘Like all the best electro, the mood is stark and eerie. Foxx is sounding like a sinister patriarch, ruler of an industrial wasteland. Age has afforded him an unsettling gravitas.’ 4/5 PINK PAPER

‘Synthesizer archivist Benge (aka The Maths) turns out to be a superb foil for Foxx. The driving Catwalk sashays and swaggers like Suicide doing early Roxy. The spidery synthesizer riff on Watching A Building On Fire, featuring Ladytron’s Mira Aroyo, insinuates and conspires. And if you want clues to possible futures, the bass weight of Shatterproof and The Running Man provide diagrams of post-dubstep pop.’ THE WIRE

‘Scintillating, with simple economy and pert, Kraftwerkian arrangements . . . Interplay is a great album of compelling electro-pop songs which shows that the old synth wave is as vital as the new.’ 4/5 RECORD COLLECTOR

is as vital as the new.’ 4/5 RECORD COLLECTOR

‘A beguiling exercise in synth-pop discipline . . . Fellow effects unit fiend Mira Aroya from Ladytron lends support on the icily seductive Watching A Building On Fire, but it’s the squalling futurescape of Destination that points a tractor beam to your heart in the name of intoxicating robo-pop bliss.’ CLASSIC ROCK

‘Fresh and powerful. Tracks move from glistening-crisp and growling-fierce to tender, the latter mood captured by the melancholic beauty of ‘A Falling Star’ and ‘The Good Shadow’.’ 8/10 CLASH MAGAZINE

You can buy Interplay through the following outlets:

TOWNSEND (still some ltd edition digi-packs left)





Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 NEW RELEASES No Comments