Stephen Mallinder from Cabaret Voltaire remixing ‘Shatterproof’

Here’s a great clip of Stephen Mallinder from Cabaret Voltaire working on a remix of ‘Shatterproof’ from Interplay with Benge from The Maths and Phil from Wrangler.

Friday, August 19th, 2011 NEW RELEASES

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

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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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Saturday, August 6th, 2011 NEW RELEASES

Interplay UK Tour

 

We’re pleased to announce the John Foxx And The Maths UK Interplay Tour:

John Foxx And The Maths will be performing material from their new album Interplay, together with classic songs from early Ultravox and Foxx’s solo career.

John Foxx will be joined on-stage by…

Benge – Keyboards, Percussion

Serafina Steer – Keyboards, Bass

Hannah Peel – Keyboards, Violin

OCTOBER 2011

13 Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms – TICKETS

20 Bristol Thekla – TICKETS

21 Manchester Academy 4 – TICKETS

22 Liverpool Stanley Theatre – TICKETS

23 Glasgow Arches – TICKETS

24 York Duchess – TICKETS

25 London XOYO – TICKETS

27 London XOYO – TICKETS

28 Holmfirth Picturedrome – TICKETS

There are some VIP tickets available from the Official Shop

A very limited number of the Interplay digi-pack are also available HERE

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 EVENTS

Unsound Festival

John Foxx And The Maths will be performing at the Unsound Festival in Poland. Please visit the Unsound festival WEBSITE for more details. The festival also features many other pioneering electronic acts including Morton Subotnik and Chris & Cosey.

The Festival has a theme this year which is ‘Future Shock’, as in the 1970 book by Alvin Toffler. The book is a cautionary vision of the future (from a very 1970-perspective) warning against “too much change in too short a period of time”. In 1972 a fantastic documentary was made based on the book, featuring a doomy Orson Welles and music by Gil Melle.

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 EVENTS

Memories of Hiroshima

Memories of Hiroshima by John Foxx is a piece of cut-up writing from the late 1970s. He used collages and cut-ups from magazines and newspapers to generate ideas and images for songs, artwork and also short stories in his ongoing book, The Quiet Man. ›› Read more

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 THE QUIET MAN

The Quietus review of Interplay

After a run of relatively oblique collaborations, Interplay sees John Foxx’ return to the role of pop architect, ably assisted by The Maths (aka Ben Edwards, Benge) who has graduated here with flying colours from studied technologist to certified song producer. ›› Read more

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 MEDIA

The Unfinished Boy

(An extract from The Quiet Man by John Foxx)

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Swift transition of time and place…
Hotel room overlooking an old churchyard in Preston, Lancashire… Early morning… A cold bright day in November. ›› Read more

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 THE QUIET MAN

The Quiet Man

John Foxx – The Quiet Man album. Order HERE

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 SHORT FILMS, THE QUIET MAN

The Swimmer

The Swimmer is part of six art prints in the DNA series. You can see the full set HERE

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 ART PRINTS

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. ›› Read more

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 NEW RELEASES