The second John Foxx And The Maths album, The Shape Of Things was recorded and mixed at Benge’s studio in London. Like the debut album Interplay, it’s the sound of analogue synthesizers and drum machines – and on one track, feedbacking guitars played by Foxx himself. Although there’s a raw edge to the likes of ‘Falling Down’ and ‘Talk’, this album is arguably more reflective and emotional than Interplay. Though not overtly auto-biographical, there’s a sense of looking back over a life and exploring feelings of loss over opportunities and lovers missed; possible futures that will remain unlived.
This limited edition release of the album is in hard-back deluxe artwork by Interplay designer Jonathan Barnbrook and includes a bonus CD of remixes.
It’s available exclusively through the OFFICIAL STORE
The full tracklisting is as follows:
02 Rear-View Mirror
05 September Town
08 Falling Away
09 Invisible Ray
10 Vapour Trails
14 The Shadow Of His Former Self
01 Evergreen (Radio Mix)
02 Shatterproof (Wrangler Mix)
03 Where You End And I Begin (Featuring Tara Busch)
04 Summerland (Belbury Poly Mix)
05 The Good Shadow (Tim ‘Love’ Lee Mix)
06 Watching A Building On Fire (Grayed Out Mix)
07 Interplay (Grayed Out Mix)
08 Evergreen (Xeno & Oaklander Mix)
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