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John Foxx And The Maths remix of ADULT.

Friday, August 23rd, 2013 SHORT FILMS No Comments

JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS REMIX HOULE & KITTIN

John Foxx & The Maths recently remixed a collaboration between Items & Things label boss Marc Houle and Grenoble born techno/electro legend Miss Kittin. According to Kittin: “When Marc told me John Foxx would do a remix, I couldn’t believe it, like back to the roots. It’s exciting to hear a new wave legend can bring his punk touch to a minimal modern track, when our passion for analog synth and irony merges together!”

The vinyl OF ‘WHERE IS KITTIN?’ is available from HERE

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 NEW RELEASES No Comments

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

Pre-order the CD HERE

Pre-order the vinyl HERE

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.

Sunday, August 4th, 2013 NEW RELEASES No Comments

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

Sunday, August 4th, 2013 NEW RELEASES No Comments

Rhapsody & Exponentialism

John Foxx And The Maths’ Rhapsody album is now on sale through the Official John Foxx Store. Featuring 10 tracks recorded live at MemeTune studios at the end of 2011, the band line-up is John Foxx (Vocals/Keyboards), Benge (Percussion/Keyboards), Hannah Peel (Keyboards, Violin) and Serafina Steer (Keyboards, Bass).

01. The Good Shadow (Instrumental)
02. Shatterproof
03. He’s A Liquid
04. The Running Man
05. The Shadow Of His Former Self
06. Hiroshima Mon Amour
07. Interplay
08. Burning Car
09. Catwalk
10. Just For A Moment

The limited edition Exponentialism EP is also now available and includes 4 tracks recorded by I Speak Machine and Gazelle Twin. These beautifully executed cover versions strongly relate to their own work as well as exploring John Foxx’s themes and ideas.

Watch I Speak Machine’s video for ‘My Sex’:

Gazelle Twin – ‘Never Let Me Go (Video by Karborn)

Rhapsody and Exponentialsm are available as individual items or as a discounted multi-buy HERE

Sunday, August 4th, 2013 SHORT FILMS No Comments